Author Archives: Brian

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Engineer. Aviator. Educator. Scientist.

Puppy Linux “sfs not found” hard fix

Puppy linux has a recurring problem about not finding the sfs file during the boot process. Have you also seen the error “sfs not found. Dropping out to initial ramdisk console….” ? Here’s an out-of-band hard-fix to that problem.

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Bootstrap Tomsrtbt Linux with Netcat

In order to rebuild a bootable hard drive on an older computer, I was able to use the Tomsrtbt Linux v2.0.103. However, the 3.5″ floppy disk from 12 years ago was exhibiting read problems on some of the sectors (hex … Continue reading

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AOC, Croissants, and Minimum Wage

A few days ago, AOC tweeted “Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE. Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??”

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AOC vs. Secretary Ross

If you haven’t seen AOC aggressively question Secretary Ross about the 2020 census question about being a citizen, check out one of the on-line videos. I’m trying to figure out if she’s sharp and quick, or just stupid and arrogant. … Continue reading

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There Should Be No Billionaires – Money vs. Power

I read Amanda Marcotte Let’s look at a few points in that piece.  I’m imagining a conversation with AOC back when she was a learner instead of a prophet…

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