Why did I move It wasn’t long ago that I was extolling the virtues of Archlinux, particularly in comparison to Ubuntu. I have to say, most of those still stand, as I believe Archlinux to be a lightweight, highly customizable distribution. However, for me, Gentoo gives an even higher degree of customizability. It seems that even the Arch community agrees, as [this comparison on Arch wiki ][https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Compared_to_Other_Distributions#Gentoo_Linux] points out that Gentoo is more customizable, though...
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Is it even possible? I have no idea. But I sure hope so - I’ve spent a week on it. A little background I have always had an interest in HTPCs (Home Theatre Personal Computers). My first experience with them was a Microsoft Xbox 1.0. I contend that, this was and perhaps always will be the best product that Microsoft has ever produced. It had one major problem though - the software on it was...
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Finally back… After a very long break, my blog is finally back online and pretty much fully functionaly. I’ve been pretty busy with a number of projects, not the least of which being my new job at Invenia, which have prevented me from posting on here much. The old blog was also located on my home server, which presented several logistics problems… I now have all of my servers consolidated into the amazon cloud. What’s...
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Yesterday, there was a thunderstorm and the power went out. In then end, it was only a 2 hour power outage. I couldn’t help but wonder though, what if it had been longer? In the dark At first, the power fluctuated, and I figured that there was probably just a surge, as my server rebooted and all of my clocks started to blink. Then, before my server even came back up, there was total darkness....
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Not only am I posting this to my blog while enjoying the lovely midnight air, I am doing it from a phone, and that phone is running Linux. I can actually install apps that are useful, my system hadn’t crashed yet and doesn’t even seem close to sluggish, but I’ve been using the phone continuously for several hours and the battery is still holding out. This isn’t even the latest and greatest operating system, this...
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