Home Assistant + BlackVue Dashcam: Automatically archiving all footage

A few weeks ago, I upgraded the dashcam in my truck. The one I had was just a little inexpensive one that my grandmother gave me for Christmas one year I think. It wasn’t anything fancy, wasn’t super high resolution, but it worked. It was a pain in the butt though if I ever wanted […]

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How to make Chef not unbearably slow on Windows

Last year, I was tasked with implementing “Chef” at work. It’s an impressive tool set, and I recommend you check out out (https://www.chef.io/). However, one of the things I noticed right off the bat is how poor the performance is on windows. From what I’m told by the developers, this is mainly because it’s based […]

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Samsung Electronics LC49HG90DMNXZA CHG90 Series Curved 49-Inch Gaming Monitor

Time for an upgrade?

This falls more into the category of a “want” and not a “need,” but I just had my 40th birthday and wanted to buy myself something pretty. My “old” rig was built in August of 2014, and since then, the only thing I’ve changed in it was adding a second NVMe drive (Samsung 970 PRO […]

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Docker Containers: Windows & Linux Side by Side

Let’s setup a simple example. We’ll have an nginx (Linux) container that acts as a reverse proxy to an IIS (Windows) container. First, lets switch to windows containers. Right click the Docker icon in your system tray, and choose “Switch to Windows containers…”. If you don’t see this option, you’re probably already there. Next, let’s […]

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Hello World

Hello, World!

Over the years, I’ve thought about setting up a blog, but never followed through with it. Like most developers, I’m inherently lazy. I also know that making myself make time to write posts will be extremely difficult. My wife needed one though, so, to learn docker and containers, I made setting up her blog my […]

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