Creating Wildcard Certificates on pfSense with Let’s Encrypt

As we progress in the internet age, we put more and more emphasis on security. This has previously been a bit more difficult to do for someone who hosts their own sites and services. Dealing with self-signed certificates or having to shell out hard earned cash for a “legit” cert has always been a hassle. […]

Internet Status Monitoring with Home Assistant and Node-RED

If you’ve read previous posts on my blog, you’ll undoubtedly know that I’ve had some issues with my internet connection with Comcast. In the last few years the service has been fairly decent, especially in the cooler months. But for some reason when it gets hot outside (90F+ on average) the connection drops throughout the […]

Comcast can’t keep it up? I’ll let them know about it

So over the last few months my internet service with Comcast has been less than stellar. My connection would drop out at random times throughout the day, on some days I wouldn’t stay connected for more than 20 or so minutes at a time. At first, I was hoping that it was a random issue […]

Setting up Comchap’s Comcut with ComSkip, ffmpeg, and HandbrakeCLI

I’ve been running Plex for years now and with their addition of Plex DVR last year I started recording many of the television shows I’d been acquiring other ways before. It saves on bandwidth, it saves on time spent searching for the right quality from a trusted group, but what it doesn’t save on is […]

The Wonderful World of Minecraft

I’ve been playing quite a lot of Minecraft lately, I even have my own server up and running. You’re welcome to join in on the fun! Just connect to krandor.dyndns.org. Our world isn’t very big right now, we’ve been mainly working on crafting stuff and playing with all the stuff you can make… and well, […]

A few weeks in the making

Over the last few weeks i’ve been collecting links i think are neat or interesting or adorable or funny. So some of these links aren’t even current events (in Internet terms, when yesterday’s news is already old news and no one cares anymore), but I’d still like to share them. I think here in the […]

Tupperware Computing!

A few days ago my roommate got a box of random electronic parts donated to him. Most of the stuff was junk, only good to salvage parts off of. But there were two items that we did find of interest. Two motherboards that seemed like they were still in pretty good condition. What if we […]

outrageous to some; rational to others

Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi When i first read about this, i was outraged! I thought that we had taken one of our own citizens and just decided to execute them without reason, without a trial, without a chance of self-defense. But when i read the […]

Things and stuff and happenings

Last night I went to see The National play in Louisville. The show was great! What really impressed me the most was their special guest, Owen Pallett. What he can do with a violin, and a mixer is pretty awesome. After his show, I went and got two of his albums. I’ve been listening to […]

Things of the day

Happy Birfday Supah Mario Brudders! — is it weird that this makes me feel kinda old? I used to love playing Mario Bros on the NES, i never beat it or really got that far in it, but i just like the music and jumping on koopa troopahs. (I know this is from yesterday, I […]