a man fixing a flat tire

Car: argh done get a flat tire with a Tesla with these things!

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Well we just got a flat with our Tesla and what a nightmare. They basically don’t provide you with anything that you need so here are the just haves so you are not like me: The main thing to realize is that Teslas are not designed with any failsafes if you have a flat. The…

Free server network image

net: UniFi .localdomain and Bonjour, mDNS .local debugging

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Since I last posted on the difference between .local and .localdomain where you get automatic naming from the hostnames, this really undocumented set of features has been useful and hard to debug. So some notes: Debugging .local Last year, the .localdomain was just the reflection of the hostname and appended to that domain, so for…

white and black desk beside bed and window

home: Smart Home devices that do not recover from a power outage

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Well, all this time at home has meant that we’ve put a lot of smart home devices into the house. Last week we had a power outage and I can definitely say that while more powerful, these devices are not particularly resilient to failures like this (particularly the cheaper devices), but here are the problems…

yellow and green led light

web: Stopping Twitter posting

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Since it appears to be nearly impossible to talk about anything that isn’t just about how great “He who shall not be named” is, we are discontinuing autoposting to Twitter. Note that you can find me on “Media that cannot be named” by a search using “technology not owned by Twitter”. You know what to…

woman wearing a face mask getting her temperature checked

Cooking: Thermometers like Thermopen and Etekcity (and bbq guru)

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John asked me an out Infrared thermometers. I was reminded I’ve love my Etekcity so much. It’s great when figuring out the temperature of your grill or pan. It’s not too expensive either. Just $29 at Amazon. Then my goto is Thermoworks as long as you don’t leave it on. But it’s super accurate I…