Errors installing SSH Server on domain joined Windows 10 laptop using WSUS

While attempting to setup SSH access to a Windows 10 machine, following this guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/openssh/openssh_install_firstuse, I kept running into a generic Windows install failed error. It became apparent that the issue was because the system was failing to download the optional windows feature.

Turns out that for some reason the WSUS server that the machine was connected to didn't have that optional feature, so a local gpedit was necessary to configure the machine to directly download optional features from Windows Update.

windows-gpedit-change

After checking the box here, it was as simple as re-running the install from the Settings app.

Going without a Framework or a Theme

One of my side projects is https://time2temp.com -- a simple site for checking bbq times and temperatures. When I originally put the site up, I grabbed an html5up theme, slapped some inline Vue templates, and a bit of javascript to load it up.

It worked, but it was HEAVY: 20 network requests over 500kb!

20 requests at 500kb+

To serve a single "page" that essentially has a list, that was wildly overkill. How can I make that more simple and more fast?

Drop the framework, and more importantly, drop the bloated CSS theme that included tons of features not used in my simple one page site.

11 requests at 300kb

Finally, trimming down the bloated theme and pulling out only the few parts I was actually using resulted in a much slimmer, and by extension faster site that is cheaper to operate:

5 requests at less than 20kb

I also converted the logo from a fancy css based thing to a purely static png one, that is only 6kb. That was a huge savings in terms of data transfer.

Homemade Coldbrew Coffee The Easy Way

I love coffee, and cold coffee is my favorite. I often get asked about my cold brew process, so I'm writing it down to share with everyone.

Equipment

You can use any equipment you like, but here's what you will need.

  • Two containers (roughly equal size) and large enough to hold your cold brew.
  • Sieve / Coffee filters.

I use a pair of large mason jars, because they have measurements on the side which is helpful for the Process.

Process

Preparing a batch

I start with a 3:1 ratio of water to grounds.

  1. I put the grounds into my mason jar, filling about to the 200ml line.
  2. Fill to 800ml line with cold water.
  3. Shake or stir the mixture up to ensure all grounds are wet.
  4. Throw it in the fridge for 18-20 hours.

It doesn't hurt to stir up the batch once or twice while its in the fridge cold brewing, just make sure not to do it right before you strain it out, as that'll make it more difficult to get the grounds out.

Handling a steeped/brewed batch

Strain the grounds out, I use my sieve to go between my two jars a couple times, to catch the most grounds as possible.

Once you have strained to your satisfaction, you now have cold brew concentrate!

Results

The above process makes a nice concentrate. I recommend diluting with a 60/40 concentrate to additional cold water mixture, though you will want to zero in on the exact amount of additional water you want to add to your concentrate.