God, internet you are shit! So shit!

What’s the point of 50M down when I can’t stream my gangster rap yo? And what do I do when it stops.. I push play… then it works for a minute.. then it dies.. again… 50megabit down…

So I try this about 3 more times, then notice:

I'm an idiot.

I’m an idiot.

Uh no bitch, I’ll prove it!

df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
 /dev/sda5 21G 20G 952K 100% /
 udev 2.9G 4.0K 2.9G 1% /dev
 tmpfs 585M 1.3M 584M 1% /run
 none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
 none 2.9G 57M 2.8G 2% /run/shm
 /dev/sda2 268G 5.6G 249G 3% /disk1
 /dev/sda1 100M 26M 75M 26% /media/System Reserved
 /dev/sdb1 1.9T 1.5T 343G 82% /media/Elements

Well shit.

du -sxch /*

8.5M /bin
 69M /boot
 4.0K /cdrom
 4.0K /dev
 5.4G /disk1
 16M /etc
 15G /home

What is in /home… why so FULL????

du -sxch /home/*

du: cannot access `./erin/.gvfs': Permission denied
 15G .
 15G total

Got it.. ok

/home# du -sxch /home/erin/*
 4.4G total

Wait wait…

ls -l /home

total 4
 drwxr-xr-x 59 erin erin 4096 Apr 20 21:02 erin

Why no work…. Back up plan:

du /home/erin/* | sort -nr | head -10

14825504 .
 8532376 ./.local
 8532372 ./.local/share
 6449640 ./.local/share/Steam
 4694904 ./.local/share/Steam/steamapps
 4694872 ./.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common
 4280152 ./Downloads
 2535764 ./.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition
 2049492 ./.local/share/Trash
 2049108 ./.local/share/Trash/files

Filesystem walk of shame:

du /home/erin/Downloads/* | sort -nr | head -3

 1388656 setup_zork_nemesis.exe
 1027084 ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-i386.iso
 956788 setup_zork_grand_inquisitor.exe

Oh wow…Let’s move it to /disk1.. It…….. yes all the zork games….

mkdir /disk1/Downloads
mv *zork* !$

 mv *zork* /disk1/Downloads


df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
 /dev/sda5 21G 17G 2.5G 88% /
 udev 2.9G 4.0K 2.9G 1% /dev
 tmpfs 585M 1.3M 584M 1% /run
 none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
 none 2.9G 34M 2.9G 2% /run/shm
 /dev/sda2 268G 8.0G 246G 4% /disk1
 /dev/sda1 100M 26M 75M 26% /media/System Reserved
 /dev/sdb1 1.9T 1.5T 343G 82% /media/Elements

Can I play music? Ugh.  Yes.

The joys of working remotely

I work remotely full time, which is pretty cool – the dress code is casual, my coworker is a cat, and nobody cares that I listen to The Dillinger Escape Plan all day. Unfortunately, it has its downsides – like when my coworker decides to sit on my keyboard, or when my home office (affectionately referred to as The Spider Hole) turns out to be an actual hole full of spiders, or when I need to get the IT department involved.

I was back at the office – the actual office, filled with real people and not just disembodied voices I talk to twice a week – for work last week, and I dropped my laptop off at the IT department for them to check out an issue. That laptop is still at the office, 1500 miles away.

A corrupted Windows Update was causing my computer to take about 90 minutes to boot. It can’t be backed out, because Windows doesn’t recognize it as a valid update. It can’t be pushed through or overwritten, because Windows doesn’t recognize it as a valid update. This was something the IT department hadn’t seen before, and they weren’t entirely sure how to fix it. Unfortunately, if an attempted fix fails… it takes 90 minutes before you can try again.

You can imagine how frustrating this is for someone trying to fix the issue.

After three days of unsuccessfully trying to get my laptop working (mostly staring at the “Staring Windows” screen), they gave me a temporary laptop to bring home while they tried to fix my old one.

This laptop’s great and all (it takes 60 seconds to boot!), but… it doesn’t have my stuff.

And I need my stuff to work.


DM, we love thee: A Po-ehem

Oh DM, we love thee!






DM how do we love thee?

Do we love thee like a pretty kitty?

Do we love thee like an attack of Opportunity?

Do we love thee like an undead Zombie?

Do we love thee like a river side shanty?

Do we love thee like a busty tavern lassie?

Do we love thee like a pug that’s Classy?


No! We love thee like a Natural 20!


Much Lerv,


(this post brought to you through the combined efforts of Coors, Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout and O’Dell’s 90 Shilling Ale) oh and a healthy dose of Optimus Rhyme.


Resize of LUN presented to OVS Hypervisor Host and VM

K-Dog’s notes on this wonderful procedure:

This is what I had to deal with earlier this week.



1- ovs
2- NFSserver
3- guest

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Streamed: The Typing Of The Dead: Overkill

This game is literally Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing mashed up with an ultra-gory, profanity riddled, grindhouse zombie flick. It is the best. THE BEST.

Also, I just learned that Mavis Beacon wasn’t a real person. I’m… kind of disappointed.

Marathon (Shadow)Runner

Engineer knows what’s up.

Due to a nasty bout of The Plague (for which I am now being prescribed narcotics that allow me to do important things like swallow my goddamn food), I found myself with a lot of free time and not a lot of drive to leave the Spider Hole basement office. Inspired by alcoholfueledmachine’s recent post, I decided to finally check out Shadowrun Returns. Bought it on Sunday (at like 5am because I couldn’t sleep) and beat it round 9pm on Monday.

I’m pretty sure my inability to pace myself has been well documented. I may also have watched six nine episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt today as well.

I took a slightly different build path:

Super tanky ork samurai named… Muffy. Muffy, the shotgunner of faces.

Shadowrun Returns

A milestone from my previous post:


I beat Shadowrun Return late last night. Here are my final stats for my Dwarf Mage.


Review: Cheap on steam, buy it and add it to the pile of games you’ll never play.

This is even my final form

The facade nathanthefake has crumbled and is no more.

sed -r ‘s/nathanthefake/alcoholfueledmachine/g’ /*

FNL plays D&D

We livestreamed our D&D session on twitch.tv on Sunday, and I uploaded the raw videos to YouTube under our new FNL account! Come watch the FNL Crew punch mummies, smash things with giant clubs, and blast people in the face with Lance of Faith!

Warning: These videos are unedited, meaning they’re long, contain a bit of profane language (sorry), and at one point, everyone disappears for like 15 minutes. Also the first hour is basically Dungeons & Spreadsheets as we all level up our characters.

Edit: Yes, I know the audio is messed up and there’s some serious echoing going on. Turns out I had some audio recording settings wrong. We’ll take care of this before the next livestream.

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The Metaler Playlist