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Well, this solves a few mysteries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MZqiE3yGlQ
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No way... That explains everything then!
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Here’s a puzzle I’m having trouble figuring out. This afternoon, ssh from my workstation or laptop stopped working to any of my servers (at OVH). The servers are all running wheezy, the local machines jessie. This happens on both my DSL and when tethered…
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DNS and reverse-lookup failures?  Routing changes?
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The voice actor behind Winnie the Pooh does Darth Vader in a Pooh voice.  Hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLXTDirrQ5w
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Nice find John. Hilarious.
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From time to time, people ask me, with a bit of a disbelieving look on their face, “Tell me again why you chose to move to Kansas?” I can explain something about how people really care about their neighbors out here, how connections through time to a…
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For years, I used to run Debian sid (unstable) on all my personal machines. Laptops, workstations, sometimes even my personal servers years ago ran sid. Sid was, as its name implies, unstable. Sometimes things broke. But it wasn’t a big deal, because I…
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And ... the problem you ran into reminds me of one I'd experienced with Calibre for ... pretty much years.

"Just sorted out a long-standing Calibre gripe:  application associations"
https://plus.google.com/104092656004159577193/posts/i16KD7KoD6k

I've been (sometimes) using Calibre as a way of organizing an increasingly large archive of material stored locally in various formats (HTML, PDF, ePub, etc.).  But the viewer associations were absolutely pants -- the PDF viewer in particular (epdfview) is all kinds of broken.

And it wasn't being accessed via /etc/alternatives.  Instead I had to turn to pstree to trace the sequence of programs invoking the viewer, which turned out to finger mimeopen via xdg-open.

Documentation for all four tools involved:  calibre, epdfview, xdg-open, and mimeopen, is absolutely piss-poor and useless in resolving the issue.

The four-fold complexity in tracking down WTF is happening doesn't help at all either.
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I’ve been thinking about home automation — automating lights, switches, thermostats, etc. — for years. Literally decades, in fact. When I was a child, my parents had a RadioShack X10 control module and one or two target devices. I think I had fun giving…
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ZS-ZWO Kulula.com Boeing 737-8K2(WL) taken 25. Jun 2011 at Lanseria (HLA / FALA) airport, South Africa by Michael Stappen
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My wife and I have been thinking of visiting the UK for awhile, and we’re finally starting to make some plans. I would be grateful to anyone reading this that might have some time to make suggestions on places to go, things to do, etc. Here’s a bit of…
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Went back and read your comments at the link you posted.

You don't need a car in the UK; the National Rail system can get you almost a lot of places you could want to go, but once you're off the train, it's a different story.  In developed areas, there are buses, but it helps to study the schedule ahead of time.  Expect to do a fair amount of walking.

A downside to public transport is that you can be stranded if you miss the last bus/train for the night.

Consider Dover and York as possible destinations.  Castle Dover overlooks the White Cliffs, and York still has its medieval walls and a 1st rate cathedral.  You can also take the ferry across the channel and back to see the cliffs from the ocean.

Take a boat from Westminster Embankment to Greenwich, and go to the Royal Observatory.  Learn about the development of keeping time at sea (e.g. Longitude).

Go to Bath, and see the Roman ruins there.  Afterwards, have a drink of water in the tea room from the spa.

For literary angles, Stratford Upon Avon is Shakespeare's home, and there's a Dickens home in London itself.  The Sherlock Holmes house at 221 B Baker St was a letdown for me, personally.  The Cathedral in Canterbury was the inspiration for the pilgrimage of "Canterbury Tales."

That's all I can think of for now.  I've had the privilege of going to the UK many times, so I can't recommend the idea enough!
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Chairman of the FCC gives the most amazing defense of the Internet.  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfVR0C2HHSI
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After some comments suggesting FreeBSD on my "Has Linux lost its way?" blog post, I tried FreeBSD again, after 20 years.  Here's what I found to be awesome, and what I found stank:

http://changelog.complete.org/archives/9317-has-linux-lost-its-way-comments-prompt-a-debian-developer-to-revisit-freebsd-after-20-years
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Apparently I touched a nerve with my recent post about the growing complexity of issues. There were quite a few good comments, which I’ll mention here. It’s provided me some clarity on the problem, in fact. I’ll try to distill a few more thoughts here.…
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+Jared Johnson yes.  Sigh.  It seems I only get on slashdot when I complain about something.  Humbug.  ;-)
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In my part 1 post yesterday, I wrote about the start of the home automation project. I mentioned that I was using Insteon switches, and they mostly were working well (I forgot to mention an annoyance: you can dim, but not totally shut off, their LED…
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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.

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Still managed to keep that 5th antenna off my car
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