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Adding arguments to CentOS boot

I'm running CentOS in a VirtualBox image (so I can play with Docker while using Windows, because ... um... because). I don't want X running; I am happiest with the command line for this application. So the screen resolution is really important to me; I don't want an 80-by-25 console, I want something better. It's [...]

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North Carolina State fans (and coach!) – you’re classless.

FSU played the NCSU Wolfpack this last Saturday, and managed to win; that's good for FSU, and honestly, it was good for NCSU, too, because they punished FSU and easily could have won. But two things really, really bother me about the game. The first was when one of the FSU players went down with [...]

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The Day After the Edge of Tomorrow

I watched the Edge of Tomorrow last week, and it finally hit me: what happened after the end of the movie? Did the protagonist retain his time-reset attribute? What if the female lead shot him after they'd completed what the story was about, or if he died in some other mundane way? Now I want [...]

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Jameis Winston: Please, please, please just stop

FSU announced today that Heisman winner Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the football game between the Seminoles and the Clemson Tigers, a game that many expect to define the seasons of both teams. If FSU loses this one, the team loses the momentum for inclusion in the playoffs. Win and [...]

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Use of a/an with parentheticals?

This morning I was confronted with a grammar question for which I just don't know the answer. Consider the phrase "an essential truth;" now put "essential" in parentheses. Is the indefinite article supposed to be "an" or "a" in that phrase? I'm stumped; my advice was to remove the parentheses entirely, so the phrase remains [...]

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Smart Grids series reposted

I just republished an article I'd worked on for Red Hat, called "Smart Grids." It's got twelve parts already, with two more not actually finalized; I'd been pulled off of the smart grids article and never quite got back around to it. I'd still like to, though. It's a good walkthrough of an "Internet of [...]

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My Actual Skillset

Recently, someone said that I needed to put more of the things with which I'm experienced on my resumé. They're right, but it's not an easy task, for a few reasons. The main reason is that it's too long. If you can name a mainstream language, chances are I've done something meaningful with it. Perhaps [...]

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The LinnStrument looks awesome

Geert Bevin pointed out the LinnStrument this morning. Color me jealous - that thing looks awesome. It's basically a MIDI controller built on a pad, largely on a grid - much like a stringed instrument's notes are, except providing expression and note control and you move your fingers around. There're demos of using it to [...]

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To-do lists: todo.txt is awesome, but wunderlist is next

I'm admittedly really bad about keeping track of the things I'm supposed to be doing at any given time. As a result, I work best when something (or someone) is in front of me, reminding me that I need to do something by a particular time; I usually don't have a problem executing, but I'm [...]

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Two cool fonts

I have a thing for handwritten fonts, and I found two new nice ones this morning, courtesy of DZone: Note This! and Where Stars Shine the Brightest, both hosted on http://dafont.com/. They're both pretty old fonts, but they're pretty (and free for personal use). Add in A Dripping Marker and you have three very clear, [...]

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