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How I F**ed up my entire laptop

Written by: Kimberlee Model, posted: 2017-06-01, last modified: 2019-09-28. Tags: How I configured, Linux Laptop.

Well, I was planning to do this a bit later on... but circumstances have forced me to do it now. I wanted to write this "mini series" while upgrading to a larger hard drive. So you may have guessed that this is a log of how I set up my laptop. And this is happening now, because I accidentally DD'd over the boot partition on my computer, and a bit into the windows partition. Of course, since I'm considering upgrading, I might as well get a practice run, and perhaps script out some of what I do

Initial Setup of my Raspberry Pi cluster

Written by: Kimberlee Model, posted: 2017-05-27, last modified: 2019-09-30. Tags: How I configured, Home Server, Raspberry Pi.

This post is going to be the introduction to my my Raspberry Pi Cluster. As mentioned in my introduction post, I have a bit of an interest in home servers and home automation. Currently I'm running a single Rasberry Pi 3, that is not powerfull enough to run MySQL, Apache Tomcat, and a Minecraft server, as well as a few infrastructural items. I will separate each application into 4 devices: one for Tomcat, one for MySQL, one for my Minecraft Server, and one last for infrasturctural items: DNSMasq, what ever items necessary for running the radio and perhaps OpenLDAP.

My original plan formed about 9 months ago, during a Computer Aided Drafting class. Well, it actually started a while before that. I should start with this super freakin old radio header. Its a Panasonic RE-7671C that my dad and I found a while ago, It didn't work great, so we cleaned it up, and he replaced a few components and redid some solder points, something like that. I was too young at the time to know what he was doing. Now I'm older, and parts of it are again starting to fail, the left speaker does not work, and the right sounds a bit fuzzy. So the plan is to take it apart, remove the failing electronics, and replace it with modern electronics. Except that there would be a lot of space left over inside it, so I intend to stuff a bunch of Raspberry Pis into it so that it will be more than just a radio. And thats where the CADD class comes into play. I modeled most of the structure in CADD, so that I can better plan my modifications to it.

Kimee's Intro

Written by: Kimberlee Model, posted: 2017-05-18.

So this is my first blog post and its probably appropriate to introduce myself. I'm Kimee, a 21 year old computer science student. Some might say I'm slightly paranoid, so I'll forgo giving out which school I go to or where I live, but I'm sure an "advanced user" might easily figure out where I am and all.