List of Journal Entries
I have intentionally destroyed a second computer
It happened this morning.  I ranted incoherently on Twitter about it, if anyone's interested.   The Evil of Multimedia ...
November 30, 2014 - Stopping the double click to edit behavior of Wagn 1.14
A feature that has been in Wagn since its earliest days is the ability to call up the card editor by double-clicking ...
March 18, 2012 - Copyright Math, or The $8 Billion iPod, a TED talk by Rob Reid
With a hat tip to YourAnonNews on Twitter (and also on Tumblr):
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November 28, 2014 - The Thornton 2 Library is back
After entirely too long a hiatus, the library is back online. The reason for the site going away in the first place was a ...
August 25, 2014 - Remove from Debian an ancient package crashing on install-info
Swiped from this StackExchange question: If you can't uninstall an ancient package from Debian, the package axe for example, because you ...
January 31, 2014 - Kickstart CentOS 6.5 from Minimal or Netinst CD-ROM

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I don't like Red Hat or RPM-based Linux distros, but I maintain a CentOS server farm. After building a new server, I sought ...
May 9, 2013 - A Brief Overview of McAfee Security Scan
The TL;DR version: McAfee Security Scan is basically scareware. It has only one purpose, and that is to scare you into buying a subscription ...
May 5, 2013 - Firefox, stop previewing PDF documents and let me download them
2218 iconMozilla Firefox made another change a few versions ago that really amounts to feature creep: Previewing PDFs in ...
March 5, 2013 - Stupid but amusing YouTube videos
Yup. Just some short time-wasters. ...
January 5, 2013 - Random Wallpapers
I can't decide what image I want to use for my desktop background/wallpaper, so I set it to be changed every 10 minutes to ...
Jauary 1, 2013 - I Have Keyed My Operating Systems
I continued toying with encrypted multibooting, and I've written so far two journal entries about my attempts.  My first attempt was a ...
December 25, 2012 - A Far More Elegant Encrypted Multi-Boot Solution
So immediately after hacking together something with TrueCrypt (described in my my previous journal entry) and realizing how unworkable it is with ...
December 16, 2012 - The Ugliest Multi-Boot Hack I Have Ever Seen
And I wrote it. Installing multiple operating systems with full encryption should not be as hard as it is.  Installing multiple versions of Windows ...
December 3, 2012 - Windows 8's boot manager sucks
Windows 8 sucks overall, but the boot manager is terrible. Also, like the rest of Windows 8, the boot manager is unintuitive, surprising, undocumented, ...
October 2, 2012 - An Interview with Brian Kernighan on C
An Interview with Brian Kernighan on C and The C Programming Language | | InformIT - http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1960359 Among the things ...
The Saga of the Incredible Self-Bricking Cell Phone
I've been putting up with an LG Accolade for most of two years, and it (and two replacements) has given me a wealth of ...
September 15, 2012 - The Bozo Event Horizon (from Harvard Law School's CTO)
This is a very interesting observation about hiring, promotion, and how even the best companies can succumb to a self-destructive bozo effect. Original URL: ...
September 12, 2012 - A Test of Free Speech
A news story crossed my wire yesterday, and it got me thinking about something very important to modern American life.  The story was about ...
August 24, 2012 - Create a Local Ubuntu Mirror Using Apt-Mirror and Apt-Cacher
It's three years old now, and it's geared toward Ubuntu specifically, but this is a pretty neat explanation of how to save ...
August 12, 2012 - Sorting and searching at the library
Sorting and searching at the library by Jason Orendorff for Nashville hack day. What a not-necessarily-computerized library can teach about computer ...

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