Author Archives: E.M.Smith

About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...

Ding-A-Lings kill Ringling’s

“After 146 Years, Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus To Shut Down”
Give in to PC Police and chase away your customers, or stay in business by keeping a working business model. Decisions decisions… Continue reading

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Orange Pi – First Fire

I’ve gotten my Orange Pi One board to boot. The good, the bad, the say what?… Continue reading

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TT – One Week (only 7 days)

The Trump Transition – in the home stretch with just one week to go! Continue reading

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SystemD Depends on Swap

Today my system seemed to hang but was really just glacially slow. It looks like systemD was in a D diskwait state waiting on swap (or potentially some file read / write) and thus couldn’t do it’s job until that resolved… its job being ‘run everything’, that hurts… Continue reading

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Do Not Buy Sandisk USB Sticks.

Seems that SanDisk as a serious “miss feature” in their firmware that bricks your USB Stick if it doesn’t see exactly what it expects. The claim is it does this protect your data, the reality is it makes the device a POS brick. Continue reading

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MPICH2 Installed on Pi Cluster

What I did to get the Message Passing Interface MPI software for distributed computing installed onto the Pi Cluster. Continue reading

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“Consensus Trolling”?

A Modest Suggestion for new terminology for deliberate use of a Logic Fault for Political ends. Continue reading

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