Miscellania


Jumping the grooveshark

For the last year my work tunes have been provided by pandora. I had a couple stations that I had pruned and edited to my liking – to the point that I was seriously considering subscribing. I didn’t mind the unobtrusive ads and the 40 hour a month limit just reminded how much I relied on it and inspired me to drop some cash their way. 

 Before I got a chance to do so, however, they switched up their ads to [...]

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the boring part

this is it.

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Waiting for the baby

I’m hanging out at the hospital with Amanda waiting on this baby. Had a slightly scary moment a bit ago. After they started the epidural Sagan’s heart rate slowed down to 100 bpm from 130. They flipped amanda over and gave her some oxygen and that fixed the situation.

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

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Mama Seal

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Smart up and down on the command line

I bet everyone already knows this, but I just learned it and love it:

# put this in ~/.inputrc # By default up/down are bound to previous-history # and next-history respectively. The following does the # same but gives the extra functionality where if you # type any text (or more accurately, if there is any text # between the start of the line and the cursor), the subset # of the history starting with that text is searched # Note to get rid of a [...]

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I love how complicated time is

What every developer should know about time.

Also, a guide to GNU screen.

And finally, “I think it takes a special kind of incompetence to use the same acronym in the same place for different offsets.“

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billions and billions

I’m watching cosmos on hulu on this all hallows eve. Earlier I took the dog for a walk. She does not like children in costumes.

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Read Later Pile – Exploring Spl Interfaces

In an attempt to shed some light on and to draw attention to SPL, I plan to post several articles discussing various parts of this extension. I will start with SPL Interfaces so that you can grasp immediately the usefulness of the SPL.

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Banana Oatmeal Bread

I made some very good banana bread tonight:

Cream 1 cup of sugar and a half cup of butter and a healthy tablespoon of honey. To that, add two eggs, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 3 ripe bananas, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Drop in 4 tablespoons of sour cream. Beat it silly. While that is mixing, in another bowl mix 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 2/3 a cup of AP flour and a cup of [...]

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