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Lane Greer
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If you like connundrums, take a minute and read this... I'm not a total noob but I'm not making kernel mods either.

Ok. I'm going to do my best here to explain what I've done to my system, even through I don't truly understand it myself. I just want to know if the potential solution I'm thinking of is sound.

I have a Dell r710 Media Server in my house. I recently set out to migrate from the crappy Perc i6 raid controller to a combo mergerfs and snapraid. At the same time I just wanted to clean some things up. Change the distro on the server. Integrate a new NAS i bought. A number of things.

So... I installed a fresh Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on the server and partitioned 4 partitions. 1G primary ext4 for /boot, 46G primary btrfs for /, 140G logical btrfs for /home, and the rest for swap.

I made it through the install of emby server, sonarr, jackett, and couchpotato and just about completed my configs. Then in install mergerfs and snapraid. I had everything just about ready to take live but I hadn't actually rebooted yet. I wanted to make sure my fstab was going to mount everything back properly and all my crontabs were going to start executing at their perscribed schedules. Really just a sanity check.

I powered down and powered back up and BOOM. Blank screen. No Grub. Nothing. I plugged in my Ubuntu thumb drive and booted to live just to poke around in my fs to see what's going on and my /dev/sda (/boot) directory was EMPTY! No idea how that happened.

Now I've been tinkering with boot-repair and trying to get everything back up and running and as far as I've been able to get is getting into Grub, past Grub, and now it's booting to Busybox.

I'm just about fed up. I'm wondering if I'd be better off to just rsync my /home and /root (sans-/boot) up to my NAS and then do a clean install. Then restore my rsync back down to overwrite the fresh system except for leaving the fresh /boot directory with all the right content in it. What does everything think? Am I nuts? At this point I'm just trying to save my sanity.
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I do this a lot. I name the host machine the same name, give myself the same user name. I drag/drop my user data back in, and I have a shell script that installs the apps I use. All of the dot folders in my Home folder contain the settings and data for each of the apps. First time I run them after an install they find the appropriate dot folder and away they go.
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Hey Everyone. I've run into an interesting snag and I'm wondering if anyone could give me a hand.

My ideal server for my house would be Ubuntu Server 16.04 with a Cinnamon front end. I started down that road and got server installed and started installing cinnamon and Mate (just for options) but then when I went to install xorg I'm getting a "Server terminated with error (1)."

I"m able to start x from root but not as a user. I know it's a permission issue, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out what it might be. Any thoughts? What would you like me to pull for you?
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Thanks guys. I finally decided that because my end result was to be an Ubuntu install without the bloat of unity so I just installed ubuntu mate and added cinnamon. It would have been fun to figure it out with server, but if rather get on with rebuilding my htpc. I have about 4 T of content to move, scripts to migrate, and applications to install and configure. Life's too short to muck with xorg. Thanks again!
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This is the wifi speed in a packed +Starbucks Coffee​ when +Google​ runs the wifi. I pretty much choose my Starbucks based on whether or not Google handles their wifi. I don't know about you but I've never gotten 33mb/s on a public wifi.

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http://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/04/sundar-writes-googles-vision-future-computing.html

I wish more technology leaders took this experimental, innovative approach to technology. For far too long we have seen new technology (hardware and software) be released and immediately made the assumption that the product represented was a fixed point and completed vision of its potential.

The future of technology lies reimagining ways to connect with information , and a public release is nothing more then another phase in that product's evolution.

The most transformative technologies are never finished but continue evolving and changing with the purpose getting out of our way and letting us live our lives in a more seamless and efficient manner.

#google #technology
Sundar Pichai has been promoted through the ranks at Google to the position of Chief Executive and earlier this week wrote a letter to the shareholders of
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The new Google keyboard just changed my life. When you are typing and you really need to go back like 18 random spaces and delete a type-o and you try like crazy to get the cursor in the right place....

Now, with the update today you just drag your finger on the space bar and it will move your cursor!!! Mind Blown!

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Writing something to try it out thanks!
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So excited about this new chromebook. I think this is the first time i've ever actually said that in reference to anything from Acer.

Backlit keyboard. Spill resistance. Approved for drops from 48 inches. Small bezels. 6th Gen Intel Core. And, best of all, USB C!!! 

For $349, that's a lot in a small package!!!

#Google   #chromeos   #chromebook  
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Google for Work Customer Success Manager
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Google Apps Domain Administration, GNU Linux Server, bash, Customer Success, IT infrastructure consulting and project management, drums, percussion, hammered dulcimer, acoustic guitar, graphic design (Adobe Suite)
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Marrietta, GA
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Westminster, CO - Lakewood, CO - Irving, TX - Lakewood, TX - Dallas, TX - Grand Prairie, TX - Abilene, TX - Stone Mountain, GA
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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer
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PLEASE READ: If you are going to add me to your circles and want me to add you back, please have a picture of yourself as your profile picture and some information about you in your profile. I hope that's not asking too much.

I am a normal guy living my life in love with my college sweetheart and wife, Hannah. We have two awesome dogs, Brody Bear and Cocha. Check out my photos to see them.

I am bound to my GOD by the sin He saved me from, and no amount of generosity or philanthropy will free my from dependence on His grace. That is my blessing.

Stuff I'm into:

  • Boutique Fine Wine (primarily French, German & Spanish)
  • Craft Beer (I like balanced beer. Not a huge fan of over malted stouts or over hoppy IPAs. Life is about balance and moderation and my taste in beer is similar)
  • Whisky - as a general rule I try to keep my cabinet stocked with one single malt Scotch whisky, one blended Scotch whisky, and one Kentucky Bourbon at all times. They're all fantastic but I just depends what kind of mood I'm in.
  • Music - if you want to know the kind of music I'm into just search Google+ for #eclecticcollection. I post stuff pretty regularly under that hashtag. 
  • The merger of society and technology for the purpose of the enrichment of life in general. In the words of Google CEO, Larry Page, "Technology sould do the hard work, so you can get on and live your life."

Favorite Quotes:

"I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night." ~Benjamin Franklin~

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  • Dallas Baptist University
    Bachelor's of Business Administration, 2003 - 2007
  • Abilene Cooper High School
    General, 1999 - 2003
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Gorgeous hotel! Really loved my stay. Room was amazing. There isn't really much to do nearby, but I would certainly stay there again.
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It's all relative. Compared to other fast food restaurants serving this type of food, I can't complain. I know what I'm getting when I walk in the door.
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This is a really beautiful hotel with a full continental breakfast. next time I am in DC I will definitely be staying here.
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The teriyaki beef is some of the best I have ever had! It's a hole in the wall, sure, but this place makes fantastic food and serves huge portions.
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Placing Chinese letters below the name Fudruckers does not a Chinatown make
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Overall my Hotel stay was pretty good. My only real complaint was that I really like a hotels that have continental breakfast and this one has a full restaurant isn't inexpensive. I went there for breakfast and breakfast and lunch was pretty bad. That said, I know that the restaurant is not associated with the hotel and I don't have any real complaints with the hotel itself.
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