Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

This is a week that perfectly fits under "improved user expereience," aka "it's a feature, not a bug."I cannot go into details, but the short version is that the week was supposed to start with a server migration, and then go on from there. As it turned out, the week was the server migration, struggling to find time to get other things that needed to be done while assisting the people actually responsible for said migration in troubleshooting, etc.Filed under things that did not work - the mysterious ability of the new server to access SMBv2/3 shares.…

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Just a few odds and ends for the day.First - Corb LundCrossing over from purely music to a bit of history, the frankly incredible tale of Sgt York.For those interested in engineering geekery, a long-ish, but well put together video on rocket motor designs.…

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Roundup

Roundup

First of all, posting has been sparse, and not up to what I promised. I'm fixing that.First - Nick Cole reposts and expands his hit blog post on how CTRL-ALT-REVOLT was banned by his publisher, despite being a successful and well-selling author.On a related note, Larry Correia is on mewe after being banned from facebook again, and the jackasses at China Mike's are patting themselves on the back for frivolous flagging. Second, scumbags have learned to weaponize Facebook’s lax stupidity. They simply find someone they don’t like, and then report their posts. Nobody with a brain…

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Goodbye, Old Guy

Goodbye, Old Guy

When it's time for an old friend to leave, there are few things more appropriate than Kipling.FOUR-FEET (from "The Woman In His Life") I have done mostly what most men do, And pushed it out of my mind; But I can't forget, if I wanted to, Four-Feet trotting behind. Day after day, the whole day through— Wherever my road inclined— Four-Feet said, "I am coming with you!" And trotted along behind. Now I must go by some other round— Which I shall never find— Somewhere that does not carry the sound Of Four-Feet trotting behind.HIS APOLOGIES 1932 Master,…

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Roundup

Roundup

Not that some people are weeds.I'm mostly going to leave alone the shootings. One was an obvious leftist nut job, but hey, white and ostensibly male, so "violent white men". The other was more... complicated. But only barely, as the historically literate know that the whole class warfare based on race thing is based in old school progressivism. Not that "leftists are the real racists" gets any traction, but when the only thing remotely "right wing" in a screed full of income and social equality, environmental, and similar issues is the racial supremacy aspect, not an example of "right…

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I'm Back - And the Great War is here...

I'm Back - And the Great War is here...

It's been an interesting couple weeks, with plenty of food for thought. In the meantime, Sabaton finally released their "Great War" album. I don't know if this will over time supplant The Last Stand as my overall favorite Album, but every song on it is solid, two of the prerelease singles already featuring prominently in my workout mix, with a greater degree of complexity and variety as they take on more challenging musical compositions. The variety of melodies, including, yes, not recycling riffs as they have done on occasion, makes it an interesting listen all the way through from beginning…

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Hiatus

Hiatus

No - nothing wrong. Simply going to have severely limited internet access for a couple weeks, and getting things arranged for work has cut into posting time the last couple weeks as well. I expect at least one more post up in the next couple days but otherwise, have fun, be safe, I'll be back to form on the 22nd.…

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