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Mexican Solar Still

Posted 07-07-2014 at 05:20 PM by rokytnji

Here in the Desert. Like in Colonias with no fresh drink water.
One needs to think on their feet.
Here is a basic small example on how a Mexican solar still works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m408EZTGD64

There are other options like the Water Cone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNiPXfW605w

But the Hispanics here build their own gear from scrap like in the 1st video.

My well in Esperanza is 10 foot to...
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DNS fun

Posted 07-06-2014 at 02:17 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I've configured probably the coolest, most complex DNS configuration I've bothered to setup in recent times. I say complex because it leverages unbound and pf to route dns traffic to other programs (nsd, dnscrypt-proxy, tor) and I say coolest because DNS traffic is "filtered" to the right places (so you don't end up with, say, a tor device leaking DNS traffic, or my wife having to wait crazy amounts of time for a simple DNS request).

I started off with the basics...what...
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Uniformity between GTK2/3 and QT/KDE with QT using GTK themes

Posted 07-04-2014 at 12:52 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-04-2014 at 12:54 AM by the dsc
Tags gtk, kde, q.t., theming

Whereas gtk-qt-engine doesn't work very well, that is, GTK can't be easily made to "simulate" QT/KDE themes, the converse seems to work very well, and apparently no additional package is needed for that, but QT alone, or actually just qtconfig-qt4, in order to set the QT/KDE* theme as "GTK+".

So one third of the problem of desktop uniformity is solved if you have one GTK2 (I believe it's GTK2, not 3, I'm not sure) theme that you find good enough to have both in...
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icanhazmathz?

Posted 06-29-2014 at 08:23 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 07-02-2014 at 09:21 AM by rocket357 (clarification)

A "quick and dirty" random password generator that I see a lot of people use is a construct similar to the following:

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/stdout bs=6 count=1 2>/dev/null | base64

This produces output such as the following:

0zdQE0WC

Or perhaps even:

Pg7Ub+Rx

base64 is an encoding scheme that "converts" binary data into text data using 64 characters. The 64 characters chosen vary...
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ExTiX 14.1.1 – build 140629

Posted 06-29-2014 at 10:11 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

ExTiX 14.1.1 64 bit is based on Debian/Ubuntu 14.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (in ExTiX 14.1.1, build 140629) respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 140515). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 14.1.1 build 140629
All packages have been updated to the latest version by 140629. Vlc (installed from source to make...
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