North Carolina is anticipating Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018: Hurricane Florence is already a Category 4 Hurricane and it's not forecast to be anywhere near land for a couple more days. Our city and county governments here in eastern North Carolina are calling for voluntary and mandatory evacuations (mandatory for those in low-lying coastal areas and those in substandard housing such […]

Unix man page: nmcli (1431 lines; 6817 words; 76322 bytes).

NMCLI(1) General Commands Manual NMCLI(1) NAME nmcli - command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager SYNOPSIS nmcli [OPTIONS...] {help | general | networking | radio | connection | device | agent | monitor} [COMMAND] [ARGUMENTS...] DESCRIPTION nmcli is a command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager and reporting network status. It can be utilized as a replacement for nm-applet […]

Unix man page: networkmanager (318 lines; 1707 words; 14167 bytes).

NETWORKMANAGER(8) Network management daemons NETWORKMANAGER(8) NAME NetworkManager - network management daemon SYNOPSIS NetworkManager [OPTIONS...] DESCRIPTION The NetworkManager daemon attempts to make networking configuration and operation as painless and automatic as possible by managing the primary network connection and other network interfaces, like Ethernet, WiFi, and Mobile Broadband devices. NetworkManager will connect any network device when […]

Never Do This: How Not To Give A Single Board GNU/Linux PC A Static-y IP Address

This method isn't limited to single board computers (such as the Olinuxino Lime2 from Olimex, which inspired this kludgy effort); it would also work on a laptop whose wifi got a random IP address on connect, for example. Or any machine running Debian GNU/Linux or a Debian derivative. Or any networked Unix(like) system with rc.something, […]

AMD Ryzen: From Buggy to Bountiful

Requested information for SR #{ticketno:[8200766680]} Service Request: {ticketno:[8200799002]} --------------- Introduction --------------- Below is a video showing a Ryzen 7 1700X PC with Debian GNU/Linux running the ryzen-test program from -- complete with video feed showing the CPU and case cooling at work. Ryzen-test is a very mild stress test consisting of compiling GCC, which […]

An explanation of why Software Patents are not like other patents

Patents exist in our society to strike a balance between the good of the few and the good of the many. The U.S. Constitution puts it this way: "The Congress shall have Power To...promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their […]

CNN Invokes "Think of the Children" and Bad Math to Fan Flames of "Opioid Epidemic."

On March 5, CNN posted a story to their news website breathlessly trumpeting a "study says" headline (excerpts below): OPIOID OVERDOSE AMONG CHILDREN NEARLY DOUBLES, STUDY SAYS The number of children admitted to hospitals for opioid overdose has nearly doubled since 2004, according to a new study. The study, which published Monday in the journal […]