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So spring is here, really??

Posted 03-25-2016 at 01:26 PM by onebuck


Been home for three weeks today and spring is in the chilly air! Played some senior golf with other members on some warmer days. It's 40 F outside and a bit cold to be on the course.

I have been trying to get things ready for the season. I took my Cub into the shop for some warranty work. Turns out the shop said 'The trans-axle had to be replaced. To much work to just replace the seals and that the time spent would exceed the money earned from the Cub warranty.'...
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A little background on myself, and thoughts to a new 'blog-column'

Posted 03-23-2016 at 10:13 AM by goumba

Hey guys,

So, a little about me. Until a few years back, I was a big computer nerd. I still use Linux exclusively, but I used to spend every spare waking hour (that I wasn't working my day job which was typically 12-16 hours a day) just killing time. I know UNIX and Linux, but never really delved too deep.

Enter the big D word, which I blamed on my time wasting in front a computer. Where did my life go? I hit 35 years old, and 'd' set in big time. Not where I wanted...
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Silly volume control scripts for openbox that probably won't work for everyone

Posted 03-20-2016 at 10:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-20-2016 at 10:22 PM by the dsc


# volume changer+notifier, using notify-send, and tested only with xfce4-notifyd
# the syntax is the same of the "end" of what you'd use in plain amixer, see "$1"
# Ex.: 5%-, 5%+, 30, 60%

com=(`amixer set "Master" $1`)


# and here's why it won't work for everybody. The output of amixer includes
# things like soundcard features, which are array elements I'm just
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Monitor your laptop with fswebcam

Posted 03-20-2016 at 10:29 AM by ugjka
Updated 03-20-2016 at 10:42 AM by ugjka

This is a little tutorial on how to take a picture from the webcam with systemD timers every 15 minutes.

Install fswebcam a commandline utility for grabbing pics off the webcam

Create a script in /usr/local/bin/ called snap that grabs a pic and put date and time in the filename
Don't forget to chmod +x to make it executable
_now=$(date +"%Y_%m_%d_%H_%M")
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RHEL5 won't support TLSv1.1 or higher

Posted 03-19-2016 at 10:59 AM by MensaWater
Updated 09-06-2016 at 04:00 PM by MensaWater (Adding note about ciphers)

We found the version of curl provided for RHEL5 does not include the flags "--tlsv1.1" or "--tlsv1.2" provided by later versions of curl.

This means CentOS5 curl does not include/support the flags "--tlsv1.1" or "--tlsv1.2".

RHEL7 and RHEL6 versions do support TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 and work when using them. One might need to run yum update for curl and/or openssl to have the versions with the support. On my RHEL6 systems I had...
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