Ubuntu 20.04LTS is Pain

Migrated my workstation this weekend from Ubuntu 16.04LTS to 20.04LTS (by way of 18.04LTS), and I don’t like it. A lot can happen in 5 years, and much of the software I’ve come to rely on in my daily flow is no longer around. Stuff that I’ve learned, used, integrated, trust, put all my eggs …

Fix Bug

“So, what do you do?” “I solve computer problems.” “No, I mean when you’re not at work.” “I solve computer problems.” “Wait, so you do the same thing at work and when you’re at home?” “Yeah.” “So what do you do for fun?” “I solve computer problems.” “OK, so what about when you’re hanging out …

Panic! At the Filesystem

Replacing disks in a software RAID is a nerve-wracking, stress-inducing, ITIL-remembering, backups-checking activity. And I’ve done it six times in the past week. First round was to replace the 5 disks in my FreeNAS box to upgrade the storage from 8TB to 16TB. Thankfully, ZFS is a stupendously rock-solid volume manager and filesystem. It has …

AFK errand

Now that I’m fully settled into my apartment, have my work-from-home desk going again, and have fully set up my couch and entertainment center (complete with TV, amp, speakers, and all the A/V gear working together, unlike the last apartment), I seldom spend any quality time at my personal workstation. With all the time I …