Tag Archives: Technology

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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“If It Ain’t Broke…”

Or How I Upgraded my DSL Service in 12 Not-So-Easy Steps [This is a rather long posting, and a bit geek-techie.  It’s an narrative of my experience with a DSL service upgrade, so I hope it has value for other … Continue reading

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Ken Olsen, founder of DEC: RIP — A personal reflection

Unless you’re an old geek (graybeard) like me, this news might have escaped your notice:  Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (or DEC to all of us who knew and loved it), passed away this last Sunday, Feb. 6th, … Continue reading

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