• Technology

    Battery Passports

    While I doubt this would ever take off in the US it’s interesting to see.

    The digital documents will be linked to the VIN and a QR code that, when scanned with a digital device, will reveal detailed information about the sources and nature of the raw materials prior to manufacturing, along with post-manufacturing details, such as capacity and condition

    Source: Autocar

    Wednesday January 17, 2024
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    Insanity of Airbnb

    Now I realize there are always two sides to every story and don’t believe everything you read on the internet. With that said I have read more and more of these stories.

    If this is even remotely true, this is utter and totally insanity and should be a huge red flag for Airbnb would be hosts.

    Here's the story of how I ended up pregnant and homeless and in over $300,000 of debt after Airbnb guests flooded my home

    Source: Coach Erika on X 

    Friday October 20, 2023
  • Technology

    Ziply Fiber and the MTU Universe

    I wanted to put this out there in case some other poor savage goes down this road. Plugging a Ziply fiber connection into a EdgeRouter 4 will most likely see you dropping packets randomly. This is due to the MTU size needing to be adjusted. In my case, the default value in use was 1500. I needed to set it to 1492 to eliminate the issue. I screwed around with numerous equipment swap outs and resets trying to figure out what was going on. I have had to set the MTU for an ISP exactly once in my life (this being it) and I have consulted for a great many years. I have a redundant Internet connection. The failures would see me ping ponging between connections (driving me insane in the process). The fix:

    SSH into your router (or CLI in the GUI) and do the following:

    configure
    set interfaces ethernet ethX pppoe X mtu 1492
    set firewall options mss-clamp mss 1452
    set firewall options mss-clamp interface-type all
    commit;save
    

    Reboot your router and you should be good. You can also do this in the GUI. Select your WAN interface (via DASHBOARD tab) and click config. You will see the MTU value there. Next, you can go to config tree and then firewall / options / mss-clamp : Enable IPv4 TCP MSS clamping for specified interface types. Set the value of 1452. Save and reboot.

    Hope this helps you!

    Friday September 15, 2023
  • Technology

    Aardvark'd: The Fog Creek Documentary, 18 Years Later

    Stumbled across this on the internetz. Interesting documentary on Fog Creek software. Well worth the view.

    Source: Michael Lynch Website

    Friday September 8, 2023
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    Xerox Work Center Can Replicate Data Incorrectly

    Well this is not a good look at any level

    Source

    Tuesday June 13, 2023
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    Intel PowerVia

    Well this is an interesting read on Intels new PowerVia technology.

    PowerVia by way of Spectrum.ieee

    Monday June 12, 2023