Water still over the bridge

Nearly 8 years to the day and here I am talking about net neutrality again. This is a conversation that refuses to end because in the natural order companies want to maximize their profits and find new revenue streams. However…

Not all VPS providers are equal. That is to say that you get what you pay for and while I’m paying more than I was, I want to take a minute to make a recommendation for a company that has…

Last night I found myself desperate to read the output of tail but looking for specific content. (Basically tailing a log file and needing to have the fields pop out at me.) There’s no easy colorize command in linux so…

Ever try to setup iptables in a redundant configuration? That’s exactly what I recently set out to accomplish and after a few bumps, figured out a nice clean way to accomplish it. Granted, I don’t yet have a way to…

Thought I’d share this little script. Basically what I needed to do was build a way to track what hard drives were connected to my linux raid arrays along with their serial numbers and temperatures. This script requires hdparm and…

As a long running advocate of Linux, I know I’m stepping out of my usual terrain but I think it has to be said by a competent computer user: Yes, you can run Vista. Don’t get me wrong, I still…

The latest addition to the ManGeek’s computing power is a new PC. The old laptop, while quite capable, was just not satisfactory for geekdom. Anyone who’s seen a ham radio operator today knows what happens when geeks get out of…

I just read an article on MSNBC.com that discusses with some FUD, a move by the Chinese state and manufacturing industries to attempt to corner the media market and claim control over the licensing of media technologies. Now of course…

If there’s ever been a touchy subject to deal with parents, it’s the raising of their children. Unfortunately in some cases it can be even worse if the parents know their own deficiencies but choose instead of facing them to…

Some day a brilliant geneticist will discover a gene present in all masculine people that makes us want to do things bigger than before. That very gene drives us to the verge of insanity for goals that may not ever…