Category Archives: Science and Technology

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Insurance Adjuster – v.2

It’s alive — well, sorta.  I finished mechanical repairs to the truck, and now it’s sitting in the body shop.  By the end of next week, they’ll have it spit-clean and shiney. FYI – quality paint and body work from … Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Insurance Adjuster – v.1

Welcome to Volume 1 in our first installment of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Insurance Adjuster’.  This is an attempt to chronicle the pitfalls of ‘saving a few dollars’ on car insurance.  Be wary, friends and neighbors, the boogy man is in … Continue reading

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Another Busy Week: mod_openopc, S.E.E.R., and Warrior Wallpaper!

Yes, your eyes have not deceived you – we’ve managed to cram two software releases and a bit of Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) picture doodling into one article. [1] mod_openopc v-3.1-4b (bugfix release) Fixes an issue where BRIDGE and … Continue reading

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Chrysler / Fiat: 70 Good Jobs in Trenton – That’s a Good Start.

Hijacked this thread from our buddy Dave over at http://www.Allpar.com – looks like Chrysler / Fiat is getting ancy with the Mexico based supplier of camshafts for the PentaStar Six-Banger. As you may or may not know – the Pentastar … Continue reading

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Bugfix Releases – mod_openopc and syphon

May 3rd, 2011 – bugfix releases for both mod_openopc and syphon.  Excerpt from the Revision History follows… build = 52    mod_openopc version = 3.14 revision = a Fix for potential bug – we observed the possibility in syphon that … Continue reading

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syphon – Release v-0.1-6 PUBLIC

The latest and greatest syphon is brewed for your enjoyment.  Version 0.1-6 PUBLIC adds a new subroutine called “SEER_CHECKWEIGHERMODEL_V2″, which logs the Machine (Scale or Checkweigher) Operator’s name (User ID) on the fly for each recorded entry. To ensure backward … Continue reading

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Linux – Everything you Never wanted to Know about Nerd-ing

Here’s some good perspective about the impact of, implementation of, and fluid dynamic of Linux and Linux-like Operating Systems in the modern world.   A lot of people aren’t aware of just what it is, what it can do, and the … Continue reading

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Release – STaRBUC v 0-2.4

Feature addition (from a SysAdmin’s point of view)… enjoy kiddies… 1) new method of allowing (or not) backup actions.  Uless certain status conditions are met, it will be blocked. 2) allow other operations (non backup) during time that backups are … Continue reading

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Release – mod_openopc v3.1-4

Hot off the presses (well maybe not so hot – luke warm?) — April 12th we released mod_openopc version 3.1-4 PUBLIC. It’s a conglomerate of the #50 and #51 builds… revision notes as follows: 1) max writes per second per … Continue reading

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He almost bought a Challenger: part 3 (final)

And thus our epic saga of ‘The Cheat’ comes to a close with – as you guessed – success.  Here’s the skinny…     Parts / Source list for your enjoyment… NOTE – 3 years later, a hard reality was … Continue reading

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