1. Over a Year With a Standing Desk

    Short version: Move regularly Standing Desk I've been using a standing desk now for well over a year now. It seems to be rising in popularity at work, and the past few weeks several people have come over to look at my setup, and get some insights/advice on what…


  2. Mutt Offline Outlook365 With mbsync

    I've been using the mutt e-mail client for about two years now. I love mutt. I'm a die hard Linux/BSD guy, and am in the console a lot. I love mutt's simplicity"1 & power. I love being able to customize it. Mutt's motto is among the best ever…


  3. Screencasting Key-Press Software: key-mon

    I’m thinking of doing some future screencasts/tutorials on tmux, and found this software called key-mon. The best options I found so far, are: nohup key-mon --nomouse --backgroundless -t modern --scale=2 1.6 --no-press-fadeout=1 & And this is the best screencast bitrate I’ve come up with…


  4. tnsping & sqlplus On Ubuntu 13.10

    I need oracle tools to diagnose and troubleshoot.  This is the easiest, and least intrusive method I've found: Download and extract the "u01" folder from the Oracle XE RPM installation to /. Update your *.ora files here: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/network/admin/ Export environment variables: export…


  5. Switched site!

    I switched my site over to OpenShift for hosting, and changed my theme as well. I'll try to update soon!…


  6. Moved Book Over to GitHub

    Since my "Space Captain Rowan" book is open source made with the open source software, Inkscape, I decided to move it over to github.  This actually makes it easier for me so I can work on it from my laptop remotely, or my desktop at home. Plus I get all…

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