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    SO GORGEOUS WAS THE SPECTACLE ON THE MAY morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration.

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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012


Posted by 13roots on August 31, 2014

I am going through a revival of some of my abandoned projects, including reviving my blog, home server, networking wishlist, and some software development projects.

First things first, I decided to upgrade my home server from 2008 to 2012. Why? No reason other than that the interface is fresher, I want to experiment with virtualization at some point in the future, and most importantly, 2008 is already 6 years old! I’ve become rusty on Windows Server configurations, so this should help me get back into the swing of things.

Look how pretty this is. For the moment ignore all the red warning messages.

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My upgrade had some hiccups due to an old secondary DC that had been turned into a HTPC a year ago, but which was still listed in the Active Directory. The upgrade error was so obscure that it took a while to track this down as the culprit. Once it was removed from Active Directory the rest of the OS upgrade was smooth. Windows Update has been a killer though. I’ve spent all weekend getting things updated, and finally had to resort to installing updates one at a time after yet another message telling me an error occurred during the update.

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I can’t complain too much because the updates have resolved frequent frustrating blue screens caused by the previous video and networking drivers.

Next up is (hopefully) a resolution for my networking issues discussed in this post. I need to setup the DNS on the server for the devices connected to the AP in the basement where my server and other dev machines are to fix the NAT loopback issue that my junk Sagemcom DSL router has that prevents me from accessing local devices using my public IP.

 

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I’m back!


Posted by 13roots on August 31, 2014

A week became a month, became hmm…. lets say a really really long time. I’ve got some new projects to keep me busy over the next few months, so I expect I’ll have more to write about :)

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I missed hearing about this at TIFF last year


Posted by 13roots on April 12, 2014

I am soooooooo excited to Chimamanda's wonderful book Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a movie!

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Speed vs Distance for weight loss


Posted by 13roots on March 13, 2013

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Which matters most for weight loss: Speed or distance? | Go Ask Alice!
Dear Alice,. I have a question about walking for weight loss. My walking buddy believes the theory of walking distance is what helps you lose weight best versus my theory that it is the speed at which…

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This is a handlebar moustache


Posted by 13roots on November 18, 2012

I had to do an image search when this type of moustache was described in Cowboys and Aliens, the book I'm currently reading. I'm now curious about the names of other types of moustaches :)

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Handlebar Moustache Club |
Handlebar Moustache Club photography by Rokas Darulis. Portraits at its best. I like the shot with the guy that has the poor boy hat on the most.

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How great leaders inspire action


Posted by 13roots on October 24, 2012

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com
TED Talks Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wr…

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Ghosts of War – France


Posted by 13roots on October 20, 2012

Photo montage shows Europe's past blending with present
Europe's war-torn past is never all that far from the present. This becomes eerily clear in "Ghosts of History," a series of haunting photographs that overlay images from France during World War II with present-day pictures of the same locations.

– Yahoo News Canada

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Ghosts of War – France
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Gangnam Stratford Style


Posted by 13roots on October 18, 2012

Gangnam Stratford Style

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Lion of the North by Sabaton


Posted by 13roots on October 13, 2012

Great music to code to! Heard it for the first time on CBC Music today.

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Help Vampires


Posted by 13roots on September 25, 2012

Help Vampires

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slash7 with Amy Hoy » Blog Archive » Help Vampires: A Spotter’s Guide
It's so regular you could set your watch by it. The decay of a community is just as predictable as the decay of certain stable nuclear isotopes. As soon as an open source project, language, or what-ha…

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