Watched this year’s WWDC keynote with my 9 and 7 yo daughters. They loved seeing the iOS improvements.

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It’s been a few years since I’ve posted a video rundown of my homelab.  Here’s an update of what I’m using to support my dev projects like Seasonality.

This video took a little longer to post than I intended.  Last month we upgraded to a faster internet connection, and in this video I talk about some hurdles I had to overcome along the way.  Never thought I’d be using a Mac mini as a router!

I’ve been banging my head against a problem I was seeing in a new macOS app I’ve been using to learn SwiftUI.  Moved the same code into a Swift Playground and it works immediately as expected.  Hopefully WWDC brings a more reliable SwiftUI implementation on the Mac.

Bug submitted: FB7716258

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This bird keeps knocking on my office window. He’s been doing this for days now, and several hours at a time. Doesn’t get spooked by me being right inside. Wish I knew what he was thinking…

I added a Mikrotik CRS328 Layer 3 switch to my home office network recently, and just posted a video showing how I’m using it with my network setup.  Check it out:

Years ago, I had a SPARC workstation running SunOS that used John Conway’s Game of Life as the screensaver. I loved watching it, and it’s one of the biggest things I’ve missed about using that workstation and OS. In 2018, I decided to write a screensaver for macOS that simulated the Game of Life. I’ve used it for the past couple of years on my own Macs, but never released it publicly. When I learned that Dr. Conway passed away earlier this week, on April 11, 2020, I decided to release this screensaver to the general public as a tribute.

Gaucho Life Screenshot

The project is available on GitHub:  
https://github.com/mikepj/GauchoLife

You can download the screensaver itself here:
https://download.gauchosoft.com/gaucholife/GauchoLife-1.0.0.zip

I wonder how many people will buy the set of Mac Pro wheels and just install 2 of them…picking up just one side of the Mac Pro when they want to move it.

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Screw you, Apple Watch. I just got back from a 45 minute outside walk, which you counted as only 5 exercise minutes even though I started a “workout”.

With work finally easing up a bit, I found some time to edit this video I recorded a few months back. In the video, I go through the process of adding a new disk to a Dell PowerEdge server and using it in VMware ESXi. Then I add a second disk and migrate to a RAID 1, and a third disk to migrate to a RAID 5, expanding the disk capacity along the way. All without rebooting the server.

Direct link (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Q5iTjvr0zrg

Neil Peart was one of the finest drummers I’ve ever heard. If you haven’t heard his solo of O Baterista, you’re missing out. Such an amazing talent lost…

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/article-rush-drummer-neil-peart-dead-at-67/

Spending time tonight learning Final Cut Pro.  I’ve been meaning to try it out for years now, but never had a chance.  I downloaded the trial version a couple days ago to give it a go.  Loving it so far…

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A “reasonable” configuration that I would configure if I was speccing my own desktop (16 core / 96GB / 2TB) comes in at just under $10k.

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