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Raspberry Pi Hits the 2 Million Mark

DoctorPepper How I'm using my RPi's (246 comments)

I bought two Raspberry Pi's in October. One of them is currently doing duty as an IRC server inside of one of my Broadband-Hamnet mesh nodes (formerly HSMM-MESH), the other is for use as a backup, and for experimenting.


about a year ago

Righthaven's Lawyers Target of State Bar Investigation

DoctorPepper Re:Lawyers (49 comments)

From Rustlers' Rhapsody:

Rex O'Herlihan: You're not a good guy at all!
Bob Barber: I'm a lawyer, you idiot!

about 3 years ago

How Do I Get Back a Passion For Programming?

DoctorPepper Code for yourself in your spare time (516 comments)

I found that programming for a living does tend to take away the passion I used to have for it. To compensate, I tend to code for myself on my off time. I'd like to get into an open source project one of these days, but for now, I just write my own programs and enjoy the process.

You could get into an open source project, see if that might re-kindle your passion for programming. Make sure you check you company policy for code you write after work, you wouldn't want to run afoul of that.

more than 3 years ago

Debian 6.0 To Feature a Completely Free Kernel

DoctorPepper Re:Completely free kernel? (283 comments)

I don't know what "UNIX" you use, that has bash as the standard shell, but the two "UNIX" variants we have at work... Solaris and AIX, both use the Korn shell (ksh) as the default and standard shell.

more than 4 years ago

Oracle Launches 'Private Cloud' Box

DoctorPepper Oracle Sucks Ass (82 comments)

Hey Oracle, you and Larry Ellison can kiss my hairy ass. It will be a cold day in hell before I use any of your products again.

more than 4 years ago

Internet Access While Sailing? (Revisited)

DoctorPepper Re:Winlink 2000 (308 comments)

As a friend of mine is fond of saying, "if you want an argument, pick another subject".

I'm just providing one potential solution to the submitter's question.

more than 4 years ago

Internet Access While Sailing? (Revisited)

DoctorPepper Winlink 2000 (308 comments)

Well, you could get your Amateur Radio license, then you could use Winlink 2000 to send and receive emails while at sea.


Of course, I personally despise Winlink 2000, because of the robots that never listen to see if other stations are transmitting, before they transmit, but that's just my personal opinion.

more than 4 years ago

The Oldest Timestamp On a File I Created and Still Have Is...

DoctorPepper Floppy Disks (375 comments)

I still have a lot of used floppy disks from back in the mid to late 80's. Lots of files (including source code) on them.

more than 4 years ago

TI vs. Calculator Hobbyists, Again

DoctorPepper Re:How long since you were in school? (417 comments)

I graduated from high school in 1977. The very first time I saw a calculator was in "A" school in the Navy, later on that year. I bought one at the Navy Exchange, can't remember the price. It was a Casio calculator, I can't remember the model number. We used to get drunk and use it to play music on our stereo in the barracks room. Tune an FM radio to an unused frequency, lay the calculator on top, and just press the buttons. The radio would pick up the frequencies, demodulate them, and play them back.

It was fun, but the music was somewhat limited ;)

more than 4 years ago

4th of July to me mostly means ...

DoctorPepper What the Fourth of July means to me is... (489 comments)

... having to get up at 6:00 AM to provide communications assistance to the local parade, then going back out at 6:00 PM until midnight to provide support for the local fireworks show.

If it weren't for these, the Fourth of July would be nothing more than a long weekend for me.

more than 4 years ago

Mobile Phones vs. Supercomputers of the Past

DoctorPepper Re:Things like this... (247 comments)

That's funny, I was born in 1959, and I say the exact same thing all the time!

more than 4 years ago

Slackware 13.1 Released

DoctorPepper Re:After a half dozen distros (155 comments)

Slackware was my second distro, after Red Hat. I tend to flit around and change distros almost at will, but I am running Slackware 13.0 on my main desktop at the moment. I also ordered the 13.1 CD set, and will install that when it arrives.

I have to agree with the parent, I have certainly learned a lot about Linux from Slackware.

more than 4 years ago

Slackware 13.1 Released

DoctorPepper Gah! (155 comments)

Just freakin installed 13.0 on my computer yesterday!

Thanks Patrick! ;)

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Windows 3.0 Is 20 Years Today

DoctorPepper Re:Win 3.1 emulator (307 comments)

That was awesome, thanks for the link!

more than 4 years ago

Atlantis Blasts Off On Final Mission

DoctorPepper Watched the launch from home (143 comments)

We only live about 75 miles north of Kennedy Space Center, and yesterday was a nice, clear day. We went outside and watched the launch, as we do most of the shuttle launches. It was kind of sad, realizing this was the last time that orbiter would be launching.

more than 4 years ago

The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

DoctorPepper Italian Pizza (920 comments)

I had pizza in Italy, in different cities, purchased in different restaurants, and you know what? It just wasn't that good. Most of the time I ended up mopping up copious amounts of olive oil from the top.

To be brutally honest, the best pizza I've ever had was right here in the good old U.S. of A.

more than 5 years ago

At My Computer Desk, I Use...

DoctorPepper How about this: (628 comments)

At my desk:
One computer two displays (for work)
Four computers, one display (through KVM switch, for me!)
One computer, no display
One laptop, one display

At my wife's desk (a few feet away from mine):
One computer, one display

In the living room:
One notebook
One netbook

more than 5 years ago

Linear measure of books on shelves in my dwelling:

DoctorPepper Too many dead-tree books! (576 comments)

I just measured my total book shelf space. After doing the math, I am totally blown away at how many "linear shelf feet" we have:

Four book cases, five shelves each, 27" of available space on each shelf = 540 inches.
Two book cases, six shelves each, 28" of available space on each shelf = 336 inches.
Once book case, four shelves, 22" of available space on each shelf = 88 inches.

Total linear inches of available shelf space = 964
Total linear feet of available shelf space = 80.33

The really bad news is some of these shelves have two rows of books on them :-(

The first four and last one book case are filled with novels, do-it-yourself books and other entertainment-type books. The middle two book cases are filled with computer books, top to bottom, sometimes two rows of books per shelf.

more than 5 years ago

How many countries have you visited?

DoctorPepper I Cheated (958 comments)

I was in the U.S. Navy for 15 years. I've been lots of places, mostly to Naples, Italy though :-(

more than 5 years ago


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