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Who is Tracy Reed?

I am a Linux enthusiast, a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot, and a traveller. I am interested in all aspects of computing and technology in general, especially Linux and Free Software. As an avid pilot I can be found somewhere over the skies of the southwestern US most weekends.  As a traveller I have been to many interesting places. Check out my photo gallery. Want to get me something cool? Check out my Amazon.com wish list!

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Adventures in flying, computing, etc.

Jan 08, 2009

We are paying for Microsoft's jelly doughnut.

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 19, 2009 03:05 PM
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I am putting together a theatrical version of Stanley Kubrick's classic war film "Full Metal Jacket". Starring: Microsoft as the fatbody Private Pyle. Russian crackers as Sargeant Hartman rummaging through the footlocker. Your social security number as the jelly doughnut. Windows as the unlocked footlocker. You and I as the rest of the platoon. read more...

Jan 02, 2009

Linux at Target

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 02, 2009 03:51 AM
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Target is selling EEE PC's with Linux in their stores. read more...

Dec 31, 2008

Asus EEE PC and Linux everywhere!

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:48 PM
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I'm surrounded by Linuxy goodness read more...

Dec 27, 2008

Version control systems

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

Tried CVS, didn't like it. An ancient PITA. Used Subversion lightly for a couple years. Liked it but felt someone could do even better. Looked at Monotone, Darcs, Bazaar, Mercurial. Finally picked one. read more...

Oct 13, 2008

857 hours, 1136 takeoffs and landings

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 02, 2009 01:01 AM
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o/~ Come fly with me, lets fly lets fly away. If you can use, some exotic booze, There's a bar in far bombay. Come fly with me, well fly we'll fly away. o/~ read more...

Jun 17, 2008

Get less junkmail/protect your credit

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

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Mar 16, 2008

I love this community

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

A tale of two communities... read more...

Mar 04, 2008

Pilots, judgement, crosswind landings

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

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Feb 24, 2008

Anyone need a computer job?

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

The meaning of the word has changed a bit since then... read more...

Jan 15, 2008

Geeks vs 9 to 5'ers

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

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Jan 03, 2008

My RSS feeds

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

Here's an XML export of all of the RSS feeds I read daily. read more...

Dec 02, 2007

Social network sites

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:48 PM

So many, so lame... read more...

Oct 12, 2007

Dane-geld

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

A very appropriate poem by Rudyard Kipling read more...

Aug 18, 2007

SCO loses, One Laptop Per Child, Open Letter to people wanting free computer tech support

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

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Aug 17, 2007

Quantum physics

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

You can't communicate information faster than the speed of light, right? read more...

Aug 05, 2007

Whore, or long term relationship?

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

Just take a guess what this one is about... read more...

Jun 29, 2007

GPLv3 released today

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

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Jun 28, 2007

s3-backup.py

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

s3-backup.py uploads Bacula (backup software) file volumes to Amazon S3 for safe, cheap, easy off-site storage. I'm crazy about backups. This is part of my disaster recovery plan. "If it wasn't backed up it wasn't important." - Me read more...

Jun 13, 2007

Tao Te Ching: Unix Power Classic

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

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May 02, 2007

When will they learn?

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:48 PM

Oh Nein Eff Nein read more...

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