Included in the LinuxCon registration packet: a skateboard
August 27, 2012
Included in the #LinuxCon registration packet: a skateboard# via twittelator
Letters of Note: Regarding your dam complaint
July 12, 2012
I would like to challenge you to attempt to emulate their dam project any dam time and/or any dam place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no dam way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic. via lettersofnote.com Amazing letter - read the whole thing, it's incredibly funny.
When a Dragon mated the space station /ht @BadAstronomer
May 25, 2012
At 16:02 UTC, Friday, May 25, 2012, the SpaceX Dragon officially became the first privately-owned commercial spacecraft to be captured by and berthed at the International Space Station. It is (if I’ve done the math correctly) the 114th spacecraft to dock with ISS, including the missions sent up to build the station. It is the first privately-owned commercial spacecraft in history to do so. via blogs.discovermagazine.com Amazing.
CFEngine talks at PICC'12 conference
April 27, 2012
There will be several CFEngine-related classes and talks at the PICC'12 conference (Professional IT Community Conference) on May 11-12th, in New Jersey. I will be talking about using CFEngine as part of your security infrastructure. My colleague Joe Netzel will be talking about migration from CFEngine 2 to CFEngine 3, so if you are using CF2 and have been considering (or dreading) the migration, make sure to come by! Aleksey Tsalolikhin will give an introductory class to CFEngine.
Earth Day, from 40,000 km up | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
April 22, 2012
via blogs.discovermagazine.com This video is simply amazing.
Publishing with iBooks Author - O'Reilly Media
April 16, 2012
via shop.oreilly.com Free e-book from O'Reilly.
Bezos Expeditions | F-1 Engine Recovery
April 3, 2012
Photo credit: NASA I'm excited to report that, using state-of-the-art deep sea sonar, the team has found the Apollo 11 engines lying 14,000 feet below the surface, and we're making plans to attempt to raise one or more of them from the ocean floor. via bezosexpeditions.com Those are BIG engines. Would be awesome to recover them.
GitHub: Instantly Beautiful Project Pages
April 3, 2012
Ever pushed a new project to GitHub and wished you had the time or talent to make a beautiful page for it? Stop wishing. We're proud to present the new GitHub Page Generator. via github.com Very nice new feature.
Purdue at Night
March 26, 2012
I am at Purdue to give a CFEngine talk and visit some old colleagues, here are some photos I took during a night walk right after checking into my hotel. I graduated in 2001, and the last time I visited was almost 10 years ago. Time really flies, there are many new things in campus (including the shiny new Computer Science Building, which I had never seen), but so many others remain unchanged.
Learning CFEngine 3 has been released
March 24, 2012
I am ecstatic to announce that the book is now officially released! via blog.cf-learn.info I am so happy :-)
Analytics put to a good cause
March 15, 2012
Well, here's a good use of web analytics. From LinkedIn: Seeing a lot of daily digests piling up? Diego, we noticed you haven't visited lately. To help keep your email tidy, we've switched you from daily emails to weekly digests from this group - we hope this suits you better! Actually useful.
A dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta doo doo | The Sun |News
March 13, 2012
via thesun.co.uk Poor dog, but hilarious video.
March 12, 2012
A collection of useful .gitignore templates via github.com Useful resource.
Heart Stop Beating | Jeremiah Zagar on Vimeo
March 2, 2012
via vimeo.com Amazing - a continuous-flow artificial heart. You can live without a pulse.
Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
March 2, 2012
Rod Morris/www.rodmorris.co.nz The story is simple: A bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic bugs on a little island far, far away from most of us. A few dedicated scientists, passionate about biological diversity, risked their lives to keep the bugs going. For the bugs to get their homes and their future back doesn't depend on scientists anymore. They've done their job. Now it's up to the folks on Lord Howe Island.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) - YouTube
February 17, 2012
via youtube.com Beautiful.
Lists of Note: Henry Miller's 11 Commandments
January 31, 2012
COMMANDMENTS Work on one thing at a time until finished. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring." Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time! When you can't create you can work. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
Changing "message:" protocol handler from Sparrow back to Mail.app
January 25, 2012
After using Sparrow for a while, I have decided to switch back to Mail.app. However, even after setting my default email client to Mail.app, all my message: links (for example, from messages dragged from Mail.app into Things) were opening in Sparrow. After some experimentation, I figured out what happened: I switched the default email client from Sparrow to Mail using Mail's preference panel: Apparently this switches the application for the mailto: protocol, but not for message:, nor for .
How to remove a subproject/submodule to a git-svn repository
January 25, 2012
To sum up, you delete the offending directory and then run something to the effect of git filter-branch --index-filter \ 'git rm --cached --ignore-unmatch path/to/the/formerly/misbehaving/module' via ignoredbydinosaurs.com I accidentally added another git repository to a git-svn repository, which makes it die when trying to push the changes. This technique helped me fix it. Documenting mostly so I remember when it happens again sometime.
nwdiag - simple network-diagram image generators — blockdiag 1.0 documentation
January 23, 2012
nwdiag generates network-diagram image file from .diag file. .diag file is similar to DOT file (graphviz’s). You can get diagrams like this. blockdiag.com via @saintaardvark Very useful, like Graphviz but specifically for network diagrams. You can probably obtain the same result with Graphviz with the appropriate amount of dot magic, but nwdiag makes this very easy. Other useful graph types in sister projects: http://blockdiag.com/en/index.html
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2012 - The Big Picture
January 22, 2012
via boston.com A-ma-zing. All made from ice.
The Joy of Books - YouTube
January 18, 2012
via youtube.com Wow, the amount of work that went into making this makes me dizzy.
I broke my Zagg Smartbuds :(
January 13, 2012
The cable caught on my knee while working out and snapped off the microphone unit :( Hope to get it repaired or replaced, I love these headphones.
How One Bit of Stupidity Could Have Brought Down a Multi-Million Dollar Media Company | Peter Shankman
January 13, 2012
the man sitting next to me was reading proprietary information, information that could be very, very damaging to this company if in the wrong hands, and he couldn’t have cared less about it via shankman.com Fascinating, scary story. It's amazing the things people do in airplanes (particularly on their laptops/iPads/phones) as if no one was watching them. Situational awareness is very important.
The Restart Page - Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems
January 8, 2012
via daring fireball.net Awesome. So many memories.