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My Year of Healing

Healing, it has been said, is a matter of time.  “Time heals all wounds.”  In some ways it is a matter of time.  If you get a minor cut or a scrape, it generally is a matter of time before … Continue reading

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A dream

A quote came up this morning while watching videos by “Playing for Change.” Quite a few of these videos bring tears of joy. Thank you Joanne Arnold for linking to this playlist this morning. “A dream you dream alone is … Continue reading

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Being Pagan

This just came across my facebook feed.  It’s almost perfect.  I’m going argue some of it’s points. Being Pagan “The term Pagan applies to any faith other than: Christianity, Judaism or Muslim.  Paganism is the largest and oldest faith in … Continue reading

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You are your thoughts

I’m going start this with a nerd reference. Luke Skywalker said to Yoda after Yoda used the force to get Luke’s fighter out of the swamp on Degobah, “I don’t believe it!” Yoda replied, “That is why you fail.” Your … Continue reading

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VMWare Server 2.0 is annoying

If you power up a virtual machine, especially linux, you won’t get access to the console until the unit is either almost fully booted or fully booted. So if your trying to troubleshoot a startup problem, you can’t. You can’t … Continue reading

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Got a speeding ticket

Out on the Maine turnpike yesterday, I got a speeding ticket from an state trooper in an unmarked light brown Ford Crown Victoria near exit 43 (Maine Mall).  He got me for 68 in a 55 when cars regularly go … Continue reading

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Gentoo as VMWare guest

I’ve been running Gentoo as a VMWare guest for some time.  building the vmware tools has always bombed for the same reason with an error about not being able to find the kernel header files in the proper location even … Continue reading

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Unhelpful Microsoft Reporting Services Error

Recently when trying to deploy a complex Microsoft Reporting Services definition to a server, I received the following error: Exception of type Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportProcessing.ReportProcessingException was thrown. That error is pretty unhelpful.  It turns out that there was user defined function that I … Continue reading

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Mailman, Postfix and Gentoo

I just spent the morning dealing with all sorts of odd problems relating to configuring Mailman, a mailing listserver, with Gentoo Linux and Postfix. Most of the process went very smoothly up until the actual testing which yielded errors. The … Continue reading

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Above and Beyond, LLC Doesn’t Go Above and Beyond

My partner and I recently had some work on the house performed by Above and Beyond, LLC of Lewiston. We signed two contracts for work. The first part of the job was to repair a leaking roof. To their credit, … Continue reading

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