Birch Street Computing -

about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun & profit.

I was big into and you can still see some of what I listen to there. I can also be found using github and recently sourcehut as well as bitbucket (historically). I don't care for most popular social media sites. If I have an account on one or the other it's probably either old and unused or was created just for tinkering.


Links to things I like, use, or otherwise feel is worth sharing. Things I'd like to see get more popular.

Weekly Roundup - First Edition

In my continuing quest to be a "cool internet guy" I've decided to write at least one entry a week, which I will write either Saturday or Sunday. I plan on making a short list of interesing highlights from the past week which the occasional passers-by may find interesting.

On to the show...

  • At work: Scripted iSCSI using the open-iscsi utils; Battled the evil DRAC cards, they really don't like having gratuitous ARP turned on.

  • I pulled a muscle in my side, giving me the amazing superpower of being able to stop a sneeze before it happens. I have never been able to do that before. Thank you annoying pain.

  • The US Congress sucks.

  • Zozobra: Bird of Prey = awesome. I love Amazon's mp3 store.

  • I submitted another patch to Mercurial. We'll see how that goes.

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