Author Archives: James Briggs

PSA: Godaddy Late Renewals and Domain Parking Annoyances

PSA: If you host domains with Godaddy, and you’re a day or two late in renewing a domain, it will be “parked” – in other words, assigned a different IP address than the previous one. This is as bad as … Continue reading

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Home-grown SIDs at VNY

Interesting Letter to Airmen about pilots taking shortcuts on Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) at Van Nuys Airport (VNY.) In the particular example supplied by the FAA, pilots are doing an early NW departure turn instead of SW and waiting for … Continue reading

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SELinux Problems in CentOS 7.x

SO has a solution to the selinux problems encountered by some CentOS 7.4 and 7.5 users related to D-Bus errors. SELinux corrupted? Now unable to boot CentOS 7 with SELinux enabled

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Congrats to HondaJet for their New Elite Model

HondaJet Elite SP Jet I’ve been following the development of the HondaJet for over a decade, and they just released their new Elite SP model with several small refinements that add up to major utility and fewer fuel stops over … Continue reading

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Facebook Production Engineering Open House 2018

I attended the Facebook Production Engineering Open House at their Menlo Park HQ. “Production Engineering is Facebook’s secret sauce – it draws on multiple disciplines (Software Engineering, Systems Administration, Distributed Systems and Networking) to plan, build and maintain the massive … Continue reading

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