i8042 Thaw Fix for Ubuntu (and possibly others)

This one has been plaguing me since I installed Ubuntu Budgie. I have a Lenovo I don’t know what the fuck and it happens to have a track pad of model “i8042”, which is a real fucking downer because it’s not supported super-well. I’ve added kernel command line options from previous suggestions such as “i8042.dumbkbd” or some such, but that didn’t really pan out for me. It still froze and freaked the fuck out on thaw. Or at least the keyboard quit responding completely. So I’ll share something with you that did work. That still works. That keeps me from...  


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2018-03-26 07:30 pm | Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, i8042, thaw, crash

Random Ass Nothing

Man, I don’t know anymore. I’m so damn busy every day that I don’t have any semblance of a hobby anymore. It’s ridiculous. I can’t take enough time out of what remains of a day to write a technical blog post about whatever the fuck I’m able to mess with in the five minutes a day I’m not at work or doing some chore at home. Truth be told, my job is absorbing so much of my life that my hobbies are leaking into my job. It’s insane. I’d love to be able to whip something up, some neat tip...  


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2018-03-24 10:59 am | random, update

Richard Roby News

It’s been a while since I’ve kept up with what Richard Roby has been doing with his life. Suffice to say, he isn’t up to anything good. Some of you are probably aware I’ve been hosting FBI depositions proving he’s a fed snitch every time he gets snagged. So, there’s always that. But apparently he’s also a really violent spouse. I’m not that surprised. The sick son of a bitch can’t contain his anger, and he even unleashes his anger upon his pregnant wife. So he’s been arrested because the neighbors called the cops on him while he was assaulting...  


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2018-02-24 03:55 pm | krashed, roby, violent

Jekyll Exception Liquid

In migrating this damn downward spiral to the latest version of Jekyll, I discovered that a great many things have changed. I also consistently ran into an issue with liquid tags. Tons of Liquid: Cannot assign Fixnum yadda yadda. Long story short, the only way to silence Jekyll’s incessant whining was to work around it. Capturing offending data and using the captured variable seemed to silence the cries. {% for tag in page.tags %} {% capture garbage %}{{ tag }}{% endcapture %} <a href="{{ garbage | escape }}">{{ garbage }}</a> So when you get the lame ass “Fixnum blah blah”...  


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2018-02-24 01:24 pm | jekyll, liquid, error

Random Ass Update

Even though you wouldn’t be able to discern as much from this blog, I’ve been busy as hell. My career is sapping every spare minute from me, and any time I get that isn’t dedicated to my career I typically spend wasting on brain-dead pursuits that numb me from the frantic ridiculousness that is my gainful employment. There are days when I wish my employer might find my blog and fire me ‘Damore-style’. Selfish notion, I realize, but I’m also aware that it isn’t likely. I will get no respite from the relentless march. I’ve been picking on an italian...  


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2018-02-24 12:06 pm | random, update