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New Fiction: The Wrong Twin

Regardless of whether or not you asked for it, new fiction written by yours truly is on its way. For a while now, I’ve contemplated how to go about sharing things I write, and I’ve decided to just use the giant forum known as the Internet to publish my own work. I no longer ascribe ...

Where did cable TV come from?

The ABC vs. Aereo Supreme Court case opinion was a very intriguing read. Breyer, J. recounts the history of cable television, CATV. I have vague recollections of community access television, but it turns out that they started as giant antennas that picked up other public channels from very far away, and eventually from very very ...

An Up-To-Date Web Server

An Up-To-Date Web Server
Take a really close look at this. Notice how the version of phpMyAdmin says “up to date”? See where it says the mysqli functions are being used? Notice how there are no errors about the pma tables and users? See that web server version? Apache 2.4.9. That is the most stable version of Apache and ...

American History: Anita Hill

I have absolutely no idea where I was when this scandal broke. I did not even know it existed until about five or so years ago, when Anita Hill was making yet another comeback after Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia, called Ms. Hill out of the blue and asked her to apologize, subsequently apologizing herself for ...

a2enmod for Windows!

a2enmod for Windows!
It’s been around for a little while, but win-a2enmod is one of the first actually useful pieces of software I’ve made, although it’s all PowerShell and Windows command line, so it could rightly just be called a script, but a fairly involved one. It is for managing modules and sites on Windows Apache, and I ...

The ideal OS X web server

The ideal OS X web server
This is what a MAMP server should look like:  

Such tenacity

Such tenacity
I have total appreciation for Masha and Nadia’s bravery, but if they keep taunting Russia to re-incarcerate them, their country will certainly oblige them. I hope Pussy Riot’s most outspoken members consider the consequences of this. They are sure to be more productive out of jail. Even if you compared their actions to those of, ...

Ender’s Game Movie Response

Even in the first few minutes, there is a lot that I’m very pleased with. The book was indeed rather vague on the origin of the Formics, more derisively known as Buggers (one of a handful of instances in the book where homosexuality is tangentially derided). The majority of the story is essentially preparation for ...

Get FedUp

Just like the guide says, this is the most successful path to upgrading modern Fedora versions: sudo yum update fedup fedora-release sudo fedup --network 20 This upgrades from Fedora 19 to 20. Adding the --reboot option to fedup will automatically restart the system. You should then see a System Upgrade entry in grub’s menu. Selecting ...