A running list of random thoughts, links, and social posts.


I’ve been watching “The Wheel of Time” on Amazon Prime Video. I wasn’t sure about it for the first two episodes but it has become interesting.

There is a limited edition Arduino UNO mini currently available for download at It’s really cool. I had to grab one.

New command line utility in macOS Monterrey. networkQuality will give you a quick check of your Tx/Rx and network responsiveness in round trips per minute (RPM). Also provides a basic grade. Similar to speedtest and others but built-in.

I found out yesterday that the site has been offline for a week or more. I was sick last week and didn’t know it. Apparently a security update failed and knocked python on the server. That crashed certbot during a routine update and everything collapsed. Anyway, I’m back up. Sorry about that.

I’ve mentioned before that I run DietPi on all my RasperryPi systems. Raspbian and DietPi are both Debian based and have been based on Debian 10 (buster) for some time. DietPi just released Debian 11 (bullseye) based images. Images and upgrade instructions are available on the DietPi Blog.