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  • Sep 15 - Nine Men’s Morris: Rules and Strategies

    For the last several months, I’ve been a bit obsessed with a game called Nine Men’s Morris. Like a lot of other people before me, I first learned of the game from playing it in one of the mini-games in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In this post, I’ll share the rules of the game and some strategies I’ve picked up along the way.

  • Aug 24 - How eCryptfs Affects Filename Lengths

    If you’ve ever needed or wanted to know how long a filename will be when encrypted with eCryptfs, hopefully this gives you an idea of some of the forces at work. I don’t claim to be an expert in eCryptfs, but I did base all this information on some pretty solid evidence.

  • Jun 03 - Goodbye Blogger!

    Blogger has been good to me over the years. I set up my first blog on Blogger before I had any other digital real estate to speak of. But ever since setting up, I’ve been looking for a way to migrate off of Blogger and have everything all together on the same site. I recently completed that objective, and in this post I’ll share how I did it and what obstacles I encountered along the way.

  • Mar 07 - Using git-stash without losing staged changes

    When I learned about git-stash, my productivity with git from the command line went way up. But it wasn’t until recently that I figured out how to properly handle the situation where I had already staged changes but needed to stash everything to do something without .

  • Feb 26 - How to check out an old version of Chromium OS

    You gotta love the combination of open source projects and git. Getting up and running with a project like Chromium OS is pretty straightforward with the guide available on the Chromium Wiki. But what if, for some reason, you’re interested in a version other than the most recent? How do you dig through the combinations of repositories to get it? I recently had to figure this out for a project I’m working on, so I thought I’d pass it along.