Review: White Sand, Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)

White Sand, Volume 2 by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars As per usual, the second volume in a trilogy keeps setting things up without any resolution. The same applies here. That said, I do like the forward momentum in Kenton and Kris’ respective stories. While it is nice to see an illustrated […]

Review: The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself

The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself by Ian Sales My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is definitely one of those stories that’s more about the journey than the destination. I was wondering the entire time what the point of the story was going to be. It literally took place en route somewhere […]

Review: The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection

The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection by Matt Moore My rating: 3 of 5 stars I gave this book a three, but it’s really more of a 3.5 rating. The stories of all the pitmasters that Matt Moore interviews are a 4. They really bring to bear the diverse people who […]

Review: Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming: Build robust and maintainable software with object-oriented design patterns in Python 3.8, 3rd Edition

Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming: Build robust and maintainable software with object-oriented design patterns in Python 3.8, 3rd Edition by Dusty Phillips My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve rarely done object-oriented programming in Pytnon and haven’t done any serious OOP since undergrad, nearly 20 years ago (and in Java). i found this book to be […]

Annapolis Running Classic – my first 10k Race

As I’ve mentioned a few times, my first running race was the 5k at the 2019 Red Hat Summit. I caught the bug and started thinking about running longer races. Since a lot of races use official USATF-certified times to qualify or to get a corral placement, I wanted to find a race that was […]

Review: Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first book I started in 2019! I started reading it yesterday while working on photos (sometimes writing metadata to the files takes a little bit so I wanted to have some reading to do while waiting). That evolved into me […]

Addendum to Dual Display KVM Post

Three years ago I wrote a post (along with a Youtube video) about how to set up a KVM VM with Dual Monitors (or even triple monitors). Since then there’s been a bit of a change. I loaded up remote viewer and, for some reason, I couldn’t add more monitors to my Linux KVM VM. […]

Review: What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy

What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy by Rokudenashiko My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first heard about Ms. Rokudenashiko on the Daily Show years ago. A couple years ago I remembered her story and added the book to my wishlist. In 2018 I got it for […]

Git gets interesting

This used to look pretty regular. Just two parallel lines with the devel branch connecting into the master branch here and there. But then I merged master into devel because I added issue templates on the github website directly into master. Things got….interesting…. Here’s the before (but a few weeks ago): Here’s what it looks […]

Attempting a podman play on another VM

The podman saga continues. The podman equivalent of a docker-compose.yml can be created from a pod with the following command: podman generate kube (name of pod) > (filename).yaml So I did that with the pod that I’d created with an SELinux context. Now it was time to try it on another Fedora 31 VM to […]