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Command line monitoring tool for ethOS

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:35:11 +0000

This perl script displays general & per-GPU stats for an ethOS system. There’s nothing here you can’t get from the admin panel or show stats command, but it’s useful for viewing much of that info in a more organized fashion from the command line. Installation: Download the script and transfer to your ethOS system, […]

Covert Antenna Installation – 2013 RAM 1500 Laramie

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 01:57:21 +0000

About a year ago, I purchased a custom dual band antenna from US Communications. It replaces the stock fender mount antenna on the truck, and is tuned for AM/FM frequencies as well as 144.39MHz, which is the frequency used by amateur radio operators for APRS transmissions. I finally got around to installing it today. This […]

Unboxing: Amazon Fire TV Stick

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:03:57 +0000

Unboxing the new Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Monitoring a RAID controller on a remote machine with MRTG

Sat, 17 May 2014 15:53:15 +0000

In this post, I’ll show you how, using MRTG and xinetd, I set up monitoring of the temperature of a RAID controller on a remote machine.  I use the same technique to also graph the temperatures of the individual hard drives in the RAID array as well, and it can be used to graph just […]

Fixing queues display in trixboxGraph

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:47:53 +0000

I recently installed the trixboxGraph package to my trixbox CE asterisk PBX, and discovered that the functions related to queues were borken. I investigated and fixed it. There are two lines that need updating in tb-trixboxgraph/index.php. --- index.orig.php 2012-03-21 10:02:54.000000000 -0700 +++ index.php 2012-03-21 10:04:51.000000000 -0700 @@ -136,7 +136,7 @@ fwrite ($f, "node [ style=\"filled\", […]


Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:14:43 +0000

It’s official – I’m a ham. I’ve been accused of it for years, and now you’ve all been proven right. I took the technician class amateur radio exam on February 4th, and aced it. 100%! My call sign (KF7TZO) was granted on February 13th. You will probably find me on the 2 meter band most […]

MyMovies – Bulk Path Change for Online Titles

Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:19:54 +0000

NOTICE: See the comments section for MyMovies 5 info. My Home Theater PC has a 2TB RAID array, on which I was storing movies, music and recorded TV. After upgrading from my analog tuners to a Ceton quad tuner board, which gave me access to more programming as well as HD programming, I found that […]

Smoke from the “Station Fire” infiltrating Las Vegas

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 02:44:50 +0000

Those pesky Californians are at it again. Now they’re invading our airspace with their smoke! And I thought they were environmentalists… The Station Fire, as it’s being called, is sending lots of smoke westward, right into the Las Vegas valley. The photo above is from the Mt. Wilson webcam and was taken just after 7pm […]

Snow in Las Vegas!

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 05:12:42 +0000

It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then… This was on Monday, December 15th. We’re getting a dusting right now, and I should have even better pictures to post tomorrow morning!

Brain bucket for the brain dead

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:40:26 +0000

Forgive the picture quality… What’s the point of bringing a helmet if you’re not going to wear it? That thing sure will protect his left blinker… As one who rides, it bothers me to no end to see people like this. It’s bozos like this one that give all riders a bad name.