For our most recent radio show on Freeform Portland (KFFP-LP 90.3 FM in north Portland, Oregon), DJ Gilliflower and I (Eeronomicon) tag-teamed on alternating sets of tunes.
I’ve been working with the wrk benchmarking tool to… well, do exactly as the label says: to produce specific workloads against cloud systems to affect performance improvements. While there are a number of different options available to run such tests, a colleague’s familiarity with this product and his hearty recommendation were the reasons to go with wrk.
I’d set up a Virtualbox VM as a portable “surfing machine” with which I can connect to my OpenVPN server. However, once I’d initiated a connection with the server, I wasn’t able to browse anywhere. A bit of Google-fu showed that apparently Ubuntu 16.04 loses DNS after connecting with OpenVPN, and by adding nameserver 220.127.116.11 (or pick your favorite DNS server) to /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head solves this issue.
Link for future reference: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2352821
We spent last weekend taking in the sights and sounds (and flavors) of Bainbridge Island, which is a lengthy stone’s throw west of Seattle. The weather on Friday was sunny and very much spring-like, but Saturday and Sunday had rain, wind, and chill (and was glorious).
An all-volunteer-run, low power FM community radio station in north Portland, Freeform Portland (90.3 FM in the immediate vicinity near The Radio Room where the transmitter resides – the studio is near PCC on Killingsworth) runs its website on WordPress.
As co-chair of the station's Web Committee, I've been leading the effort to refresh, enhance, and maintain the Freeform website, which now includes a community-contributed blog and integration with a React/Node playlist logging/show scheduling app (to which I've contributed some code).
As part of the ongoing effort to provide the Freeform community with a set of applications that balance resiliency, availability, and a sub-shoestring budget, I've been working to migrate and centralize servers and services on AWS, using EC2, S3/Glacier, Application Load Balancers, IAM, Route 53, certificate management, CloudWatch, Elastic Container Service, etc.