Author: Robert J Berger

First they came for the Whistleblowers, and I did not speak out

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First they came for the Whistleblowers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Whistleblower. Then they came for the Boing Boing Readers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a  Boing…

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CLI to Switch Amazon AWS Shell Environment Credentials

I work with many different AWS IAM Accounts and need to easily switch between these accounts. The good news is the AWS CLI tools now support a standard config file (~/.aws/config) that allows you to create profiles  for…

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Message to My Senator Boxer: Uphold your Oath of Office: Squash Shadow Secret Gov’t

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Just a reminder you swore an oath of office to uphold the Constitution but you are not upholding it if you are not investigating and prosecuting those in all branches of the government that have been sidestepping the…

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Data Wants to be Free (as in Freedom)

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Tonight I was at the Sensored Meetup #10: Data! APIs! Standards!. Besides some great thought provoking talks, there was some great discussions afterward that got me thinking more clearly about some stuff that has been bubbling in my brain. Scott McNealy…

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Install Wine on Mac Mountain Lion with Homebrew

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It was nice to see that I could brew install wine Until it failed trying to install libicns: ==> ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/libicns/0.8.1 ==> make install _WritePNGImage in icns2png.o ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386 clang: error: linker command failed…

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Self-Driving Cars: Biggest Societal Change Since… Cars

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New Scientist is having a contest with the prize being a trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle and the bottom of the North Sea. I discovered after I wrote my entry that they only wanted less than…

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