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I ran for DPL, and finished below None of the Above. I ran again, and beat my old foe! Take that, NotA!
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It is with great joy that I announce the existence of potential-happiness, a #dashboard for the terminal! Turn your #monitoring  metrics from Riemann into pretty graphs, while the last few lines of your centralised #logging  flow by at the bottom!

So pretty, so text, so JavaScript! (Sorry about the last one, that's one of the reasons why it is only potential happiness...)
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After writing a controversial piece the other day about why grepping logs is terrible, I received a vast amount of feedback. Some were helpful, some were hostile, some didn't read past the second paragraph. I tried to answer some of the less clearer points in a followup.

Hopefully this clears up some misunderstandings.
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Inspired by a tweet by +Matthew Garrett  back in February, and after sitting on it for a while and pondering, I launched a campaign to get Motif ported to #Wayland. Why? Because it's fun, and the kind of insane that's right up my alley.
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Priceless. If you know the author, please tell us :)
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The Open Source and Free Software communities work on the principle that when I contribute patches to a project, I'm donating my time, expertise and resources. In return for that donation, I receive the time, expertise and resources of the rest of the community on equal terms to that with which they receive mine.

I benefit and the community as a whole benefits.

Certain projects make you sign agreements when you contribute that instead make the terms unequal, usually benefiting just one party. When you contribute under one of these agreements, the community may benefit, but one individual or company benefits more. They receive all your time, expertise and resources but reserve the right not to return the favor.

I'm a coder in my day job, and I give my time, expertise and resources to that company - and they aren't under any obligation to return that favor. In return they pay me.

A CLA is just an employment without a wage.
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Thank you, Edward Snowden, for this eye-opening set of documents.
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I've been working on a #riemann  dashboard for the TTY a few hours a day. The idea was born months and months ago, but I only got around to do something about it recently.

There's a lot to do, and to polish, but some code that shows signs of usefulness is available at https://github.com/algernon/potential-happiness

There is no documentation yet.
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Oh it was just a wild guess. :D
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An interesting blog story about binary logs. And why they are a good thing.
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I wrote a follow up post, with a simple getting-started setup at the end: http://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2015/05/07/grepping-logs-is-still-terrible/
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This was a tough decision to make for Ubuntu! I am pretty sure it wasn't easy for them. I certainly believe it is the right decision, of course.

I'd like to welcome Ubuntu to the +systemd community! I am looking forward to a fruitful collaboration! Let's hope we can leave the past behind us, and work together in future!
With Bdale Garbee's casting vote this week, the Debian technical committee finally settled the question of init for both Debian and Ubuntu in favour of systemd. I'd like to thank the committee for their thoughtful debate under pressure in the fishbowl; it set a high bar for analysis and ...
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Um, did this article say anything? :-)
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So this is funny. A Hurd/kfree bsd porter actually claiming that the concepts of systemd can make it more portable than sysvinit or Upstart...

I must say, for me this proves one thing: the folks who repeatedly lambast us for being honest on portability to other kernels do so just led by the vague sense that "portability" by itself was a high good, without actually knowing what this specifically, technically means or even having come in close contact with systems where it would matter.

"Portability" can cloud your senses like it was a drug.
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Try as I might, I can’t shake the feeling that 2014 is the year we lose the Web. The W3C push for DRM in all browsers is going to ensure that all interfaces built in HTML5 (which will be pretty much...
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God take those merry gentlemen
and put them on a bus
I do not care where it goes
But make it far from us
To save us all from drunken wails
The vomit and the fuss

Oh tidings of humbug and woe
tidings of humbug and woe
Oh tidings of humbug and woe

Oh god those merry gentlemen
are singing in the street
They sound like sheep that are lost
A woeful whining bleat
I wish they'd learn to sing in tune
Or maybe keep the beat

Oh tidings of humbug and woe
tidings of humbug and woe
Oh tidings of humbug and woe

I wish those merry gentlemen
Were all put on a train
And sent to somewhere distant
And not let back again
I'd even pay the fares for some
To clear it from my brain

Oh tidings of humbug and woe
tidings of humbug and woe
Oh tidings of humbug and woe

God take those merry gentlemen
And guide them to a bar
Keeping them drinking all the night
So that they can't walk far
And we shall have a silent night
And no more mental scars

Oh tidings of humbug and woe
tidings of humbug and woe
Oh tidings of humbug and woe

Oh tidings of humbug and woe
tidings of humbug and woe
Oh tidings of humbug and woe
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