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Blue Grass version of Nothing Else Matters. Not something i expected to exist, but surprisingly good :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=24&v=3JFb_aOn6rc
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They covered AC/DC, too.

https://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc
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That's amazing.
 
TIL a python module named FTFY exists and works as advertised.

»Which makes me happy that my module solves it.
    >>> from ftfy.fixes import fix_encoding_and_explain
    >>> fix_encoding_and_explain(" the future of publishing at W3C")
    ('\xa0the future of publishing at W3C',
     [('encode', 'sloppy-windows-1252', 0),
      ('transcode', 'restore_byte_a0', 2),
      ('decode', 'utf-8-variants', 0),
      ('encode', 'sloppy-windows-1252', 0),
      ('decode', 'utf-8', 0),
      ('encode', 'latin-1', 0),
      ('decode', 'utf-8', 0),
      ('encode', 'sloppy-windows-1252', 0),
      ('decode', 'utf-8', 0),
      ('encode', 'latin-1', 0),
      ('decode', 'utf-8', 0)])«

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 the future of publishing at W3C. That is an amazing example. It's not even "double UTF-8", it's UTF-8 six times (including the one to get it on the Web), it's been decoded as Latin-1 twice and Windows-1252 three times, and at the end there's a non-breaking space that's been ...
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Wow. This is incredibly powerful.

I came across it in this article, http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-escape-the-act-like-a-man-box/, which is also very worth reading.
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Hurray for technology. Tonight i have dinner followed by a Counting Crows (<3 +Saskia Schäfer​) concert, for my birthday, and the only reason i remembered to leave work on time was a calendar reminder.
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Happy birthday!!!
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Weird bug of the day: http://blog.oddbit.com/2014/07/21/tracking-down-a-kernel-bug-wit/

Spent a couple of hours yesterday trying to figure out why docker was mysteriously failing to install packages. It was a relief when one of the team found the above bug. :)
After a recent upgrade of my Fedora 20 system to kernel 3.15.mumble, I started running into a problem (BZ 1121345) with my Docker containers. Operations such as su or runuser would fail with the singularly unhelpful System error message: $ docker run -ti fedora /bin/bash bash-4.2# su -c 'uptime' ...
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This is some awesome debugging. Very impressive.
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This popped into my head yesterday. It's been a while. :)
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Damn you.
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Cascading failures, bottlenecks, and... live-patching production?

A post-mortem from CircleCI about an outage a couple of weeks ago.
CircleCI's Status Page - DB performance issue.
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"This isn't a distributed system, it's a cluster of SpoFs.” - https://twitter.com/sadserver/status/621354406949163008
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Hi +Michael Stapelberg,
I'm looking at getting fibre from init7, and am a bit lost about what equipment is required. +Tobias Klausmann said you were the guy to ask :) If i want to use a standard linux box as a router, what options are required from https://www.fiber7.ch/documents/52/20150610_Bestellformular_Fiber7_12Mt_Ausfuellbar_E_v10.pdf? I'm guessing the "Converter, optics and cable" package, though i note that the TP-Link MC220L is available from digitec for 30chf, so 111chf seems steep.

Any advice gratefully received :) Thanks!
 
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See http://michael.stapelberg.de/Artikel/fiber7_ubnt_erlite/ for my thoughts on the Mikrotik and hardware setup.

With regards to the price of the hardware bundle: it includes the optic (~ 50 CHF) and a fiber patch cable (again 10 to 20 CHF, AFAIR). It’s a tiny bit more expensive than ordering the appropriate things yourself, but it saves you the hassle of figuring out whether the specific components are compatible, so I’d actually recommend just buying it from fiber7.
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I've been using vim for.. a very long time. I spent a little time yesterday updating my config to make it easier on the eyes, and to fix a bunch of small niggles. Here is the result, and it's both gorgeous and useful. \o/
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So you fixed VIM with vigour?
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As MOV is apparently turning-complete, someone wrote a program to translate binaries into pure MOV instructions... Wow. 
movfuscator - The single instruction C compiler
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Achievement unlocked: a Swiss driver stopped to call me an asshole, because i asserted my right of way on a pedestrian crossing \o/
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Possibly the same guy who honked at us yesterday because apparently we were taking too much space in his road (he honked when passing us, so there was space) in a space where there is no sidewalk (and is essentially a parking lot.)
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