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Fun vibe and great drinks. :)
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This is a good write-up, but most interesting to me is the discussion at the top of the comments section, re: SELinux.

The comments devolve after that..
 
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Wow. One of the best meals I've had in a very, very long time. Quite reasonable as well, and the place has a nice vibe.
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I have an entirely irrational love of David Lynch’s 1984 science fiction epic, Dune. (This is almost unrelated to my entirely rational and well thought out love of Frank Herbert’s Dune books. These...
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This place is amazing. As good or better than Prohibition in Dallas.

Great chat with the bartender about various absinthes. Found one that's barely sweet at all, and is out of this world.
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Mmmm absinthe.
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Warrant Canary

A warrant canary is an indirect way to indicate to users that your system has not been subject to a search warrant, national security letter, or other tool.
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Unh. There are no words to describe how much I don't want to work on a paper tonight. I've been up until 2 or so every night this week for work, and I'm just so done.

Of course, the amount I don't want to do this tonight is slightly less than the amount I don't want to do it this weekend, when +Kathleen Flippen comes to visit. So I'm going to shake off the nap cobwebs and get to it.
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Breaking...
Mr. Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of “Late Show,” CBS’s flagship late-night franchise, when Mr. Letterman retires next year, the network announced Thursday.
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I got a translate option in this post.
it translated to "What" in English from Dutch.
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"There are two aspects of the hero, I think. The hero is somebody whom you can lean on and who is going to rescue you; he is also an ideal. To live the heroic life is to live the individual adventure, really. One of the problems today is that with the enormous transformations in the forms of our lives, the models for life don't exist for us. In a traditional society—the agriculturally based city—there were relatively few life roles, and the models were there; there was a hero for each life role. But look at the past twenty years and what has come along in the way of new life possibilities and requirements. The hero-as-model is one thing we lack, so each one has to be his own hero and follow the path that’s no-path. It's a very interesting situation."

Joseph Campbell (with Michael Toms), An Open Life, p. 109.
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I disagree that there are no opportunities for heroes in the west these days. Heroes are out there. They just aren't the heroes of comic books. My good friend, Andy was a hero. He volunteered with the boy scouts and turned troubled kids around, volunteered at the local church to teach people who were in financial trouble how to properly manage their money, kept contractors honest on school construction projects, and checked in with several friends who didn't have very good support systems, like me, all while raising a family and taking care of his extended family. Heroism in America might not be as glamorous as it once was. But, I believe it's just as difficult and just as amazing when you find it. To all you unsung heroes out there, thank you. Thanks, Benoit. Great post to get us thinking this morning. :)
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So I flew into San Francisco last night, and the cabbie was listening to some terrible easy listening station, 96.something.

Then in passing, I heard the dj rattle off the call sign. It can't ACTUALLY be KLIT, can it??
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Hey folks, you're listening to KLIT radio. So free, so easy. 
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