Flashing HHKB Jp Controller Mac Layout Hex

Having recently received Hasu’s fantastic HHKB JP Bluetooth Controller, I noticed one irksome thing: the alt and command keys were reversed on the left hand side, and the kana key that I typically remap to right command was reverted. This is normal: the keyboard targets Windows users primarily, but one thing you lose when upgrading […]

Getting Started with Salt Stack Windows Minions

This how-to on Windows Salt minions will just scratch the surface of the power behind Salt, and will cover remote execution, installation and management. Please note: I’m new to Salt, and I’m a recovering Windows syasdamin from the 2000-2013 era. This means I probably have a bunch of out-moded ways of working with Windows. To […]

Building Zeal60 Keymaps on OSX

Before starting, this guide requires Homebrew, which you can install from here: https://brew.sh Open Terminal, and paste in the following. It will take a while to build, but you should be able to get it all done in one fell swoop: cd git clone https://github.com/Wilba6582/qmk_firmware.git cd qmk_firmware git branch zeal60 cd keyboards/zeal60 git submodule update […]

Getting Started with the ZealPC Zeal60 Keyboard PCB

Recently I picked up a Zeal 60 printed circuit board from BC-based ZealPC, and I couldn’t be happier! The board supports a few layouts for now, though it’s open source, and you can either fork it to add your own, or add a pull request to share with the community. The first thing you’ll want […]

Top 10 Chrome Applications I Can’t Live Without

I’ve been trying to become as agile as possible when it comes to personal data in order to be able to run and test any platform of my choosing. To that end, I usually resort to web applications. That said, Chrome and its open source cousin Chromium can only be run on many (but not […]

Clear All ZFS Snapshots

If you’ve been running snapshots for a while and have already backed them up, you might occasional need to delete all zfs snapshots for your pool. Typically, you’d do this as part of your backup script, assuming that they have been written correctly. First, to find the used snapshot space, run this command: zfs list […]

ZFS Build Checklist

I’ve decided to replace the Windows Home Server Vail server with something capable of handling newer builds of ZFS and the inherent deduploication. Here’s a quick kit list and build diary I’ll try to keep up-to-date as I go along. Kit: Dell Perc6i – this is essentially a port multiplier. I scored it from eBay […]