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New Record

New Record

| November 5, 2013 | Reply

The record has arrived! Buy a copy from me at an event, or purchase a DRM Free digital download from CD Baby here in the store, or from your favorite digital music distributor. It’s a good record. Says so right on the package.

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New Record

New Record

| November 5, 2013 | Reply

The record has arrived! Buy a copy from me at an event, or purchase a DRM Free digital download from CD Baby here in the store, or from your favorite digital music distributor. It’s a good record. Says so right on the package.

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Added Photography

Added Photography

| November 5, 2013 | Reply

Jenn and I have recently decided we enjoy the art of photography. I’ve added a new gallery to the site to showcase some of that work. It’s released under Creative Commons, and you are free to use it.

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Added Photography

Added Photography

| November 5, 2013 | Reply

Jenn and I have recently decided we enjoy the art of photography. I’ve added a new gallery to the site to showcase some of that work. It’s released under Creative Commons, and you are free to use it.

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Disable button backlights for the HTC Thunderbolt and ReZound

Disable button backlights for the HTC Thunderbolt and ReZound

| December 22, 2011 | Reply

Since the button backlight on the HTC Thunderbolt causes what I consider excessive light bleed, here’s a way to disable the LEDs. Just slap something like that into one of your init scripts. Suppose tasker could handle it too. Much nicer looking now, IMO. This is slightly different on the rezound: I put this in …

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Why the Galaxy Nexus is a gigantic disappointment.

Why the Galaxy Nexus is a gigantic disappointment.

| December 18, 2011 | 31 Replies

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already got the device and you’re looking for reviews that justify your purchase when deep down in your heart you know it’s crap… We heard rumors, we waited. I for one, didn’t expect all that much from it… but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was excited …

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University of Standford offering free Introduction to Databases.

University of Standford offering free Introduction to Databases.

| October 5, 2011 | Reply

The University of Standford is offering a free course online, available to students anywhere from October 10th – December 12th, 2011. Seems to be a basic course taught by Professor Jennifer Widom, drawing from the curriculum of Standford’s regular Intro to DBs course. You can register online, for free here: http://www.db-class.org/course/auth/welcome

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Unbrick hard bricked (no ping) Linksys E3000 via serial connection.

Unbrick hard bricked (no ping) Linksys E3000 via serial connection.

| October 1, 2011

I accidentally flashed the wrong dd-wrt firmware on my Linksys E3000. This prevented me from recovering with any firmware. I was unable to reset the router, ping the default address, or communicate with it in any way. To recover I had to initiate a serial connection. This router, along with others has serial contacts inside, …

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Linux MP3->M4B Audiobook generator.

Linux MP3->M4B Audiobook generator.

| September 25, 2011 | Reply

My grandfather LOVES audiobooks. Many of the lower cost audiobooks come in MP3 format. There are a few windows apps that take these MP3s and convert them to bookmark friendly M4B files, however they are wonky at best. Many linux script based solutions require the (potentially hundreds) of mp3 files be renamed in a logical …

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MySQL makes me want to kill babies.

MySQL makes me want to kill babies.

| July 31, 2011 | Reply

So I’ve got this database, this large database, on a large box with 24G of memory. I’m using SLES 11.1 with MySQL 5.5 Percona XtraDB configured to use an innodb_buffer_pool of 14G. My theoretical max memory footprint should be about 16.4 GB. My tables are partitioned daily, and split into single files. As the day …

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