Weird interface name

I didn’t know that systemd was going to screw with the ethernet interface names in 16.04, so it was quite a surprise when I fired up a new install of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and found enp0s3 instead of my trusty old eth0.

This page has a great write up on why the change was made.

And this page has a great write up on how to change it back.

I prefer the second link.

Brave on ElementaryOS

I wanted to install Brave on a test ElementaryOS install and I’d rather use apt instead of the .deb file that’s on Brave’s main site. Brave does have a repo available but it won’t work with ElementaryOS out of the box. Here are the instructions.

The trick is here: “You will want to make sure the bottom line of /etc/apt/sources.list lists a new repository and doesn not contain the word lsb_release.”

When you run the two provided commands:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

…’loki’ is inserted into the new source in /etc/apt/sources.list. Replace it with ‘xenial’.

Brave installed just fine with apt after that.

Leap Day

Neil deGrasse Tyson once again demonstrates that he should stick to astrophysics and stop trying to be a clever smart-ass.

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Tea at Work

815me3ph1ul-_sy679_These “t-sac” tea bags are quite useful. Making a cup of tea at work is much easier now because cleanup is very easy. I recommend them.

I also recommend that they be renamed for American consumers. T-Sac is a horrible name, but then again, we do have gas stations named Kum-n-Go…. so I can’t complain too much.

Windows 10 Upgrade

I upgraded to Windows 10 via Team Viewer and it worked. So far I’m happy with 10. The upgrade went smoothly,  I only had one BSOD, but I think that was caused by nvidia drivers. I have since upgraded to those drivers and everything is working fine. I do wish MS would make the OS a bit more consistent in terms of menus and control panels etc., (Those complaints have been well documented.) but I think they are getting better.

Moving DB server for WSUS 3.0

I used this wiki entry to move a WSUS db from one SQL Server to another. The only issue I had was creating the login account for domain\sus_server$. When I tried to add the account via the GUI I didn’t have the option to add a domain machine account. I ended up scripting out the original user in the old sql server and running that script on the new sql server. After that, change the registry key on the SUS server to point to the new server and it worked like a charm.

Summary:

  1. Stop the SUS services net stop W3SVC && net stop wuauserv && net stop WsusService
  2. Detach the SUSDB from the current location.
  3. Copy the files to the new server.
  4. Attach the SUSDB db on the new SQL server.
  5. Add domain\sus_server$ SQL account if missing.
  6. Edit the registry of the SUS server to point to the new SQL Server: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\UpdateServices\Server\Setup\SqlServerName
  7. Start the SUS services: net start W3SVC && net start wuauserv && net start WsusService
  8. Test.
  9. Drink beer. (New favorite: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed)

It’s over.

In this instance, the context and structure of the Act compel us to depart from what would otherwise be the most natural reading of the pertinent statutory phrase…

I think it’s safe to say someone has pics of Justice Roberts doing a line of coke off a 14 year old’s ass.

My country is fucked. Roberts and his merry band of black robed retards just hammered the final nail into the coffin that holds the dead corpse known as The Rule of Law.