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Rich Smit
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This real-life demonstration of what can go wrong, and how to deal with it, gave me the confidence to try it on my own NB Miata
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It’s entirely probable that, at some point during your career as a sysadmin, you come across a hideous method of preventing access to software which legitimate users have paid for, a.k.a. FlexLM. If your organization buys int...
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RHEL3 ― “What’s SElinux?” “It’s for breaking Linux.” RHEL4 ― “What’s SElinux?” “It’s for some organizations who want paranoid security.” RHEL5 ― “What’s SElinux?” “It’s for some organizations who care deeply ab...
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NPR One is having trouble connecting to NPR, and yet it can play a story from the archive, and the other NPR News app is having no trouble. Disappointing.
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We are currently working through some server issues, apologies for the interruption.  We think we have a handle on the issue and hope to alleviate in the next hour.  Thanks for the feedback.
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What the heck? These fuel line connectors on the NB Miata take fifteen times as long as the old style to change and swap to the new fuel filter!
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We had a great time at Disneyland and really easy flights with Southwest a couple of weeks back, but things would've been so much better if the Disneyland and Southwest apps had worked as advertised. You see, each one has a...
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Which do you prefer? This? $ ssh aremotebox @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ IT I...
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There's a bad habit of using arithmetic symbols incorrectly, and I'm not really sure how it got that way. Four examples that occur to me are the division sign in place of multiplication, the reverse, misinterpretation of a mu...
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    Linux Systems Analyst, 2007 - present
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    BSc. Visualization, 1995 - 1999