Google Authenticator (and implementing it on Linux)

A few weeks ago Google brought their two-factor auth product, Google Authenticator, to the iPhone and Android devices.  (There may be other implementations they released, but those are all I’ve actually touched.)  Their immediate use for it was with your google accounts, specifically Google mail seemed to be their target. The day after it was released, I …

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Linux nostalgia

There is a question/thread over at slashdot titled What did you first do with Linux? Rather than copy my reply here, I’ll just put a link to my reply to that subject.  I did have (and I mentioned it in the post) a get off my lawn moment when writing it.  A fun walk down …

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Truth in comics

I love xkcd and its geeky geeky ways.  It often captures things I’ve lived and/or seen.  Today’s is one I have lived and seen lived. This reminds me of a post on usenet my friend Anne made in 1998.  To quote: So I am left not bitter just tired of this whole meeting people, emotional …

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Sunday fun

Shutdown <install new/replacement disk> fdisk mkswap umount /boot dd e2fsck && resize2fs mount -o remount,ro / dd e2fsck && resize2fs mount -o remount,rw / pvcreate vgextend pvmove (wait a long long long time for 174 GB, especially with disk read errors, to move) vgreduce shutdown remove old and busted, put new hotness in as primary …

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