Searching with YaCy

Language evolves. Just like  "Xerox" became the verb meaning "make a photocopy", "google" has evolved into a verb meaning to search the web using a search engine. Today we know that Google has its own agenda (much like Facebook does). Wouldn't it be nice to be able to "google" without that agenda? Well, with YaCy you can do just that. Besides telling you [...]

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Python and Flask

I have a project that needs a small internal web site. It's only going to be about a dozen pages, mostly static. There will be a few forms and one page that displays dynamic [...]

Why Block Facebook?

Some time ago I decided I no longer wanted Facebook in my life. By that, I both no longer wanted to participate and I no longer wanted Mark Zuckerberg profiting from my life. [...]

More on my PV “UPS”

The system has been working great so this post is a bit more on the details and a bit more about how it works. The photo is of the Samlex EVO-2224 inverter/charger which is [...]

Keybase

I have been playing with keybase and find it useful. If you are a Linux person, it is worth taking a look at now. If you use Windoze I suggest you wait a while as the Windoze [...]

PV-powered UPS

Well, that's sorta what it is. Here are the pieces I started with: Four 280W PV panels left over from another project A Bed and Breakfast that needs some reliable power [...]

Why Are Images Appearing Twice?

The short answer is, "no idea". But, I will figure it out. This is a theme I have never used. It is supposed to be HTML5 and CSS3 compliant. Maybe it is but something is [...]

When You Have a Long Day …

Back before I started working for myself, I had a few "corporate" jobs. Some times I would leave work in the hopes that I would not have to make any more decisions until the [...]

Entertainment for Grandma

I don't remember when grandma got her TV but I would guess around 1960. I would sometimes go to her house with my mother but I never remember seeing the TV turned on. Besides [...]

We’re Up

I have been thinking about the right tool for this site for all too long. There are lots of choices but, for the most part, the differences are not important. If anything, I [...]