NextcloudPi Tip: Let’s Encrypt not working?

NextcloudPi is an awesome way to get an instance of Nextcloud running on you Raspberry Pi and in a short time. It’s as simple as downloading an .img file, burning it to an SD card, and boot up your RPi. However, there are some things I’ve come to find repeatedly troublesome while setting up the server. The single most annoyance for me is the built-in Let’s Encrypt set up. Though it’s an awesome feature, it Read more…

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Crush and be Crushed

I was asked to give you a quick lesson on the Sylvilagus floridanus. Topics were to cover its medium height ears, the fluff of gray and/or brown, and its appropriate tail color of white. Yes, this was going to be a quick narrative of the Eastern Cottontail rabbit, specifically, those living amid the woods to the south of New Portland Road between Gorham and Westbrook, Maine. An odd sub-breed to be sure as they are Read more…

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Install Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) on your Raspberry Pi

Ryan Finnie, who once brought us a semi-working Ubuntu Server 16.04 has brought his Raspberry Pi flavored Ubuntu 18.04 to the masses (I say semi because some got it to work, some (I) didn’t). I’ve been running it for a little over a month now without any issues (short of my UPS failing… nothing to do with Ubuntu, but it sucked all the same). Thus, I thought I’d share the fact that it works with Read more…

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The son of a Hitman

Rules. There are rules for everything in life. Good or bad, the rules are there for someone to follow. Traffic? Rules. Tests? Rules. Life? Rules. Well, some rules anyway. My life has rules too. Not my rules mind you, but my father’s. Even his rules are not all his. But as I’m reminded, if I’m to live a long normal life, I need to follow the rules. His rules. Question: When was the last time Read more…

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Conveyor Lady

For the most part, it was smooth. Though worn in a few areas, it was in its peak-prime-shape for sure. Sliding along on its rollers the sound was soothing to Tasha who’d just finished her daily inspection of the life of the plant. The line, better known to you an I as a conveyor belt, made the difference of only eight seconds from one end to the other as compared to walking, but in the Read more…


I took a photo: B&W Jack

I was taking a photography course when I took this photo of my son Jack a few years ago. I got really lucky with the sun in the perfect angle and he in a good mood. Canon T3i


Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

The title should really read Super Easy Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers, but it didn’t look right in bold up there. I call these "Super Easy" because I DON’T cook. No, really, I don’t. My wife has always taken care of the kids and me when it comes to food. But it’s mostly because she doesn’t like it when I/we make a mess of her kitchen. Well, she’s gone right now. So I’m Read more…


Buddhist Boot Camp [book]

I was recently recommended a book from my brother-in-law after he and I were discussing the future; more exact, my future after my military retirement. I told him that we (the family) were looking to slow way down in our daily life. His eyebrows raised a little; "Have you ever read Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye?" he asked. Not only had I not read it, nor heard of it, but the name alone with Read more…