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Shining lasers at aircraft puts lives at risk, and is a federal crime. Especially bad idea to laze the police copter sent to investigate all the lasers.  http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015/07/alvarado-man-admits-to-shining-laser-at-4-jets-2-law-enforcement-choppers-last-night.html/
[Editor's note: This item has been updated since it was initially posted.] A 23-year-old man is in the Johnson County jail this morning awaiting a visit from federal agents. But…
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I’ve been pretty quiet for the last few months because I’m learning to fly. I want to start with a few quotes about aviation. I have heard things like these from many people and can vouch for their accuracy: Anyone can learn to fly. Learning to fly is one…
I've been pretty quiet for the last few months because I'm learning to fly. I want to start with a few quotes about aviation. I have heard things like these from many people and can vouch for their...
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How about:
'There are bold pilots and there are old pilots. .. but very, very few old bold pilots'
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Just got a text from my homebrew water leak detector.  Turned out Oliver had been... aggressive... in his bathtime play.  Sigh.
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Since I wrote last about Linux backup tools, back in a 2008 article about BackupPC and similar toools and a 2011 article about dedpulicating filesystems, I’ve revisited my personal backup strategy a bit. I still use ZFS, with my tool “simplesnap” that I…
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This is epic.  An organ that plays music by controlling floppy disks.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W641eqW_ENs
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In my recent post (I give up on Google), a lot of people suggested using OwnCloud as a replacement for several Google services. I’ve been playing around with it for a few days, and it is something of a mix of awesome and disappointing, in my opinion.…
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So, Google introduces PicasaWeb.  Then has Google+ Photos, deprecates PicasaWeb.  Now Google Photos, deprecates Google+ Photos.  And neither of these products even let you do the basics PicasaWeb did, like get an embeddable link for a blog.  How does a company with so many smart people act like such an idiot?
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Sort of ironic this is being discussed on G+. :)
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Well this has been an interesting project. It all started with a need to get better password storage at work. We wound up looking heavily at a GPG-based solution. This prompted the question: how can we make it even more secure? Well, perhaps, smartcards.…
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Thank you!  I appreciate your help pointing me in the right directions.  And thanks for catching that.  I did know better, but somehow it got garbled between my brain and fingers.  I've corrected the article.
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Experimenting with smart cards, especially for GPG.  Very interesting tech, very hard to find a good intro to how they work.
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+Benoît Allard The OpenPGP card handles 4096R just fine with recent GPG 2 releases, even if it only supported 2048R with older ones.
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Hah!  Wookie-the-Pooh and the 100 Parsec Woods!  http://imgur.com/gallery/O1eiI Thanks +Shae Erisson 
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This is an incredible, touching essay on what it means to be a pilot.  Highly recommended.  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html
En route from London to Tokyo, a pilot’s-eye view of life in the sky.
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I am really tired of things Google has done lately. The most recent example being retiring Classic Maps. That’s a problem, because the current Maps mysteriously doesn’t show most of my saved (“starred”) places. Google has known about this since at least…
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The multi-gigabyte throw-weight of the current Google Maps implementation is another hugely disappointing thing. I was hoping that G+ would go on a diet. Not inflict fat-friend contagion across the rest of Google.

OpenStreetMaps isn't quite up to the task, yet, but I give it a first shot at mapping needs wherever possible.
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IT Director, programmer, sysadmin
Employment
  • eFolder, Inc.
    VP of IT and Engineering, 2011 - present
  • Mennonite Bethesda Society
    Chair of Board of Trustees, 2005 - 2012
  • Self-employeed
    Consultant, Developer, and Author, 1999 - 2012
  • Excel Industries, Inc.
    IT Director, 2002 - 2011
  • Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
    President & Chairman of the Board, 2003 - 2006
  • Progeny Linux Systems
    Sr. Software Developer, 2000 - 2001
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Author, Programmer, Amateur Radio Operator, Dad, Kansan
Introduction
I live out on an old farmstead in rural Kansas that once belonged to my grandparents. The nearest paved road is about 3 miles away, and the nearest town (population 600) is 7 miles away. I have two incredible boys, ages 3 and 6.

My hobby and profession involves programming and system administration. I have released many programs as Free Software, which you are welcome to download, examine, and share. I am a developer for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, and have been since the late 1990s. I've written some books about programming and operating systems.

Hobbies

I have a lot of them: amateur radio, bicycling, photography, philosophy, literature, rail travel, etc.  There is a better list on my personal website.

Volunteer Interests

I'm a developer for Debian GNU/Linux, chair of the board for Mennonite Bethesda Society (a non-profit operator of a nursing home), a volunteer for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Skywarn.

For more

Please visit my website.

Bragging rights
Still managed to keep that 5th antenna off my car
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