dammIT

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Wed 02 April 2008

o/` Zombie o/`

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

April Fool's day went by quite un-eventful. I even missed the normally tradional pink Ponies layout on Slashdot. Some other sites (like Engadget) had some pink accents, but still. Of course, my whole day was spent writing on a paper and presentation for a course Literature Study (hence the weird …

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Tue 01 April 2008

I quit

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I've had it. I'm done with being a student and following courses, doing practicals and projects. Maybe it's because it's all a mess in my head and I don't get any rest, being it in the evening or in weekends. I just want my 9-5 job and free weekends :)

So …

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Mon 31 March 2008

Just another Monday morning

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Hm, what is with me starting weblog postings and taking a while to finish them? You might find some more posts after this one which I started this weekend/last week.

Sooo, the construction company that was going to [finally] impregnate one of the outher walls of our house against …

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Wed 26 March 2008

apt-get and installing recommends by default

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Now for a geeky post.

Since a while, apt installs recommended packages by default too alongside the dependencies, like aptitude does. However, you might pull in quite a lot of packages you don't really need that way. Here's how to stop it:

apt-get install -o APT::Install-Recommends=false [packagename you …

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Wed 26 March 2008

Weekday morning annoyances

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

When it's finally some good weather again [even nice and sunny] and you're driving to your work over that obnoxious 80km/h road and a guy in front of the queue of cars drives in turns 50 and 80km/h, making for a nice 65km/h average and you having …

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Tue 25 March 2008

Coherency

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

*grin*, how coherent was that? :) I guess that intartubes thingee is melting my brain or something.

For those remotely interested in what I meant yesterday: I had been adding functionality to my weblog software [simplog] a year or so ago to be able to save drafts and such, but didn't …

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Mon 24 March 2008

Evillog

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Heh, just noticed I posted the 666th rant in this weblog [well, the system did, after I fixed the automatic posting of webmarks]. Fixing some long-standing issues with my weblog software can make things a lot easier for me :)

[FYI: I have to edit some minor things in the database …

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Mon 24 March 2008

A new Spring

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

The day this spring began, also was the beginning of a new chapter in my online life: a server in a real datacenter. No more 1MBit connection, which also was a tad flaky because of my ADSL connection's signal being quite weak at 3600+m from the exchange, but 100MBit …

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