Developer/Sysadmin For Hire
I've decided that I no longer want to work at my current position.
If you're looking for an apprentice Linux/BSD sysadmin or a journeyman developer, hit me up.
I have a CompTIA Linux+ certification, I run OpenBSD on all of my personal computers, and I've been through several software development life cycles.
I'm a US citizen, and willing to work remotely. I can also commute to sites in Pennsylvania, USA and am OK with limited travel.
Resume available upon request.
Do you remember and miss USENET? Would you be interested in joining a netnews server that doesn't federate with USENET and thus isn't flooded with spam? Would you like to be part of a semi-private community that isn't on the web and therefore less likely to fall prey to surveillance capitalism?
Of so, check out for details https://notes.orbitalfox.eu/orbitalfox-news-server.html.
I have a #ShortStory called "Thirteen Cuts" that you can read for free: https://matthewgraybosch.com/stories/thirteen-cuts.html
I also have a couple of novels available on Amazon:
I'm currently working on a new novel that reboots my Starbreaker saga. It's called NEVER THE HEROES.
If I follow you, it's for one of the following reasons:
1. You followed me.
2. You said something interesting.
3. You interacted with me.
4. You boosted my post.
5. You faved my post.
I don't do malicious follows. If you don't want me to follow you, just block or mute. I'm a New Yorker and a writer, so I can take rejection.
He’s helping.Smudge loves the exhaust vent on my ThinkPad T60. It’s nice and cozy.
The garden beds I helped my partner Catherine build are bearing fruit.Our first small harvest. Spaghetti squash, yellow squash, zucchini, and a Roma tomato.
You can download a hosts file from <https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts>.
Windows users should refer to <https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/block-websites-using-hosts-file/>, too.
I have an HP omnibook 300.
Little laptop, 10+ hours of use on rechargable AAs (like, probably closer to twenty hours. I haven't stressed it yet.) Sunlight readable screen, good keyboard, DOS and windows 3 in ROM, CF storage.
I installed bywatter basic and I've been writing podcasts and crappy utilities on it, and it's wonderful.
There's a neat quirk to the neighborhood: the government subsidizes flood insurance on each house, and pays for it with a tax on ALL the houses. Because empty houses still get flood insurance, if the owner of an empty house chooses to demolish it to reduce the tax burden, the government will pay them - including free water - to establish a produce garden on the lot and sell the produce at farmers' markets. So my neighborhood is sprinkled with cute little full-lot gardens!
When that happens to you, throw this link in their faces. Maybe they'll learn something.
@siina *meow*. New account?
I haven't mentioned it for a bit but i'm still working on my weird fantasy canon that's also not an interactive fiction or a MUD https://emsenn.net/teraum/
OpenBSD, wifi, athn, AR5418
I finally got around to emailing misc@ about my ThinkPad T60 wifi woes (constant "device timeout" errors), and @stsp was kind enough to reply this morning.
It turns out I needed to explicitly set my athn0 device for 802.11g mode, which I did in /etc/hostname.athn0 as follows:
!ifconfig athn0 mode 11g
join "foonet" wpakey ********
Hopefully this helps others facing similar issues.
Nice! The combined total of smaller donations from the #OpenBSD community reached Platinum! The first Platinum this year. I think the support from individuals is almost unrivalled anywhere else, and that's just awesome to see.
My novel BOOKS & BONE is currently 50% off on Smashwords for the whole of July, so you can get it for <$2!
It would be really cool if you had a look. ^_^
A crypt librarian, an excitable historian, and a bumbling zombie get into all sorts of trouble in a small town of necromancers.
(more buy links here: https://victoriacorva.xyz/books/)
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko