Spent the last two days at The Ohio Linux Fest. The last time I attended had maybe 150 attendees back in 2005. Now they have over 700 people registered and several conference tracks. Great to see the growth.

*Rubs hands together* Wooo!! I’ve been configuring servers for months, and finally picked the perfect setup.

Ordered this Dell R6515 with a 16 core/32 thread AMD EPYC 2 CPU, 128GB of RAM, and 6TB of raw SSD storage. Can’t wait to see what it can do.

Trying to decide whether to install iOS 13 today, or just wait until 13.1 comes out next Tuesday. There must be some pretty big issues in 13 if Apple is pushing up the 13.1 release by a week.

So is the latest iPad OS 13 betas stable enough to install on a daily device? Really want to take advantage of some of the new Files features.

BTW, if you’re wanting to install Catalina on your Mac with APFS but don’t have a second drive, open Disk Utility and add a second volume.  It will share the storage with your primary volume, while still giving you a clean “partition” to work with.

 

Catalina APFS

So pissed off right now. Spent about an hour recording video with a Rode VideoMic Go, and the mic picked up a ton of static from the WiFi base station nearby. The video is now completely unusable.

I need a new mic that actually has a shielded cable so I can use it in a room with electronics.

15 years ago today I committed to starting Gaucho Software by registering gauchosoft.com.  It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for so long.  Still absolutely love being an Indie!

Picked up a couple of Cisco 48 port Layer 3 switches for $20 each today at the local university’s surplus sale.  Hoping at least one of them works so I can use it for my main network switch (will still have 10Gb on a separate switch/VLAN).

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/28/2013-mac-pro-postponed-us-screw-shortage/

I guess you could say Apple was…screwed.

Also: “The report reveals an interesting anecdote about the latest Mac Pro. In late 2012…”  Yes, we’re still talking about the “top-end” Mac being sold in 2019.

Had a great week in Phoenix for #AMS2019. EIPT had a lot of great content this year, and kudos to everyone who volunteered to cover gov employees who couldn’t make it (NOAA/NWS, you were missed).

See you next year for #AMS100!