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Working against Microsoft… Again!

Ugh… Microsoft and their Windows 10 crap showed up on my PC.

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Spent My Walmart Giftcards Tonight

This post is dedicated to my Gran’mom and to my Mom.

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Intentionally Broken Website… For A Brighter Future?

I have taken the plunge and have dived into a series of changes to my website code.

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Making a Murderer is Making Me Sick!

Just because it makes me sick doesn’t mean I didn’t start binge watching the series as soon as I finished the first episode…

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First Post Written From My new Macbook

Well there you have it. My first post, written on my new Macbook.

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The Dark Side Has Arrived, Time to Dive In

To all the anti-mac hold outs out there: "Jump on, the bandwagon still has room!"

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VIM GTD Part 2: The Helper Script

In my "A Vim and GTD Workflow" post I mentioned a helper script that I was working on to help keep everything in shape. Here are some of the details…

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A Vim and GTD Workflow

I am a major fan and daily user of Trello. However, there are some cases where you want your GTD lists to be version controlled in something like Git. Here’s one idea that uses Vim to do the work.

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Get a Second DHCP Address Temporarily

At work a while ago we came across an automated test where a temporary IP address was needed. However, we needed to ensure that whatever IP the test chose to use would not affect any other systems on the network.

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Trading Rares in an Asp

Okay, I admit it I broke down. I have now purchased Elite Dangerous twice.

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More Minor Additions to the Site

A quick note on a few more tiny additions that were recently added.

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KSP, Linux and Joysticks

If you know anything about my video game habits you’ll know that over 90% of my time is spent playing Kerbal Space Program.

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Quick New Script for Updating the Site

Here’s a look at how I go about automating common workflows that I find myself repeating.

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Small Changes to the Site

Evolution is never complete. A tinkerer is never finished. A perfectionist never satisfied.

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Made it Home, and My Luggage Too!

Whelp my yearly Christmas trip home to BC has come to a close. This year also marks the first time a second piece of luggage was checked for my return flight.

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Procrastination Wins Again

You’d think I’d have learned better by now. I guess I just keep putting it off though.

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Write a UDEV Rule To Give Your NICs Simple Names Again

Are you like me? Do you also find it hard to remember that your ethernet port is named "enp3s0"? Here’s a quick way to rename your NICs with a UDEV rule.

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Systemd + Laptop Lid Switch

I have been using the xfce4-power-manager to manage the power profile on my laptop at work. I’ve been noticing lately that when I undock the laptop and close the lid the system goes into suspend regardless of the options I’ve set in the xfce4-power-manager.

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NetworkManager + Awesome + PolicyKit

Sometime last week I lost the ability to manipulate my laptop’s network state through the nm-applet in the wibox panel that I have set up in my Awesome WM config. Apparently the latest version of the NetworkManager has changed the policykit requirements for aquiring appropriate access to the dbus.

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Searching for Laptop: didn’t really find what I expected

The laptop market is doing weird things to my head. After looking around for a laptop that suits my needs and that I can run linux on I find myself looking in places and to companies I never thought I’d gravitate to.

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Dropbox Blogging

Posting new things to me website is easy to do from a PC. I’m still looking for a way to easily post updates from my phone.

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Adventures With Systemd Abbreviated

This blog is an abbreviated version of my day today… The TL;DR would be: systemctl --user is uber frustrating so just use the system config and get over yourself.

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40 Minute Commute

My 10 minute drive to work was actually a 40 minute adventure in bumper to bumper traffic this morning.

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HTC Sense, you suck!

You know the HTC Sense home screen sucks when upgrading HTC Sense messes up the home screen layout of my OTHER home screen app.

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Silence Sneakers With Ground Baby

Barbaric, I know, but there really is no substitute for the powder of babies.

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