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I never thought I'd be saying this about an RDBMS, but I like PostgreSQL. It's warm and cudly, but powerful. It saves the day with little thoughtful things.

 It's just like Babbar.

I even get the tune from the Babbar kids TV show in my head whenever I fire up psql...
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Here is a two-hour podcast interview about the Apollo guidance computer:

http://omegataupodcast.net/2015/03/167-the-apollo-guidance-computer/

This episode of omega tau is a mix between computer architecture, programming and (historic) space flight. We cover the ins and outs of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Our guest ist Frank O’Brien, who wrote an incredibly detailed book about this machine. In the episode we cover the hardware architecture, the instruction set, the various layers (native, executive and interpreter) as well as some mission programs.
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Don't code when you are sick:

  if _name_ == '__mane__':
      try:
          main()
  ...

Wow. Best cognitive type-o I've made for some time ;-)
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Mane means stupid/loser in portuguese hahahaha
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<PSA>
Geography for Aussies:

King Island is not North of Tasmania
Perth is not level with Melbourne

</PSA>
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This walks all over Spiderbait's cover. It's awesome!
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Reposting here because it took me a while to find how to do it.

Upgrading Emacs ELPA packages:

0. backup ~/.emacs.d/elpa
1. M-x list-packages
2. Press U (S-u) to mark all upgradable packages for upgrade
3. Press x and hope for the best
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There is also paradox-upgrade-packages if you use paradox.
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I think I'll read this later today, despite the clickbait title.
 
The most comprehensive list of command line tools, network related monitoring, and log and infrastructure monitoring tools for Linux SysAdmins.
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This is actually pretty neat
 
Star Trek TNG / Popeye mash-up. 

"Make it so Number One A-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah!" 
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When Quantum computing becomes a real thing, will they have actual Heisenbugs?  As in, the computer is working so long as no-one looks at it?

Sometimes it feels as though computers already exhibit this behaviour
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waaoooww!
 
A little slice of heaven..

(sauce=http://goo.gl/iPwCND)
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Yup. Right now I'm in K9 mode
 
a state i have once experienced.. enjoy the coming week friends
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Is it possible to be in both states at once?

God - "I know full well I've been given this task because everyone else failed". Dog - "... but I have no idea how to fix it either".
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Tidying my g+ people.  

You can't control who circles you, or where the heck some people find you, but at least you can reach out and attempt to connect, or block people who just circle you to appear popular and gain some social credence...

I'm doing this for next few days:

 * review who's circled me
 * If I know them, or can figure out something in common, I'll leave them be, or perhaps circle back
 * If I don't know who they are or what they are about, they go in my "Who are you people?" circle 
 * Send a private update to the "Who are you" circle, introducing myself and asking for some deets.
 * People who  reply, I can then assess and circle or not, per normal
 * If people don't reply after maybe a week, or who are obviously squatters/spammers/hawkers/look-at-me types, I'll block them.

Simple!
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I'm just this guy, you know? 
 
I am a family man, father of three lovely boys. Happily married for 15 years, currently living in Hobart, Tasmania. I play musical instruments (Trombone/Timpani/Traps) and I hold a 2nd Dan ("black belt") in Taekwondo. I like Open Architecture computers, Open Source software, and Open Crown hats. Akubra, of course :D

On a professional level, I am a Computer Applications Support Engineer, focusing on the application of technology to business functions in finance and government, and bridging between the Developer, BA/QA  and Systems worlds, which I've been doing since before there was a "DevOps" movement. I have worked with major I.T. firms as well as a government owned forest management organisation. I am an experienced cat herder and specialize in fitting round pegs to square holes. Handy in a tight squeeze to help get that late project of yours over the line.

My strengths include systems administration and automation, configuration management, database design, development and implementation, change management, incident response and root-cause analysis. I know a very little about an awful lot of tech' -- enough to shoot myself in the foot and take a leg off. People seem to think this makes me a good person to come to when they are in a bind.

So far I've delivered.
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