Author Archives: craig
About craigJust another random Linux user
It’s hard to remember a time before distributed version control systems became the norm. When Git, bzr, and hg started being used there was a culture shock. Where does the central repository live? Who can commit, and to where? How to I merge several developers’ work together into one repo? Over time Git proved itself…» Read More »
JoDee and I are making our way through Babylon 5 for the first time. Well, I’m watching it, but JoDee is falling asleep through most of it. But what is really hard to manage is not getting spoilers for the show. Look up an actor on the net, and their entire character story and back…» Read More »
Tonight in “I do stupid things so you don’t have to”: 1) Do NOT try to pry a hard drive platter from a laptop drive. It will shatter. 2) Hoover vacuum cleaners are powerful enough to suck up screwdrivers. This has been “I do stupid things so you don’t have to” This work is licensed…» Read More »
We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Our Topics include: Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that runs Linux for $35. It’s built to use peripherals that many homes or schools have lying around, and it’s got a set of general-purpose I/O pins that come in handy for the kinds of DIY electronics projects made famous by the Arduino and friends. Though initially inspired by the 8-bit … Read More »
Apparently there is now a WordPress app for Android. I wonder how well it works.
We shall see.
Picture a small restaurant in an expensive part of town. Out front on the door, a linen piece of paper with exquisite calligraphy reads “Reservations required. Please call ahead”. On the inside are two tables with four chairs each, with the finest tablecloths available. The staff is impeccably dressed, and the floor is well carpeted…» Read More »
Running Spinrite on my dad’s machine. His Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade (from 10.04) went a little pear-shaped, so I was going to see if I could reinstall it on another drive, while at the same time turning his XP machine instance into a VirtualBox image. As luck would have it, there’s also a bad sector on…» Read More »
I’ve decided to fully support the new RIAA-sponsored and certified CC license, the CC-BY-NC-NS (or “No Share” license). This license allows folks to attribute the artist, use non-commercially, but adds a special “no share” clause which allows people to keep music to themselves. It’ll save me a lot of time in creating new Open Metalcast…» Read More »
I’d like to apologize in advance for the eventual destruction of humanity by our feline friends. It seems we are unwittingly training the “Over Cat” (or Über Kätze *). Over the past few days Pixel has learned how to ferret through shoeboxes and pull out valued tissue paper; tissue paper that she craves. But we’re not talking…» Read More »