Zucchini Flower in the Garden

Zucchini Flower

The garden Amanda and I built is doing well. We were able to eat some lettuce from it a few weeks ago. The zucchini is flowering and hopefully we will have some good veggies soon. The cabbage is huge, but is getting eaten up by some kind of worm or caterpillar. The tomatoes are starting to show, I hope they are tasty.

Simon Falling Over

Simon started walking just a couple weeks ago. He is getting better everyday, but sometimes falls over. The weather has been nice lately, so we have been spending more time in the yard. I was lucky enough to catch him topple on video and made a little gif.



One of the guys at work asked me if I had played with Wireguard yet, and I hadn’t. Now I have. It’s pretty neat, simpler to set up that vpn, and faster to connect to and use. It was recently added to the Linux kernel, so it will be supported by lots of things.

To set it up, I initially followed the steps on https://www.wireguard.com/ but that does not persist through reboots and does not act as a general vpn solution.

I found that by changing the allowed-ips to the local subnet, and enabling ipv4 forwarding I was able to access everything on my lan while still using non-tunneled internet. Switching to fully tunneled-internet was just a matter of changing that cidr range over to to capture everything. You can toggle it on and off in the android app super quickly compared to any traditional vpn.

These pages helped:

Having access to a vpn on mobile is great since you can’t trust random wifi networks.

Remember to enable ipv4 forwarding: sudo sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 and don’t forget the iptables masquerade rules. Examples are in the PostUp and PostDown sections of the wg0.conf or interface configs.