This Space for Rent

Feb 28, 2020

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Still life with bananas & mite

Hanging out with a bunch of bananas

Feb 25, 2020



Picking up charcoal & snacks at the grocery store

Feb 22, 2020



Bringing home a frame to chop apart and put couplers into, plus the donor frame that I’m going to extract the couplers from.

Feb 21, 2020

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Zapps potato mite

Dust Mite and NOLA-style potato chips

Feb 15, 2020



It was raining most of the day, but it stopped for a couple of hours this afternoon, so I scooted over to Trader Joes and loaded up on the sort of stuff we get from there. It didn’t quite stay rainless until I got home, but I got within a couple of miles before it started to drizzle, then rain again.

One thing to be said for rain is it tends to clean off most of the bicycle; the mountainhack remains shiny from the last time I took it out in the rain.

Feb 14, 2020

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

The sysadmin

Dust Mite helps me reconfigure my (tiny) network after putting in a gigE switch and a second power strip. We still have to get a fistful of cable ties and tidy the rats nest of wiring that’s lurking (mainly) out of sight, but at least it’s functional as it sits.

There were some annoying parts of the reconfiguration; I bonked my head on the keyboard shelf, which shook the rack and dumped all of the network gear down the back of the rack. This included my dns server (a Nextthing C.H.I.P., which I really need to replace) which promptly bricked itself and needed to be plunked into the refrigerator for half an hour before it would boot again) which took the entire network down for about 3 hours until I figured out the refrigerator trick.

The router I’m using (some goddamn managed centurylink junkware) is going to be replaced with an expressobin box sometime in the next few months (as soon as I build a rackmount case for it that has enough cooling so it won’t melt when I’m shovelling SCCS directories back and forth across the internet, or when my children are downloading PC games.)

Feb 12, 2020

The vegan horror

Red beans & rice

Red beans & rice, sans andouille sausage.

Feb 08, 2020


Chock full -o- cereals

Running down to Bob’s Red Mill to pick up a bagful of assorted cereals

Friday(ish) Dust Mite Blogging

pile o disks

Dust Mite & a stack of now-unused notebook disk drives

Feb 06, 2020


A rainbow @ Johnson Creek Blvd & Bell Ave

At the intersection between the Springwater Trail, Johnson Creek Blvd, and Bell Avenue.

Feb 04, 2020


Ozy is ready for his close-up

A close-up floof

Feb 01, 2020

Trolley picture of the day

A nortbound interurban passes under the Springwater Trail

Meeting a northbound Orange train at the Springwater Trail overpass.

Mavis settles down with a book

Mavis settles down with a good book

Mavis naps


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