Monthly Archives: May 2016

Installing Attract-Mode on Fedora 23

Once you know the right packages to grab, it’s simple and quick! #Get the package from the developer and ready it for compilation wget https://github.com/mickelson/attract/archive/v2.0.0.tar.gz mkdir attractMode && mv attract-2.0.0.tar.gz attractMode/ cd attractMode/ #Get the required prerequisites (aside from gcc … Continue reading

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Transgenderism: Liberalism’s Patch Adams Moment

Well, here I am again, finding myself reluctantly compelled to post on this subject matter.  I’ll just get my pro forma, albeit sincere (I simply don’t believe it should be necessary), apology out of the way: I really am writing this out … Continue reading

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OpenZFS and ECC RAM

I keep coming across this tired old ghost story, and so even though there is another, better, more in-depth look at the problem out there, I just wanted to reiterate for anyone who happens to Google it: “There’s nothing special … Continue reading

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Index of Literature: The ZFS Intent Log (ZIL), Adjustable Replacement Cache (ARC), and L2ARC

Here are the best sources, in order of superiority of quality and information, which I found on the Interwebs in my studies of this subject matter: The ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) Setting Up Separate ZFS Log Devices (Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration … Continue reading

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samba, libidn, and dnf

So, I encountered an interesting mystery. My system whose sole purpose in life is to run Plex Media Server (plexmediaserver-0.9.15.2.1663-7efd046.x86_64.rpm at the time this issue was encountered) somehow wound up with an utterly broken dnf package manager.  Now, I have … Continue reading

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“Eastern Philosophy”

A post over at the illustrious philosoraptor’s blog sparked some reflection in me, and I thought I might cross-post my response (and perhaps add to it and modify it a bit) here. I have spent quite a lot of time relative … Continue reading

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Hardware for MAME on Linux (Fedora 23)

With the world of free and open source software ever in need of trailblazers, I thought I might write up a description of my rig as a proof of concept for anyone else seeking to run MAME on GNU/Linux (Fedora … Continue reading

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