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Michael Cordover
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Lovely follow up to my last post, via +J Gingold:


"Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us."
( http://thegreenapplecore.blogspot.com/2011/03/drunk-on-books.html )
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was it for any occasion in particular?
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I think Google+ needs cross-posting to twitter. And to be able to sort imports by source (existing Twitter, FB relationship).
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or friend lists in facebook which I use extensively. But I prefer this method.
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The only thing Google is missing is a proper task app. Seriously guys, get on that!
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You'll just have to wait for iOS5, Michael. Lolz.
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There's a public debate on voluntary euthanasia at the University of Tasmania in Launceston. You should come along if you can. I'll be there, and my mother is one of the debaters.
Summary. The second in a series of two public debates presented by UTAS Alumni. Start Date. 4th Aug 2011 6:30pm. End Date. 4th Aug 2011 9:00pm. Venue. Annexe Theatre, UTAS Inveresk Campus, Launceston....
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If anyone wants to help me with a MySQL query optimisation problem...
up vote 0 down vote favorite. I have a database ~800k records showing ticket purchases. All tables are InnoDB. The slow query is: SELECT e.id AS id, e.name AS name, e.url AS url, p.action AS action, g...
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A little bit of magic! I often start jobs then realise I'll want to save their output when they are done, and I'm an idiot for not redirecting stdout and/or running in screen. So now there's this:

usr@host$ gdb -p pid
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(gdb) p creat(" /path/to/file ", 0600)
$1 = N
(gdb) p dup2( N , 1)
$2 = 1

And BAM, stdout now goes to /path/to/file instead of stdout.
Someone asked on a mailing list how to redirect output from a running process. They had a program which had been running for a long period of time without
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Import on the test server about 6x faster than on production. Test server has about 0.5x the resources and has more stuff on it. Whut?
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No-timeout ssh sessions are the best. Put my laptop to sleep, travel, get out my laptop and session resumes!
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Change SSH port, forget to change firewall #facepalm

And now the notifications of all the automatic things that used to work and now don't, because I've changed port. First one was cloudkick, which is a good one to get first.
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that should slow down the brute force attacks
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I would get an ereader if I ever did any reading.
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I'm reading a physical book again, after e-reading for a few months. I found it strange to notice how many book-reading habits I now find unfamiliar.

What is this "spine" that I have to manage and hold open just so to minimise creases but still read the innermost text? Where do I put my fingers to not obscure the text at the bottom of the page I'm holding? How do I hold a heavy book comfortably with one hand? And, most importantly: how do I read and eat breakfast at the same time? (Answer: I sit cross-legged on the bed and prop the book open with my foot!)

I suspect future generations will be increasingly amused by these old, practical book-reading skills.
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I use the Kindle app on my iPad a bit, it's a good experience.
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