Limestone work in the backyard

I've got a lot of trees in my backyard... specifically, about 6 really huge pine trees that I'd love to get rid of. Unfortunately, do to how they are and how the layout of my place is, I can't pull them down easily... either they'll go into power lines or …

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David Eddings Disappoints

I'm a huge fantasy nut... one of my biggest hobbies is reading. I love reading fantasy books; I have for years. I own a few hundred fantasy books and buy at least 1-2 books a month.

One author that I've always found interesting is David Eddings. He's not the most …

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Availability of info: shadow vs tcb

The web cracks me up. I've been writing for TechRepublic for about 6-7 years now, and every month I write these little tips called "TechMails". They don't pay a whole lot, but I enjoy doing it as it gives me a reason to look at new and different things, which …

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Sad state of Linux distros

I'm depressed. I used to look forward to playing with beta releases and new versions of distros. I've even been known to buy copies of distros just to check them out (well, I've bought SUSE and YellowDog and downloaded the rest... particularly because those ones were available locally).

After having …

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RSBAC and AppArmor

I've taken the last week of June "off" from doing updates to look into RSBAC and AppArmor because I'm not convinced that the Mandriva implementation of RSBAC will be user-friendly or transparent, nor very "out-of-the-box". This was the result of my asking why we are persisting with RSBAC (which can …

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So why don't I like the 2.6 kernel anyways?

I get a lot of people asking me why, when it comes to my own servers, Annvix, and my own personal recommendations to people who ask what kernel to use, I whole-heartedly do not recommend the 2.6 kernel and instead advocate the stability and greater security of the 2 …

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Proprietary ATI and fresh install of Mandriva 2006/x86_64

I have this shiny new HP media PC to play with (well, setup really) and I installed Mandriva 2006/x86_64 on it last night and was somewhat disappointed with how it turned out. The big issue was with the proprietary ATI drivers which, to my amazement, weren't in commercial Club …

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