Learning to Ride Again

Linux. I missed it, a lot. The challenge of trying so hard to get something to work and the feeling of accomplishment when you finally figure it out. I love it. Permissions, groups, users, compilation, configs, packages... All these things add up to something beautifully complex and ever evolving. It's

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New Blog

Chapter 1: Well, it's been a while... Lots has changed... Thought I'd give blogging a shot again. I plan mostly for this to be a collection of code, pictures and general geeky things that I find or make. Guess we'll see how this goes!

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The Latest and The Greatest

A few days ago, I decided to take the e-plunge, and install the next version of Ubuntu. I always dread the upgrade, because the update manager always makes you choose if you want to keep your current configuration or install the package maintainers configuration. This is troublesome because I always

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Snowed In

Yesterday the snow began to fall and as of today, there will be upwards of 16" of snow on the ground. This has caused a lot of problems on the roads and a lot of delays around the area. Today is definitely a "sit-at-home-and-relax" day. Besides the snow, a lot

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1,051,920 Minutes Old and Counting...

No, thats not my age! Today my blog celebrates it's Two-Year Old Birthday. It happened to be by pure virtue that I was browsing in my archives today, and noticed that my first real post (besides test posts which I should delete) was on December 19th 2005. HISTORY OF MY

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Save Mr. Spashy Pants!

A couple weeks ago Greenpeace had a naming contest name a whale. Well of-course the internet being what it is, tubes and pictures of cats with ill-formed grammatical statements, there was an overwhelming push to have the whale named "Mr. Splashy Pants". And after the final voting, out of 30

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Making a ruckus over Ruckus

Ruckus, a music service that universities and colleges are starting to use to try to keep their students out of hot water with the RIAA. Students of participating institution can sign up with their school provided e-mail address and download music for "free". The ability for it to be free,

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Ubuntu 7.10 - Gutsy Gibbon

So, the new Ubuntu distro has made it's debut, and I can say I'm pretty happy with what it has to offer. The upgrade this time was a much less invasive process, compared to 6.10 to 7.04. It only took me about a total of 5 hours of

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More Bits is More Pwning Power?

Most "self-proclaimed gurus" have determined that the only real difference between 64-bit OS vs 32-bit OS is the amount of supported memory... This is the most obvious difference, however this is far from the only difference. I was catching up on my digging this morning, and I came across an

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