The Woes of Home Ownership
Sometimes owning a home can be a real pain, this is especially true when you learn that the previous owner was bad at DIY projects. I happen to be in that situation! As much as I love my home, and in all honesty haven’t had any severe trouble, I do get frustrated when I see things that look like the previous owner listened to advice from a friend of a friend who claimed he knew a thing or two about electrical work.
A new Blog!
Prepare for a boring post about blog software! Heya Folks! I decided to try out a new blog software, I found myself wanting to write posts in something more MarkDown like, and Wordpress didn’t have very many good options for a MD editor with proper syntax highlighting. I’ve been writing a lot of MD for our git repos at Tigera, and code examples on Slack, and other places. I did some digging and came very close to grabbing Jekyll, but after some research I ended up landing on Hexo.
Entering the 3D printing world (and a small rant about Simplify3d)
So I recently entered into the amazing world of 3D printing, my wife bought me an Ultimaker 2+ for my birthday this year! It has been a fascinating experience and a whole can of worms I never even knew existed. I will say, the Ultimaker series is supposed to be the most “plug it in and print” printer out there (or at least among the top in that group) but there was still quite a learning curve and there was a lot of tuning involved.
Saint Elmo Trip 2016
Day 1 As with most trips, we started by flying out to our starting destination, Denver Colorado. The flight out was mostly uneventful, and we got into Denver on time to go pickup the Bikes we rented from Eagle Rider. We rented some BMW 1200GS bikes to take us on our journey through the Rockies. We rode out of Denver shortly after 5pm first stopping at the auto parts store to pickup tire patch kits and the grocery store for food for the weekend.
Oh what a wonderful weekend it was…
This last weekend was quite exciting, made some major progress on building our new deck, but this post isn’t really about that, I’ll have a whole separate post with pictures, timelapse, etc… once it is done. This post is about watercooled PCs and what happens when they fail! So, sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, my watercooler failed. The outlet on the pump (all in one type unit so the pump was on the CPU heatsink) broke off, not really sure how, and sprayed a water/glycol (I think?