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Ian Weisser
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How to create a Python3 tkinter clock widget that keeps proper time, behaves like all the other widgets, can be easily customized, and doesn't break. No extra plugins needed.
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How to import GTFS transport timetable files into SQLite, and how to query for useful data: http://cheesehead-techblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/importing-gtfs-files-into-sqlite.html
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Thanks to the Ubuntu community for getting my DOD CAC card to work with Firefox.
I can uses DOD websites without XP!
I can read my DOD email without IE!
I'm a much happier person.
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School cancelled due to extreme cold.
Four-day weekend for the kids.
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I'm running a Ubuntu User Days session: Package Management Tips and Tricks
Saturday, 19:00 UTC, irc: #ubuntu -classroom

Ironing my favorite IRC tie right now for it.

See you there!
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How to run Upstart jobs at login/logout instead of startup/shutdown
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Completely hosed my Ubuntu system this morning. Happily, easy to fix with a LiveUSB...except that the fixed system no longer had a working trackpad or wireless.

And upgrading didn't help.

For unknown reason, both the fix and the update failed to install /usr/lib/modules/<version>, provided by the linux-image-extra-<version>-generic package.

Happily, apt-get install --reinstall got the package working, installed the modules, and a reboot into the correct kernel fixed the problem.

Back to normal after four hours of pain.
Hooray for backups...that I didn't need after all.
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Not new, but still mezmerizing.
Just think - every one of those dots costs about $100/hr.
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The Lipinski Strad was stolen last night here in Milwaukee.

For the last five years, it's been played by the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and listened to by many thousands.

Smells like an organized crime operation to me.
An awful shame if the instrument is lost to the world for decades merely to make some (scumbag) collector happy.
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After exploring GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) for a while, wrote up what I found.

Now to look for useful C libraries for simple GTFS data retrieval: Next-bus, locate-stop, etc.

Everything I've seen so far has been how to create GTFS files. I don't want to create them - I want to use that data....
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Milwaukee, WI
Previously
Carlisle, PA - Columbus, OH - Portland, OR - Camp Anaconda, Iraq - Al Kasik, Iraq
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I'll take the one on the left, thank you.
Introduction
I'm not a kook in real life, though I do enjoy pretending to be one online.
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Three kids, Two tours in Iraq, One small business, Major in the US Army Reserve, Part-time ROTC instructor, Ubuntu Member, Ubuntu Brainstorm Admin. I wish I were as witty as Paul Lynde
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Cheesehead, bucket529