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One of the things I hate the most about snaps is the so-called "security" system that makes them impossible to extend or fix if something's missing from the snap. Example: GRadio, an otherwise-excellent internet radio player, does not have the MPEG2 AAC codec required to decode my local radio station Q102's stream. If it were […]


Coffee and advil is a helluva drug. If only my teeth were the worst thing falling apart around me! :D On the bright side, the even larger class I have to teach was only a partial clusterfuck, rather than the complete disaster I was expecting. It was good to see friendly faces.

Today, I

built and started testing 147 livepatches built a CNC machining system from scratch talked a friend through a medical crisis with her MIL made $500 on BTC day trading went to the chiropractor cleaned up the last of the leaves I'd say that's a full day

Veterans Day

The usual spiel for Veterans Day is "thank you for your sacrifice." This isn't sufficient. I want to say that I'm sorry. Our government puts our troops in danger on a daily basis for lots of reasons that aren't protecting Americans, and a lot of those reasons are for the personal benefit of the politicians […]


to stay with you, always you are the world to me I'm dreaming on So you can take my sword for you Oh, how do you feel so far? You are the world to me You stole my heart so long ago

Make that 2 systems

So, I got two systems that even together were less than one system from Lenovo or Alienware. First is Beast, it's an ASUS gaming laptop. GTX980/4G with 3.3THz i7, 32 GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB of 7200 rpm hard drive. It's 17.3" screen, and 10 pounds, so it is a monster. Ubuntu runs […]