Skip Reset Password for OS X

March 21, 2015

OS X Yosemite has a nifty troublesome password reset screen you can access by turning your computer off and back on from the login screen. However, once you do this, there is no way out. The “Reset Password” boot wizard offers no exit without reseting your password.

The Jordan-Schwartzmeyer Experience

January 12, 2015

I married the love of my life, Emily Alex Jordan, on 22 November 2014. We originally wanted a courthouse wedding, but Alex’s family wanted to throw us a celebration. Of course we didn’t object to that in the least!

Christmas with Alex

December 25, 2014

This was our first Christmas holiday as a married couple. We opened stockings from my mother-in-law, presents from our families and to each other (she got me an orange yoga mat), made coffee, did Yoga With Adriene, and then went for a hike at Cougar Mountain.

Post-Semester Update

December 23, 2014

Fall 2014 was quite the semester for me. It came right on the heels of an amazing internship, and preceeds my final semester starting January 14th. There are more than a few topics that will at some point get separate entries:

Ghost 0.5

August 11, 2014

Today a fantastic update to Ghost (including multi-user support) was released in the form of Ghost 0.5 - MSR1. I highly recommend reading about all the new features. With this release comes a much needed incremental update to my Puppet module for Ghost, that fixes dependency specification issues (my bad) and removes the attemped socket permission fix.

Efficient Chunked File Reading in C++

July 20, 2014

Often times I find myself needing to read a file in constant memory rather than all at once. Perhaps I need an implementation to scale to arbitrarily large files, or my consumer is already sending in discrete chunks.

Coffee Roasting

July 14, 2014

A while back I actually tried to run a coffee roasting business, the Moscow Bean Company, which ultimately failed for a few reasons (got busy with school, was not profitable, and the roaster died). But I very quickly developed quite a love for roasting my own coffee.

Net Neutrality

May 22, 2014

If you use the Internet, you probably have heard about Net Neutrality. Essentially, the big telecommunication corporations are in cohoots with the FCC, specifically the current chairman, Tom Wheeler a prior telecom CEO, to allow ISPs to extort websites for full access to their visitors’ bandwidth.

IFTTT: programming for the Internet

May 17, 2014

So here is a cool tool that I have used for quite a while: If This, Then That. It provides an almost meta-programming ability for the Internet. You setup an IFTTT recipe by connecting various channels (e.

Configuring SSHGuard on Ubuntu Server

May 5, 2014

SSHGuard is a fantastic alternative to DenyHosts. From the site: SSHGuard monitors servers from their logging activity. When logs convey that someone is doing a Bad Thing, sshguard reacts by blocking he/she/it for a bit.