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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
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Shut up and Hack

Posted 06-27-2014 at 01:06 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I'm nearly 75% through a bottle of Merlot, so this blog post may not be here tomorrow afternoon after I sober up a bit and get a chance to read it. Suffice it to say this won't be one of my typical technically-inclined posts.

I read something tonight that bothered me. I happened upon a brilliantly written blog about a young woman's struggle for finding her self worth and her identity. It brought tears to my eyes as I read through her setbacks, her victories, and eventual vindication....
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Shifting Gears (take 2)

Posted 06-13-2014 at 09:18 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 06-13-2014 at 09:28 PM by rocket357

If you follow my blog you'll know that a few months ago I said goodbye to my Linux Engineering position at Rackspace and joined Amazon Web Services as an AWS Support Engineer. It's been long enough that I feel I have my feet on the ground and I am qualified to give a status update.

Holy crap, Amazon. Go big or go home, they say. I'd love to give some cliche' about "if you work at Amazon you've already gone big", but I'm not even certain I could say that. The problems...
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Lessons Learned, Applied

Posted 05-29-2014 at 04:25 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 05-29-2014 at 11:16 AM by rocket357

I decided to take the move to Seattle as an opportunity to completely rebuild my home network and harden/update/reinforce particular areas I felt needed attention in my last configuration. A fresh install of OpenBSD-5.5 ensured that nothing from the old configuration remained (partially because I upgraded to a larger CF card, and partially because I just felt like cleaning house completely).

First off, I had a single port that was trunked to the switch, with multiple vlans running...
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blinky blinky blinky

Posted 05-15-2014 at 02:31 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Bought a beaglebone black.

And a bunch of LEDs, resistors, jumpers and a breadboard. Time for a little fun.

Installed OpenBSD-5.5 on the beaglebone (tried running CURRENT...ouch. Compiling on this thing hurts because the sd card is so incredibly slow...probably my fault, as I used a cheap class 4 micro sd...).

Wired up a simple circuit and started gpioctl'ing pins. Hrmmm. Nothing works. Perform OpenBSD-project problem remediation:

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BeagleBSD?

Posted 04-29-2014 at 11:55 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I picked up a BeagleBone Black a few days ago and a microSD card.

I have been playing around with Angstrom (the default Linux install that comes with the BeagleBone) while waiting for my serial cable to arrive so I can install OpenBSD. I've decided that this gadget is going to go in my car. I have a few ideas for what I'd like to do with it, but primarily I think I'm going to attempt to wire up a cellular network + wifi to create a secure mobile hotspot.

Unfortunately...
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