Monthly Archives: Apr 2016
GRUBbed Up: Mounts of Future Past

Have you ever set a GRUB boot password, unwittingly buggering it up with a typo, and then panicked when your rebooting host claimed you were giving it the wrong password so it wouldn’t boot? On an LVM disk system? I have. Just last week, in fact. Wanna know how I fixed it?

Hit the jump, then.

lolwut systemd

lolwut systemd

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scraps: now with more code

The keen-eyed among you should notice that I finally implemented code tags for the site theme. They are so stupendously overdue I can hardly fathom how I got on without them for so long. But there we are; marvel at our resilience in the face of difficulty and all that.

I did ’em all quick ‘n dirty like (see also: this post, your mom, haha, etcetera), for the benefit of the post to follow this one. Good, bad, colour suggestions, rubbish, thoughts, those things – they go in the comments.

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Reading the Sandstorm

I’m totally not compensating for failing to post in March.
Just thought I’d get that out of the way. Y’know, to ward off questions.

Many moons ago (like two damn years’; wowzor ‘n stuff), I pumped out text detailing how I keep up with the news-ey things that interest me. Well, the inexorable passage of time has seen that old post turn to a falsehood. Now I, in a narcissistic revisitation of old material, decided it was high time I let my valuable readers know that things just don’t work like that any more.

Apparently a clock. Of Persian origin.

Apparently a clock. Of Persian origin.

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scraps: more bits on top

It’s the website we all know and love, but with more bits on top. That is, a few post categories I opted to list in the header menu to make it look, err, more used. Good idea? Terrible idea? Inspires a better idea that you’re willing to help me implement because I’m not terribly good at this page-making business and this whole thing kinda came together more-or-less by accident and I have no idea what I’m doing (but I disguise it, badly, with long sentences)?

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