So at long last I am finally getting around to (stop procrastinating) getting this site going again. It has taken a lot longer than I planned but between my work and my home life it seems like there is never enough time and/or energy to get things done. More to come as I get to it!
This month my home experienced a rare power outage. It did not last very long but somehow during the outage my trusty ASUS router was powering up but it was not passing any traffic. I tried various troubleshooting methods but nothing resurrected it. So, now I am forced to use the WiFi function of my DSL Gateway. This system is really great for range but terrible for speed and reliability, My household suffers through this for a few days before we decided that now we are in the market for a new router so after doing some research at The Wirecutter to see what they recommend as they have a really good testing methodologies.
The clear winner was of course the Eero Mesh WiFi System. So my Wife and I made a trip to our local Best Buy to pick up the system that works best for the layout of our ranch style home. Before installing the new system I ran a few speed tests from my office on a desktop and in carious places through the house on my smart phone. The results are as follows.
Speed tests from DSL Gateway.
As you can see the signal strength is good but the speeds are terrible. We were fin unless someone wanted to stream a video and we were buffering very often.
The setup process.
Setting up the Eero Gateway was very easy. Unbox the gatewayy, install the eero application from your mobile app store of choice, and follow the prompts.
For my home I have the following setup.
- 1x Eero Gateway in the Living Room
- 1x Belkin undamaged switch
- 1x Eero Beacon in the Kitchen
- 1x Eero Beacon in the Master Bedroom
Once everything synced up and the app advised me everything was connected it did a quick firmware update and restarted all 3 devices. Once they were all showing back online I ran the same speed tests again.
Speed tests from the Eero Gateway
I find the results pretty compelling and my household is much happier now. This is not the cheapest router out there but it is a huge improvement over anything I have used in a long time. Additionally, this router will never need me to manually upload to
Recently WordPress has updated their WYSIWYG editor to Gutenberg which is absolutely fantastic! The only issue thus far is that when editing or updating a post within WordPress you see is the following.
This prevents the auto save and publish functions from working. WordPress and Cloudflare are working on the issue and have a workaround in place. The fix involves disabling two rules in the WordPress rules set in the Web Application Firewall settings in your Cloudflare account.
- Once you are logged in click on the domain that you need to edit.
- Click on Firewall from the top menu.
- Scroll down to the section titled IP Firewall Button.
- Click the button to the left titled Web Application Firewall.
- Look for the section titled Package: Cloudflare Rule Set.
- Click Rule Details.
- Scroll down to the section titled Cloudflare WordPress and click the link.
- Click on page 4 from the pagination at the bottom of the section.
- Look for the rules WP0025A and WP0025A.
- On the far right side of the section under the Mode heading you will see a drop down list.
- Choose disable for both rules.
- You should see a green par across the bottom of the screen indicating that the settings are saved.
- Click the Close button.
- Go back to your WordPress Admin area and try to edit a post.
Unfortunately this workaround has never worked for me even after Gutenberg was updated and Cloudflare pushed out patches on their end. As a last resort I had to whitelist my IP from the Firewall Events section of the Firewall page.
Now I am once again able to edit posts and whatnot in WordPress!
Neofetch is really neat open source tool for displaying your system information on your command line oof choice. There are a lot of instructions on the Internet explaining how to do this on most Linux based system. There is a lot less information for Unix like systems such as macOS. Currently, I am running macOS Montery and as this version of the operating system now uses ZSH over the traditional Bash shell for the Terminal app . Eventually, I figured out that this difference in default shells is why I could not get this to work. If you want to do this for yourself you will need to first install the application.
Now, unlike installing most applications on macOS there is no graphical installer so instead we have to use the fantastic macOS package manager Homebrew. in order to do this open up Terminal and run this command:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Once this is complete and you run this command:
brew install neofetch
Once neoffetch has been installed running it is super easy, just do:
Great, now that we have neofetch installed, if you want to run this. every time a Terminal window opens we need to create a .zshrc file in your home directory which will run the neofetch command every time you open a new Terminal window.
sudo nano .zshrc
then you just add the command into this new blank file
Don’t forget to do ctrl+x to save the file. 🙂
If all went well you should see something similar to this once you quit and open Terminal.
If you have any issues or questions feel free to DM me on Twitter or use the contact form on this site.
The Chiron uses 339 different Technic elements, many of which are used as load-bearing components. It even has working headlights—featuring the first use of some new types of transparent Techic bricks. The car weighs 3,306lbs (1,500kg), and even the powertrain is made from Lego: 2,304 of the little electric motors to be precise.
This seems like an insanely complex undertaking and I am trilled that the folks over at LEGO were able to pull this off! If you were wondering if the LEGO model was able to reach the speeds of the actual Chiron I’m sorry to say that it cannot. 🙁
This gives the Chiron somewhat reduced performance compared to the ones Bugatti makes in Molsheim, France. One of those has 1,500hp (1119kW) and a top speed in excess of 261mph (420km/h); the LEGO Technic Bugatti makes just 5.3hp (3.9kW) and tops out at 12.4mph (20km/h).
---------- On Red Hat Linux ---------- $ cat /etc/redhat-release ---------- On CentOS Linux ---------- $ cat /etc/centos-release ---------- On Fedora Linux ---------- $ cat /etc/fedora-release ---------- On Debian Linux ---------- $ cat /etc/debian_version ---------- On Ubuntu and Linux Mint ---------- $ cat /etc/lsb-release ---------- On Gentoo Linux ---------- $ cat /etc/gentoo-release ---------- On SuSE Linux ---------- $ cat /etc/SuSE-release
AS you can see this various depending on on which form of the original Linux Operating System so I usually end up searching for this as it is not something that I use day to day in my professional or work life. I hope it makes somees’s day that much easier. 🙂
Some of these are pretty basic and some are a bit more advanced and/or obscure in my opinion. I hope they are also useful to others out there. Please not that files names and file paths are just made up examples and might not fit what you are attempting to accomplish.
- cd – change directory
- Carl + c – cancels the currently running foreground operation
- pod – s/how your current fill file path
- cp /path/to/file.txt /path/to/your/new/file.txt – copy a file from one location to another location
- move (rename) a file from one location to another location – mv file1.txt file1.back.txt
- show the tail end of a file with any new additions that are written to the file – tail -f /var/log/messages.log
- determine if a node is online – ping duck.com
- determine the network route to a given node – trace route duck.com
- perform a DNS lookup on a given address – nslookup duck.com
- show xx number of lines at the tail end of a file – Show the tail end of a file with any additions – tail -f /var/log/messages
- run a shell script – bash shellscript.sh OR sh shellscript.sh
- check drive mappings for the currently mounted file system – do -h
- change to another system user – su username
- easy way to change to the root user if you have sudo level access – sudo -i