Tuesday May 26th, 2015
Waiting for the shuttle for the train to the airport. Apologies to @lisarokusek that we didn't meet up, but it was a full, fun convention.
Monday May 25th, 2015
In order to thrive, a culture needs to be more like a garden than a shrine.
If you do nothing else this Memorial Day relevant to it, take a moment to re-read and ponder In Flanders Fields http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poem...hn-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm
Weird: both Charlene and I lost all the pictures from the "Camera" folder on our phones yesterday. Possible Android bug?
Sunday May 24th, 2015
Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Friday May 22nd, 2015
Reason to end Prop 13? $649k With $3310 property taxes. Back in CA we pay $4600+ on a circa $460k assessment.
Seriously St Louis drivers? I will break no more s*** about "California stops". (Asterisks inserted by Google voice recognition)
Presumably offering something to run away and join...
"privacy isnt fundamentally about secrecy. Its about things like autonomyweve heard dignity, liberty, power, control, and maybe well talk about that later."
A good article from: http://thepointmag.com/2015/politics/in-defense-of-doing-wrong
"Now, imagine if the anti-sodomy laws, which were on the books in many, many states until recently, and the drug laws that are still on the books of many states, imagine if they had been perfectly enforced by surveillancewhich was not possible [at the time]. We would never have reached the point where majorities of citizens believe that these behaviors are not actually wrong at all.
So we need to worry. The perfect enforcement of the law, which surveillance technology has now made possible, will chill this very important kind of democratic change. And even if were not personally involved in socially valuable transgressive conduct, we need to worry about surveillance practices that will deter other people from engaging in them."
Thursday May 21st, 2015
Geez, I leave town for a day and a half, and y'all have an earthquake. Really, you need me to hold it together back there?
Very tasty apple carmellita and banana creme torte for dessert at http://1111-m.com/
Wednesday May 20th, 2015
People wonder at California's real estate prices, Californians are shocked at other people's produce prices.
Missouri drivers are so nice, they tap their horns to let you know they won't so much as swerve to avoid you in a crosswalk.
Metrolink train interchange at the St Louis airport: "we built this infrastructure for cars first"
If you had $10k to $20k of "mad money" to invest in a project, side-business or primary business, what would it be? Looking for alternative creative fun ideas.
Off for a week to the IAGSDC square dancing convention in St. Louis MO. Not taking a computer. See y'all either there, or after.
Tuesday May 19th, 2015
Organizational Debt is like Technical debt but worse. He talks about on-boarding and retension, but I'd also toss in ERP/inventory and asset management and other similar internal processes into the mix.
San Francisco makes certain their reckless drivers are sober. Evidence supported that Muzaffar was completely sober when he was checking his phone and making a fast right turn in his SUV, failing to yield to 3 people, killing 1 and seriously injuring the others. Investigators found there was no cause for charging Muzaffar with gross negligence as a felony, because he wasn't intoxicated. So the lesson is clear, don't be drunk when you behave drunk or you'll pay dearly.
Hey, if you're using https://github.com/typhoeus/typhoeus to hammer Flutterby from one of 33 AWS instances with gobs of HEAD requests, could you tell me a little more about what you're trying to accomplish?
I'd really rather not have to hack the code to issue a bunch of
420 Enhance Your Calm responses (or just
ufw deny ... all those requests), but.... dude!
Or: freakin' Ruby programmers.
This morning's commute podcast: Amy H. Sturgis on Frankenstein, including similarities to Paradise Lost. Hadn't thought of it that way.
Monday May 18th, 2015
The last half hour at work today were basically trying to figure out why the date parser was choking on converting 2105-05-08 to Unix time.
Wait, if sex and gender are fluid, that suggests they're not compressible. I prefer to think of them as a gas.
None of the above. Fail:
All of the answers to #1 there are clearly wrong. I log into at least one machine with over 40k Un*x users on it that has 30 directories in /home (
/^[a-z]$/ and 4 special purpose ones, web server, ftp server, etc).
You could kind of make arguments for A, B and D of #2, but only if you were that student attempting to weasel out of a red mark on a test with "well, technically", because the actual answer is
ntpq with some additional magic).
The kicker? This is from Eleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study Guide, apparently a study guide for the "Linux+ certification" exam.
Which means that you should not let anyone who lists that cert on their resume anywhere near your computers!
If you follow the chain of reasoning, it sure looks like Lindsey Graham is saying that U.S. troops should have been subject to Sharia law.
You's hypothetical scenario is becoming a reality. One week after the iGEM competition, two developers of opiate-producing yeast strains approached us, specialists in biotechnology policy. They had results in advance of publication, and requested advice on how they might maximize the benefits of their research while mitigating the risks. Now, published papers by these researchers John Dueber at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues1, and Vincent Martin of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and his colleagues2 describe all but one step of an engineered yeast pathway that converts glucose to morphine (see 'Brewing bad'). Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Calgary have put in place the final piece3.
Blue jay burying a peanuts in our back yard. Can't be saving it for later, are they farming slugs & bugs?
Sunday May 17th, 2015
So I'm guessing that Mad Men ended by going to a commercial break? #spoiler
Tweet favorited by @realBearforce1 ! Achievement unlocked! And a reminder that I should check their catalog for square danceable tunes.
Chattanooga folk: if you don't have a mefi account, tell me & I'll pass it on http://ask.metafilter.com/2802...hat-to-do-and-eat-in-Chattanooga
Dan invited me to Burning Man in 2002.. which reverted me to a former self buried deep inside. Been several times since, each time is very different. Since 2002, I've been trying to tweak the local status quo even more. We just had a great event, on East Main Street, just down from the old "Virtual Building", an Art Car Fire Ball, with Art Cars from all over, and a metal file scultpture made by Conrad, Andrew and some help from me. If you look closely, that's me at the controls, making fire dance to the music (techno/trance/electro-swing and funk) creating and soaking up an awesome vibe with kewl people. At some point, I teared up a little, remembering the black hole that part of my life had been and was thankful of friends like Dan, Clem, Dave and many others that tweaked my status quo, lighting my fire again.
Thanks Dan. I'm trying to pass it on....
(note: photo by Alan Miller, one of the Art Car crowd and interesting guy)
I have seen old man shorts, but I've never seen the distinction called out so clearly
If the in-flight entertainment net is electrically connected to flight control, way bigger issue than software hacks http://www.aljazeera.com/news/...blic-safety-150517084024404.html
opening a 24/7 dive bar called <div>
it'll have no class and never close
Comment from 21yo as we were hanging out at Cruisin' the Boulevard: "Did the past really smell like this?" Fuel injection is a great thing.