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Network Manager and DNSmasq plug-in


The dnsmasq plugin is a hidden gem of NetworkManager. When using the plugin, instead of using whatever DNS nameserver is doled out by DHCP, NetworkManager will configure a local copy of dnsmasq that can be customized. You may ask, why would you want to do this? For me personally, I have two use cases: On […]

Digital Yardsale


I’m attempting to get rid of a large amount of stuff to declutter my life.  Over the years, I’ve acquired a large amount of computer related items.  Years have past, and I guess these are now “vintage items,” though I still remember them from their useful days. Free 2x Dell Inspiron 3200 Laptops w/ Accessories […]

Pushing logs from OpenShift’s EFK Stack to LogStash


If you have your own ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack implementation, then you may want to forward the logs from OpenShift’s bundled EFK (ElasticSearch, Fluentd, Kibana) stack. This should be simple, but the internet doesn’t really have a clear solution. What’s described here works for the EFK distributed in OpenShift 3.9 and recent version of […]

SCSI2SD (Part 2 of Resurrecting the VAXen)


Link to Part 1 Almost all my SCSI drives have died.  This is the way of things, I suppose.  Replacements are difficult and expensive to find, and will probably not last much longer anyhow. Looking for alternatives, I found SCSI2SD, that emulates a hard disk using MicroSD cards as the backing store.  Someone’s already got […]

Resurrecting the VAXen (Part 1)


Subtitle:  An exercise in frustration. Years ago, I bought several VAX workstations with the intention to use them to learn VMS.  For the last few years, I’ve been too busy to fool with them for any length time, but now I have some time to try again.  As with any old hardware, it’s can be […]