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Darius Garsys
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Ah. Kerbal Space Program. For people who like tinkering with stuff, and physics, it's the most fun you can have while launching (and usually blowing up) virtual rockets that you assemble.
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Joust. The original flappy birds game. 
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Elf is about to die. Same era, different game. Random non-sequiter.
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Today was a first. I actually used face time to help troubleshoot a problem with the T1 connection. Turns out the T1 was dead.
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RIP
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Been too long away from posting these. A delightfully dark Coleridge poem as Halloween approaches. 
 
A new reading. This one I first came across in Neal Stephenson's "The Diamond Age".  It's a rather dark poem, and despite the subtitle of being a Christmas Tale, is almost more appropriate for this, the Halloween season.

http://callofpoetry.com/readings/2013/10/20/the-raven-coleridge

Reading on Youtube:  The Raven by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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For science, engineering, and simulation-oriented types, Kerbal Space Program is sortof like legos with simulated rocket parts - except you can launch them. And watch them explode. Build them better. Get them into orbit. Watch something explode. Get to the "mun". Crash. Get there again and save the astronaut. Watch another rocket explode. Go to mars. etc....

The screenshots here are after a successful docking maneuver recreating the Gemini 7/6a docking. 
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Trust me, i'm an engineer !

For some reason, this became an earworm....

+James Sterrett  Why did this make me think of some of the stories you've told about your work... :)
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There is so much truth to this....
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I love this sign.
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Interesting technical challenge this last Friday. One Powerbook G3 (second generation, pre-USB, with Ethernet, and SCSI, circa 1999) running OS 9.x. Mostly system standard programs. Have to migrate the folders on the desktop to a brand-new Retina Mac Pro (15 inch) running Mountain Lion. 

No SMB/Windows file services on the G3. Appletalk is gone as of Lion. Nothing stock between the two that I could use to share information "as is" (not even floppy drives...  )

Solution:  I wired the G3 into the switch, kept the Pro on Wifi, fired up FTP services on the Pro from the command line.

I did some web searches on the Pro - IE5 for Mac had a hard time with modern sites... Found a PPC copy of Transmit FTP client at the Panic historical archives, and used Netscape Navigator (remember Navigator?) to download Transmit as well as an old version of Stuffit from the new mac (even then you could use web browsers to browse FTP directories and download). 

Got Transmit up and running on the G3, and uploaded all the old folders to the new MBPro desktop.
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FWIW - I'd owned one of those old G3s. Very nice machine back then. Absolutely loved it. 
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Small business IT Support consultant
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Mac, Windows, Linux systems administration. Network administration. Instructor. Nuclear mechanic. Submariner.
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  • Computer Consultants Group
    Consultant, 2007 - present
  • US Navy
    1990 - 2002
  • ESystems Solutions
    Consultant, 2002 - 2007
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