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stories from the trenches.. vmware, san, backups and general hacking

7 Jun
2013

A slippery slope

I was wathcing the news yesterday, and there was a piece on the government supporting teachers getting the right to go through students bags and such while at school. I think this is a horrible idea. Let me tell you why. Traditionally, a person and his property are his. You need probable cause to search […]

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3 Apr
2013

Fucking hostile

When I decided to become a parent, I didn’t think religious issues would much factor into it. My son turns six soon, and lo, not many religious issues have thusfar come up. I am an atheist, as is my son’s mother. Therefore, religion hasn’t really factored into his upbringing. At school, he will not participate […]

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18 Mar
2013

Hmm.. upgrades

I may have already titled a post like this. Obviously, this is a reference to Matrix: Reloaded. Anyway. Some updates. Stuff going on. Looks like i’m traveling to two places this year. I’ll update more when things move ahead. At least to Spain. I have to renew my passport, since I only have the first […]

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10 Jan
2013

So TF2 works with ATI on Steam for Linux after all…

I figured there has to be a way to get things working, and there was! After some diligent googling, I was able to find this page, which lists the steps to get TF2 working through the native Steam for Linux client. I tried it out, and had it working within 15 minutes. Trying the game […]

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2 Jan
2013

Steam on Linux

The inevitable thing that everyone has to post about: Steam on Linux! I’ll relay my personal experiences here in very short form. I first downloaded Steam when it went open beta before christmas. I was doing this on my Arch workstation, that ran on the radeon drivers. Steam was available through the AUR, and was […]

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