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Andrew Cowie
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IT, Leadership, Operations, and Scalability. Long time Linux engineer and Open Source advocate. All with a martini, of course.
IT, Leadership, Operations, and Scalability. Long time Linux engineer and Open Source advocate. All with a martini, of course.

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Centenary of the landings at Gallipoli being commemorated at Collaroy Beach with dozens of surf life saving rowboats coming ashore timed with the dawn service being held at ANZAC Cove in Turkey.
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25/04/2015
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It's going to be a good day. "Their masters knelt at a low table, eating cake and sipping tea. Occasionally one of them stepped in when two Aibos got in a tangle. Others discussed robot maintenance issues." Consumer electronics company abandons its consumers. Shocking headline. Someone should do something!

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The state of HTTP 2 and challenges ahead. Good paper.

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Been spec'ing a new home workstation & file server. Because it's now current, I explored X99 without realizing at first just how new it was. Being a new chipset, new socket, and new ram format (DDR4!) there's a premium. Blanched a bit when the final tally came in. So I kit'ed up a quote for the same system with a Z97 chipset, i7-4790K, and DDR3 and the difference was $404. I want this system to last for a while, and it is going to store lots of disks (so the greater number of proper SATA ports on X99 was originally a requirement; I dropped it down so that I could compare apples and apples). The machine is going to be a primary file server, a fair bit of rendering and transcoding, and {cough} some gaming of course. Oh yeah, and work :) Is X99, an i7-5820K, and DDR4 worth it for future proofing? Or too soon?
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X99 Hotness
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It's oh three hundred and up doing "Some Assembly Required"; my parents will be amused to learn this. Before you slag me about ill preparation: most everything else was wrapped a few days ago. Tonight? Spent it in the pediatrics unit at the local hospital. Not entirely Christmas cheer for a 16-day old or his big sister who was forced to wait there while we took care of him. We're all home now, though, and I'm back to parsing instructions on how to build her new scooter.

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Note the ever present General With The Notebook to record every word of the Dear Leader (or Divine Leader or Despotic Lunatic or whatever they're calling him this week). And the plastic table mat with instructions for contract bridge is a nice touch, decor wise.

The source tweet, https://twitter.com/MarkEnnis/status/547220849309548544, was captioned "Still on hold with Comcast" which is hilarious.

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21 December is not the latest sunset of the year at Sydney even though it is the longest day in the southern hemisphere. Huh! Excellent graphic in this article explaining it.

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Ss usual, Erik, works fine for me. Try running (from memory, sorry, Kate a little busy right now) `nm-connection-editor`?
Damn #networkmanager in Linux no longer lets me see the password for my wifi connection. This has worked for years and now it doesn't. Why? FFS!

Looks like its time to replace it with something written in #Haskell .

To everyone excited about the new Star Wars Disney movie trailer, just remember: the trailer for The Phantom Menace was dark, edgy, and didn't warn you of the coming of the cartoon rabbit who steps in the poopie.
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