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Revising bash history

One of the biggest flaws of using multiple instances of bash on most linux machines is that the last virtual terminal to close is the one that gets written to bash history. This last in way of recording history is … Continue reading

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What does the fox say?

You know that an internet meme has jumped the shark when even your Siri, your iPhone’s AI, knows the answer to the question “What does the fox say?” For those of you who don’t actually know the answer to the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, a little late

As always, we sent out a Christmas Letter in our annual Christmas Cards. For those of you that we either forgot, or just don’t have an address for. Here is a copy of it (pdf) December 14, 2013 Dear friends … Continue reading

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Fortune is back or how to solve Net::Twitter::Lite error 410: gone

My twitterbot is back on line after a long vacation (ok so twitter tweaked their API and for a while they were ignoring my posts) It turns out I needed to add “apiurl => ‘http://api.twitter.com/1.1′,” to my connection information and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hopefully everyone is having a happy Thanksgiving!

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♫It’s Black Friday!♫

This one is a couple of years old now, but I hope you have had happy hunting! Please don’t hurt me!

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Cheating CPAN, or how to let CPAN do the right thing on update

One of the biggest issues I have when I update my perl packages in clan is that it takes for ever to sit there and always answer y to all of the questions. It turns out that there is a … Continue reading

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How to save a dishwasher from rust

The other day I noticed a nick in our dishwasher rack when I was taking out our ninja blender. This is a major problem as over time that little hole in the protective coating will eventually lead to rust.  Thankfully … Continue reading

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Sometimes Hardware fails

Today I had an odd wireless mouse failure with my wife’s desktop. It is an older Dell Pentium 4 Ubuntu 12.04.2 system that is rarely used and today she complained that the mouse didn’t work. Since it uses a Logitech … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Hopefully everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!

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