Monthly Archives: July 2015

Installing the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20) driver on Fedora 22 with Linux Kernel 4.0.6

UPDATE:  See the next post in the series for a consolidated patch allowing installation of the driver using Linux kernel version 4.1.3! Warning:  While the procedure below appears to ultimately succeed (and it seems confirmed to work beyond my system … Continue reading

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Installing the TIGER Geocoder with RHEL 6.6, PostgreSQL 9.4, PostGIS 2.1.7, and the TIGER 2013 Census Data

Yeah, I know we’re stuck with the TIGER 2013 census data, but the 2014 data doesn’t work easily with PostGIS 2.1.7; PostGIS 2.2, which is still in development, will support the 2014 dataset.  So, for now, we’re using the 2013 … Continue reading

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Documenting A Modern Middle Class American’s Pursuit of Excellence

Recently, a coworker introduced me to Buckminster Fuller.  I don’t know how I’ve managed to live as long as I have with as much reddit exposure as I have amassed (though I haven’t been on that God-forsaken site since April … Continue reading

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I have long admired FreeBSD.  I am personally inclined towards the belief that a sort of public cathedral (as distinguished from a more exclusive, private cathedral such as Microsoft) style of software development and maintenance is superior to the bazaar … Continue reading

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