1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review:: Yet another Death Star (YADS)

    Well everyone, I saw the new Star Wars last night. Was it good you might ask? I would reply and say that it was good…but that is all, only good. It could have been so much better though. …


  2. Linux i3 Window Manager and Chromium Kerberos Flags

    The normal method of editing the chromium.desktop file didn’t work in i3 setting the flags in chromium. I also tried some .profile settings too, which didn’t work. Or rather, they’d work from the console, but not from dmenu. This is the fix if you run chromium from dmenu. Tested in Debian Jessie. …


  3. Grossest Halloween Ever

    Although Halloween is over, the holiday had given my grey matter a good jogging. It brought back some memories of when I was but a wee lad. I remember there being a Halloween party at church; this one was actually inside the building. I’m sure I was looking forward to having a good time, hanging with my friends, and pounding as much sugar down my gullet as humanly possible. There were probably the normal games of beanbag toss, cakewalk, doughnut eating, etc. The only game I actually recall was “bobbing for apples.” …


  4. Mount Luks Encrypted LVM Volume in Linux

    In order to mount an luks encrypted drive in Linux (Debian Jessie) …


  5. Using curl and wget with Headers to Troubleshoot a Rest Endpoint

    Had some fun today trying to reproduce an application error request to a rest endpoint with cli tools. …


  6. Compiling Mutt With Slang

    I needed to compile the mutt e-mail client with slang so my colors would work correctly. This is how it’s done: …


  7. qemu & physical disk

    Just messing around with quemu, and needed to install a VM easily onto a physical disk. The magic command was this: …


  8. Art

    I re-created my art page. I also added these images to my blog cover image. http://www.benfrancom.com/art/ Here is “a little taste of the glory…see what it tastes like:” …


  9. Over a Year With a Standing Desk

    Short version: Move regularly …


  10. Mutt Offline Outlook365 With mbsync

    Please subscribe to my e-mail list for future updates and eBooks! Fill out my online form. Use Wufoo integrations and get your data to your favorite apps. …