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Migrate plex from a warden jail to an iocage jail

I've been running FreeNAS 11.2 beta for a while (currently on 11.2-RC1). I've got a bunch of media on it from when I started running FreeNAS 9 (home videos, music, etc.) and I've not taken the step to migrate the old warden-based jails to the newer iocage jails. This meant that my Plex jail was not listed in the web UI. I could get into the jail using jexec but couldn't really ...

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Stonecutters

Have you heard the parable of the stonecutters?

This is one of my favourite parables/stories because it speaks of purpose and passion in a very simple to understand way. If you’ve not heard the parable before, let me relay it briefly. There are three stonecutters doing the same, back breaking, tedious, difficult work of cutting stone. This is not an easy job. There’s no air conditioning. There’s no power tools. ...

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Pictures of Israel

Finally I got the pictures of Israel up. Apologies once again for those who have been waiting... I didn't intend for it to take this long, but they are up now!

Favourite places in Israel were the Garden of Gethsemane, Madasa, Shiloh (who wouldn't want to stand basically where the Ark of the Covenant rested?!? plus the budding almond trees were beautiful) and Tel Dan.

Enjoy!

Israel 2018 album on Flickr

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Pictures of Jordan

Apologies for this taking so long... I know there are quite a few people who have been after me to post the pictures. Unfortunately due to time constraints I have skipped to the end of the trip to post pictures from Jordan (since there are less than those of Israel). One of my favourite places on the trip was Petra, so the bulk of the pictures are from there. This is, of ...

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Pictures of Egypt

There are far too many pictures taken of my recent trip, but since I'm being (graciously!) hounded by friends I figured I'd note when some of them were available so I've gotten the first few up, just of the Egypt part. The Israel part will take longer though as that is where the bulk of the trip was. I think these ones are a good sampling of the many pictures I took. ...

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Pilgrimage to Egypt, Israel, Jordan

This past last half of February I took a trip with my family and members of our church on a tour of the "land of the Bible" (Egypt, Israel, and Jordan). This was a 15 day trip that took us to and through five countries in four continents. It was a whirlwind trip... super busy, amazing in a lot of ways, and offered a lot of opportunities for quiet reflection. This post ...

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2017: A Retrospective

Last year I wrote a retrospective and was interesting to read it at the end of this year so I've decided to do it again. What can I say about 2017?

From a work perspective, this was a crazy year. The vulnerabilities we had to deal with this year were pretty significant, things like Blueborne and KRACKS and others that created a lot of work for the team. To say it was ...

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Working Remotely

I've read a few articles lately about working from home and some best practices for working remotely, and other topical guidance around the subject of working from home. I always find these articles fascinating because I want to see if there's something I am missing or doing wrong. Maybe there's a way I can boost my own productivity. Some insight. Something.

Inevitably I finish the article, sigh, and carry on. The ...

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Replaced GPG Key

Quick note to indicate that I've revoked my old GPG key (key id 0x94BE833CE8B86CAB) and replaced it with my new one (key id 0xBD51CB9670DF9DE7). My new key's fingerprint is:

1810 81E8 178E 4692 03F6 BFD0 BD51 CB96 70DF 9DE7

and it is signed with the old (revoked) key. You can download the key directly from me or from pgp.mit.edu which is where you can also see the old key is revoked.

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2016: A Retrospective

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about this past year and all of its challenges and accomplishments, the moments of growth and clarity, the opportunities taken and the opportunities missed. I'm not one to get deeply personal in public, and won't get into a lot of the nitty gritty as I write this, but the end of a year is an opportunity to look back and do some self-reflection. I'm a ...

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