The Essence of Politics

Graphic Arts, Literature, Politics, Social Issues
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An obese woman talks to a friend about unfair medical treatment

I was very privileged to have a brief Twitter conversation with Alli Kirkham, one of the many thoughtful, talented, and concerned contributors at Everyday Feminism. It was my first visit to that site, as I had been informed of the Politically Incorrect Man comic after seeing it reviewed by the Amazing Atheist. Like most things […]

Cloud9 in name only

Sever Administration
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So, I decided to finally give Cloud9 a try. All I can say is that it’s not exactly heaven up there, although for a free service with 512MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive space, one should not complain too much. Cloud9 does have the individual user in mind in how they provide […]

A Clean Ship

OS X, Personal Computers, Technology

So, I finally found out why my laptop with El Capitan kept crashing. It took me a while to notice consistent references to┬ácom.symantec.kext.internetSecurity(5.4f4) in the crash report, for which I found a few other online OPs, if you will, in a similar predicament. Although I had already uninstalled my Comcast provided Norton Internet Security, I […]

Filezilla is not adware

Technology

I’m surprised that this needs clarification, but imagine my confusion when, as a DevCamp mentor for teens, I inform students about FTP clients like Filezilla, only to receive email from a concerned parent who was very understandably displeased to see their antivirus software throw up red flags for this very familiar program. I eventually found […]

Eclipse Mars RSE Terminal

Technology

The new Eclipse Mars comes with some notable improvements, particularly the new installer. I figured I would always be dealing with Eclipse through a zip archive, but it looks like they are finally trying to make things a little easier for us. So, there was a little change in the beloved Remote System Explorer plugin […]

Thoughtful Dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges

Politics
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Like all Supreme Court opinions, the Obergefell v. Hodges case is a required romp. Like the Windsor case, I gather that Kennedy was the author in order to give the decision a more neutral voice, and the majority opinion was intentionally much shorter than the dissent following. I think it was a good call to […]

Docker on Windows 10

Linux, Sever Administration, Technology, Windows
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Docker on Windows

It may not look like much, but the above screenshot is one of my finest achievements to date. I was having a lot of trouble getting Docker to launch on Windows 10. I found a lot of people online in the same boat, as the problem was with VirtualBox’s Host-Only Ethernet Adapter. A screenshot on […]

httpd and El Capitan

OS X, Sever Administration
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The new OS X fails to disappoint with new quirks and bugs that I trust Apple will iron out in good time. A few people have shared their problems with pfctl and how its port forwarding no longer works with 10.11. I added some more tips to the AMP -> OS X page on this […]

Me and the Cap’n made it happ’n

OS X
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El Capitan Installed

I, and the rest of the developer world, was rather shocked to receive an invitation to preview the new version of OS X: El Capitan. I was confused by the name, until my good coding colleague made me privy to the mountain in Yosemite Park, so it all makes a lot more sense. Of course, […]

It’s a Tear Down…

The Site
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You may notice something a little different… not as much flare and pizazz. A little light on the colors and significantly less dynamism. In a word: minimalistic. I have decided to use my own theme to get a better appreciation for the innerworkings of WordPress. I am delighted by how they make a lot of […]