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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Adventures in Hard Drives

"I don't have time for backups." These are the words spoken by those who have not yet lost data that they cared about. Most people undervalue their data, but when it is gone they realize ...
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Last of the Breed: A must-read epic by Louis L’Amour

As a youngster in High School, I enjoyed English more than any other class. Sometimes I found it maddening when the teachers forced us to read books I had zero interest in (I'm looking at ...
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