164 articles

Adjusting to a New Norm

Every once in a while life throws a curveball your way. When it does, it is up to you to catch the pass, run the field in a breakaway, score yourself a hat-trick and bowl a strike.

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170106-0920

A timestamp for a title? Yeah, I role like that.

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New Year, New Update

Everybody that leads something at Dell felt the need over the Holidays to send out some sort of back-patting, self-aggrandizing letter disguised as heartfelt and encouraging pick-me-up messages. So here is mine.

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Cold Snap

After such a mild autumn, winter has come in with full force.

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Popping My Mechanical Cherry

I have owned a bunch of different keyboards over the years. Some of

which were wireless, some had neat lighting options or extra buttons. However, until this week all my previous keyboards have used cheap, non-tactile keys, so I finally decided to treat myself to something better.

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Heritage Festival - 2016

Yesterday was a day of gluttony in the park. It was marvelous.

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Video Game Update

I thought I’d take a few minutes and give a bit of an update on the games I’ve been playing around with lately.

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Audible Defects

I’ve finally done it! I’ve connected the pieces that I’ve been working on for the last 2 months and I can now generate audio out of data in our defect database at work.

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Nouveau to NVidia

My work laptop is old, no bones about it. It is the first laptop that I was issued when I was hired on permanently with EMC after I graduated from Uni.

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Defrosted Mini-Fridge

It seems that I can only get away with leaving my mini-fridge running for about a year and a half at a time.

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Atom Editor (and my rambling Programming Tool History)

I’ve started on a bit of an exploratory journey into the realm of one of the popular "modern" text editors that I have heard so much about in various blogs that I follow.

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Iced Coffee

It’s summer time, and the livin is easy. Fish are jumping, and the cotton is high.

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NASCAR CocaCola600 in Concord N.C.

For the last week I was down in North Carolina for the NASCAR CocaCola600 with my family.

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So Much Lotion!

I got into a situation today in which I was not entirely comfortable.

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Bloated Windows VM Files

The bloat of Windows infects even your linux systems if you are forced to use a Windows VM.

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More Sickness, Less Energy

Well the optimism of my last post turned out to be unwarranted.

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Gettin Down With the Sickness

I hate being sick.

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My Scripts on Mac

The Mac terminal might use bash - at least as of El Capitan versions it does - but that doesn’t mean that all of the terminal tools are the familiar GNU versions.

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A Cleaner Way To Disable Caps-Lock

I figured out a much cleaner method for configuring the Caps-Lock key on my keyboard this morning.

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Can’t Sleep: Fly Spaceships Instead

I have been awake for nearly an hour already today and it’s still only five in the morning.

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ED: Functional Type-7, Trading for Profit

Haulin’ normal goods can be the most profitable gig if you have enough room in your cargo hold.

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Update on Elite Dangerous

A quick update on my ED account and what I’ve been up to in our future universe.

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Windows You Suck… Still

Broken almost every time I try to use it.

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More on Caps Lock and CTRL

Okay, I gave up on Caps Lock altogether.

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Swapping Caps-Lock and the CTRL Key

For years I have used mostly full sized keyboards that have allowed me to use my palm on the CTRL key. Since that doesn’t work on my mac, I’m trying to swap the CTRL and Caps Lock key to see if that helps.

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