Rainy Day Quake Matches

There’s nothing quite as relaxing. If I could say the perfect ambiance for Quake would be a gently rolling thunderstorm with a near-constant downfall of rain that’s audible. It gives a nice feeling when you are playing the one map in the game that is kinda like de_aztec (from Counter Strike), rainy, thundering and foreboding.

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How to run Lambda code locally

To get here I started google searching “run aws sam on mac” and found this AWS article: Installing SAM CLI using Pip I didn’t have pip installed, but I had pip3 installed, so I ran the same command it mentions and saw it install everything correctly. pip3 install aws-sam-cli   After this I am looking…

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Save The Power Project and Going Serverless

I want to save power at home because it becomes more costly in the summer. I have a plethora of spare computers and servers that aren’t hooked up that I would like to make use of in a “serverless” setup. And I have a handful of running machines that are running your typical operating systems…

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Ask Alexa to Start a Stopwatch

Wow, today I found a free and easy solution to the problem with Alexa not having a stopwatch capability backed in. This is the Alexa Skill I use for Stopwatch I only have to use these commands to get the info I need from it: “Alexa, open stopwatch” = start “Alexa, ask stopwatch” = status…

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Whatjacksupto.com Updates

So there’s a site out there. It’s called Whatjacksupto.com and I created it to help get a handle on what the fuck I have been working on lately. IT kInDa helps. The most important part is probably the “TODOs” section, but I often forget to check it in favor of some other, more easily editable…

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Enter FreeGeek

Last Sunday I attended the Volunteer Orientation at FreeGeek Chicago for the first time in my life. I must say, WOW, that place has a whole lot of what I’m about. I can’t wait to go back there. Work has been keeping me busy on Fridays, so I’ll have to wait until I have a…

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Three Hours Later…

That’s my current experience trying to get a React Native Android app going. Started this two and a half hours ago. And it’s looking like I’ll get to hour 3 and still have no app. I have just been debugging myriad build errors and setting up Android studio for the first time. Really it shouldn’t…

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