Tue 09 December 2014

Filed under Politics

Tags rape sexual violence

As as society

We're not interested, "as a society", in teaching virtue, but instead we're teaching suffrage. The most important people in our society are the wrong-doers. It is sold to us as our place of struggle. We revere any "satan" which crosses our path. The deranged, the drugged, the violent, any pathology will serve. We are not taught to be good people, we are taught that "Gun Violence", and Rape are issues which society must "come together to defeat". Many do not want us to hear that small, private, independent acts, of good will, good behavior, self-restraint and honesty will change the Nation. So, they commit small, private, independent, acts, of hubris, of malice, and of deceit in the name of fixing society.

In the end, we're ignoring "small insignificant crimes" in the name of fixing the large problems which are all built of the same.

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Wed 16 April 2014

Filed under Politics

Tags None

Marijuana Damages Your Brain

The Mary Study shows us alterations in the brain from marijuana. I have seen similar studies on fat, sugar, salt, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. We have discovered that Tylenol affects the brain. Ibuprofen can cause EXTREME damage, including permanent brain damage. Over-the-counter antacids and emergency contraceptives ...

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Wed 22 January 2014

Filed under Politics

Tags

Dear Governor

Dear Governor Kitzhaber,

I know that you are focussed on internal issues. Most of what you publicly state has little to do with national politics. Under your tenure and on your watch, the Federal Government has run fast and loose on a drunken power grab. The Governors - Chief ...

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Mon 07 October 2013

Filed under OS

Tags Awesome Linux

Compression Problems

Have legacy iSCSI target files in /targets/hosts/fname[0-9].img. I need to relocate them to /backup/Legacy/hosts/fname[0-9].img.gz

I first tried this:

for x in */*.img;
 DIR=$(basename $(dirname ${x}))
 FILE=$(basename ${x})
 mkdir -p /path/to/backup/${DIR}
 gzip -9c ${x ...
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Fri 24 May 2013

Filed under OS

Tags LamerMoments Apple

Dear Apple

I have been purchasing MacBook Pro's since 2007. I realized this week that I have no intention of purchasing another Mac. The retina display is what I want, but the lack of upgradability is a deal breaker for me. Additionally, my friend with a retina has the ...

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Fri 03 May 2013

Filed under Weather

Tags LamerMoments

free customers

The underpinning of free is the ultimate "fuck off" capacity. Google can decide that one-million users is hardly enough to allow them to invest in any given technology. They can decide that ten million is too small. At some point, the rubber meets the road, and even with ...

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Wed 01 May 2013

Filed under Politics

Tags Personal

there are challenges

My firewall has a hardware failure. My phone has a hardware failure. My oven has a hardware failure (the computer). My wife's phone has a hardware failure (the screen and battery).

This weird run of failures started intensely two weeks ago when a customer had a ...

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Thu 25 April 2013

Filed under Politics

Tags Cool

Are you having fun?

I watched a Feynman video where he highlighted "The Importance of Playing". He spoke of running into some problems with calculations and eventually he found himself sitting a cafeteria hardly feeling like himself. During his meal, someone threw some sort of frisbee or a lid or ...

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Wed 24 April 2013

Filed under Politics

Tags Cool

who am I and what do I do?

I am Joshua Schmidlkofer. I have predominately lived in the North-Western United States. I have made myself at home in Oregon, Idaho and California. I have traveled to many of the Central and Western US States, as well as international travel to ...

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Tue 23 April 2013

Filed under OS

Tags LamerMoments

nobody effing cares about this

Welcome to Office 2013™. Home & Business Edition™ - and Welcome to your compulsory Live™ account.

Is this OEM?

[This PC ships with 2010 pre-installed, download 2013, loser.]

Are you setting this up for someone else?

[Yes]

Would you like to interrogate them for the type of ...

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Sat 20 April 2013

Filed under Howto

Tags Cool

failed disks

Not every admin is equally intelligent, interested, disciplined or motivated. Those attributes represent the balancing act of professional service in any capacity. However, when both motivation and interest are lacking, it's probably a sign you hate your job. Cleaning up after messes made by disinterest and apathy ...

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Thu 11 April 2013

Filed under Politics

Tags Opinions

I Quit Reddit

I started to create a post about why I finally quit Reddit. Now, it's just an opinion piece with no examples or facts. I never used many factors of community, I just clicked the funny pictures. I applied myself to a few short arguments, but most ...

