The planes were a Boeing 737 Max 8,
a Boeing 737-700,
and a Boeing 737-800.
Of the three planes, the 737-700 is too small. The 737-800 was too small for the
five-hour flight to Hawaii. All of the flights were full or nearly full.
Written by: Robert R. Russell on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
I am thinking about recording a series of gameplay videos of Factorio. It will
probably be a modded series. Likely based around Krastorio 2. To save time I
will not restart my current play-through. Thus it will start halfway through.
Written by: Robert R. Russell on Monday, June 7, 2021.
First, a surprise. It actually works. I do not mean that it barely works. It
runs reasonably well. As least as well as Xubuntu 21.04 did. It is still slow.
The X120e has 4GB of DDR3 memory, and it has a dual-core 1.6GHz processor. It
was never going to win any performance awards. Right now, my biggest complaint
is the screen size and resolution. I want a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 display on it.
The 11.6-inch 1366x768 display on here is way too small for doing a lot of work.
Written by: Robert R. Russell on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
As I mentioned in the previous post,
the options boiled down to tape or an external hard drive. I chose to use an
external hard drive. So far, that option is working okay if I ignore the
fourteen to fifteen-hour-long initial syncs of the drives.
At a sustained write speed of one hundred and fifty-two megabytes per second,
the entire NAS pool takes nearly fourteen hours to sink initially. I doubt I can
get sustained write speeds much higher without spending several thousand
dollars. I am not even sure if they make seven Tebibyte SSDs.
A Tebibyte is the base two version of a Terabyte. Excluding storage device
sizes Tebibytes and Terabytes are identical. However, the difference is why a
formatted storage device is always smaller than its listed capacity. The
formated capacity is given in Tebibytes, but the listed capacity is in
That one hundred and fifty-two megabytes per second write speed translates to a
wire speed of 1.275 Gigabits per second on the USB 3 bus, which is pretty
reasonable for a mechanical hard drive using the full performance options
available on USB 3.
Written by: Robert R. Russell on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
After four years of good service, the battery on my iPhone 8+ finally got to the
point it needed replacing. After reviewing the options and expecting my new
phone to survive for four more years. I decided to get the 256GB iPhone 12 Max.
The bigger screen is excellent. However, it is taking some adjusting to.
Written by: Robert R. Russell on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
I missed the fifth two weeks outright and only got a few articles in during the
fourth two weeks. Adjusting over to my new job has been difficult. A lack of
non political topics really hasn’t helped either.
Written by: Robert R. Russell on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
I discussed migrating from Google Analytics
and Jetpack to Matomo in a
previous post. Though I haven’t used it for a significant amount of time I am
finding it very useful.
There are two ways you can self-host Matomo. As a plugin for WordPress or as
an independent web application. The WordPress plugin is the most accessible
and most straightforward option for analytics on one WordPress installation.
However, if you administer more than one website, the dedicated web application
is a better option.
The only real difficulty I ran into was getting GeoIP working. That is due
primarily to a lack of Debian packages for the correct PHP extension and no
clear subheadings for system managed updates of the GeoIP databases.
#Assuming Matomo installed at /var/www/html/matomo#Assuming geoipupdate places the databases in /usr/share/GeoIP/cd /var/www/html/matomo/misc/
for DB in `ls /usr/share/GeoIP/*.mmdb`doln -s /usr/share/GeoIP/$DB ./
done#All .mmdb databases are now linked to the system databases updated by geoipupdate.