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Banana Banana Bread


Banana bread is awesome for a quick breakfast or late night snack. I find it best when it’s toasted with some butter. I absolutely love this banana bread recipe. When toasting it, butter is completely optional! I usually make a double batch as it scales up well. Banana Banana Bread Print Recipe This banana bread recipe creates a delicious, moist loaf with loads of banana flavor. Course...

Using SkiffOS on a Raspberry Pi


I use a Raspberry Pi to run Octoprint in order to control/manage my 3D printer(s). There are many Linux distributions that run on a Raspberry Pi. Typically these days I’m using Docker containers to deploy applications. On x64 hardware, I’ve been running Fedora CoreOS and on Raspberry Pi (ARM32/ARM64) I used to run Hypriot. However, Hypriot looks to be (mostly?) dead. Enter SkiffOS...

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe


I love getting fried chicken tenders from Ezell’s. It’s a pretty good value since I get at least two meals out of buying a pound of chicken tenders along with a couple of sides. It ends up being a really nice treat, especially after a round of tennis since it’s on the way home. But like with most things, I’m able to do a better job myself. This triple-dipped fried chicken...

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe


When Susan and I would visit our maternal grandparents, our grandfather would always make us buttermilk pancakes in the morning. He seemed to love doing it and we certainly loved eating them. I hadn’t had them homemade since until Heather and I visited with Chris and Steve Burnett a couple of weeks back on our trip to Florida. Surprisingly, I had never made buttermilk pancakes before. All of my...

Central Texas Style Dry Rub


I love this rub on smoked pork ribs and beef brisket! It’s very simple and the flavors highlight the real tasty part which is “the meat”. Central Texas Style Dry Rub Print Recipe Cuisine American, BBQKeyword BBQ, Dry Rub Prep Time 5 minutes minsTotal Time 5 minutes mins Ingredients1 c coarse ground black pepper½ c Kosher salt or sea salt4 tbsp smoked...

Cinnamon Rolls


I love these cinnamon rolls. They remind me a lot of Cinnabon, especially the cream cheese frosting. For some reason I like that much better than the milk/water based frosting. When eating the next day, I find that putting the frosting on top and 30 seconds in the microwave is just perfect! The weight measurements are in grams. This makes it easier to get the right amount of flour and sugar since...

Adopting the USW-Flex-Mini Switches


I purchased a bunch of USW-Flex-Mini switches. They are part of the Unifi ecosystem so they are managed by a controller that I have running in a docker container in a server in the house. Whenever I have plugged in any other Unifi device, they showed up for adoption by the controller without any issue. But not these switches. They booted and got their addresses by DHCP as expected. With Unifi...

Dual Mining on Hive OS using Ezil as the Pool


I decided to try Hive OS as a lightweight, Linux-based mining OS. Note, I don’t really do mining seriously. Jacob is doing it a bit and he’s using a Windows based solution which is a bit of a pain to manage now that he’s out of the country. Setting up mining Ethereum using the Ezil pool was easy. When setting up your wallet, the address is the Ethereum wallet (I use Coinbase)...

Setting up with a Unifi USG

S is a way to PXE boot various operating system installers or utilities. It’s really handy to be able to install Linux distributions in a test environment. is based on iPXE. At home, I run a Unifi USG which serves as my gateway to the internet and TrueNAS Core run my TFTP server (amongst other services). Via the Unifi Controller, go to Settings > Networks > LAN Network...

Setting Up Wireguard on the Ubiquiti USG


On my home network, I run a number of services not exposed to the outside world. However, when on the road, it would sometimes be nice to be able to get access to my local network. To set up Wireguard, I essentially followed this gist. The internal network is which allows addresses up to I chose the next /24 to be the network for the Wireguard interface to use. The...

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