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Sat 06 April 2013

Filed under Blogs

Tags Cool Geek

Up To

Where do I begin with this migration? I have been disgusted with Typo for a while. It has required more and more resources and tweaking. It is never as simple as I wish it was, from the operations side. My friend Cliff keeps developing his own stuff, but ...

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Sat 06 April 2013

Filed under Backup

Tags Cool Geek

Up To

This is very swift. Just a quick note to point out my Veeam/Eonnas work over at Ashbyte. I wrote a small piece on my solution.

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Sun 16 October 2011

Filed under OS

Tags CompassionNeeded Geek Lamer Moments

I wanted to install OSX Lion on my new hard disk. I moved my old drive to an external enclosure, and booted with Command+R to load the recovery console. I formatted the disk and then went to "Install".

After about thirty minutes, the time still said "5 hours, 16 ...

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Thu 06 October 2011

Filed under Misc

Tags Cool Geek

Just a quick blub on my Ashbyte.com page about the setup. Nothing special.

Samba Media Mounts

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Sat 01 October 2011

Filed under Email

Tags Cool Geek Security

Relaying with Postfix, SASL, Authentication and TLS

Create All The Files!

/etc/postfix/sasl/saslpass

mail.myserver.com relayuser:my password with spaces


/etc/postfix/tls_policy

[mail.myserver.com]:587 encrypt protocols=TLSv1 ciphers=high
[mail.myserver.com]:msa encrypt protocols=TLSv1 ciphers=high
[mail.myserver.com]:submission encrypt protocols ...

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Thu 26 May 2011

Filed under Politics

Dear Governor Kitzhaber,

Please take a stand against the ongoing deterioration of our constitutionally guaranteed Liberties. We need to defeat the Patriot Act, additional Executive War Powers and the Federal moves to undermine our rights. These rights are not negotiable. The greatest minds of history were heard from in the ...

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Thu 26 May 2011

Filed under Politics

Dear ,

Please stand against the Patriot Act, let it expire. Please stand against granting new/additional or ongoing war powers to the Executive Branch of Government. Some of the foundations for our Bill of Rights are already being breached by the TSA. We are losing our liberty for nothing.

This ...

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Thu 19 May 2011

Filed under Sec.

Tags IPsec Lamer Moments Security

Practical Troubleshooting

I love pfSense. So far it's superior to every Linux-based routing appliance. No product is perfect, but the 2.0 release is very promising. I have been troubleshooting tunnels which inexplicably do not work. I have been recieving the following error during phase1 connection:

racoon: ERROR: couldn ...

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Sun 13 March 2011

Filed under Politics

The legal doctrine of Corporate Personhood is a dangerous one. If I "threaten" the "Corporate Person" of Microsoft, am I a criminal? Is this constitutionally protected free speech? I certainly hope so.

Microsoft, how I hate thee.

You make my life a misery.

I pine and toil with your crap ...

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Thu 03 March 2011

Filed under OS

Tags apple osx usb

hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ubuntu-10.10-netbook-i386.dmg ubuntu-10.10-netbook-i386.iso

tulkas:Public joshua$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            371.5 GB   disk0s2
   3:       Microsoft Basic Data Joshua7                 128.2 GB ...

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Sat 08 January 2011

Filed under OS

I have gig networking, lots of disks, etc, etc. I need speed Oh, and this improved my internet speeds as well.

# Controls the use of TCP syncookies
net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies = 1

# don't cache ssthresh from previous connection
net.ipv4.tcp_no_metrics_save = 1
# recommended to increase this for 10G NICS
net ...

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Fri 07 January 2011

Filed under OS

No one knows if this is good or not, but I think it's rad.


/usr/bin/TuneTCP -- run this as root.

#!/bin/bash

sysctl -w net.local.stream.sendspace=163840
sysctl -w net.local.stream.recvspace=163840
sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.sendspace=131072
sysctl -w net.inet.tcp ...

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Tue 30 November 2010

Filed under Howto

The Case

I have a Dell server which is now deprecated in favor of a NetApp FAS2040. I

tried FreeNAS with UFS and with ZFS. I am going to rate FreeNas as

"fairly lame". That's fairly harsh considering that it's great in concept, and pretty great at

execution ...

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Tue 28 September 2010

Filed under Politics

Tags Lamer Moments

WTF Am I Saying

We're obsessed with the Presidency and we've let the core of our Republic, the Legislative Branch, go to the dogs. They squabble and bicker like children, they lack critical thinking skills and they're winning because they have a haircut, a nice suit, and ...

