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LinuxFest NorthWest 2016

Time for another of my increasingly irregular blog posts 🙂 I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its […]

Possible outage notice

Hey folks! Power’s down here at Happyassassin Towers. My servers are on UPS for now, but if the outage goes on for more than an hour or so I’ll have to take them down to preserve the remaining UPS power to keep the internet connection up (so I can at least use my laptop). So […]

OpenWRT on Zyxel NBG6716 (ar71xx nand) – upgrading to Chaos Calmer final

Well, I’ve had an interesting day… I wrote before about using OpenWRT on the Zyxel NBG6716. I’ve been using it ever since; I updated to newer snapshot Chaos Calmer builds a couple of times to fix a couple of minor wifi bugs, but I’d been sitting on a fairly old snapshot (from March 2015) for […]

Flock 2015 pre-post-wrap-up

The oddest thing about events like Flock, for me, is how you can go to them for a week and manage not to see someone else who was there at all – apparently I was more or less in the same hotel as mclasen and kk4ewt for a week without once saying hi. Strange! I’ll […]

Fedlet 2015-08-10 available

So here’s a lil’ pre-Flock present for all you crazy Baytrail-ers – a new Fedlet image. Get your 2015-08-10 while it’s hot, over at the fedlet page. This is pretty much just a rebase of the kernel to 4.2rc6 in an F23 Alpha userland. I built a GTK+ package with a patch from Jan-Michael to […]

Fedora repository for Doom stuff: Odamex, Zandronum, Doomseeker, CnDoom

I had a bit of free time over the last few days, and looked at the current state of the art for Doom on Linux. The awesome Rahul Sundaram has been looking after several Doom-related packages for a while – including the Chocolate Doom package – but there are some things that seem to be […]

Downtime

Hey folks – just in case anyone was wondering, all of happyassassin.net was down for the last ~23 hours because of a power outage here. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused (not that I can think of much…:>)

LinuxFest NorthWest 2015, ownCloud 8 for stable Fedora / EPEL

LinuxFest NorthWest 2015 As I have for many of the last few years, I attended LinuxFest NorthWest this year. It’s been fun to watch this conference grow from a couple hundred people to nearly 2,000 while retaining its community-based and casual atmosphere – I’d like to congratulate and thank the organizers and volunteers who work […]

Hardware refresh, March 2015

I don’t know if anyone else gets anything out of these posts, but I find myself referring back to them surprisingly frequently when I try to remember what the hell I have in my boxes, so you’re getting another one. 🙂 I’ve been doing some hardware overhauling here at HA Towers again. The last major […]

LVM: actually kind of awesome

LVM, huh? Always seems like kind of an unnecessary complication. Except, really it’s kind of awesome. I’ve done some hardware refreshing here at HA Towers lately. I replaced the virtual machine host box I built a couple of years back; it was running OK, but I keep wanting to play with new things and its […]