The Skunks

Sun August 07 2016 by Christopher Aedo

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One night a few months after we moved into our place in Portland we noticed a bit of a skunk smell. It wasn't too strong, and we just assumed there was a skunk in the woods and something had scared it. It didn't take too long for the smell to …

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IRC, the secret to open source success

Sat December 19 2015 by Christopher Aedo

[Yes, this is another IRC post - this one was written for IBM's OpenTech blog, but I thought I'd add it here since my blog tends to be thin on updates ;) Anyway, hope you enjoy it!]

Effective communication is key when collaborating on an open source project and being reachable is …

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Regarding IRC

Mon August 17 2015 by Christopher Aedo

All the work I do with OpenStack is coordinated through mailing lists, IRC and design summits every six months. For quite a while I handled IRC by just keeping a screen up running Irssi on a VM on some cloud or another. That approach was quick and easy, and kept …

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The $1k IPA

Mon August 03 2015 by Christopher Aedo

1k IPA on tap

I have been brewing for a while now (around 10 years I think?), and have always done 5 gallon batches, and kegged into corny kegs rather than bottling. (Mainly because I love brewing, love beer, and really like having beer on tap in the kitchen.) I have been interested in …

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Not Quite Abandoned

Mon July 13 2015 by Christopher

Holy smoke it's been almost a year since the last time I added something new here! That is not at all because I haven't had anything new to talk about. Rather, there's been too much going on and I haven't had even half a chance to circle back and write …

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Setup update

Mon July 21 2014 by Christopher Aedo

I'm posting this mostly for my own benefit, but I also realize it's been SO LONG since I last posted, it will prove this blog is not entirely abandoned!*

I outlined my setup at home in February, and since then the only significant change has been firewall tuning.  For months …

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Linux ecosystem thriving in SoCal!

Sat February 22 2014 by Christopher Aedo

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I'm heading back to the 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo and really looking forward to another round of great sessions and mingling with the other nerds I run into at the meetups.

This conference has brought something to mind that I'd considered in passing previously, but now I'm thinking …

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The Setup

Wed February 05 2014 by Christopher Aedo

Over the years I have been continually refining my home technology stack.  It's in the best state it's ever been, so I figured I should document it.  I'm looking forward to looking back at this post in a few years to see what's evolved, and what's still the same.

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You need a better firewall

Mon February 03 2014 by Christopher Aedo

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A long long time ago I had Verizon FiOS installed at my home, and with it they supplied an Actiontec router and wireless access point. It worked reasonably well, but it needed a power cycle every now and then and any custom configuration was difficult. I could never get it …

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Awesome Paper Airplanes

Sat February 01 2014 by Christopher Aedo

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When I was growing up, I loved making paper airplanes.  I also used to spend a lot of time at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.  One time when I was there I saw a kit full of amazing looking plans for planes.  They were "Whitewings" model kits, and I …

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