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A life.

Posted 12-24-2010 at 09:44 PM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)

Something I need to acquire.

I hate photo albums.
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Time to celebrate

Posted 12-24-2010 at 07:04 PM by Larry Webb

My wife has been windows free for three months. I have not had to do any repairs to her desktop and she has been telling her friends how great her Suse works. I now have my daughter asking to install linux on her netbook. She is not sure about their desktop, but is thinking about letting me setup a dual boot.
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Desktop wireless

Posted 12-22-2010 at 09:04 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 09:27 PM by MrCode
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Moving away from the general theme of depression and existential angst, I'd like to report a (however partial) small success: I'm posting this from my desktop computer, without the need for it to "piggy-back" on my laptop's wireless connection.

There's a slight catch, though: I'm having to do it roughly the same way I did it on Ubuntu: install ndiswrapper, set up the Windows driver for my Netgear WN111 USB wireless dongle through ndiswrapper, and hope for the best. It...
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Considering a custom-built desktop.

Posted 12-22-2010 at 08:27 PM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)
Updated 12-22-2010 at 09:53 PM by lupusarcanus

Well, I've been thinking the last few days and I have gotten very fond of building a desktop computer myself. I've had such trouble with laptops -- and I've never owned a desktop. I mean, I spend most of my 'computer time' at home anyway, so why do I need a laptop so badly? I could work 1 or 2 months and sell my MacBook Pro and build a top of the line desktop for el-cheapo. I could make it look really cool, choose my own parts, feel a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment and learn something...
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umurmur port progress

Posted 12-22-2010 at 02:38 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 12-27-2010 at 10:20 AM by rocket357

A few days ago I got umurmur up and running on OpenBSD. I sent the build patches in to the project developer and they were committed with minor edits. I've continued working on umurmur and I am closing in on submitting a port to OpenBSD.

I submitted three additional patches today to the umurmur project dev. The patches were to remove linker warnings (no, not all ports do that, but I will =) and now I've moved on to the finicky topic of security auditing. The baseline that I'm...
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