Monthly Archives: October 2014

Installing RGtk2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

So after my nice secure installation of R in my environment, I found that my users couldn’t even accomplish the simple (and fundamental) task of installing the RGtk2 package.  The initial attempt met with: * installing *source* package ‘RGtk2’ … … Continue reading

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The Compatibility of Islam and Liberalism

Introduction My good friend over at philosoraptor.blogspot.com asked me about the commensurability of Islam with liberal principles, and while I simply lack the time to put together the exhaustive and complete response such a question deserves and I retain the … Continue reading

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Securing R on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Update:  Check out the next post in this series for help with the GTK 2.8.0 dependency requirement for the common R package RGtk2. So, as I wrote earlier, I have a group of users who need to use the statistical … Continue reading

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Diagnosing POODLE (CVE-2014-3566) Vulnerability

Well, it’s kind of a silly vulnerability to be quite frank.  It’s based on a very outdated and obsolete protocol with many superior replacements already in production and it’s a man-in-the-middle attack that requires a significant amount of technical expertise and a serious … Continue reading

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Configuring SSH Port Forwarding (with OpenSSH)

Ok, so like a bunch of other sites out there, I’m going to start this post with a complaint about the lack of well-written documentation on this subject on the Internet.  Even Ubuntu’s instructions leave a lot to be desired (see … Continue reading

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Installing R on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6

Update:  Be sure to check out the next post in this series:  Securing R on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Some of my users need to be able to run the statistical programming language R on a few systems.  Typically, installing … Continue reading

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Islam

This post is being created because my response to a blog post over at philosoraptor exceeds the character limit, so I just linked to it. I apologize for this post being beneath the standard to which it should adhere.  I … Continue reading

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