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A Low But Significant Bar

A friend got a 4th gen AppleTV in late 2015 – a friend that enjoys retro video games, but that doesn’t own any consoles. I tried Provenance on my iPad and was pretty satisfied, and figured it would be pretty nifty on the … Continue reading

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Nuke and pave of pfSense on the SG-2440

I may not be the first to deal with the fallout of filesystem corruption on an SG-2240 running pfSense 2.2 due to sudden power loss, but I might be the first to put the cliff notes of the recovery process in … Continue reading

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SSL enabled, registration disabled

… and now an announcement from the custodial engineering department: SSL has been enabled. Jihad nuclear al-qaeda infiltrate spy NSA snowden very much wow. I updated media links for recent posts (the ones that load on the front page), but … Continue reading

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irssi auto-op your friends

From the ‘short and sweet’ department, here’s a fast recipe for configuring irssi to automatically op users of your choosing. cd ~/.irssi/scripts curl -O http://scripts.irssi.org/scripts/friends_peder.pl mkdir -p autorun ; cd autorun ; ln -s ../friends_peder.pl If irssi is already running … Continue reading

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SI File Transfer, Entity Capabilities, iChat, and Your Jabber Bot

What do these things have in common? This is the only place on the entire internet where you can read useful information about all of these things. I’ve toyed with jabber bots before, mostly using the various XMPP stacks available … Continue reading

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foci: MacBookPro10,1

I got one, and I really like it! This post will focus on just a few attributes of the new hardware that are salient to me. Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: … Continue reading

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Site Redesign Complete

I’ve finally finished with the site redesign, featuring a little custom javascript header – roll over the images to see other images. These are loaded from URLs in a JSON document, so it’ll be easy to add new images over … Continue reading

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Backfill

In preparation for a dreness.com site redesign, I am migrating away from LiveJournal, my longtime (but mostly abandoned) personal blog. WordPress offers import support from various sources, including LiveJournal. I let it grind for about 30 minutes and it got … Continue reading

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Permissions updated…

Spambots have been running wild lately, so I’ve tightened this site a little. To post a comment, users must be logged in and must have a previously approved comment – otherwise the comment goes into moderation queue. ** UPDATE They … Continue reading

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SJ

I only worked under Steve’s leadership for a few years, and never spoke to him in person. Even so, he earned my respect for thinking big and really wanting people to *understand* what he was after. The technology is definitely … Continue reading

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