Author Archives: bigjools

About bigjools

Python hacker and chronic Lyme Disease sufferer.

Federated Openstack logins using Kerberos

Why? I recently had cause to try to get federated logins working on Openstack, using Kerberos as an identity provider. I couldn’t find anything on the Internet that described this in a simple way that is understandable by a relative … Continue reading

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New MAAS features in 1.7.0

MAAS 1.7.0 is close to its release date, which is set to coincide with Ubuntu 14.10’s release. The development team has been hard at work and knocked out some amazing new features and improvements. Let me take you through some … Continue reading

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Enabling KVM via VNC access on the Intel NUC and other hurdles

While setting up my new NUCs to use with MAAS as a development deployment tool, I got very, very frustrated with the initial experience so I thought I’d write up some key things here so that others may benefit — especially … Continue reading

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Relapsed again

It seemed too good to be true after my last post, and it was.  Within days I had relapsed after finishing the last course of Bactrim my symptoms were back, worse than ever.  So bad, that I had a trip … Continue reading

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My Road Through Hell

  I’ve now been on treatment for Lyme disease for a little over twelve months.  Without a doubt, this has been the worst twelve months of my entire life.  It’s almost impossible to convey the range of pain that I have endured, … Continue reading

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True Words

Originally posted on My Color Is Lyme:
Wake up call

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In utero

My 2nd son (6 years old) tested positive on the Western Blot for Lyme.  I was always a bit suspicious and now my fears are confirmed.  He had a few signs, like dark circles around his eyes, a raging thirst … Continue reading

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Rifampicin continued…

I have had a reasonable amount of success with the Rifampicin.  My heart palpitations pretty much stopped over the course of a couple of weeks and stayed away until the end of that prescription.  My doctor put me on a … Continue reading

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Just started a new antibiotic called rifampicin. Getting an immediate and very powerful herx from it. Looking forward to another two week headache…

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