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Reorganizing My Personal Programming Projects

Posted 08-04-2017 at 04:05 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I've been working somewhat directionlessly on my various programming side-projects, and decided to take a couple of days to organize them all a bit and decide on some priorities.

The numbers came up better than I'd feared -- of my seventy-one projects (11 C projects, 2 python projects, 50 perl projects), twenty-two are in working condition. That's nearly a third of them! Six of those projects have been published, either to CPAN or to github or to my own codecloset web page.
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Gentoo Upgrade Script

Posted 07-27-2017 at 08:00 PM by lazydog

This is a script I put together to update my system. I know a lot of people like to run a script and it do everything but I like to get user input to ensure the next step you really want to complete.

I'm sure there are easier way of doing some of the things and I have built in precautions to hopefully keep you from making a mistake.


read -p $'\e[33;1mUpdate the Portage Tree?\e[0m ' tree

if [ "$tree" == "y"
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Firmware - BIOS vs. UEFI

Posted 07-22-2017 at 05:10 PM by hydrurga
Updated 08-07-2017 at 05:50 PM by hydrurga

A computer's firmware is low-level software, with an associated data area, that comes pre-installed in flash memory on the motherboard. The first software to be run when the computer is booted, firmware is generally customised to be motherboard-specific and designed to communicate with other hardware in the system. The two main firmware types used nowadays are BIOS and the more recent UEFI. This article does not cover other firmware interfaces such as libreboot and coreboot.

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Ubuntu+Debian Installation for Dual-Boot from Two Hard Drives

Posted 07-22-2017 at 12:53 PM by flshope
Updated 07-29-2017 at 07:18 AM by flshope (Update on Thunderbird/gmail problem)

Machine Description

I have a six year old desktop machine from Pogo Linux (my hostname: "Pogo2011"). The machine has been running Ubuntu since it was new and is now at 16.04.2 LTS. The machine has an AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, and two 500 GB SATA hard disks. One drive contains the OS and the other, my own data files. This is my primary desktop, though I have a 14 year old desktop ("Pogo2003" running Debian 8.8) and a 9 year old HP laptop...
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Posted 07-21-2017 at 08:45 PM by arniekat


Source - ArchLinux Wiki and and PowerDNS Website

The PowerDNS recursor is part of the source tarball of the main PowerDNS distribution, but it is released separately. It is known to power the resolving needs of over 150 million internet connections.

This particular setup will use powerdns-recursor caching with Adblocking and DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions) and DnsCrypt-Proxy to encrypt all DNS queries.

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