Thu: Apr 03, 2014

This: forgotten root password combined with this: KVM/virsh (look for Console) equals fixing a virtual machine remotely in spite of the customer deciding to mess with it.     #>

America's Rebel Band of Custom-Bike Builders. Compared to a solid bike by a big manufacturer the bespoke isn't out of the price range... I also didn't realize this:

Additionally, just four companies—Dorel Industries, Accell Group, Trek Bicycle Corporation, and Specialized Bicycle Components—own about half of the 140 bicycle brands available in this country, including Schwinn, Cannondale, Raleigh, Gary Fisher, Trek, and Specialized, Townley said.

Babes Chicken. Went last week while in Plano and it was pretty good. Also interesting, the sides are unlimited and "family style" (big bowls are placed on your table), all you do is order your meat (3 kinds of chicken or 1 kind of fish.) I walked away stuffed and happy.     #>

What women want on the dance floor, according to science.     #>

Juggernaut trike. I bet it's a pain to pedal uphill...     #>

The Business Recipe Behind Taco Bell's Waffle Taco. I will definitely be trying one of these.     #>

Practical Advice for the Obsessive Compulsive Traveler. I've built up a similar system over the years (I can be packed for a month of international travel in less than 10 minutes.) Having the second shaving kit fully stocked and already in the suitcase is the way to go.     #>

This Company Buys Every CD, DVD, And Video Game That You Don't Want Anymore. Interesting. I keep thinking about getting rid of all my music and movies but the thought of dealing with people on Craigslist (or shipping) gives me nightmares.     #>

"What is in the sauce that is in the Big Mac?" . Kudos to McDonalds for not being jerks about it and admitting that it's on the net. I was with him right up until he added a Kraft Cheese Slice on there, wonder if that's what they really use?


The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others?     #>

Let the Good Times Roll: The Incredible Bowling Bubble of the 1960s     #>

How to Make the Perfect Meatball. Now that's a skill.     #>

Disconnect Search for Android Makes Your Web Searches Private. Awesome, I'm in.     #>

The Sufferfest with Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright - The Full Movie. My favorite part was when they discovered they were on the wrong mountain...     #>

"Craft in America: Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy" to premiere on PBS in May. Season 6?? This looks like something I'd watch but this is the first I've heard of it.     #>

Kitchen 101: Cooking Fats & Oils. Awesome graphic, worth printing out and having in your kitchen.     #>

CryptSync Keeps Folders in Sync and Encrypts One of Them. Handy for thumbdrives and "cloud storage". I'll stick with TrueCrypt but for simplicity this could be a great option for folks.     #>

Know-Nothing Investing: Index Funds For Beginners. I had an Etrade account and it was just too much work to deal with (even though I took a long term position.) I went ahead and closed it, I should probably go ahead and look into an Index Fund instead...     #>

C&C THE BOTTLE CUTTER. Interesting, not cheap but I like the design.     #>

Piper Security Camera. I like it.     #>

Some resources on customizing your bash shell (I've hit on a setup I like, it's two lines and has great info for the prompt. It also changes to red when I am root...)


The Big 7 Body Breakdowns, specific to running.     #>

Some resources for converting IP addresses into locations (not entirely reliable but generally not bad.)


Price Zombie, Price Tracking across multiple sites.     #>

Are you are a good liar? Find out in 5 seconds. Confirmed, I'm a terrible liar. What, you don't believe me?


A few things that helped me moving some virtual servers from ViaVerio to Linode:

I do have some personal notes for things that needed to be done (partly because I was moving from FreeBSD to CentOS) but these are things I found worth bookmarking. Sendmail stuff is in there since I was migrating in a hurry, already had a Sendmail configuration from my previous server, and I couldn't seem to get Postfix to work right (I'm sure it was me and not Postfix but I just didn't have the time and patience to troubleshoot when I already had a working config.)     #>

Cheap Summer Lodging at Universities. Interesting.     #>

How to Hide Your Google+ View Count. Sigh, yet another thing turned on by default that I had to go disable. Screw you Google.     #>

massren renamer, lets you rename files using a text editor (say vim). Also see the vim plugin: renamer.vim.     #>

tmate, a fork of tmux that gives you instant command line screen sharing. Especially nice that you can host your own server, no need to direct it through theirs.     #>

Best Android Photography Apps for Planning Photos. More weather and lighting apps than say a shoot location database but some good stuff in there (and in the comments as well.     #>

And then I was like... Uses your webcam to record animated .gifs.     #>

Second-screen apps? Viewers say ho-hum, but execs see potential. Second screen is hot for the companies deploying video but I don't know of many users (outside of having IMDB open just so you can see what else that one person was in that you might recognize them from..._)     #>

Ice Pillar Snaps with Climber on It, Here's How He Survived | Sub-Zero, Ep. 3. Wow. The actual fall is at 2:40 but it's worth watching the whole thing.     #>

Incredible Photos of Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Chile, Lighting Storm Included. Beautiful.     #>

Freesolo - an original webseries with Mich Kemeter for EpicTV. Just signed up for EpicTV, looks like some great stuff there.     #>

How to create a self-signed SSL Certificate ...     #>

The 2014 SEO Checklist     #>

123D Circuit Simulator. Neat idea but they've been acquired by AutoDesk to expect the web app to either go away or begin charging a ridiculous amount of money...     #>

Mountain Project Beta Creator. Lets you easily annotate images for inclusion into Mountain Project. Great for letting others know where the routes go and any additional information (beta) a climber might need.     #>

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