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"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." -- Lord Kelvin
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Hey all!

I'll be talking about maintaining a user group tomorrow night! 5:30pm EE270/280

If you're interested in Purdue Perl Mongers and still reading G+., please comment here.

Today in WTF?:

Client transfers his 300GB tarball via Globus. Tries to untar. Fails.

I transfer file to a place where * can throw 1/3 TB around via Globus. Also, via hsi, which is kinda like old-school FTP.

Files have identical sizes.

Files have identical SHA1 checksums.

The one that fails has perms: rw-r--r-

The one that works has perms: -rwxr-x---

Should permissions on the tarball make any difference in extraction?

I'm really just confused.
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Sometimes my interested come into conflict.

So, there are people now who are using WaveNet to generate music for release. I don't know if they're getting the bones of a song that they build up with other means it use it as the backing track unaltered. Probably a little of both.

Will share kinks later.

It's a different kind of creativity, I think. You don't get points like the intro chord to Hard Days Night, for example, but you get a different but similar backing track on which to express your melodic and lyrical creativity. It could end with interesting results.

But...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had a run from 1976 to 1988 or so, then Petty came out with Full Moon Fever, which had every band member but drummer Stan Lynch. Story is that Jeff Lynne showed Petty the drum machine, which made the writing process easier than scheduling around another person.

I found the music had less drive and was more boring. Aesthetically, I found it substandard, especially the single, "Free Fallin'". It was a different type of creativity, but the old kind was better.

I suppose I'll reconcile the computer guy and the rocker in me eventually. But it is taking the edge off my hopes of my techno-futurism.
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I was playing with the dual fuzz pedal my friend Graham made for me, and I noticed at a quiet moment that it was picking up radio.

Hilarity ensued.
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Blogging Elsewhere
I discovered Jekyll. Jekyll allows me to write blogs in Markdown and add them with git. This is much closer to the workflow I want, because it's a very developer-centric blogging style. So, right now, I am mostly blogging at  htt ps://jacoby.github.io/ .
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True story... perspective is everything... at times.
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