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HOWTO: Fix missing mouse clicks in VMware with Linux guests

This was a bugger to find out, and required installing and reinstalling Linux a dozen times in different ways, to narrow down on the actual cause. If you run VMware Workstation on your Linux host, and are also trying to run Linux guests, you may run into a situation where your mouse cursor in the […]

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  3. Tuesday Tip: rsync Command to Include Only Specific Files I find myself using rsync a lot, both for moving...

Syndicated 2016-08-20 00:10:17 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Purge Amazon Echo History with iMacros

This one is quick and easy… Have you ever wanted to go back into your Amazon Echo device and delete the history of all commands you asked Alexa to do for you? All the searches? All the weather requests? Well, you can… manually from the mobile app, or from the Amazon Alexa Configuration page, but […]

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  1. AT&T Locks Horns with Hurricane Sandy and my data-only MiFi We were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy out here...
  2. HOWTO: Enable Docker API through firewalld on CentOS 7.x (el7) Playing more and more with Docker across multiple Linux distributions...
  3. Tuesday Tip: rsync Command to Include Only Specific Files I find myself using rsync a lot, both for moving...

Syndicated 2016-06-30 02:40:55 from random neuron misfires

No more criminals for president. Not this time. Never again.

I rarely speak out on specific presidential candidates, but I’ve pretty much had enough of this comedy unfolding that we call our political process. With Trump making a complete arse of himself, Ted Cruz saying “we need another war president” and other candidates flat-out lying, making up facts and paying third-party companies to create false […]

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Syndicated 2016-01-30 04:28:18 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Run multiple Zwift sessions on the same PC (Windows only)

Many people have asked me to write this up and I’m happy to be the first person to push Zwift this far with multiple, simultaneous sessions. I can say with confidence that up to this point, I’m actually the only person who has this working correctly without overwriting or clobbering critical logs and data files. […]

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  1. HOWTO: Fully automated Zwift login on Mac OS X Quite a few riders on the Facebook Zwift Riders group...
  2. HOWTO: Configure Windows to remember Zwift application passwords This will be a quick-n-dirty post to solve a very...
  3. Using fdupes to Solve the Data Duplication Problem: I’ve got some dupes! Well, 11.6 hours later after scanning the NAS with fdupes,...

Syndicated 2015-12-29 07:26:44 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Correct and avoid clock skew on Windows and OS X platforms

This has come up a lot recently in the context of Zwift rides and races, becasue many rider’s PC and Mac gaming rigs are suffering clock skew. In short, it can be defined as: “Clock skew is when the clock arrives at different points of the circuit at different times due to the distance, capacitance […]

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  2. HOWTO: Configure XChat Azure on OS X to connect to Freenode using SASL + Tor With all the recent news about the NSA, Prism Surveillance...
  3. HOWTO: How to Fix a Forgotten Windows Administrator or User Password with Sticky Keys I pulled some of my very old Windows VMs out...

Syndicated 2015-12-17 00:44:10 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Fully automated Zwift login on Mac OS X

Quite a few riders on the Facebook Zwift Riders group have expressed an interest in this, so I decided to take a couple of hours, learn AppleScript and knock this out. Done! What this code does, is allows you to create a single icon that will log you into Zwift, with no human interaction needed. […]

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  3. HOWTO: Remove the “Year in Review” Posts from your Facebook Wall It’s annoying. It’s Facebook. We all learn to either love...

Syndicated 2015-12-04 02:43:29 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Configure Windows to remember Zwift application passwords

This will be a quick-n-dirty post to solve a very tactical problem: This topic has been talked about dozens to hundreds of times in the Zwift Riders Facebook group and on the Zwift Support area through their Feature Request tracker. It’s become enough of an itch, that I decided to write up this post to […]

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  2. Facebook Does It Again, Silently Sending GPS Coordinates with Every Message Yes, they’ve done it again. The most-recent update of the...
  3. HOWTO: How to Fix a Forgotten Windows Administrator or User Password with Sticky Keys I pulled some of my very old Windows VMs out...

Syndicated 2015-12-03 04:41:07 from random neuron misfires

2015 Tour de France Stages Mapped and Ready

I recently noticed that not a lot of people have mapped the 2015 Tour de France yet, as it’s still pretty early. But I decided to start putting the routes together, road by road, turn by turn, lane change by lane change, as close to accurate as I could find them. I’ll continue to update […]

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Syndicated 2015-06-08 02:19:35 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Enable Docker API through firewalld on CentOS 7.x (el7)

Playing more and more with Docker across multiple Linux distributions has taught me that not all Linux distributions are treated the same. There’s a discord right now in the Linux community about systemd vs. SysV init. In our example, CentOS 7.x uses systemd, where all system services are spawned and started. I am using this […]

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  3. Using fdupes to Solve the Data Duplication Problem: I’ve got some dupes! Well, 11.6 hours later after scanning the NAS with fdupes,...

Syndicated 2015-01-20 05:04:14 from random neuron misfires

Tuesday Tip: rsync Command to Include Only Specific Files

I find myself using rsync a lot, both for moving data around, for creating backups using rsnapshot (yes, even on Windows!) and for mirroring public Open Source projects and repositories. I used to create all sorts of filters and scripts to make sure I was getting only the files I wanted and needed, but I […]

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  3. Updating Legacy Fedora Linux Distributions to Use Archive Repositories I run a VMware ESXi server here that hosts ~500...

Syndicated 2015-01-06 19:35:18 from random neuron misfires

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