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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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Colin Hay - Overkill

Dispatch - The General

Extreme - Hole Hearted

Jack Johnson - Good People

Nickel Creek - Spit on a Stranger

Nickel Creek - This Side

The Band - The Weight

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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Stabilo - Everybody

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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2015-12

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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2015-11

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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Today Was Brought To You By The Letter, Juice

I may not have a juicer or even a blender but that doesn’t stop me from having lots of choice for my liquid imbibment.

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TIFU, and Now I Need to Go to The Keg Again!

What a punishment.

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Forced into the Office

So much for working from home today.

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Space Reaches Version 1.0

Hooray, the python game that I’ve been working on, Space, has reached version 1.0.

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