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I finally hit my `find ... | xargs grep` limit today and discovered ack:  http://beyondgrep.com/  For Mac; *n?x; even Windows. I've already added my first ~.ackrc typeset - recommended
Top 5 reasons to use ack. Blazing fast: It's fast because it only searches the stuff it makes sense to search. Better search: Searches entire trees by default while ignoring Subversion, Git and other VCS directories and other files that aren't your source code.
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An excellent listen (for the software geeks)
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Get real Apple, you did not invent "An interactive capability ... to dynamically adjust the content of an electronic map." Therefore you shall not be be granted a patent. Just what are you thinking?

http://www.epcupdates.org/2014/01/apple-claims-to-have-invented.html
As any seasoned reader of this blog knows, more often than not on Fridays I offer up a variety of some pretty crazy stuff. Today's post is no different, except it's going to be about just one topic, and unfortunately, it's al...
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Waxing philosophical, software engineering-wise.
An internal email list contribution I made today that I thought deserved to be here. In my opinion software systems that require an Eclipse (or any other IDE) build are inherently broken. If you can't script your system's bui...
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Last, well one of I'd like to think, step in the little computer resurrection project - getting CrashPlan set up and running. You're never done until you've planned for being undone by a disaster. It was the usual installatio...
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Time Machine Redux The project of the day: getting a vintage Mac Mini, resurrected from its original aging configuration earlier this month with a new CPU and with OS X Snow Leopard replaced with Debian Wheezy, re-configured ...
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Yesterday''s amusement - installing Ubuntu on an old netbook,
Yesterday''s amusement - replacing the operating system on the wife's old netbook that had a now no longer supported Windows XP. First I used UNetbootin to install a copy of Android X86 via a thumb drive. That 20 minute exerc...
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Proud to be able to say I saw Grace Hopper - on today's Google Doodle - back around 1982 when she gave a lecture for, as I recall, the ACM in Syracuse NY. Her visual aid explaining the nanosecond sticks with me.
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Want to do your own study of gerrymandering through US history? "This site provides digital boundary definitions for every U.S. Congressional District in use between 1789 and 2012."
This site provides digital boundary definitions for every U.S. Congressional District in use between 1789 and 2012. These were produced as part of NSF grant SBE-SES-0241647 between 2009 and 2013. The current release of these data is experimental. We have had done a good deal of work to validate ...
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NASA solar science - a sequence that would be impressive for Hollywood.
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Seems to be the attitude.
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Cool! Combine
* An upgraded CPU - the aspect of this whole operation that took the longest and the most swear words to accomplish,
* The rEFIt boot menu and toolkit,
* A Debian net install (my preferred distribution for this kind of a use) via unetbootin,
* A couple of resistors in a DVI to VGA adapter to fake the machine into believing it has a monitor attached,

And voila! I've got a headless Mac mini to replace the aging Linksys NSLU2 that has served well for many years.

Thanks Internet for the help and suggestions. Next up, adding some more disk space and turning it into a host for more household backups.
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