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How Changing Your Password Sucks

On The True Cost of Expiring Passwords — From “Archon”, a commenter on Bruce Schneier‘s 08/05/2016 blog article “Frequent Password Changes Is a Bad Security Idea” (https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/08/frequent_passwo.html) — “I work at a company that recently dropped its passwords from 90 … Continue reading

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“Intro to Ruby” Saturday Seminar, December 6th 2014

I’m pleased to announce that the Software Freedom School (SFS), supported in partnership by the PARSEC Group (full disclosure: my employer), has asked me to lead another full-day Introduction to Ruby seminar, this one on Saturday, December 6th 2014.  To … Continue reading

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Answered: a GNU/Linux command options syntax question

My answer to another Quora.com question, this time about GNU/Linux command-line options syntax: “Is a negative sign ‘-‘ used within Linux commands to enable or disable options?”

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Recovering Linux – 6

This is the sixth installment of a series of posts to document “How I recovered my Linux systems…”  See the first post and second post for the preliminaries, the third post for diagnostics and disassembly, the fourth post for reassembly and hardware checkout, and the fifth post which … Continue reading

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Recovering Linux – 5

This is the fifth installment of a series of posts to document “How I recovered my Linux systems…”  See the first post and second post for the preliminaries, the third post for diagnostics and disassembly, the fourth post for reassembly and hardware checkout…  Disk partitioning is one … Continue reading

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Recovering Linux – 4

This is the fourth installment of a series of posts to document “How I recovered my Linux systems…”  See the first post and second post for the preliminaries, and the third post for diagnostics and disassembly… Okay, I think I’m ready to power-up my … Continue reading

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Recovering Linux – 3

This is the third installment of a series of posts to document “How I recovered my Linux systems…”  See the first post and second post for the preliminaries… My PC-A system’s hardware problem identified  — disk drive sda failed  — and backup resources verified… … Continue reading

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