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Wed 22 September 2010

Filed under Email

Tags Geek Lamer Moments

Zimbra Management

Read This Fine Article - it tells you how, almost. I didn't find it that great. It tells you what to do but lends no guidance as to how to fix brokenness.

Changing the name

Ultimately, I got a message which many people have seen:

Unable to contact ...

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Tue 21 September 2010

Filed under Howto

Tags Cool Security

Extreme Networks

We setup a small SAN, using 1Gb networking. We have deployed a NetApp, Extreme Summit x450a and VMware 4.[01] ESXi. Along the way we had some problems, specifically w/ Jumbo Frames.

Our requirements were fairly specific:

  • VMware and Netapp compatible Port Groups (LACP, Trunking, Etherchannel, etc) must ...
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Wed 04 August 2010

Filed under Email

Tags Cool Geek Lamer Moments

My Problems

Since all of you, like me, use Gmail - Having abandoned dignity and surrendered and amazing amount of personal information to the matrix - you will likely need to search. Sometimes the searches are harder than others. For instance, eventually you want to search for mail from "chuck.dare@nasa ...

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Tue 26 January 2010

Filed under Backup

Tags Lamer Moments

Editors Note

This is unfinished, but I am leaving it as "Published", because it's being used for reference. Sorry for omissions and misspellings.

UPDATE

This is superceded by recent changes, or more brilliant technical people. You do not have to unpack the .jar files - a step which I personally ...

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Wed 20 January 2010

Filed under Misc

"Can you 'resign yourself to fury'? Is it possible to 'finally capitulate into a supernova of action and decision'? It seems to me that I can. The sidewalk ended for me about 5 seconds and a million miles ago. My anger cuts into the world like a hull of solid ...

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Fri 11 December 2009

Filed under Email

Tags Geek Security

A New Client

A client turned up our first full-time Mail.app Mac user with Snow Leopard today. I was called in because of attachment sending problems. It seems that files around 7MB would attach and send, but anything larger was failing. The entrenched support reported watching logs, etc. IIS ...

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Mon 16 November 2009

Filed under Politics

Tags Lamer Moments Retarded

I thought that the first season of "Legend of the Seeker" was bad. But, the second season is worse. The writers don't know anything about the characters, and they haven't really read the books. Terry Goodkind put some effort and thought into constructing a realistic world. The show ...

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Tue 08 September 2009

Filed under OS

Tags Cool Geek

Lesser Apps

Applications are like work habits or practices or anything else in life. The ones you have seem like the best when you find them. I have discovered - over and over - that my own desire for excellence is easily pleased but never satisfied. The darker side of this ambition ...

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Wed 02 September 2009

Filed under OS

Tags Cool Geek

I have to say something

The most annoying feature to geek-users of Safari is the practice of uncompressing downloaded .gz files. I find the whole auto-unzip generally useful. It's a problem whenever I do things like downloading the latest pfSense. I need the original compressed tarball. It has a ...

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Tue 12 May 2009

Filed under OS

Tags Geek Obvious

I have a client with a 17" MacBookPro "MBP", and he one day begin experiencing a login/bootup problem. Another client in the same network hit one of those annoying OpenDirectory login expirations which locked him entirely out of his laptop. (APPLE FAIL). It was the same day, the same ...

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Tue 10 March 2009

Filed under Blogs

Tags CompassionNeeded Lamer Moments

I use Typo, and I have since the early 4.0 days. Each upgrade brings a slew of new messes to the table. I recently discovered that apparently there are only two people behind Typo development, and with it being a Ruby/Rail project that does offer some explanation as ...

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Tue 10 March 2009

Filed under OS

Tags Lamer Moments Obvious Retarded

It's Daylight Savings Time - Again. Time for a new round of FAIL from Microsoft.

Windows Mobile

A clients' Verizon Windows Mobile phone has changed all the appointments for the foreseeable future to an hour later than originally scheduled.

Entourage

Microsoft Entourage 2004, on my older PowerBook G4 is rendering ...

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Mon 23 February 2009

Filed under OS

Tags Geek Obvious Retarded

Read any post you like. Read any _place_ you like. In 1994 it was "NTFS doesn't fragment by design, it never fragments". In the later 90's it was "ext3" or some other filesystem "doesn't fragment". Later, starting in 2000 - OS X doesn't fragment.

Windows

It started ...

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Fri 13 February 2009

Filed under OS

Today, all the Mac are belong to Apple. We changed the servers hostname. FAIL. After the change, we were unable to control / use the Blogs or calendars. In the process, we ended up renaming a group, due to a misspelling. After all that, nothing works.

Here are things we learned ...

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