Switched!

So far I had all the micro-servers in the home network connected either to a LAN port or to an Orbi Satellite. This week I implemented a simple 8 port un-managed TP-Link switch into my ‘homelab’. Costed just about 18 bucks with a price-match from amazon and it has tremendously improved upload/download speeds! Also it’s…

Optimizing images

My Samsung phone by default generates pretty high resolution pictures. Even with the most basic setting, captured images turn out to be ~3MB! I’m not a huge photo buff and don’t necessarily need such high clarity pictures which consume a lot of space. I recently came across two amazing utilities that help optimize images in…

Loch Raven Reservoir Hike

Well, not quite! The main trail was closed out for repairs so we ended up exploring the woods around the reservoir. We haven’t explored this section much, so it was good coming back here after a long time. Lot’s of bush-whacking and getting lost, which was good! Weather was very accommodating. [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="8119,8120,8123,8124,8125"]

Alberta road – Thru trail Hike

At the end of our last week’s hike I sensed we were close to a small dam but we didn’t quite get to that point . Wanted to explore that section and also cover the Alberta road trail. Meena and I head out this afternoon with the kids. While the trail was beautiful and the…

Old Main line and Daniels’ loop hike

Planned to hike the Alberta Road Thru trail but ended hiking the Old Main Line and Daniels’ loop since that’s where we found parking! Thanks to the Lock-down lift-off, the weekend and a terrific weather. [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="8103,8104,8105,8106,8107"] This turned out to be one of those random trail finds which I’ll truly cherish. Beautiful…