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Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter. Say their names.

All lives don't matter until black lives do.

Mitigating Pi-hole ISE 500 Error on the "Long term data - Query Log"

When selecting a large date range on the long term data Query Log, say last 30 or even last 7 days, I’d be greeted with the following error message and some more information in Lighttpd’s logs.

Late one evening, I was having dinner with some vegan friends of mine at Comet Cafe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Comet is a relatively punky-style small diner in the Lower East Side. We stopped in Milwaukee for dinner after spending about 16 hours on the road. The three of us had all rode together to a small vegan get-together in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Request Tracker: Automatically Set Ticket Owner to Specific User

Request Tracker is an insanely powerful ticketing system. I started using RT about 6 months ago, and I’ve been absolutely enjoying every hour of it. About 2 months ago, I used a guide on the RT Wiki titled AutoSetOwner to automatically set every new ticket’s owner to myself, on my personal hosted instance of RT. It works great!

Remove and Prevent Access to Shut Down Commands Except on my VMs

I would do anything in my power to prevent the accidental shutdown of a critical server. Unfortunately, Windows makes it really easy to accidentally shut down a computer.

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I'm a systems administrator & engineer, front-end and back-end developer, and an IT guru in St. Paul, MN. It’s nice to meet you.