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Ripping my dvd collection

So a while back we had a smallish earth quake, which made my shelves, which were none-to-sturdy anyway, decide the walls were no longer where they wanted to be. I came home to dvds strewn across the floor, and more-or-less, … Continue reading

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Hacked. :/

My hosted web-server got hacked last night. I’m guessing it was via dokuwiki, which was out of date, but dang it, that’s annoying. Never-the-less, tip of the hat to Hidden Pain. Egg on my face. For the next couple days, … Continue reading

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More airline strangeness

Me: hi, I was wondering if any upgrades are available, and if so, how much they cost. Gate agent: oh, next time just have them put you on the list when you check your bag. Me: oh, I’m a united … Continue reading

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Netapp Instructor Wanted

open position for a Netapp Instructor. You’ll get to travel – work two – four weeks / month. Continue reading

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Making me reach a bit

I wrote a little while back about some of the things my startup has gotten me to work on, but it occurred to me today, after I being grumpy and frustrated for a good chunk of the day – the … Continue reading

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Cool things I’ve gotten to play with at my startup

For the last year or so I’ve been working on a tech startup with some friends. In doing so, I’ve gotten to work with some pretty cool stuff, and I thought I’d make a list of some of them. Continue reading

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A letter to my congresswoman

I thought I would put up a letter I recently wrote to my congresswoman, Maxine Waters, regarding the recent information that has come to light about torture under the Bush administration. I am writing you today in regards to the … Continue reading

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A quick perl script for used car research on craigslist

After carmax tried to gouge me, I thought I would test the open market and write a quick perl script to give me the average price for an item on craigslist -in this case a car. Here’s how it works and the code is below. It should be really easy to modify for anyone who could use something like this: Continue reading

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Dear Bestbuy, why don’t you value me as a customer?

On my birthday, I drove from one store to another in the boston area trying to find a dell mini 9 netbook. I eventually did, the last one they had, which was an open box return, mid wipe. I purchased … Continue reading

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An alternative approach to snaprestore rollbacks for virus outbreaks

overview Netapp’s snap restore product is a fantastic tool in a storage admin’s arsenal. It works well. It’s fast, and it doesn’t need to “restore” data, it just makes a previous snapshot the active file system. That said, I keep … Continue reading

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