Network Planning – Part 2

Ubiquiti’s Controller software has a nice feature that assists in planning. You can upload a floorplan, trace the walls (with the defined wall type selected), and then place the AP version to see the signal strength.  I laid out the first floor of our house here:

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I’ve discovered from this tool that I will have to rethink some of the devices I had originally planned for. Very nice.

Home Network Planning

Continuing on the topic of planning the new home automation, I’ve been researching and earmarking various components to kit out the network/server rack.

The new house will have all the structured wiring converge in the master suite closet, as is the practice here, so I plan to place the rack in the same location.

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Weezer & Pixies Concert

Last night was the Weezer and Pixies concert – two bands that I really love.  When I saw the announced tour I immediately jumped onboard.  VIP tickets, merchandise, and Pit access.

They didn’t disappoint – Pixies were great, song after song was yet another favorite. Weezer, as well, though their part had more showmanship and pyrotechnics.

The venue, Austin360 Amphitheater, was pretty nice. All in all it was a great evening out.

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2017 Kirkland Signature Ti Point Sauvignon Blanc

It’s 2018, and we’re in a renaissance for wine. And Costco is pulling the curtain back on the whole industry.

Let me set the scene:  June in Texas, not officially summer yet but the heat index is already 100+ daily.  The only wine I’m wanting is a crisp white wine.

Enter the 2017 Kirkland Signature Ti Point Sauvignon Blanc. I’m a big sauvignon blanc fan, and this is one that knocks it out of the park. And not only is this wine fantastic, I found myself at Costco this weekend looking at it for $6/bottle.

SIX DOLLARS.

Typically I’ll look a wine up on CellarTracker, but this time I didn’t even blink. Nor did I listen to the voice in my head telling me to buy a case.

Tonight I opened it up. Nose was clean, floral, fruity, inviting. Color was bright, faint straw. The taste was heavy on the back palette, tangy, fruity, pear/apple, and faint honeysuckle. Overall – this was stellar. Exactly what I want in the summer heat.

12.5% ABV. Both bottles gone.

I’ll be returning to Costco to buy a case or two, this summer is calling for it.

$6 fucking dollars!

The Docker Containers (Part 3 of ?)

In this post I go over the initial set of Docker containers I’m using.

Once I had the OS online and Docker installed, I deployed a sample container (Hello World) to learn how it’s done. I quickly grew to desire a UI and looked for something that would serve as such for Docker. Portainer quickly turned up in my search, and since I was still new to the world of Docker, it amused me that Portainer was deployed as a container on Docker. Of course.

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