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Fun Password Generation Using Rory’s Story Cubes

📅 November 20, 2013
P1180691Stumped when trying to think of a new password? The prose might flow during moments of verbal elucidation, but when prompted to devise a password for a new account, file, or user, the mind will often have a mind of its own as the eyes stare at the screen trying to think of a memorable shibboleth.

During these moments, it is often helpful to have something — hopefully fun — on hand that can break the ice and coax the creative mental juices into flowing again.

One fun technique is to use Rory’s Story Cubesby GameWright to inspire creativity when devising new passwords and passphrases.

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What is the Difference Between RAID01 and RAID10?

RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives) is a hardware technique to improve fault tolerance (the ability to compensate for failures) of data stored on hard drives. There are several variations of RAID, but the common goal is simple: If one hard drive fails, recover data from another.

RAID drives are grouped together into units called arrays. There are two techniques for controlling RAID arrays: Hardware and software. Hardware RAID involves a dedicated hardware RAID controller card, and it is usually faster, more reliable, but more expensive. Software RAID achieves the same result through the operating system and the inexpensive motherboard drive ports, but its performance and reliability are not as good as true hardware RAID.

RAID01 (RAID0+1) and RAID10 (RAID1+0) are two RAID configurations that are easily confused, so here is a brief description to help explain their differences and which is better.

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Trivia: misfeature

Q. What is a misfeature?

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Trivia: Pencil and Paper

Q. What is the term Pencil and Paper?

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Trivia: Rain Dance

Q. What is a rain dance?

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Trivia: Flag Day

Q. What does flag day mean?

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What are PID and PPID?

June 25, 2012
If you have ever opened System Monitor or top you no doubt noticed a column named ID or PID containing a list of numbers. You might even see a value called PPID. What do these numbers mean?

Here is a short explanation of these Linux terms.

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