On the way home from a doctor’s appointment, I was rocking out to the 50s channel on SiriusXM. I grew up listening to 50s and 60s rock and developed a fondness for it early on. I can probably sing more 50’s songs than I can 90’s songs, truth be told. But one thing I also enjoyed about the “innocent days of rock and roll” was the amount of creepiness that pops up if you pay a bit of attention to the songs.
Case in point, “You’re Sixteen” originally sung by Johnny Burnette. Right off the bat, we know he’s in … Continue reading
It’s not officially Christmas Season until Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi Tower
So Merry Christmas, Everyone!
This is a bit of a first timers guide to setting up Juju 2.0 to work with AWS. To be honest, it’s been quite a while since I really messed with Juju and AWS (or anything outside of MAAS), and this is the first time I’ve really looked at Juju 2.0 anyway. So this is me sharing the steps I had to take to get Juju 2 talking to my AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to spin up instances to prototype things.
First, let’s talk about the parts here. You should already know what Amazon Web … Continue reading
Here I sit, spitting off this quick missive before I get into my car and drive possibly into the end. We shall see. There’s less than 2% chance that anything will go wrong, and even farther less than that that the thing going wrong will see me shuffle off this mortal coil.
(Hint: if I do kick off, some friends of mine are about to inherit some pretty awesome stuff).
My brother needs stem cells. I have those stem cells. It’s as simple as that. So some nice surgeons are going to DRILL, BABY, DRILL! into my rear parts, and … Continue reading
It started innocently enough. Faith had had decreased appetite when we were at the beach and at the time we attributed that to her not wanting to stand on a slick, hardwood floor to eat (she is old, and weak, and so keeping her legs under her on a slick surface is a chore). But when that continued after getting home, we took her in after realizing some of her back teeth had rotted … Continue reading
The trees rushed by the window in a blur of browns and greens topped with the myriad shades of grey that make up an overcast sky. We sat in the car, my arm around her, holding her tightly to me as we both watched the cascade of colors racing by. She barely had the strength to keep her head lifted, but she did. The ride passed in silence, each passing tree trunk a marker counting down the minutes and seconds of life. The past paraded by amidst the dancing colors outside the glass and that’s where we journeyed: back … Continue reading
It’s funny how things happen. One day you’re squatting next to your wife in a cramped laundry room doting over a neurotic Alaskan Husky who is in the process of squirting out wriggly little husky mutt puppies and the next day, it’s over 12 years later and you’ve just gotten off the phone with the vet, setting up the date and time of one puppy’s death.
“That’s not a puppy, thats an old dog,”
is what they say. … Continue reading
She came into my life 12 years ago, a sticky wet mess of black fir along with her siblings. She was part of a litter that never should have been, just days before we were going to have her mom spayed, mom got caught on her run by a bad boy who had been living in our woods. So some months later, we had a litter of mostly black Husky mix puppies.
We found homes for each and … Continue reading
I’ve been running MAAS for some time now on an Intel NUC, specifically the DC53427HYE model from a few years ago. There are very few NUC models that offer vPRO support which is why I chose this one to begin with. It had been running well for quite a while with Ubuntu 14.04 and MAAS up to version 1.9 from the MAAS stable PPA. And then tragedy struck…
It all started when I decided I was going to try to upgrade my server to Xenial, the coming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Alpha. I realize the perils of running … Continue reading
Just as I had found that hiking stick on the way up, I left it for the next person in need as I made my way back down Continue reading