Author Archives: Joe McMahon

Samsung SMH7178SME charcoal filter replacement tip

I’ve been in my new condo for 4 months now, and as always when you move into a place, you keep finding out things. I now know what the mystery switch in the hall is supposed to do: it’s for … Continue reading

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xmonad on OS X Mavericks

I installed XQuartz today, and while looking around for a low-distraction window manager, I came across xmonad. It looked interesting, and I started following the installation instructions and found they were out of date. Here’s an updated set of instructions for … Continue reading

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Shellshock scanner

So I had a bunch of machines with a standard naming convention that I needed to scan for the Shellshock bug. Since I just needed to run a command on each one and check the output, and I had SSH … Continue reading

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Laundry part 3: solved

University Electric came through like champs. I found a 24″ GE unitized washer-dryer that would fit and that had generally positive reviews, checked that they were a GE dealer, called them up on last Tuesday, and asked if they could … Continue reading

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Laundry, part 2, bicycles, and too much sun

First, if you read my blog, and you send music to stillstream.com, please note that my address has changed; check the stillstream.com site for the new address. The new tenant in my old apartment is quite confused by the CDs … Continue reading

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Best Buy and appliances: avoid

If this had not actually happened to me I would say it had to be made up, but this is a precise report of exactly how badly Best Buy managed to handle a recent attempt to purchase a new washer and … Continue reading

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ETL into WordPress: lessons learned

I had a chance this weekend to do a little work on importing a large (4000 or so articles and pages) site into WordPress. It was an interesting bit of work, with a certain amount learning required on my part – … Continue reading

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Bluetooth, LineIn, Soundflower: talking over Skype and playing music

Someone who wants to teach dance classes online asked me if there was a reasonable way (i.e.., without spending a lot of money) to set up a Skype link that can be used for both music and a wireless microphone … Continue reading

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Mojolicious Revolutions

3rd in my series of talks at SVPerl about Mojolicious; this one reviews using the server-side features for building bespoke mock servers, and adds a quick overview of the Mojo client features, which I had missed until last week. Color … Continue reading

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Pure majority rule considered harmful

I’ve been discussing an issue on Perlmonks over the past couple days; specifically the potential for abuse of the anonymous posting feature. I’ve seen numerous threads go by discussing this, most of which have focused on restricting the anonymous user. … Continue reading

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