Workplace Sabotage

I recently stumbled across a declassified field manual published by the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA) in 1944. The manual describes simple methods that everyday citizens can use to sabotage and demoralize the enemy's war effort. It's a relatively short field manual, and you can find…
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Installing REDHAWK on Fedora 24

At GRCon16 last month, there were a number of discussions about deploying GNU Radio applications to REDHAWK networks. REDHAWK has a lot of very compelling features, especially in the management & provisioning of network-attached SDR resources, application management, and data stream control. [I actually worked on the predecessor to REDHAWK,…
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Installing GNU Radio on CentOS 6.8

It's not terribly uncommon for someone to e-mail the GNU Radio mailing list, discuss-gnuradio, asking for help getting GNU Radio running in CentOS. CentOS is known for its long maintenance periods, which makes it a favorite flavor of Linux in enterprise environments. CentOS 6, for example, was first released in…
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Winning the Open Source Battle

Last month, the Chief Information Officer and Chief Acquisition Officer of the United States released Memo M-16-21, titled "Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software". This memo establishes a software policy for the Federal Government that not only encourages the use of…
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Fixing the Workplace Schedule

As a company grows, protecting the time of its employees becomes a perplexing problem. Bizarrely, almost everyone I know that isn't at a start-up doesn't seem to have enough time at work to actually do work. Their schedules become filled with staff meetings, project update meetings, hiring meetings, planning meetings,…
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Ubuntu on Windows 10

Like most of the rest of the world, I was pretty sure that Microsoft's announcement that they had partnered with Canonical to get Ubuntu on Windows 10 was an April Fool's joke. Especially since it really didn't pick up news coverage until April 1st, despite being announced a couple of…
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Taking Over GNU Radio

Today we announced a big change in leadership for GNU Radio. Tom Rondeau, who has led GNU Radio for the last 5+ years, is stepping down and will be taking a position at DARPA as a Program Manager. DARPA is an amazing place to be, and we are all really…
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New Home, New Job, New Year

Welcome to 2016! It's been a few months since my last post - but with good reason! Time has been especially hard to come by since the new year - on top of taking care of our infant, we have left California, and I have made a shift in my…
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Hiring is Hard

The tech sector's hiring process has become something of a hot topic in the last few years. For the most part, everyone seems to agree that the current methods of technical hiring are ineffective and generally bad for both the prospective employee and employer. A lot of established companies are…
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A Cohesive Brand of Incohesiveness

This blog has been through a number of iterations, almost all of which have been of different platforms (e.g., Wordpress, Octopress / Jekyll, now Ghost). For a while, the only things I posted were technology or software related - nearly always about Linux in some way. While I haven't stopped…
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