Blog Posts

Timing boot with systemd

May 30, 2017

Being an Arch Linux user pretty much means that for better for worse, I am stuck using systemd as my init system, whether I like it or not. And in general, it seems that Arch is all aboard the systemd train. Generally new versions hit the official repos relatively quickly (still waiting for 233, though), and the wiki has a ton of great systemd resources. systemd-nspawn is the preferred way to launch a container. In general, it feels like any problem you mention, the solution is given with systemd.

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The Need for Protest

January 30, 2017

For the last week we have heard—and for the next several years we will continue to hear—continued calls to unify behind this presidency. We will hear that we need to respect the office of President of the United States. We will hear "Yes, he is your president." And yes, we should unify with the President of the United States, who should be our president.

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Post-Election Thoughts

November 11, 2016

As we continue to process our thoughts and feelings about this election, the most important thing for each of us to be aware of is that in this election, our votes mattered. Every vote cast in this election had an impact. For Republicans this is very evident in their election of Donald Trump to the presidency. For the rest of us, it is more difficult to see, but our impact was there.

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An Open Letter To Tamira Ci Thayne

March 14, 2016

I find it fitting that the first post on my blog should be in response to an issue that has grabbed the attention of many people in Culpeper County and especially at CCHS. Over the last several weeks, a petition calling for the termination of cat dissections has been circulating and has accumulated over 100,000 signatures. My biggest complaint about the petition is not the issue it is fighting, but that is is vilifying my high school and its faculty. The email I wrote to Ms. Thayne is provided below in its entirety.

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