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If you’ve ever tried setting up FreeRADIUS and WPA2-Enterprise, and wondered how the example certs wind up with the X509v3 extended key “TLS Web Server Authentication” on it, the trick here is a config file specifying a numerical OID for the key instead of a text description. (Apparently Windows expects to see these TLS extended […]

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Minuteman III launch 7/31

Sunday morning I got an email from the launch-alert mailing list about an upcoming Minuteman III ICBM test out of Vandenberg AFB on Tuesday morning. I had just gotten back from photographing the Iridium 7 launch a few days prior, but being a cold war nerd I definitely did not want to miss seeing an ICBM […]

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SpaceX Iridium-7 launch

[photos: flickr – SpaceX Iridium-7] After not being able to make the Iridium-6 and NASA InSight launches I was eager to make the next launch from Vandenberg. Last night I drug along a friend and we pulled an all-nighter driving down to Lompoc and back for the SpaceX Iridium-7 launch. I’m wore out but at […]

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Through a long story of poor planning and choices, I recently found myself trying to get home in the middle of the night in the suburbs without my vehicle and with a dead iPhone. In the beginning the idea was to just summon an Uber or Lyft to take me home. I realized my battery […]

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I renewed my mail server’s TLS certs the other day and noticed that Alpine had problems verifying my certificate chain. (Yes I still use a text based email). (Of course after I figured all of this out and changed my Google queries a bit, I found where other people hit the same problem back in […]

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A/K/A Ubuntu for CentOS kickstart users I needed to install Ubuntu on a server so I finally got around to figuring out how to do an automated, unattended installation. Specifically, how to install Ubuntu on bare-metal over the network using an existing PXE setup in an all-CentOS environment, as you would in a datacenter. I […]

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It turns out when you run debmirror on CentOS 7 from EPEL, it sneakily (not really) lays down a configuration file in /etc/debmirror.conf. Despite the ‘-d‘ argument, e.g. ‘-d xenial,xenial-security,xenial-updates‘, it happily tries to mirror the sid distribution. I saw other people having this problems and it was maddeningly to finally figure it out at […]

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[flickr: trinity site] [flickr: white sands missile museum park] [flickr: new mexico museum of space history] [flickr: titan missile museum] The very first detonation of a nuclear device happened in New Mexico and was called “Trinity”. Two times a year people can go out onto the White Sands Missile Range to visit the Trinity site. […]

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Dark Angel Medical training

I’m fresh off of two medical classes in August, first the NOLS Wilderness First Responder course, then a two day “Direct Action Response Training” by Dark Angel Medical. The DART course went over how to use a personal trauma kit (a/k/a individual first aid kit, or IFAK) and responding to immediate life-threatening events, such as […]

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The always self-sufficient side in me has always been fascinated by wilderness medicine, how do you care for somebody who’s hurt/sick when you’re hours or days away from care? How do you improvise what you need to treat that person and make it possible to move them? When I was growing up in a rural […]

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