Today the Senate passed a resolution, 50 to 48, that effectively works against our right to Online Privacy. The resolution states to ignore or invalidate a set of rules proposed by the FCC that would further protect our right to Online Privacy.

Many supporters of this bill see the regulations proposed by the FCC as an extension of President Obama’s overreach. However the negation of the FCC ruling would allow all ISP’s in the country to sell your private online information without consent.

The FCC regulations require all Internet browsing data to be subject to the same privacy regulations as…


Not much to go on here.

So I was just upgrading a production server to 14.04 LTS from 12.04, and I thought I might as well post something in case anyone searched for how to do it.

First, check your release version with this command:

$ lsb_release -a

It should give an output similar to:

Linux 3.2.0-51-generic x86_64
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

Now that you are sure of your version, grab all the necessary updates from the apt sources.

$ sudo apt-get update

If you don't have update-manager installed, (it should be installed by…


Giving the HHKB some oompf!

People give me strange looks when I start ranting about keyboards. In my profession, I spend quite a large amount of my time on a keyboard. Why not make it the best damn keyboard out there?

I’ve long been a fan of Cherry MX keys. The clickty clackity sound they made as I went about my business was just great! My coworkers thought otherwise.

Then I stumbled across the Topre. My eyes were opened to quality keyboards. While I still retain my love for the MX keys, these high quality rubber domes were incredible!

The Teardown

My Keyboard of choice was the…

Patrick Hisshion

Sporting a great monitor tan.

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