Google Android Phone App

Due to a rash of spam calls lately, I felt compelled to make this short post. I love the anti-spam calling feature of the Google Android Phone app.

Google Phone Screenshot

After receiving a spam call on your handset for the first time, Google recognizes that this new number is not in your contacts and asks you if this might be a spam candidate. Bravo!

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Passed AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Exam

Passed the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam.

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate
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Amazon re:Invent 2016

Amazon re:Invent 2016 is underway.  

Raspberry Pi Docker Swarm is Up

I jumped on the recent bandwagon of creating a Raspberry Pi docker cluster. I just got my 3 node swarm up and working.

$ docker info
Containers: 4
 Running: 4
 Paused: 0
 Stopped: 0
Images: 4
Server Version: swarm/1.2.3
Role: primary
Strategy: spread
Filters: health, port, containerslots, dependency, affinity, constraint
Nodes: 3
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National Dog Day 2016

Happy National Dog Day 2016! Here is my crew.

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Wisdom of Yoda

Wisdom of Yoda...

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Slow login on Ubuntu 14.04 with NFSv4 automounts

I have recently decided to move from Microsoft ActiveDirectory (AD) to using OpenLDAP on my home network. My AD configuration included the use of kerberos. There is one more piece to my guestOS setup, I also automount user home directories via NFS. After making this transition, I noticed that several of my Ubuntu guest VMs were slow to log in. My once speedy login was now taking 18 or more seconds.

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I found this on the shelf of my local Toys 'R Us. Well, I guess that the gender question is solved. Zoomer is a male.

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Raspberry Pi and Edimax WiFi Issue - sleeps during periods of inactivity

I have been having difficulty with the Edimax EW-7811Un wifi dongle on my Raspberry Pi model B on the Raspbian OS. It uses the rtl8192cu driver. After periods of inactivity, the wifi would stop. This is very frustrating since I use this Pi as a headless server and rely on SSH via wifi to access it. I have been trying to figure out the proper way to deal with this, and a Google search has saved the day.

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