I told the priest, “Don’t count on any second coming.” “God got his ass kicked, the first time he came down here slumming.” “He had the balls to come, the gall to die, and then forgive us.” “I wonder what he thought it would get us…” – Concrete Blonde, Tomorrow, Wendy.

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Xubuntu and Teensy 3.1

After purchasing a Teensy 3.1 from pjrc.com and attempting to install their add-on software to the Arduino package already shipping with Xubuntu (an Ubuntu derivative and including the same issues in both distros), I thought I’d create a few notes to speed things along for others as the Teensy add-on is not directly (or indirectly,…

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The Black Cat that Isn’t There

David Allen recounts an anecdote in which the Pope is discussing God with a true Atheist. The Pope tells the Atheist that he is a blind man looking for a black cat in a totally black room. The Atheist retorts that the Pope reminds him of a total blind man looking for a black cat…

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FreeFileSync, GrSync, and Xubuntu 15.04

Starting with Xubuntu 14.10 (I think) I found that my favorite backup program, FreeFileSync, was not as easily installed via ppa as it had been in earlier versions. The getdeb repository contains this and many other programs but I had reason to wonder whether this would continue to be supported long-term. A few days ago…

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exFat, Linux, and Mac OS X partition sharing

I thought I’d finally found a great option with exFat. I was preparing to migrate to my MacBook 2010 and Mac OS X Yosemite for a while in preparation for taking some classes. I transferred my user files (about 1 TB) to a shiny new 2 TB USB drive after freshly formatting it with exFat…

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