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general: How I met my wife

By: Doran Barton on 2014-03-28 at 19:19:20

In November 1993, I was a student at Utah State University studying Computer Science. I had attended USU since Spring 1990 with the exception of a couple of quarters I spent working full-time.

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general: Finding better tools for managing T1D

By: Doran Barton on 2014-01-10 at 05:20:28

In case you weren't aware, I'm a PWD (person with Diabetes) and was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes in November 2000. So, thirteen years ago, and change.

In the time I've been a diabetic, I've tested my blood glucose levels, sometimes several times a day, and I've injected myself with insulin with each meal and basal insulin every night before I go to bed.

Doctors have a way to ...

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general: Book Review: "The Art of Being Unmistakable" by Srinivas Rao

By: Doran Barton on 2013-12-07 at 19:03:55

The Art of Being UnmistakableI took my daughter to the hospital today so she could get an medicine infusion that she needs every eight weeks because of a chronic condition. These infusion sessions usually last about three hours of so, so I decided to read something ...

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politics: Carefully considering the opt-in-for-porn proposal

By: Doran Barton on 2013-11-21 at 06:09:17

There is a petition hosted at the WhiteHouse.gov website asking that Internet service providers provide a mechanism whereby users must "opt-in" if they want to access pornographic content on the Internet.

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politics: Thanks Mike Lee rally

By: Doran Barton on 2013-11-03 at 22:02:02

I attended a rally yesterday in South Jordan to thank US Senator Mike Lee for his work fighting Obamacare and standing up for strong liberty-oriented principles.

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tech: Extending software collections

By: Doran Barton on 2013-10-30 at 15:20:59

Recent Red Hat Developer Blog articles have explained what Software Collections are, what they're good for, and how you can leverage them to easily enhance your development environment leveraging the latest and greatest versions of your favorite programming languages and relational database backends.

But the software collection packages available for each language comprise only a subset of what is available — usually the core and some popular additions. Until that day when repositories have sprung up with all the additional SCL builds of libraries, modules, extensions to your language collection, you'll need to build those yourself.

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general: New blogging platform

By: Doran Barton on 2013-10-30 at 05:00:39

I have finally moved the Fozzolog away from MovableType to... what? WordPress? Heck, no!

The Fozzolog is now (again) powered by a blogging platform created with mine own hand: Fozzolog4. ...

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tech: Compensating for cpanspec

By: Doran Barton on 2013-03-25 at 23:01:23

The cpanspec utility has been an extremely valuable tool for me over the years, especially over the last few months as I've been working on Software Collections for newer versions of Perl in EL5 and EL6.

However, cpanspec has some drawbacks. Here's a list of some issues off ...

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tech: My blog under attack

By: Doran Barton on 2013-03-24 at 00:51:17

I've been having some issues with my blog site lately. There has been an ongoing distributed attack from multiple IP addresses on the site. I haven't confirmed this for sure, but it seems to be targeting the MovableType platform I'm running, maybe by overwhelming the comment system.

I made the move from a homegrown blogging platform to MovableType several years ago because I felt MT was doing ...

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tech: My blog under attack

By: Doran Barton on 2013-03-24 at 00:50:17

I've been having some issues with my blog site lately. There has been an ongoing distributed attack from multiple IP addresses on the site. I haven't confirmed this for sure, but it seems to be targeting the MovableType platform I'm running, maybe by overwhelming the comment system.

I made the move from a homegrown blogging platform to MovableType several years ago because I felt MT was doing ...

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politics: Chick-Fil-A anti-gay? Really?

By: Doran Barton on 2012-08-04 at 14:18:26

This last week, hundreds of thousands of people showed their support by patronizing Chick-Fil-A restaurants after the media created an explosion of controversy in response to a little-distributed interview with Chick-Fil-A's founder Dan Cathy. In the interview, Mr. Cathy reiterated an opinion he's expressed before: He supports traditional marriage (that is, "marriage" should be a man and a woman. ...

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tech: Enable kmail/kontact as mailto: handler in Firefox (Fedora 17)

By: Doran Barton on 2012-06-27 at 15:29:30

To set up kmail or kontact to handle mailto: links from Firefox in Fedora 17, follow these directions:
  • Go to Edit -> Preferences in Firefox
  • Choose the Applications tab
  • Type mailto in the search entry field to select the specific rule
  • Change the target to Use other...
  • Enter /usr/libexec/kde4/kmailservice as the path to the program to ...

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tech: Using Akonadi to manage Google calendars with KDE's Kontact (or KOrganizer)

By: Doran Barton on 2012-06-07 at 21:47:52

KDE users have had a powerful calendar utility at their disposal for quite a few years with http://userbase.kde.org/KOrganizer which is a component of the http://userbase.kde.org/Kontact.

KOrganizer was built for a long time with the ability to use iCal and vCal data. In recent years, however, http://www....

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tech: Catalyst's 'begin' special action method

By: Doran Barton on 2012-05-26 at 19:23:52

The [http://www.catalystframework.org/](Catalyst Framework) for Perl web development has some powerful special actions that frequently come in very handy when you're building an application, especially one that is heirarchical in nature as most are.

An application I am working on right now provides a list of hash references to the template view for presenting a dynamic crumb trail on the page. ...

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general: Winding down and preparing to start up

By: Doran Barton on 2012-05-24 at 00:50:57

On 14 May 2010, I began working at Grant Street Group as a software developer. Grant Street Group is based out of Pittsburgh, PA and I worked for them as a telecommuter. Most of Grant Street Group's development team works remotely as I do and their procedures and work environment has been molded around distributed development. It works very, very well.

The last two ...

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