Archive for November, 2017

FaceBook Post At November 21, 2017 at 01:49PM


21 Nov

My house was built in 2001 and I just realized that it’s the original smoke detectors. When I went to replace the battery one one I noticed on the back it had “discard after 2011” written on it. heh, oops.
Now I can’t decide if should buy a photoelectric smoke+carbon-monoxide detector, ionization smoke+carbon-monoxide detector, or ionization+photoelectric smoke detector. There’s lots of pro’s and con’s. Right now though I’m leaning towards ionization + photoelectric combo smoke detectors and just buying a couple of separate plug-in carbon monoxide detectors. Ionization smoke detectors are good for detecting fast burns (like a rapid out of control fire with lots of fuel) but photoelectric is better at detecting smoldering/slow burns. I’ve read horror stories about smoke alarms not going off fast enough because they used the ionization detection method and there was a slow burn in the house or vice versa.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 21, 2017 at 01:49PM

FaceBook Post At November 15, 2017 at 01:26PM


15 Nov

Anybody watch Star Trek Discovery? Captain Lorca is a very… interesting… captain. Sometimes I can’t stand him and other-times he surprises me. And it’s interesting that he’s not the main character, the first Star Trek series not centered around a captain.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 15, 2017 at 01:26PM

FaceBook Post At November 06, 2017 at 09:12PM


07 Nov

The iPhone X has a really amazing screen but an ok camera. The Google Pixel 2 XL has an ok screen but a really amazing camera. We just can’t win and have a phone with it all, hehe. Anyways I have the Pixel 2 XL and I’m liking it.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 06, 2017 at 09:12PM

FaceBook Post At November 06, 2017 at 08:59PM


07 Nov

Wrote cool little speedtest script for work. It runs a speedtest every 15 minutes, rotating through 9 different speedtest.net servers every time (so we don’t hammer a single server), recording the results. All 9 speedtest servers are “nearby” so they have the lowest latency and maximum speed potential. Then nagios (or more accurately check_mk) checks the text file periodically, and takes the best download and upload speeds over the last 8 results and displays them and graphs them. The end result is a fairly accurate assessment of the office internet connections max download and upload speeds.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 06, 2017 at 08:59PM

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