My Development Setup

I've been seeing a lot of these going around lately and thought it might be fun to write up my own. I have no idea if this is typical or super bizarre, but it has worked extremely well for me for the last few years. Development HardwareRaspberry Pi 4 KODI…

TIL Command to get memory usage by process in Linux

If like me you are constantly trying to figure out using a combination of ps and free to see what is eating all your memory, check this out: ps -eo size,pid,user,command --sort -size | \ awk '{ hr=$1/1024 ; printf("%13.2f Mb ",hr) } { for ( x=4 ; x&…

TIL docker-compose lies to you....

You, like me, might assume that when you write a docker-compose healthcheck, it does something useful with that information. So for instance you might add something like this to your docker-compose file: healthcheck: test: ["CMD", "curl", "-f", "-L", "http://localhost/website.…

Free DS-82 Fillable PDF Download

While working on my passport renewal, I realized the US Government official PDF isn't set up as a form. I googled it and it seemed like nobody had made one of these available for free that I could find. Just a lot of spammy websites trying to get you to…

Stuff To Buy: American Expat Edition

One of the more common questions I hear get thrown around expat groups is "what should I buy before I move" or "what should I send to a loved one who is currently living in Europe". While I am not an expert on what is available everywhere in Europe, here…

RG300 Review

A surprisingly good value for retro-gamers of all ages. The Good Old DaysRetro gaming as a hobby has exploded in the last ten years, as gamers turn away from modern releases and return to the games of their childhoods. With less complicated systems, familiar art and music styles and stories…