The Tyranny of the Little Brothers

It wasn’t until this year that I realized I was no longer in control of my personal narrative. I believed that I could be in charge of how private or public my life was. But it’s become increasingly obvious this year that it’s not in Facebook’s financial interest for me to be able to control … Continue reading “The Tyranny of the Little Brothers”

Finishing Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

  Back at the beginning of January, I compared the first and second installments in the Assassin’s Creed main line of games. A couple weeks ago I finished up Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, a continuation of Desmond and Ezio’s stories. I don’t have too much more to add to what I wrote about the second game … Continue reading “Finishing Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood”

My younger brother David’s masterpiece

David has created a wonderful new bit of machinima entitled S’mores Night Movie. It was originally intended as an inside joke between friends. He, with his girlfriend Tamlin as the screenwriter, put together a 35 minute movie incorporating different episodes of what has happened with their friends into a remake of “10 Little Indians”. I … Continue reading “My younger brother David’s masterpiece”

Google’s watching….not big brother!

According to CNN Google will begin offering a new map service to rival and surpass Mapquest. They bought this service from Keyhole, a company with a large repository of satellite pictures of people’s houses. Some people are protesting this from a privacy point of view. I don’t see why they are protesting. It’s not as … Continue reading “Google’s watching….not big brother!”

Speed of btrfs scrub

Here’s the output of the status command: [root@supermario ~]# btrfs scrub status /media/Photos/ scrub status for 27cc1330-c4e3-404f-98f6-f23becec76b5 scrub started at Tue Mar 21 17:18:13 2017, running for 01:05:38 total bytes scrubbed: 1.00TiB with 0 errors So on Fedora 25 with an AMD-8323 (8 core, no hyperthreading) and 24GB of RAM with this hard drive and … Continue reading “Speed of btrfs scrub”