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A rantbox

Wed 01 November 2006

Life, gotta love it

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Today it's cold. Last night it has been storming, and today it's not all that much better. I guess it's nice Halloween weather, whether we celebrate that here or not. It's also storming a bit in my head, as I look for ways to finish projects and wrap up my …

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Thu 05 October 2006

Mobile again

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I just got myself a new laptop^Wbattery. The previous battery of my two year old Acer was down to about an hour of usage on a charge when it suddenly went over to another dimension and refused to provide my trusty workhorse with juice. I ordered a replacement battery …

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Tue 26 September 2006

Geeky meme

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Currently, a command frequency meme seems to propagate through Planet Debian, and I thought I'd run that one-liner as well. Some interesting results yielded:

At my laptop:

09:43:23 mbscholt@galadriel:~$ history|awk '{print $2}'|awk 'BEGIN {FS="|"} {print $1}'|sort|uniq -c|sort -rn|head -10
    331 cd …

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Tue 19 September 2006

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Avast!

Every September 19 people around the world celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It's been marked on all continents -- even Antarctica.

Why?

Because it's fun, it's anarchic. Its very whimsy -- trying to get everyone on the planet to talk like a stereotypical Caribbean buccaneer on the same day …

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