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Miscellaneous

Every Two Months

I try not to misrepresent myself and that especially applies to business. That said, this site needs work and I’m not willing to do that work presently. I’ll write instead. My ideas for services I would offer as KEC weren’t functional for me. I simply don’t have enough interest. Website development for me feels like […]

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Miscellaneous

Quite Some Time

It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Without looking through past posts because I’d rather type and do a quick edit than research—I can’t remember my last post here. Even with COVID-19, things have been good. I see life evolving towards goals I want to achieve, which is quite a bit better than standard evolution, […]

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Food

An Ode to Fermentation

Cloudy with life, the bubbling goodness, Effervescent, sour or sweet… It’s ALIVE! I believe my good fortune, but can hardly believe it. Veggies, fruits, sugar, and wild yeast! What a combination. I watch and taste. I observe and document weights, volumes, and flavor. Fermentation is such a blessed and wonderful process. More Thoughts Fermentation is […]

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Services

30-Second Introduction

For the hearing impaired, below is the text of my introduction: “Hello! I am Gustavo Keener with Keener Edge Consulting and I love what I do. I deliver exceptional technical support and services customers expect and deserve. I provide systems management and full-stack software development while promoting best practices. I enjoy structured and self-driven roles […]

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Website Administration

Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04

Yesterday, I upgraded my server’s OS from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04. This was after one failed attempt.  For the failed attempt, I tried to keep my config files as I—or cerbot or another tool—had changed them. After the upgrade, my site wasn’t working, so I reverted to the snapshot I made before the upgrade […]

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Food

Outline of My Vegetable Fermentation

My friends give rave reviews and various accolades for my fermented food products. So far, my successful batches have been of fermented vegetables and once with a quince (fruit) mead. I also brew kombucha, but as of yet not as successfully. I keep my kombucha for myself. The methodology for fermenting foods is lovingly simple: […]

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Website Administration

All the Details

My superpower is an obsession with details. I like making sure things are exactly as they are supposed to be, and I like keeping them that way. I like having equipment, systems, processes, or reminders in place to make sure things don’t fall behind. Today, I’m finalizing the offerings in a less-than-ideal formatted post pinned […]

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Website Administration

“See the Site Administrator”

I am he. As suits my needs, I use a separate login for ‘root’ actions against this instance of WordPress. Today, so far, I’ve secured my email! It now has TLS, which is Transport-Level Security. For a while, and perhaps foolishly, emails sent to gus [at] keenerweb.com would have given you an error. Email checkers […]

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Food

Pepitas From Acorn or Butternut Squash

In my household, we love winter squash soups. We also love to eat squash stuffed with sausage and other veggies. Acorn squash is better for stuffing, while butternut is perfect for soups (because the skin is easier to remove). After I cut my squashes in half, which is usually after steaming them to soften them […]

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Website Administration

For the most basic server from Digital Ocean, it costs about $0.02 for every three hours of service. Such a server is not recommended for production sites, but for testing, it’s flawlessly perfect. I thought I’d share the good news, as there’s a lot to do, but so much risk doing IT work against live […]