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Ivan O'Donoghue
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Without a doubt the creepiest thing I've ever seen in Doneraile Park
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Reading a sysadmin book, and realising how weird Linux is when you read stuff like this out of context:

"Before a process can be allowed to disappear completely, the kernel requires that its death be acknowledged by the process’s parent, which the parent does with a call to wait. The parent receives a copy of the child’s exit code (or an indication of why the child was killed if the child did not exit voluntarily) and can also obtain a summary of the child’s use of resources if it wishes.

This scheme works fine if parents outlive their children and are conscientious about calling wait so that dead processes can be disposed of. If the parent dies first, however, the kernel recognizes that no wait will be forthcoming and adjusts the process to make the orphan a child of init. init politely accepts these orphaned processes and performs the wait needed to get rid of them when they die."

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Just installed on a new box, having installed it many times before. I notice that wget is no longer working - it gets stuck connecting. Guessing it's something in CSF?

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Mallow Food Fair was a big success this year
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The "new" Mallow castle looks well in the sunshine.
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One of the towers in Mallow castle.
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Spotted in LIDL - the procrastinator's vodka
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