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Gentoo Linux is da Bomb 2002/10/27 11:48 PM
Well I've finally concluded my latest round of Linux upgrades. I originally planned on migrating my Linux box to RH Linux 8 but apparent kernel related incompatibilities prevented me from doing so. So in my desperation I decided to give good ole Gentoo
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Get Flash You Stupid Hippie 2008/3/22 7:30 PM
So I was doing a bit of surfing from my new server (see my previous post) and I happened to check out South Park Studios for an list of current South Park episodes, and I got this tasteful tidbit for my trouble: Now that is some funny shit. It's good t
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Goodbye Outlook - dont let the door hit your ass on the way out! 2005/1/26 7:20 AM
Well a long running quest of mine has finally been completed. I have successfully managed to wean myself off my multi-year addiction to Microsoft Outlook. Using Mercury Mail this dream has finally become a reality. What is Mercury Mail you ask? It is
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Goodbye Small Server, Hello 150 Watt Office 2021/3/4 2:42 PM
Anybody who has spent any amount of time reading my content over the past few years knows what my small server project is. For those of you not in the know, it was basically my attempt to stop using an old desktop as my home server and transition all of
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Goodbye Windows 10 : Viva La Linux! 2016/7/31 4:25 PM
Yesterday was a red letter day for me. Two decades after using Linux for the first time, I have finally managed to fully convert all of daily driver devices to boot Linux. Any of you who know me, know that for years now I've been running Linux natively a
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Google Finally Reveals Its Endgame with Chrome 2019/5/31 12:34 PM
Earlier this year in January, Google publicly toyed with making some changes to its Extension WebRequest API that would effectively kill off reputable ad-blockers. This announcement was met with much sound and fury and Google appeared to fold after a few
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Grappling with Anti-Intellectualism and Tribalism, a Deadly Cocktail 2019/2/21 10:28 PM
One of the more disturbing trends I have been forced to grapple with over the course of my life is the trend of anti-intellectualism. Over the last few decades being characterized as intelligent or an intellectual has fallen out of vogue. This trend has
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Happy Birthday Annette! 2004/8/31 3:49 PM
Today is a very special day. It is the birthday of my wife Annette! Though as time crawls by... she is only getting younger in my eyes :-) Anyhoo I just wanted to post a little something letting everybody know that if you'd like feel free to drop Annet
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Happy New Year.... and all that crap. 2004/1/6 7:00 PM
Happy New Year. Every other site on the face of the freakin planet has decided to post something like this so.... why not me? But despite the fact that I am following the crowd I still have managed to maintain my individuality by posting the message 6 d
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Here today, a forgotten Vista’ tomorrow 2007/2/24 12:45 PM
Yeah it’s been awhile. I’ve been busy. I just finished spending a full month with the newly released Windows Vista and boy do I have quite a bit to say about it. To put a long story short, I’m now using Windows XP once again. As most of you imaginary r
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Hillary has jumped the shark 2008/5/7 7:36 AM
Let's try this little ditty on for size, shall we? Oh Hillary, My Hillary, Why can't you just go away? You won't win the vote, No matter what they say. Clintons don't like to lose, That much is so very clear, Reality isn't a factor, To those that hold you
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Honeymoons and all that stuff. 2004/12/2 7:13 PM
As some of you may know... Annette and I never actually got to go on a honeymoon when we got married. However one of our larger wedding presents was the promise of funding for such a venture should we ever find the time to do it. Well... okay maybe find
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Hot damn - and I thought I was done. 2003/7/21 11:34 PM
Wow! As you well know, I've been lagging when it comes to updating the Presentation Engine. The reason for this is that I really really really (emphasis on the word really) want to make this release shine. In the spirit of making Pengine the best BLOG
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How Not To Start a Linux Jihad 2018/1/15 12:57 PM
Over the years I have had a handful of people ask me, "Should I switch to Linux?" My typical answer to that question is rarely simple and varies quite widely depending on the person asking the question. Lately I've run into a new phenomena whi
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How Proprietary Tech Was Used to Summarily Execute Huawei 2019/5/21 12:36 PM
So for this month's blog post, I've decided to tackle a bit of tech drama that has been brewing for awhile. In case you didn't know, the Chinese telecom/tech company Huawei has been repeatedly accused by the US government of spying on their customers at
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I am announcing my availability. 2004/2/4 3:05 AM
Come one, come all! As you all know I've been sitting at home the past few weeks waiting for General Electric to get my funding together for this year. My inside sources have unofficially told me today that I will likely not be returning to my Web/Datab
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I am now 25 years old (or almost 3^3 years for the socially impaired) 2004/10/15 2:58 PM
I don't usually make a big deal out of my birthday and this year was definitely headed in the same direction. But given my poor record this year for forgetting the birthdays of some of my close friends (My apologies go out to John and Lewis here) I figur
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I cant patch my software - please feel bad for me. 2003/10/5 9:34 PM
Yep thats pretty much the name of the game when it comes to the Half Life 2 Source Code leak controversy that has recently arisen. Basically Valve, the creators of Half Life (and its upcoming sequel Half Life 2) recently had the source of their product s
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I swear that cellphones still stink. 2003/6/6 6:06 AM
So its a well known fact that I despise cell phones and have made an ongoing effort over the years to not acquire one. Despite my feelings on the matter however, I seem to have found my way into owning one as of this past Monday. So far its okay. I mea
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I use Linux - Come and Get Me 2003/8/20 5:23 PM
Little Darl Mcbride, the CEO of SCO is now bragging about his impending lawsuits against actual users of Linux. Well I was feeling a little artsy fartsy today so I wrote Darl a little poem and submitted to SCO directly via their web interface. Perhaps t
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I'm getting married today - w00t! 2004/4/11 4:14 PM
Thats right. Today is my wedding day. Annette and I decided to get married earlier this week and thanks in a large part to my family we have a nice little ceremony planned for today. This is the best thing that has ever happened to me - so hopefully th
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I'm the rigger and my link is the trigger 2017/11/4 8:22 PM
A funny thing happened to me the other day. I ticked somebody off. I can already hear those of you who know me saying "Now wait..." so let me explain. What makes this incident particularly notable is that I didn't mean to tick anybody off. I
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I've been fired.... errr.... not really. 2004/1/12 8:30 PM
It seems that there have been some issues regarding funding respective to my work with GE Power Systems. Until this has been resolved I've been sent home until further notice. Sigh... I would be annoyed and probably ranting and raving about it if it was
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Into the depths of Linux 2002/4/24 5:37 AM
Well over the last few weeks I've had the opportunity to install and really attempt to get in depth with Linux. Though I've been using it on and off for years - I've never dedicated an entire machine to it. I must say its been quite an interesting advent
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Jack of One Trade 2017/11/21 1:33 PM
I recently discovered that a virtual Windows server I was running had been hacked. I was being paid to run it as part of an arrangement with a long time client of mine. This server ran Windows Server 2008 R2 and though it was rarely used, it was configu
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