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The Hack is humming along smoothly for now. All the hardware works (needed Intel graphics fix and some audio and network drivers, but that's fine)

Now to see if it's any better than my Mac mini. I don't expect it to be significantly faster (it's an i5-4960k, the "dead" one from before), but it should give me some safety margin and confidence if I really need to get a Hack with more current hardware going

Oh... one of the best parts of using a Hackintosh is this hard drive activity indicator.

A feeble attempt at making Hackintosh from a system I had lying around that just happened to have compliant hardware

systemd is dumb Show more

systemd never ceases to disgust me.

Today, I upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 after fighting the battle of making /boot be bigger than 256MB (stupid Ubuntu default!). Upgrade worked fine, but I started running into trouble when I went to use it like before.

These troubles, as usual, originate with systemd.

Cisco used to have port security on Catalyst switches before the Metro Ethernet series

And now that I have a load of ME3600Xs, port security isn't supported unless you also (somehow) configure ethernet virtual channels and ethernet flow points, but if I do that, I can't pass any traffic over a VLAN

So I either choose to have traffic flow without any port security, or have port security but no traffic. Dandy.

(I must be missing something.)

I very much HATE how DKMS throws errors when building zfs, yet all the modules are built successfully.

And you MUST check or else you'll find you can't import a zpool when you reboot to the new kernel. With all my KVM guests on a zvol, this is important.

today's the day I discover FreePBX/asterisk ring groups

I needed more than one phone to ring when a call came in from vonage. Just slap the wanted extensions into a ring group configured for "ringall", reconfigure the voice port and dial peer on the SIP gateway, and it's done.

The 7960 is no longer gathering dust.

My MacBook Air is compliant enough with UEFI to at least boot memtest86 as \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI

(I hate the excessively glossy screen, even with something that cuts the glare)

"I'm going to generate a man page. It can't be that heavyweight, could it?"

730MB of TeX later...

Ha... totally forgot this hack had finally been done

I should play Minecraft today

I need to find the world with the shitty Trump effigy I made, so I can blow it up again (I had the flimsy excuse of "ZFS snapshot testing" last time I saw it.)

While I was in the attic, I unearthed this abandoned tech

(yes, the thing is still in the box)

I should have bought an actual keyboard the instant I put this workstation on my kitchen table and started working at home on that. Today, I fixed that problem by buying daskeyboard Prime 13 (brown switches)

The rubberized coating going all sticky on the Logitech should have been the clue-by-4 I needed, but nooooo, cheapskate me was like, "Just use packaging tape; she'll be right!"

AUI to 10baseT transceivers beside a TI-30 from 1978.

The big transceiver is from 1991. The small one's from 1997.

Note that the TI-30 was famous for costing $25 in 1976. The sheer lack of electronics is the reason why. The transceivers probably cost $100 or more 15-20 years later.

Searching for a sacrificial USB key so I can install JunOS to an MX960

I have like 20 of them and yet I can't find one that I can burn to the ground.

Next Windows component for MS to open-source

I will give Visual Studio this much: Once I loaded a solution, it was just a matter of changing to the desired target, right-click the root of the project, and saying "Build" (repeat for all desired targets)

"./configure; make && make install" is still my preferred "development" "solution", but this is Windows ;o)

I slogged through 8GB of shit just to compile this mutant thing

At least it seems to work! (x86 target)

I think Visual Studio 2017 installer is a fork bomb disguised as an installer.