Category Archives: Science and Technology

Mail Server Woes…

Having setup a half dozen beefy mailservers in my time, I’ve come to the same conclusion as most… why does it have to be so complicated? Here’s a simple recipe that’s served me well: Sendmail, Dovecot (IMAP / POP3), Spamassassin … Continue reading

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Plex… techno-racist against Android Phones ?

Plex is a hell of an application. As a home, multi-home, or organizational media and content server, it is outstanding. The free integration apps for Roku’s, Firesticks, and similar devices, as well as the ability to use pretty much any … Continue reading

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Pentium Slayer 3 Lives

Kingston Technologies.  Remember that name. On with the tirade… Sometime in mid-December of 2013, a remote tap concept was put together.  Specifically, your benevolent dictator moved, and since the new place does not have access to a fibre feed, the … Continue reading

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GNU GPL Ethics – An analysis of the use of Open Source Software

  The question of “can I use an Open Source application, or just a piece of one, in my closed source / proprietary application” has been a one sided debate for several years.  Those who have actually read the various … Continue reading

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Scavenger – Completed (none too soon)

  A couple weeks of spurratic efforts (as various parts arrived – most late), and Scavenger is complete.  Actually, it was done Saturday, but oh-so-far from tuned. The more dynamic (for lack of a better term: separately powered drivers) contained … Continue reading

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Scavenger

  With a little help from Johnny Turbo, a uniquely small yet wildly potent driver enclosure has been designed. For your audio-bliss, here is Scavenger, a less than 1 cubic foot, port tuned, kilo-watt enclosure that will fit in a … Continue reading

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Better 18 years late than never, right?

Today’s history lesson: Bell Labs (AT&T) introduced the Bourne Shell in 1977, authored by Stephen Bourne, closed source. Brian Fox wrote the Bourne Again Shell (aka ‘Bash’) in 1989 as a compatible, free, open source replacement for the original Bourne … Continue reading

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Gimme Some Locker Love…

  So, boredom struck – and a very heavy box full of parts from Randy’s Ring and Pinion later, we’ve got this…   4.56 gearset in a Chrysler Corporate 9 1/4″ rear, with a full blown Detroit Locker (not a … Continue reading

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Ever wonder WHY we bailed out the Auto Companies?

  Have you ever wondered why the American government bailed out the big-3 automotive manufacturers (Ford [who passed on the loan] / GM / Chrysler) ? The answer is pretty simple, and it has nothing to do with what you … Continue reading

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OpenOffice dot Org – WTF happened?

Late 2011 – Oracle, those megalomaniacs that they be, went and dumped OpenOffice dot Org onto the Apache Software Foundation.  Why?  We really couldn’t tell you ‘why’, at least not for certain. But, if we had to guess, it would … Continue reading

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