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How to find your Verizon FIOS Email Address

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 Posted in geek out | No Comments »

I had to find my Verizon FIOS Email address so that my Synology NAS' can send out notification email. Finding the generic SMTP settings was fairly easy with the help of Google: https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/announcements/general-announcements01.htm But what the heck is my actual address?!?! it's not ...

RVM, Rails, AWS, and ‘error was SSL_connect returned=1’ on OSX

Sunday, November 20th, 2016 Posted in geek out | No Comments »

Failed to login, error was SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=error: certificate verify failed I have a rails application with the following versions: $ rvm -v rvm 1.27.0 (latest) by Wayne E. Seguin , Michal Papis [https://rvm.io/] $ ruby --version ruby 2.3.1p112 (2016-04-26 revision 54768) ...

Installing mysql2 gem on an EC2 instance

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 Posted in geek out | No Comments »

I wanted to use the mysql2 ruby gem on an EC2 instance and was having a LOT of trouble. The logs just weren't useful. Here is what it looked like: [ec2-user@ip-172-31-44-229 /]$ sudo gem install mysql2 Building native extensions. This could take ...

Floridian Condominium recommended contractors

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in home improvement | No Comments »

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Galaxy On Fire 2: Best Commodity Prices

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 Posted in geek out | No Comments »

One of my favorite games for the tablet is Galaxy on Fire 2. It fulfills my Star Wars fantasies from youth because you can fly around the galaxy, fight pirates and aliens in space, buy and sell commodities, and complete ...

Setting up a Roku 3 and a Logitech Harmony One remote

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in geek out, popular | 3 Comments »

EDIT MAY 2015: Are you using the new software? Their new software, MyHarmony, available at https://setup.myharmony.com/ makes Roku Setup much easier. You don't have to follow these steps if you update. It isn't as straightforward as one would like to set ...