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Recent posts

GE Dishwasher parts nightmare!

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We have a GE dishwasher. Model number: PDWT380R10SS. It’s one of those that has “touch buttons” on the lid.

New Blog!

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I decided to say good bye to Wordpress today. Let’s see if I will regret this decision in the long run. :)

Apple watch radio

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If you’re like me and you have the radio app not working and your Apple Watch is saying: “Sign in to your Apple ID in General in the Apple Watch app on your ...

Run pihole without raspberry pi

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I have few 24/7 running linux boxes at home. I wanted to try pi-hole. But I really didn’t want to add another computer (raspberry pi) on my network.

shadowsocks auto deploy

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I wrote a cloud-init script to automate the deployment of a shadowsocks server. I shared it in a gist here. Features: Creates a non-privileged user Uploads...

Air Quality Index Bot

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After the devastating Northern California wildfires, I found myself looking at AirNow multiple times a day. Also at work, like many Bay Area tech companies, ...

iCloud Photos, Meraki and Traffic Shaping

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I turned iCloud Photo Library on this week. We have close to 250 GB of photos, videos in several different computers and mobile devices. You might have guess...

Yaesu FTM-400XDR and Chirp

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I use Chirp. I love it. It's the only way to program my Baofeng UV-R(+) radios... Period. Also I love that I can download repeater settings according to a zi...

No timer in Mac OS X? No problem!

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Mac OS X doesn't come with a timer installed by default. There are bunch of timers in the App Store, you can definitely install one of those. But here is how...

Bloomsky weather data in pymultimonaprs

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I wrote a small python script to get the BloomSky weather data and "air" it on APRS using pymultimonaprs. You can find it in my github repo. Read the README....

Replacing Unity with XFCE in Ubuntu

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Here is what I do as soon as I install a new Ubuntu instance: I remove unity desktop and replace it with XFCE. And if you want to do the same it's pretty str...

ý yerine ı görmek istiyor musunuz?

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Türkçe karakterlerin sorunsalı olan ISO-8859-9 formatıyla UTF-8 arasındaki uyuşmazlığı çözen küçük bir python scripti yazdım. Program girdi olarak ISO-8859-9...