Room Full of Mirrors

… and all I could see was me

  • Wahoo Elemnt Bolt vs Garmin Edge 1040

    This article is for the people using the Wahoo Bolt v2 and considering the Garmin Edge 1040. This is not a long term review of either unit; for that see DC Rainmaker’s reviews: Bolt v2 and Edge 1040.

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  • Chain Waxing

    When I started my cycling hobby in 2014 I started out with a Trek FX 7.2, as seen in Figure 1. I put roughly 2,500 miles on that bike, and I think the most maintenance I ever did to the chain was to wipe it with a cloth before putting more lubricant on.

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  • A Shitty Day

    It’s difficult to write this, but I feel like I need to write it down, however random and sloppily it turns out: I got laid off today. I can’t say the layoffs were a surprise.

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  • My Career Path To Date

    Today, I received a private message on Twitter: ‘A software engineer with a background in Linux server administration’ - This is music to my ears because I am trying to forge a similar path.

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  • My Opinions On Wahoo Fitness

    I have mixed opinions of Wahoo Fitness products. In chronological order, I have owned and extensively used: PROTKT Bike Mount and Case 2014 Tickr Bolt v1 2018 Kickr Bolt v2 2020 Tickr Kickr Bike v1 (excluded from “extensive” as I just acquired this) I’m not going to go into a review of all of those products here, there’s plenty of those out there for all of them, but I want to cover some highlights from my perspective.

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  • A Bicycle Crash

    On August 27, 2021 I drove from my house in the Atlanta, GA area to downtown Philadelphia, PA. My goal: participate in the 2021 Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride. I don’t get truly excited by many things, but I was very excited for this event.

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  • First Project With A Raspberry Pi

    For some time, I have been wanting to replace my self-built router with a Unifi Gateway so that I could build a Docker server out of that system. Unfortunately, the Unifi Gateway continues to lack a feature I need: monthly bandwith usage tracking.

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  • A Rumination On A Promotion

    May 01, 2020 marked two years since I switched careers. That career change was from a “Linux System Adminstrator” to a “Software Engineer.” Today, I was formally promoted to “Senior Software Engeineer.

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  • Adding A Static IPv6 Address To A Void Linux Server

    First, a little background. At home, I am stuck with Comcast for an ISP. Probably the only redeeming quality of this is that they have fully rolled out dual stack IPv4+IPv6 to all of their customers.

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  • Xbox One X Hard Drive Replacement

    Over the weekend a friend posted an image of an error his Xbox One X has been throwing at random times over the past couple of months. A quick Internet search revealed the likely cause to be a bad hard drive.

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  • A New Career

    In 1999 I started work at Clayton State University as a student employee. I turned my self-developed troubleshooting skills into a a job at the university’s help desk: The HUB. After a few years I moved over to the networking department, ostensibly to help build out and test the wireless network.

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  • My Fastify Story

    On 02 May 2016 I submitted my first pull request (PR) to the Pino logging library project. Subsequent PRs eventually led to me being offered a contributorship to the Pino project.

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  • Sugar

    Around the middle of May this year (2017) I was browsing through my Netflix recommendations when I came across a documentary called That Sugar Film. I decided to watch it. It is not an exaggeration to say that film changed me; at least since then and for the foreseeable future.

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  • Starting Oracle 12c With Systemd

    I have put off migrating to RHEL 7 at work for just about as long as I quite possibly can. The reason? The shit show known as systemd. But the time draws near that RHEL 6 will be EOLed, so I have begun migrating in earnest.

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  • A Primer On Contributing To Projects With Git

    There isn’t any shortage of tutorials on this subject, but I haven’t seen any that attempt to guide a person that has zero experience with any of it. So, the goal of this article is to give a fresh “newbie” all of the information they need to collaborate on projects that use the Git SCM.

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