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Revisiting the world of Linux and Rescue boot up disks and wiping hard drives

One of my newer roles at work is being the backup systems-admin-fix-your-network-cable-and-coffee-maker-and-upgrade-ram guy.   Whatever you call that role.  In that role, I needed to wipe clean some machines that are leaving our premises.. It has been fun.  Along the way,

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WIFI Tools for Windows

I had some trouble with my WIFI network a few days ago – and I got to brush up on some tools I can use in Windows to diagnoze WIFI connections. Ekahau WIFI Mapper The coolest one I found was

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French Press Coffee Grounds Disposal Process Optimization

At work we have a slight problem.  We like our high quality coffee, we use a french press, but we do not have a garbage disposal. This was my process solution for the problem of how to get the liquids

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Kittens

For the last 60 hours or so, we have had to put aside all our normal routines, and adapt to a new routine:  of being foster-parents to squirmy, wormy, squishy, squeeky Kittens. Our son’s friends found them in a ditch

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CodePaLousa Day 2 (for me)

There’s a code conference in town, CodePaLousa.  5th year for it; this would be my 2nd? 3rd? 4th? year attending (I skipped a year, I think, and I may not have been to the first one).    For many attendees, this

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More random little things

I continue to be scattered; dipping my toes into a little bit here and there.   Actually, that’s a little harsh – its more like, we got some interruptions, I got behind in various things, so I’ve mostly been trying to

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Setting up a Private Key Double-Bind Retention System

It sounds really fancy, but its not. The other day, I got to my office, and found that my fob was missing from my keychain.  I traced my steps back, and found it on the ground next to my car

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