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The Endless Struggle of Unified Logins

2020-08-03 7 min read Behind the scenes Networking Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So if I said the words “Lightweight Directory Access Protocol”, do you feel my pain? if you don’t, keep reading. Otherwise, you likely know exactly where this is going to be going.

And for the record: this is something that I’ve struggled with for about 8 months, and I think it’s getting close to the point where I really should just give up… but I won’t.

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CVS Is Dumb

2020-07-15 8 min read Rants Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So I was going back through my list of version control systems, and something hit me. CVS isn’t just kinda old and worn out, it’s downright backwards and dumb. Heck, CVS over the network is something that, in all seriousness, should not exist.

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macOS Big Sur: Apple, We Need to Talk

2020-07-02 6 min read Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

See, I have this love-hate thing with Apple Inc. I love the design of their operating systems, but I hate… just about everything else. And with the release of macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”, well, yeah, that took away most of what I like.

I get that it’s a move towards unifying the fragmented state of Apple device OSes, but still… I really think we lost something in the process.

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Hyundai, Are You Actually Kidding Me Right Now?

2020-06-09 3 min read Cars Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

For my little nerd moment on the car itself, see here .

Okay, so, imagine this. You just got the message that your friend wants to be picked up from work (A.K.A. boss’s house), and given that you’re practically the family chauffeur (and they pay), no problem. Get there, he hops in, and says he’s hungry, wants to stop by Five Guys. (now I’m hungry, and it’s 3 AM. Nice going.) Five Guys is maybe 5 minutes away from your home, 10 away from his, no big deal, go in, eat, come out. Sit back down, buckle in, turn the key… and get hit with the most horrendous grinding sound you’ve ever heard.

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T440s Have Some Wonderful Cooling

2020-02-09 2 min read Fails Hardware Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

It’s safe to say that I’ve seen my fair share of T440 ThinkPads in my time, and there’s one common element on all of them that just downright bugs me.

If you ever take the back off one (and not snap it off somehow), and decide to unscrew the heatsink, you’ll see two dies: a larger one on the right (CPU) and a smaller one on the left (GPU). Those little shiny blocks are the heart of that machine… and they’re so tiny too!

Now if you look closer, you’ll see that the GPU die is bare. Oops.

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Hugo? More Like HuNO!

2019-09-16 4 min read Behind the scenes Fails Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
So I have no doubt, given Cloudflare’s metrics, that plenty have seen this site. They’ve probably also experienced one of the longest load times in existence, default fonts, and broken icons. Well, I just about fixed it. The Problem There were two main problems: The first is that a few directories referenced in the template didn’t exist by default. For example, /fonts when the actual contents are at static/fonts. This has an easy fix, we call that a symlink. Continue reading

Minor Rant: Linux, Scripts, and SetUID

2019-09-14 3 min read Programming Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
So let’s set the stage. You’re writing a blog. This blog is kept in a Git repository. “Great!” You think, knowing that you can make changes from any of your computers, and just git pull on the server to bring everything down. Because how Nginx works, you don’t need to reload anything, the new content is available immediately. There’s just one problem: this means you need to SSH into the server to pull everything, which requires SSH into a border server first, tunneling your connection through another one. Continue reading