Use /usr/share/dict/swedish for names that sound exotic to English speakers.

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cat /usr/share/dict/words | grep -v 'y$' | grep -v '[öåäA-Z'"'"']' | while read word; do echo "$RANDOM $word"; done | sort -n | tail -n2 | awk '{ print $2

To help me invent names for projects in the future.

RIP, James Randi.

(Edited to clarify with full name. Original used only initials, which is confusing. I know more than one person with those initials and didn't mean to cause confusion.)

@liw i'm on Debian testing right now and, in itself, Evince is now *great* at annotating. I switched to PDF notes with it for paper/assignment reviews and it works well and is very portable (AFAICT). It's just the conjonction pdfcomment/evince that sucks.

TFW when you do a deployment a work, and logs don't show any problems an hour later and you suspect a worldwide Internet outage.

The document leak I really want to see is the logs of whatever IRC backchannel the world's intelligence services have been using to coordinate their timesharing on Trump's phone, those people must be having a blast.

If true, URGH.

(Idly ponders the law on interception, and whether English law is even relevant here.)

QT sneakdotberlin: Google is now rewriting all URLs in gmail/gsuite email messages, *including those downloaded via IMAP*, to go via Google URL redirection, which is a HUGE privacy leak. they're editing the actual message bodies in your inbox.

#google #privacy #gmail #security

It's nice even if it's a little slow, when it launches a new VM for each test scenario.

I'd rather wait a little longer for the test suite than iterate in production.

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You know, having a test suite for one's Ansible roles and playbooks is kind of nice. I wish I'd made one years ago.

There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are. ~ Mr. Rogers

🤦‍♀️ are you kidding me?

IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day on 2020-10-14, but ANSI celebrates the same day a week later.


All source code of abandoned software should be open sourced. Manufacturers should be forced to do so on the end of service date.

Well, color me embarrassed. I did start screen, but with a config other than my usual, so it didn't have a status bar to tell me it's there.

How did I notice? The connection broke, logged back in and ran "screen -RD", and got the old session back.

That was nice. Yay me from earlier today, who was smart, but forgot about it.

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Reminder to future self: always start screen when logging to remote system to do anything that might take a while.

I should probably just configure things so that I always start screen.

@liw was the Copyright Battles of Sherlock Holmes the one where he faked his death in a waterfall and then waited 70 years so he could write some Watson slash?

The copyright battles of Sherlock Holmes are an example of the overreach of the current copyright regime.


Now, if this isn't the coolest thing you've seen today then you need to close the refrigerator. It's an animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the middle-ages.


A British solicitor (lawyer) is tidying up the affairs of a wealthy businessman who had left lots of money but no one knew what happened to his heirs in a distant american branch of the family. The solicitor spends days researching, finds the cousin, flies across the Atlantic, takes a taxi to the guy's house in his suit and bowler hat. Gets out of the taxi, walks up to the house to ring the bell -- there's a sign "no solicitors". Stops a beat, turns around and gets back in the taxi.

The end.

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Lars and friends