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May 10

Garage Sale Find: Sangean ATS 505

The Find: A Sangean ATS 505 Shortwave Radio Ah, garage sale season. I love it! There are a number of things I look out for specifically when going to garage sales but I’ve been on the prowl for a shortwave radio for years. Over the weekend, I ran across a Sangean ATS-505. It was in a …

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May 05

Adventures in Servers, Part II

In my previous post I mentioned that as a result of a company-wide layoff, my company-supplied server was going to go away. What to do? I think I got it all covered. I wrote up the majority of my adventure at Tidbits For Techs, my Other Blog where I talk about the grittier side of …

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Mar 26

Adventures in Servers

So, the site is loading on its new server. DNS is setup, the whole bit. I’m using Virtualmin on CentOS 7. Previously, I was using a VPS provided by my employer, but they are laying off their remote workforce, and so my server, and my job, are going away. It’s time that I had an …

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Sep 13

Living like Thoreau.. not all it’s cracked up to be?

image shamelessly stolen from http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-02-24/accumulated-fragments-bear-man-admiralty-island-part-3

This article captures the essence of desire that lurks in many of us- to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet in solitude. As a bona-fide introvert, one of my most memorable camping trips was solo. But this woman did more than that. She lived in the Alaskan wilderness and captured …

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Jul 23

Do you remember the Amiga computer?

When I was a kid in the mid 80’s, I had a friend named Gerald. He was a couple of years older than me, and therefore much cooler by default. We had two major things in common: Legos and Computers. We both had legos, but he had a much cooler computer. I had a TRS-80 Color …

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