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 code errors after the “L” part of the LILO boot), so I needed to have tomsrtbt create a new copy of itself. 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??” Continue reading

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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. So I looked up the actual law under debate… 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… Continue reading

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Bash && (and ||)

I was talking with someone about the && operator in bash. He said it was a way to append two statements onto one line. I tried to explain that it was much more than that and only exhibited that behavior ~sometimes~. Continue reading

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