Monthly Archives: May 2014

Installing Windows Update KB2920189 on Generation 2 Virtual Machines: Error 0x800f0922

The issue is recognized by Microsoft, though TechNet doesn’t do a very good job of clearly stating that in all the appropriate places.  If you check out the description of the KB2920189 update itself, you’ll see that it is designed … Continue reading

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Seclusion for a Modern Sophist

At fifteen, I set my heart on learning.  At thirty, I was firmly established.  At forty, I had no more doubts.  At fifty, I knew the will of Heaven.  At sixty, I was ready to listen to it.  At seventy, … Continue reading

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The Incompatibility of Nation-State-Legislated Sharia with Islam (and Religion in General)

If seeking classification for my standpoint on religious matters, it is perhaps most accurate to call myself an American Transcendentalist.  One of the most important points regarding that classification, to me, is the establishment of a universal ethical standard accessible … Continue reading

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Handling a Boot Failure Caused by the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.4 (fglrx) Driver in Fedora 20

Public Service Announcement When updating your Fedora 20 kernel version while running the proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.4 (fglrx) driver, be sure to follow the below procedure: Execute sudo aticonfig –uninstall Reboot Update the kernel (sudo yum update). Reboot. Assuming you … Continue reading

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Benchmarking the AMD Proprietary Catalyst 14.4 (fglrx) Driver on Fedora 20

Conclusion Up Front:  It appears the Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver for Linux provides huge performance gains over both previous iterations of the proprietary AMD Catalyst (fglrx) driver and the new proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.4 (not the Release Candidate) driver … Continue reading

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Installing the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.4 (fglrx) Driver on Fedora 20 (with kernel 3.14!)

Update: Be sure to check out the next post in this series for the latest information on version 14.9 of the Catalyst (fglrx) driver for Linux.  The short story is: no patch is required for the new driver.  You can simply … Continue reading

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Epic Games Is Making a Completely Free Unreal Tournament (for Linux!)!!!

Oh man, this was totally unexpected (by me).  I heard that they were going to make an announcement about Unreal Tournament but I didn’t expect them to go even further than TF2 in making the software open and free.  That’s … Continue reading

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