Jeremy Sands

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Category Archives: Linux

Here you’ll find ramblings on Linux, including some incredibly useful scripts, config files, and links.

Wireless Bridge Mode on Asus RT-AC66U

So you took the plunge to get a good router instead of a flaky $40 plastic box of crap. Good choice. But if you use a wireless bridge then you probably should be aware of the following problem and fix. There are numerous huge gaping security holes in the older (and possibly, depending on when […]

How to add Folding@Home Screensaver (FAHScreensaver) to XScreenSaver

I found myself wanting to put FAHScreensaver in as a proper screensaver in Linux, partially because it looks nice but mostly because the idle detection in Linux by Folding@Home seems to be broken. So here are some steps to make that happen. These steps assume you have root or otherwise privileged access to the machine […]

How to use WatchESPN / ESPN3 in Linux

So you pay for a cable/dish subscription, and want to be able to use the WatchESPN/ESPN3 website to watch live content. But for some reason it just doesn’t work on Linux. Turns out, the Adobe Flash plugin depends upon the now defunct HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) to assist in mediation of DRM protected content. The […]

A ham radio operator’s guide to the 2014 SouthEast LinuxFest

  Simplex Talk-In Frequency (Simplex): 147.555 Local Repeaters: 145.23- | May require Tone 118.8 MHz – Operated by Mecklenburg ARS Located on Spencer Mountain, its antenna is at 1574 feet above sea level, which is almost 900 feet above average terrain. The Johnson CR1100 puts out about 100 watts ERP into a four bay commercial […]

A ham radio operator’s guide to the 2011 SouthEast LinuxFest

Simplex Talk In:  146.520   Major Local Repeaters: 147.315+ (Net every Monday/Friday at 8:30 PM) Operated by SPARC – Moderate signal, but very close to hotel. 442.075+ (Net every Thursday, 8:30 PM) Operated by SPARC 147.165+ (Net every Thursday at 9:00 PM) Operated by GARS – Moderate signal, but far enough away to require an […]

Dual booting Windows 7 and Linux

Traditionally, if I have the time, I nuke all those little insignificant partitions that come on a HP/Dell/Acer/etc with Windows pre-installed when I partition up the hard drive for installation. Pro-Tip: Don’t delete the first tiny partition if it’s a Windows 7 machine. It’s important, and stuff. Luckily, I didn’t delete it … but when […]