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Posted 04-06-2016 at 03:09 PM by shsmith

For those of you who may be interested, my home network consists of a desktop running Ubuntu 14.04LTS, a dell Inspiron E1505 running Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon and XFCE desktops, and a Sony Vaio laptop running windows 7. The Latitude will be added once I get the power supply and figure out what to put on it. For once, the windows was the easiest to configure; I'm catching hell trying to get the Linuxes to play nice and see and work with each other.
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New(ish) Laptop :s

Posted 04-06-2016 at 02:42 PM by shsmith
Updated 04-06-2016 at 02:44 PM by shsmith

Ok, dealing with that latitude, trying to get the dvd rom working under windows (xp) have been futile. Windows says there are no drivers (even though I can navigate right to where they are) and won't let me install any. On a hunch I made a bootable Puppy Linux ISO on a thumb drive and booted from it. The DVD ROM works fine! So now I have to decide what Linux distro I want to put on that laptop. I ordered a power supply for it and one for the Inspiron and they should be here by close of business...
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Disable the annoying command-not-found handler on Ubuntu

Posted 04-04-2016 at 07:17 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-04-2016 at 07:18 PM by the dsc

Add on .bashrc:

unset command_not_found_handle
alias cmdhelp=/usr/lib/command-not-found
So if it's just a typo there's no annoying mini-hang.

I'd rather have something like a "shopt -s safe-command-spell" thing than this, or at least as a first thing.

The alias is just in case you'd rather use for a command you thought you had installed. Sometimes the commands are under somewhat obscure package names, so it can...
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2 != 3, even for very large values of 2

Posted 04-04-2016 at 07:00 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Spent the past 20 minutes troubleshooting an OpenVPN issue.

Problem: OpenVPN client connects, pulls an IPv4 address, but does not get route information. Manually added routes don't allow ping.

Solution: tap devices cannot talk to tun devices, at least not directly/natively. tap devices are layer 2. tun devices are layer 3. 2, no matter how close it gets to 3, is simply not 3. (ARP tries hard to prove otherwise, but as there is no such thing as a L3 header in...
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Extended winter Vacations!!!

Posted 04-04-2016 at 12:19 PM by onebuck


Officially, my wife and I are now Florida homeowners!! Closed on the property this mourning. I think we will be leaving in Oct/16 and not returning until late April/17. Right now it's cold outside and chance of rain later in the week. Spoke to a friend in Florida this mourning and it's in the mid 70s', expecting to get to the mid 80s' today. We've got a great community in Florida with loads of activities. Keep the wife busy, while I golf!!

My wife has told me there...
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