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Oh, the Before Midnight dinner scene..!

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I tried to value the loss of my gpg key, and estimate it's worth around $10k to me. (Only a fraction being easy to value bitcoin.)

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12

Had some excellent tacos at White Duck riverside. I'll be back.

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7

Wandered down to Asheville today.

Weird.. I lived an hour from Asheville for years, driven by it many times, but never stopped to see what's here..

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10

Had a real scare today about losing my gpg key.

It turned out I did have the 3 of 5 shares needed to get it back, but I only realized that after trying to undelete secring.gpg, and after successfully restoring the key from .gnupg/private-keys-v1.d/, where gpg2 had helpfully stashed a copy.

Whew! Need to add a printout in a safe somewhere.

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6

FOSDEM already? I've only looked at 3 LCA videos, and still have around a dozen CCC talks I want to catch.

WInter conference season is rough..

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long comment tail

I've had several recent blog posts on the front page of Hacker news. Generally the Sunday after I write them.

Often they get 30k page views and not a single comment (on the blog or HN), which is understandable since my blog has been somewhat esoteric lately. (My poor mum, trying to make sense of monads)

But then there's comments on 8 year old blog posts. Like http://joeyh.name/blog/entry/dealing_with_dialup/#comment-fbe83263f7eb32a36a35ce24f4cd73ef

This is something that worries me about the pump network BTW, discoverability for old posts is not very good. Most posts don't seem to be getting into the Internet Archive; it visits my identi.ca page only a few times a year, and Evan's only a little more often. I'll bet that google doesn't much notice when pump posts are shared and popular unless a traditional website links to them, either. This is likely not good for both long tail effects and network growth effects.

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consumer electronics

10 tiny torx screws and masking tape. That's what I hate about taking a laptop apart. The fan yesterday developed a slight burr, almost unnoticable until you do and then annoying without end.

Had to work on it for 2 solid hours. My smallest torx bit didn't quite fit; lived in fear of stripping the screws. Rehearsed everything on my same-model parts laptop, and still hated every minute of it. Eventually I disconnected the fan, for now. Its cable was held down by a spot of masking tape. That's new; they must have changed cable lengths and this was some engineer's quick fix.

And that's what I hate about taking a laptop apart, I see the shortcuts, the screws that bite into plastic, the ribbon cables with their latches surely rated for < 100 cycles, the bits of tape. Once I've had a laptop apart I can never look at it quite the same way again, as a hunk of consumer electronics that is going to work for a while, until entropy eats it and it doesn't. I know , and somehow, when it comes to consumer hardware, I don't want to.

Software is so different for me, I had no problem PEEKing and POKEing away at the fan controller's bits last night, although I have not managed to adapt http://github.com/blan4/lenovo-yoga-fan-control/ to work with this model so far, and only managed to get the fan stuck on high, rather than turned off.

I want a bunnie laptop. If it's designed to be taken apart, it wouldn't bother me.

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http://bookcrossing.org/

To set books free into the wild with tracking.

http://goodreads.com/ (look for book exchange)

To arrange for new homes.

Reminds me I never did check what happened to the Ted Nelson book that I registered with bookcrossing and shelved next to WWW for Dummies at the local library..

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9

fire: check
food: check
sunlight: check
interesting commentary on my code: check

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things I forgot to do today

stoke fire (brr!)
eat dinner (1 am cereal does not count)
see sunlight (charge controler indicates there was some)

Planning to do better tomorrow.

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5

Disable password logins and it's like you're using your keys to sneak by the mob that are pointlessly shouting nonsense into the door's intercom.

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winter in the South

On the porch swing in the sun, in bare feet and a t-shirt. Almost like it's not January. In 2 days, it might well be snowing.

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oh teh irony

I'm watching https://www.reddit.com/r/millionairemakers as a slightly interesting sociological experiment. (Not the one they think they're performing though..)

The winner was just announced. I found this month-old gem in their comment history: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2lb2uo/if_you_could_solve_any_current_world_issue_which/cltd2gm

> If you could solve any current world issue, which one would it be?

Probably income inequality, many of the major issues seem to stem from it, especially on a global level.

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Things I didn't want to learn today: How msysgit manages to run non-executable git hooks on windows.

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Hive is fun. Would have been more fun if I'd won more often. ;)

@Cwebber said something about a flaw in the game, but I have not encountered it.

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books
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
author: Ed Finn
name: Joey
average rating: 3.74
book published: 2014
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/12/18
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books
Schild's Ladder
Schild's Ladder
author: Greg Egan
name: Joey
average rating: 3.91
book published: 2002
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/11/17
shelves: currently-reading
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books
Otherbound
Otherbound
author: Corinne Duyvis
name: Joey
average rating: 3.78
book published: 2014
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/11/12
shelves: currently-reading
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The Peripheral
The Peripheral
author: William Gibson
name: Joey
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2014
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/10/31
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books
Embassytown
Embassytown
author: China MiƩville
name: Joey
average rating: 3.83
book published: 2011
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/10/29
shelves: currently-reading
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