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Recovering Linux – 2

This is the second installment of a series of posts to document “How I recovered my Linux systems…”  See the first post for foundation and background. So, we had two hard drive failures in two different Linux boxes, nearly simultaneously. … Continue reading

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Recovering Linux – 1

A few weeks ago, we had near-simultaneous disk drive failures in two of our Linux PCs: both desktops are over four years old, and they’ve been spinning nearly 100% of that time.  Seeing independent hard drives fail at roughly the … Continue reading

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…and now for something completely different: Ruby for Newbies class

This is either a blast from my past, or it’s time to try something new… I’m pleased to announce a free class, Ruby for Newbies, to be held in Denver this Saturday, July 21st — Here are the details/FAQ:

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Time to put Google in the back seat? Go, DuckDuckGo!

“Just google it…”  That all-pervasive, nearly omnipotent, search engine, Google, has morphed into a common-place verb — we all use it, many of us depend on it simply to keep up with happenings on the ‘Net.  Yet it may be time … Continue reading

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Max Mathews, electronic music pioneer: RIP

It’s been a tough year for some of my heroes… I’m at the age when those who were the teachers, mentors and leaders of my college days and young adulthood are themselves fading, passing away.  And thanks to the all-knowing, … Continue reading

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Running out of IPv4 addresses, but consumer gear’s not ready for IPv6!

Hot on the heels of our recent DSL upgrade experience comes this revelation about the state of consumer-grade network gear — DSL & cable modems, routers, etc. — As the world “runs out of” IPv4 (Internet) addresses, the stuff that … Continue reading

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“If It Ain’t Broke…” — concluded

More Steps to Upgrading My DSL Service Some folks won’t care, but just to bring this little saga to a conclusion for those of you who do… The beginning of this story was posted last Thursday evening, when indeed the … Continue reading

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