Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Unhinging of the American Left and the Genesis of Irrational Legislation

The American left is becoming increasingly disturbing to me. Unsatisfied even with the outrageous nonsense Donald Trump actually says, they can’t seem to keep themselves from flagrantly misrepresenting his position as worse than it is. And it’s not just every … Continue reading

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Installing and Configuring the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for unixODBC on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

General Procedure Up Front 1.  Install unixODBC in RHEL 7.2 $ sudo dnf install unixODBC 2.  Download and install the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 (Preview) for SQL Server on Linux These instructions are actually good enough. 3.  Create and configure … Continue reading

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Installing the Proprietary AMD Crimson driver on Fedora 23 with Linux Kernel 4.4.6-300

I’ll say it again: the community support for this process has been amazing.  I apologize to everyone for not getting to this sooner, but life has been insane.  That said, I’ve put together a brief description of the process needed … Continue reading

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How to Build OVMF from Source on Fedora 23 Workstation

The below process yields the OVMF_CODE.fd and OVMF_VARS.fd files for use with QEMU/KVM guest domains running in Fedora 23. The Process First, clone the Git repository at the point in time meaningful to you.  For me, it was the end … Continue reading

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Installing PL/R on RHEL/CentOS 6 with PostgreSQL 9.4

It’s pretty simple, but it involves building software from source and the lack of any explicit documentation for a typical RHEL/CentOS 6 system using the PostgreSQL RPMs was something of a pain in the butt, so here’s the process: First, make sure you take … Continue reading

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