Drill Sargent Dad

The reason I don’t succeed in life is because I don’t go to sleep before midnight and wake up before six, but that’s just what Drill Sargent Dad tells me. Of course he’s not real. But he is a mental reflection of those of you who would say, “Well, yeah, obviously.” And I write this …

Owncloud and Fail2ban Mismatch

For the past mumble years at home I’ve had an installation of Owncloud running, and one thing that’s been on my To-Do list is to put fail2ban in front of it to inconvenience any bad actors attempting to bruteforce their way into the Owncloud server (use random passwords, yo). I initially installed F2b on my …

Portable Tree

My experiments with raising a portable antenna mast continued this weekend. Building on the lessons of my failed first attempt, I went back to the drawing board. After a few delays in getting out to the field (thanks to early winter sunsets and busy schedule), I finally achieved success in raising an effective 20 meter …