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Drew Derbyshire
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Billy's Lab Results
Billy, age twelve and a half, was back in to the vet Wednesday for blood and urine samples. This morning, I got the results when I took Oscar in for his own regular exam and shots. It's official, Billy has the beginnings of kidney disease, the same arena th...
Billy, age twelve and a half, was back in to the vet Wednesday for blood and urine samples. This morning, I got the results when I took Osca...
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Travel Accommodations
Speaking of the vet . . . As always, the Catzilla Brothers hated going to the vet on Friday. However, since then, Whitey showed that he does like cat carriers – so long as they don't move! Whitey enjoying his private cabin in the front hall And yes, that pi...
Speaking of the vet . . . As always, the Catzilla Brothers hated going to the vet on Friday. However, since then, Whitey showed that he do...
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Someone hacked into my account. I spent hours trying to get it figured out. Now, Google is charging ME MORE money.
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More Linux network fun, brought to you by the various folks who didn't like how initialization worked.

As in the Raspberry Pi 3 (Raspbian) has by default two different DHCP clients started at boot. One follows the interfaces manual page and one . . . doesn't. And the one which doesn't also doesn't honor the post-up configuration line or properly set the IPv6 stateless address.

You can guess which one the system came configured to use.

dhcpcd is now disabled and system is configured to use dhclient.
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Meanwhile, if you look on FB, you'll see we replaced the 2006 MINI Cooper S with a 2016 one. New is a Silver rag top.
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Rodriguez will play his final game Friday at Yankee Stadium against the Rays, with the announcement coming in the midst of a season in which he has hit just .204.
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http://kitten.kew.com/2016/09/family-protrait.html?spref=fb

Family Portrait
Wednesday  morning, something happened which I'm not sure has occurred since Penwiper arrived years ago -- all the cats more or less in the same place for more than ten seconds.  And war didn't even break out. I was even able to get picture. The Four Feline...
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HE thinks he is.
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Elderstates Cats, Redux
Billy and Whitey got their annual shots on Friday.  The vet also drew blood to check on our geriatric kittens.  The vet called back with the results of the blood work this morning. Whitey is normal. Billy has slightly elevated kidney function, he needs more...
Billy and Whitey got their annual shots on Friday. The vet also drew blood to check on our geriatric kittens. The vet called back with the...
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/technology/a-silicon-valley-dream-collapses-in-allegations-of-fraud.html

This is not a shock. My own career has been long enough that I have had my own experience of a company I was at running out of money pre-Angel funding, and I was at Comverse Network Systems during Kobe Alexander's backdating stock options (can you say fraud? I knew you could.)
The disintegration of WrkRiot has gripped Silicon Valley, though it is a familiar tale to many who arrive with the dream of creating the next tech juggernaut.
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Facebook is "celebrating 25 years of connecting people", in other words the creation of the World Wide Web. While true, the statement irks me. Numerous application preceded the web to connect people across various internatio...
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The old name of my ethernet adapter on ubuntu was eth0. with the current release, it's enxb827eba42bcb ... and didn't automatically get added to configuration.

ip link was my friend to find the device's new name. It's like it joined the Federal Link Protection Program or something.

Like the complexity which is systemd, one wonders if Linux developers are running out of real issues to attack, and thus are inventing problems to solve.
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+Scott Laird If you need VLANs at home, you're off the reservation and on your own.
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I've got older reference cards than this, but this one truly speaks of a time gone by. It was my prime reference to learn vi in 1985 before returning to Clarkson for my third and final tour of duty.

Which me reminds of clutx, a Gould machine +Valdis Klētnieks could speak volumes about. Hmmm:

host clutx.clarkson.edu
clutx.clarkson.edu mail is handled by 10 aspmx.l.google.com.
clutx.clarkson.edu mail is handled by 20 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.

Clearly it's ancient as use a email hub has caused record of it to live on.
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I actually saw a 4341 earlier this year, The Living Computer Museum here in Seattle is restoring one.
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Software Hobbit (SRE Emeritus)
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    Site Reliability Hobbit, 2007 - 2015
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