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Installing Total Annihilation

Here’s how you get THE BESTEST TA SETUP EVAR (srsly it’s good) This is easy. The directions are detailed. Downloading Go buy TA downloadable edition from GOG Games, it’s 6 bucks:¬†http://www.gog.com/game/total_anihilation_commander_pack Download the two files marked 1 and 2 here

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Metric, Please

Can we all just start regularly using metric units, please?

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pg_dump and pg_restore are Slow? Try this.

A friend was trying to import about 300K rows that were dumped with pg_dump. Trouble was, it would barf saying “Invalid Command \N” and never work. The attempted work-around involved telling pg_dump to use discrete INSERT statements per row, but

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How to Manually Migrate an Instance in OpenStack

I recently had to work with a relatively large OpenStack deployment running the older Folsom release. I needed to move over thirty instances to enhance the performance and stability of the system. In this deployment, local disks store the instance

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Proof of Identity – Susan Tuttle

Just finished a book cover for Susan Tuttle, for her new book Proof of Identity. Pick up a copy on Amazon — the print book is out now, and the ebook is coming hot on its heels! She’s also got

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Upgrading a RabbitMQ Cluster

I had a RabbitMQ cluster that was running 3.0.0, and bug #25556, “allow multiple URIs to be specified against an upstream”, was killing me. Had to federate some exchanges to another cluster, but I couldn’t specify a set of upstream

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