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Tarus BALOG
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Heh - I just started my 13th year of blogging about open source.

http://www.adventuresinoss.com/?p=4274

with a post about the +Southern California Linux Expo 

heh - doesn't seem a day over a decade.
[Note: Today marks the start of my thirteenth year of blogging about open source. Wow]. Sorry for the delay in getting this post written. We've had a couple of bouts of winter weather in North Carolina this week and it has really messed up the schedule. This was quite unlike the beautiful ...
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Grrr. I just noticed I screwed up. February 19th, 2003, was my first post
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As it is a snow day here in NC with intermittent internet access, I thought I'd catch up on some television.

But - turns out my DVR hasn't been recording for a week (sigh)

The fix to my issue can be found here:

http://www.adventuresinoss.com/?p=4265
I just noticed that my OpenELEC, Kodi and Tvheadend based DVR was no longer updating the Electronic Program Guide (EPG). I would get the error: Service description 'http://docs.tms.tribune.com/tech/tmsdatadirect/schedulesdirect/tvDataDelivery.wsdl' can't be loaded: 500 Can't connect to ...
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Over six inches of snow here and lots of power outages (including the office). In preparation, last night I made the Japalac Cocktail:

http://forgottencocktails.com/?p=359
Juice of 1/4 orange; 0.75 ounce dry vermouth; 0.75 ounce rye whiskey; 1 teaspoon raspberry syrup. Combine in an iced cocktail shaker, and shake and strain into a small cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. I liked this drink. It is slightly sweet due to the syrup but it complements the ...
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alcohol is totally known to prevent black-out.
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Anyone have an Android +Twitter app they like? On my One Plus One the official app causes problems (like using so many resources the phone becomes unusable).

The problem seems to be that Twitter has locked down auth, so it makes it harder to use third party apps.
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I use tweetcaster still with no issues
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Well, technically it was Day Two, but with the launch of the new OpenNMS Group website, our Meridian product, and actually trying to finish up my slides for my SCaLE presentation, it was the first day I actually made it to the show. I love this show. It was the first real grassroots open source ...
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For Valentine's Day I made the Honeymoon Cocktail:

http://forgottencocktails.com/?p=343
The book states that this cocktail was made famous at the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles. I have a great memory of the Brown Derby. My friend Howard's graduation party was held in a private room there. Being a country boy now in the big city, I was eager to try out all sorts of new things ...
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Worried about finances or furniture delivery? Treat yourself to a Millionaire:

http://forgottencocktails.com/?p=334
1.50 ounces Myers's Original Dark Rum; 0.75 ounce sloe gin; 0.75 ounce apricot brandy; juice of one fresh lime (1 to 1.5 ounces). Shake vigorously in an iced cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Okay, so I stole that line from Dr. Cocktail, and while he ended ...
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i believe i first heard of The Millionaire cocktail from the back of Combustible Edison's first CD. i have never tried it!
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I am waiting for partisan politics to screw this up, but it is a nice start:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/26/389259382/net-neutrality-up-for-vote-today-by-fcc-board
The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity "should control free open access to the Internet."
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I was finally able to make a Picon Punch:

http://forgottencocktails.com/?p=352
1.0 teaspoon real pomegranate grenadine; 2.5 ounces Amer Picon; Soda Water; 1.0 ounce brandy. Fill a collins glass with crushed ice. Add the real pomegranate grenadine and Amer Picon. Fill with soda water. Float brandy on top. I had a lot of issues with this drink.
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it's not the official drink of Nevada, but it should be. you can get them in several places in Reno (most relevant ably in basque restaurants & bars, naturally). I like 'em -- but I want to make boudreau's picon recipe and try it that way. I bet it's even better. bitter is definitely an acquired taste.
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Saw this ad for the first time last night. If you think your job sucks, take a look at what this guy has to put up with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POLI_ktwZT4
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Today the OpenNMS Group (the company behind +OpenNMS) announced a new product called Meridian.

The press release is here:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150220005051/en/OpenNMS-Group-Announces-Meridian-Product-Line

and more information can be found on the new website:

http://www.opennms.com/meridian/

Basically, we are adopting the +Red Hat model. OpenNMS Horizon will contain all the new shiny (like Fedora) while Meridian will lag but be supported longer (like RHEL). 

Meridian will be available for order on 17 March.
Meridian – the “Perpetual Greenlight”. [Available: March 17th, 2015]. The open source mantra is “Release Early, Release Often” and it has been used to produced some amazing software. Not all organizations, however, are comfortable with rapid or continuous release cycles, and they would rather ...
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I used to really like +LinkedIn but a couple of years ago they released a mobile app that would change your mail settings so that every message they sent went through their servers so they could mine you contact list.

They also did this:

http://ibiblio.org/pjones/blog/i-released-the-linkedin-spambot-sorry-noemail/

and I had to wade through messages from a number of friends who did the same thing. It's sad that such a service became tarnished in an insane and cancerous rush to try to grow its user base to meet the demands of investors. In the end it will just end up driving more people away.
Yes, LinkedIn got me. I didn't intend to but after carefully using LinkedIn for over 10 years (yes sometime in 2005), I wasn't careful about the pages that are shoved at you *after* you intentionally accept a connection request. As a result the LinkedIn ConnectionBot is still telling people that ...
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they are evil and i rue the day i decided to set up a profile. if i could remove them from my life i'd be so happy.
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