How to (really) Setup Bacula director on CentOS 7

I’ve seen quite a few examples of “how to setup bacula on CentOS7” and they all stink. Mostly, they’re just re-warmed procedures from CentOS 6 or other distros, and they either don’t work or don’t work well. I’m interested in setting up Bacula in a disaster recovery operation. I cannot ( more… )

Train Wreck. How nemo-desktop trashed both my local machine and the LAN

For some time now, I’ve been having problems where the power-save (suspend) feature of my desktop system has failed to put the machine to sleep. In some cases, in fact, the entire machine became black-screen unresponsive. Examination of the system logs indicated that the suspend function was failing to freeze ( more… )

Why I’m not using DigiSpark’s ATTiny85 in Almost Everything

The DigiStump ATTiny85 board  is a really attractive bit of hardware. It’s cheap, it can be accessed via the on-board USB connector, and while it hasn’t got the advanced hardware features of its bigger kin, there are a lot of things you can do with its small number of ports, ( more… )