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My new podcast about w3m, a command line web browser, is up at Hacker Public Radio.

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Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Learn how to use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do.

It’s not hard; it’s just different.

Tidewater Unix Users Group

What: Monthly TWUUG Meeting.

Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.

Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room. See directions below. (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.

When: 7:30 PM till whenever (usually 9:30ish) on Thursday, September 3.

Directions:
Lake Taylor Hospital
1309 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, Va. 23502 (Map)

Pre-Meeting Dinner at 6:00 PM (separate checks)
Uno Chicago Grill
Virginia Beach Blvd. & Military Highway (Janaf Shopping Center). (Map)

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This little pile of electrons turned 10 years old on Thursday.

Who wudda thunk?

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PCBSD running in VirtualBox running on Slackware –Current on my Zareason Limbo desktop through a VNC connection from my Zareason Strata laptop using the X11vnc server and the tightvnc viewer.

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Thanks to Klaatu for getting me off my duff to figure this out.

Afterthought:

You might notice a certain pattern in how I like my desktop to look.

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28 August 2015 · Comments Off on “Dude, You’re Flirting with a Bot” · Categories: Geek Stuff

It appears that, at Ashley Madison, there was less than met the eye.

Since long before the days of the badger game, horny men have been suckers ripe for the plucking, and there have been plenty of pluckers.

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FreeBSD v. 10 running in VirtualBox on Slackware –Current.
vbfreebsd1_500

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19 August 2015 · Comments Off on Sauce for the Goose · Categories: Geek Stuff

Steve Jobs thinks that he is in heaven because he sees no flames.  Man hands him an iPhone, saying


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13 August 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Geek Stuff

Zucked on his own petard.

Via C&L.

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10 August 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Geek Stuff

Sign off, sign on.

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07 August 2015 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Geek Stuff

Gridiron twits.

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07 August 2015 · Comments Off on Narcissistic Narcissists · Categories: Geek Stuff

No selfie-awareness, no selfie-awareness whatsoever.

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06 August 2015 · Comments Off on And Now for Something Completely Different · Categories: Geek Stuff

Because you can /= you should.

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04 August 2015 · Comments Off on Make TWUUG Your LUG · Categories: Geek Stuff

Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Learn how to use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do.

It’s not hard; it’s just different.

Tidewater Unix Users Group

What: Monthly TWUUG Meeting.

Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.

Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room. See directions below. (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.

When: 7:30 PM till whenever (usually 9:30ish) on Thursday, August 6.

Directions:
Lake Taylor Hospital
1309 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, Va. 23502 (Map)

Pre-Meeting Dinner at 6:00 PM (separate checks)
Uno Chicago Grill
Virginia Beach Blvd. & Military Highway (Janaf Shopping Center). (Map)

Join the forums.

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03 August 2015 · Comments Off on Stray Thought: Everyone Needs a Goal Dept. · Categories: Geek Stuff

Tomorrow I shall figure out the regex to use in procmail to send all emails with a subject line containing all caps anything right into my Mutt spam mailbox, so I can delete them en mass.

Hysterical email appeals are not just pathetic and annoying.

They are boring.

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03 August 2015 · Comments Off on And This Surprises You How? · Categories: Geek Stuff

Those “wearable tech” fitness doo-dads can be hacked.

Frankly, I doubt that you can doo-dad your way to fitness anyway. Free weights and a bicycle are all you need.

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In The Guardian, Frank Pasquale and Siva Vaidhyanathan see a precedent for Uber etc.

It’s not the precedent you would expect. Here’s a snippet (emphasis added):

The analogy is most obvious in the case of an American civil rights law itself. Uber has ignored advocates for the blind, and other disabled persons, when they claim Uber’s drivers discriminate against them. In response to a lawsuit by the National Federation of the Blind, Uber bluntly asserts that it’s merely a communication platform, not the type of employer meant to be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some judges and regulators accept that reasoning; others reject it. But the larger lesson is clear: Uber’s aggressive efforts to avoid or evade disability laws are nothing less than a form of corporate nullification, as menacing to the rule of law as defiance of civil rights laws in the days after courts ruled against racial segregation in the US.

Follow the link for the rest of the article.

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27 July 2015 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Pleasure · Categories: Geek Stuff, Recipes

Editing audio in audacity

I have another podcast up at Hacker Public Radio.

Now it’s your turn.

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22 July 2015 · Comments Off on Droning On · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Boys and their toys.

The CAA said it had recorded six other incidents between May 2014 and March 2015 at airports around the UK in which drones and piloted craft almost collided.

“Drone users must understand that when taking to the skies they are entering one of the busiest areas of airspace in the world,” said Tim Johnson, director of policy at the CAA, in a statement.

Drone owners must be aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the flying of their craft, he said.

Recklessly endangering an aircraft is a criminal offence, said Mr Johnson, and those convicted could face a five-year jail sentence.

It’s won’t be long until some bozo brings down an airliner while playing with his masturbatory mechanical aero-vibrator.

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22 July 2015 · Comments Off on Sauce for the Goose · Categories: Geek Stuff

Newscaster:  A website for cheating spouses has been hacked.  Husband and wife both think:


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My brother and I exchanged some emails about this. However much we both disapprove of cracking into databases, neither one of us can find in ourselves much sympathy for AshleyMadison’s clientele.

You dance to the music, you must perchance pay the piper.

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