Supermicro Fan Speed Script

2U Supermicro servers are my go-to. These are much quieter than 1U servers, but the fans spin at 8800RPM. The IPMI fan modes available are Full (9000RPM), Heavy IO (6000RPM), and Optimal (supposed to auto-adjust). Unfortunately, setting the Fan Mode to Optimal seems to have a floor speed of 4500RPM, which is too loud. Even … Read more

Faster Cloudflare Worker for Plausible Analytics | ~Zaraz

Shave 100ms off the Plausible Analytics POST response, making it as fast as Cloudflare Zaraz GA4 I moved over to Plausible Analytics; I had been using JetPack Stats. But I’ve never been happy with the (1) extra 3rd party DNS lookup, (2) large JavaScript payload, (3) cookies, and (4) sending data to a 3rd party. … Read more

Work Management Tools

Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,    but the diligent man will get precious wealth. — Proverbs 12:27 LSB Before hitting the tools, I categorize my work into the following areas: Here are the tools I use to manage projects & tasks. Tasks (Microsoft To Do) For tasks I use Microsoft To Do–I started using … Read more

Prusa Mini+ 3D Printer Review

I’ve been running an Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer. But I wanted a workhorse, so I got a Prusa Mini+. The main features I was after: Batteries not included; some Assimilation is Required… It took eight months from the time I ordered it to being fully operational. But once it’s up and running, it works … Read more

LastPass Breach and Alternatives

By now, almost everyone has heard of the LastPass breach. Most cybersecurity professionals are taking a well-reasoned approach that we need to take action but let’s do it right. Here are my thoughts: First off, I must compliment LastPass on two things: LastPass had tools in place to detect data exfiltration. I suspect several password … Read more

📶 Wireless Coverage in North Idaho | Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile

This post is an unscientific spot test I did of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile providers in the greater Sandpoint, Idaho area. What’s the best mobile provider in North Idaho? Verizon, by far, has the best network coverage, but it is oversold and slows to a crawl at times. T-Mobile is the only network with usable … Read more