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March 28, 2014

Why are Christians so concerned with sex?

by @ 1:20 pm. Filed under political perspective

http://thesinfulscientist.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/why-are-christians-so-concerned-about-sex/

tldr: what if the concepts were really about changing an institutionalized system of forced prostitution and not about trying to control what happens among consulting adults?

November 25, 2013

Mac OS X v10.4 and later: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under Misc

To configure a Mac OS X user account so that .DS_Store files are not created when interacting with a remote file server using the Finder, follow the steps below:Note: This will affect the user’s interactions with SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV servers. Open Terminal. Execute this command: defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true Either restart the computer or log out and back in to the user account.

via Mac OS X v10.4 and later: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections.

July 13, 2013

Return to LCDProc

by @ 11:46 am. Filed under Technology

A while ago I placed with LCDProc. Back then the equipment was pretty expensive and big, and the configuration wasn’t very easy.

Recently I built a new 2U server to run Zoneminder, and after getting it going – thought it would be nice to have a little display on the front that would show me the current status of the system at a glance.

With a little bit of reading, I found some people seemed to like this display panel.

lcdebay

I placed an order for it on July 2nd, and it arrived on July 11th, which is pretty good for shipping from China.

It was nicely manufactured and shipped, had no instructions of course, and sadly – was black text on green instead of the blue backlit I’d ordered. Ah well.

One of the mistakes on my side was assuming it would fit in a standard drive bay – and it did not. I ended up having to dremel out the right side of the front panel, and also needed to remove one of the screws and supports on the power cluster below to make it fit. Then I used double sided sticky tape to mount it.

I also had a problem where it was only putting two lines of text on the screen instead of the full four. I played with the configuration, and this finally work.

# Specifies the size of the LCD.
# In case of multiple combined displays, this should be the total size.
Size=40×4

# For multiple combined displays: how many lines does each display have.
# Vspan=2,2 means both displays have 2 lines.
vspan=2,2

 

June 25, 2013

Dr. Easy on Vimeo

by @ 4:04 am. Filed under Art

Dr. Easy on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Dr. Easy on Vimeo.

June 4, 2013

Workers Playing With Power Lines – Amazing High Voltage Electricity – YouTube

by @ 2:42 pm. Filed under Misc

Workers Playing With Power Lines – Amazing High Voltage Electricity – YouTube.

May 30, 2013

John Coltrane – Live in 60, 61 & 65 – YouTube

by @ 1:48 am. Filed under Music

John Coltrane – Live in 60, 61 & 65 – YouTube.

May 17, 2013

NIN – A Warm Place – YouTube

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under Music

NIN – A Warm Place – YouTube.

May 16, 2013

Big Sam Thompson – Chris Thile – YouTube

by @ 5:43 am. Filed under Music

Big Sam Thompson – Chris Thile – YouTube.

May 7, 2013

Bonobo performing “Sapphire” Live on KCRW – YouTube

by @ 2:04 am. Filed under Music

Bonobo performing “Sapphire” Live on KCRW – YouTube.

May 6, 2013

— PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES Lyrics | from “Hello, Dolly! – Movie”

by @ 4:57 pm. Filed under Misc

PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES Lyrics

by . From Hello, Dolly! – Movie

Download RingtoneDownload Ringtone

PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES by

Cornelius:

Out there

There’s a world outside of Yonkers

Way out there beyond this hick town, Barnaby

There’s a slick town, Barnaby

Out there

Full of shine and full of sparkle

Close your eyes and see it glisten, Barnaby

Listen, Barnaby…

Put on your Sunday clothes,

There’s lots of world out there

Get out the brillantine and dime cigars

We’re gonna find adventure in the evening air

Girls in white in a perfumed night

Where the lights are bright as the stars!

Put on your Sunday clothes, we’re gonna ride through town

In one of those new horsedrawn open cars

via — PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES Lyrics | from “Hello, Dolly! – Movie”.

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