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TL;DR it’s SHA1 with no newline We wanted to create off-line templates for our Netgear SmartManaged switches (which runs a blatant IOS CLI ripoff), but needed a way to generate the encrypted password hash from a given plaintext password: username test password test -to- username test password encrypted a94a8fe5ccb19ba61c4c0873d391e987982fbbd3 For the life of me I […]

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Fully vaccinated

Got both doses of the tracking chips in and my 5G coverage is increasing! (I forget how this is supposed to work, do the tracking chips provide 5G and GPS, or do the 5G towers attract bats that infect people with covid? or do the 5G towers cause covid and the vaccination will kill my […]

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2021 coming in hot

Welp, it didn’t take long for 2021 to get crazy Jan 3 Washington Post has audio of Trump pressuring GA to find votes Jan 4 UK declines to extradite Assange to the US Jan 5 Dr. Dre in ICU due to brain aneurysm Jan 6 Protestors storm the US Capitol, Senate chambers and offices Jan […]

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Working in a Ubuntu world now, I really miss the Anaconda installer that CentOS/Fedora used. Every time I find myself having a problem with the d-i¬†installer when doing network PXE installs, I find myself grepping and tracing through the source code. While doing a Ubuntu 18 network install with a preseed file (all of which […]

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Outdoors is nice

I literally had my hair cut in a shady back alley in Palo Alto. It was legit business with pop-up tents and chairs and everything, but I just like the clandestine sound of that statement. The only upside of all this crazy time is businesses doing business outside on a fine California summer day. I […]

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Air, masks, and people: a rant

Air is hard. People do not seem to get it or can’t be bothered. I’ve watched this play out both during the choking California wildfires and the current Coronavirus pandemic. Air goes in the body, air goes out of the body. I see so many people having heated arguments and confusion now about what masks […]

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#2020 what a hoot

Hashtag-2020 got off to a heck of a start. We thought 2019 was crazy and it would all be over with after December 31, then it even got worse. It seemed like every single day of 2020 there was some world event we never imagined. Earlier this year I tried to keep a file of […]

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A few years ago I made a conscious effort to stay outside more, especially in the winters when I’d go stir crazy. Either sitting out on my balcony or go out for walks at the park or around the neighborhood. I started playing closer attention to the positions of the major constellations, moon, and planets. […]

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Hello flying and new job

A couple of big things have happened the past few months. Most recently, I rejoined the tech workforce a couple of weeks ago after my two year hiatus. A good friend of mine that I used to work with hit me up out of the blue and sold me on this new awesome place he […]

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I feel remiss if I didn’t mention something that was brought to my attention in a comment on my last post.¬† Back in February I drove down to Vandenberg Air Force Base to photograph the launch of a test Minuteman III ICBM. This was the second one I’ve done, the last being in July last […]

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