Introspective, Social economy theory, and politics

So tonight, I had a little quiet manual labor, and with that came a little philosophy.

I was assembling a new grill, and it had been beat up pretty bad in the process of delivery or handling either on the way, or while in my local store. I had to take pliers to it, reshape it back to it’s original configuration before it would fit together according to the instructions.

I was thinking about this particular big box store, and how it had once been one of the dominant forces in consumer goods, and was now just kind of a shell of it’s former self.

That reminded me that I’d seen one of my old coworkers on LinkedIn list working at that particular store in his online resume.

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Quadcopter Fyling

I went out to behind the Glassworks Gallery in Sperryville, VA on Sunday (4/20/14) and tried a little flying. Here’s some of the video I took.

 

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Why are Christians so concerned with sex?

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?

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

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.

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Return to LCDProc

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.

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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

 

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Dr. Easy on Vimeo

Dr. Easy on Vimeo on Vimeo

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

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

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

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

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NIN – A Warm Place – YouTube

NIN – A Warm Place – YouTube.

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Big Sam Thompson – Chris Thile – YouTube

Big Sam Thompson – Chris Thile – YouTube.

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