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Travel

Zodiac Boat

Now that the Bureau of Reclamation has opened Berryessa, I’d kinda forgotten just how sticky some of the mud there is. Got Small Island all to ourselves, though!

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Dumb Stuff

Prawn City

Working from home’s not so bad; you can make sangria in the terlet. Of course, it’s shank-or-be-shanked.

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Dumb Stuff

Berryesque

Lake

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Dumb Stuff

Ennui

I thought everything was okay, but jeeze.

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Travel

It’s a Gas

I’ll be the first to admit that T-Max and a Canonet aren’t A+ for this sort of thing, but the trails that I haven’t been to a kajillion times were inaccessible for various reasons, so I didn’t want to bring the Fuji again…

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DIY Junk

Thinktacular

Linux Funtime ThinkPad Refresh Time! This is an X250 that was getting a little tired-out. It’s got an i5-5300U – i.e. it’s not too hopeless, but it just needed a little love. Particularly since the 1366×768 TN panel is truly and irredeemably horrible.

Get that old screen outta there, in favor of a 1080P IPS panel.
Industry-standard mustache comparison test of new screen.
New SATA and m.2 SSDs.
Clean off the old thermal crap, give it a fresh application.
Tasteful hologram cat sticker to match MacBook Pro.
Done.

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Travel

Transitory Pants Co.

The early snow was a mild surprise, but in general it’s cooling down quickly now. I should invest in one-a them warm hats.

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Travel

Blumbus 57

Yeah yeah, I know, fenders sitting there are just as bad as down. meh.
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Dumb Stuff

Argon Argon

ain’t no songs with long intros in this playlist

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Travel

The Neutron Grandma Rides Again

It’s like they say; to become an entire pumpkin, you must first eat the entire pumpkin — but the stem’ll kill ya. Wise words from a convicted soup magnate.

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Dumb Stuff

Frumpling

There’s only one camping spot down here and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let some punk-ass Dutchman grab it.

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DIY Junk

Making a Raspberry Pi downloader box work with a Synology when you’re dumb and impatient

All I wanted was a little box to whom I could upload torrent files that it’d download to my Synology. I know Synologys can do that internally, but I prefer to have a little more control over the downloader. As a dumb and impatient person, putting up with finicky things is rarely done. However, I really wanted this, so since I’d gone through all the trouble to get this stuff working together I thought I’d write it up. I’m not saying it’s the best way, but it’s the simplest working setup I could come up with.