Author: henfred

  • The Sad State of Consumer IPv6

    The Sad State of Consumer IPv6

    IPv6 on home routers is in a sorry, sorry state. I got the itch to learn IPv6 networking and started with testing several high-end home routers to see which units might best meet my educational and experimental needs. I figured that once I identified a solid fit, my new (potentially used, but new-to-me) device would…

  • Friends Forever

    When you’re little, you think everything’s going to last forever. Recess is an eternity, and tomorrow isn’t here. You view life through a paper tube. You make friends with the worm. You are invincible. We grow old, and love dies. We aren’t young anymore. We were the little kid, but now we feel things he…

  • Mentally Lazy

    I’ve been feeling mentally lazy over the past two weeks. My experience of it is similar to depression, but without the emotional impacts so much as the schedule and motivation ones. Why? Namely, it’s for the following reasons: These factors come together to gut my initiative. Time rolls by while my to-do list grows if…

  • Caribbean Cruise: Winter 2023

    Caribbean Cruise: Winter 2023

    Hello world! It’s been some time because the whole family’s been out of the country on a luxury cruise. I’m not dead. We left on November 28th on the Norwegian Pearl and returned on December 9th. Overall, it was a very positive experience even though we had a few extra guests that we didn’t plan…

  • From SBC to Mini PC

    Hardware matters, but software matters so much more. Easy as Pi For years software support, documentation, and the surrounding community of hobbyists made the Raspberry Pi outstandingly popular to the point of techno-culture phenomenon. The Raspberry Pi 5 was released earlier this year, but supply issues continue such that a casual purchase today won’t be…

  • Not a Car Guy

    I drive a red 2018 Kia Soul. It features an inline-four flexible grade gasoline internal combustion engine. The design has recent improvements like variable valve timing and direct injection, but the design is decidedly static compared to more exotic engine designs like small forced induction (turbo charged) and hybrid designs. My living arrangements cannot support…

  • Are Snails Bugs?

    What follows is a complete list of all animals I have observed from my window: It appears that animals fall into three distinct categories: feathered, hairy, and neither. The snail poses the biggest challenge because it has no legs. It was also the only animal without feathers that lays eggs in my list for almost…

  • Planned Maintenance

    This site will become unavailable about 12 hours from the time of this post and for a period of about 12 hours while servers are relocated to a new office. Please click here if you’d like to view the event in your local timezone. EDIT: Maintenance completed! Servers are now hosted in New York!

  • Pixel Watch 2

    I set some money on fire and went for a Pixel 8 Pro promotion. For a bonus $150 trade-in value on my last generation Pixel 7 Pro, it worked out that I was spending $450 to get an incremental upgrade to the next phone plus a Pixel Watch 2, normally $350. The upgrade also provided…

  • Scientific Computing with QEMU on Raspberry Pi

    Scientific Computing with QEMU on Raspberry Pi

    Here’s the deal. Let’s say you’ve heard of BOINC–a tool for donating CPU time to distributed computing projects, typically for the advancement of the sciences. Big names in distributed computing applications like Rosetta, MilkyWay, Climate Prediction, and World Community Grid hunger for your CPU cycles in exchange for the promise of advancing our understanding of…