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> Hi! my name is Eric. I am a sysadmin, programmer, graphic designer, and musician from Jacksonville, FL.

A Day in the Life of Windows 10
November 5, 2023 3 minute read

I recently started having issues with Microsoft Outlook on all of my computers. I joined a company that uses 365, but my machines were all running Office 2019. I didn't think that would be a big deal but lord was it. Just wouldn't open at all, and going through the Windows control panel was futile. Uninstalling and deleting the AppData and Microsoft folders didn't help either; there were some configs still hidden. So, I decided to kill it with fire and do a fresh install. Boy did I forget how much work it takes to get Windows up and running again.

October Updates
October 15, 2023 1 minute read

A few updates to the site this week. New version of Hugo, Font Awesome, Bootstrap, and probably a few more that I can't think of. The whole operation is getting remodeled in Gatsby so you can look forward to much more frequent updates.

Minor Updates
February 25, 2023 1 minute read

Hi folks. It just occurred to me that I hadn't posted my band's latest album on my website! It's not new anymore - we recorded it in 2019 - but it's one of the best things I've ever done.

In the Year 2022
July 22, 2022 2 minute read

It's been quite a while since I last wrote here, so I figured I would check in. Now that .com domains are an absolutely outrageous $14 I'll have to get my money's worth for this site and start using it as a bit more of a blog. Let's get to it.

Using Foundation for Emails in Windows (2019)
April 30, 2019 1 minute read

Last year, I wrote an article covering how I got Foundation for Emails to work in Windows. The project has been long abandoned by Zurb, but I haven't found anything that works quite so well. Fortunately, you don't need the convoluted WSL/NVM/pray-to-the-gods method that I wrote about last year. Now, you can just edit a single file, and be up and running on Windows immediately.

Installing Pi-hole on an Orange Pi One
August 26, 2018 5 minute read

I recently integrated Pi-hole into my home network using an Orange Pi One and my TP-Link Archer C7 V2 router. I decided to outline my steps in case somebody else is wondering how to do it with that exact hardware.

Pi-Hole is an open source project that claims to be "a black hole for Internet advertisements", which means it is basically a local DNS with loopbacks for known ad servers. When you're done with this article, you'll have an ad-free experience for all the devices on your home network. Installing everything is a fairly easy process that will leave you feeling like a renegade from big data tracking.

Lincolnville Porch Fest Website
July 31, 2018 1 minute read

Today, we launched the website for the Lincolnville Porch Fest. The Lincolnville Porch Fest is a free musical tour of historic Lincolnville in St. Augustine. Over forty of St. Augustine's favorite local bands will be playing music on porches and sites throughout Lincolnville.

Using Foundation for Emails in Windows Subsystem for Linux with NVM
May 24, 2018 2 minute read

Foundation for Emails was a revelation when it first came out. It uses NPM to help you build responsive emails that look mostly the same in various email clients. It inlines and compresses your HTML so you can pop it into Listrak and be done.

I use it at work all the time, but getting it to npm install is getting harder and harder. Zurb hasn't maintained it in a long time, which is a disappointment to many.

I recently spent some time troubleshooting this on a Windows machine with Ubuntu installed via WSL, and I'd like to share how I got it working.

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