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I was going to fire up the pizza oven today (even made dough yesterday so it'd have a good slow ferment), but I've woken with a headache and that is not conducive to:
a) chopping wood
b) standing in front of the mouth of hell for 3+ hours

So it'll be inside-oven pizza instead. Not quite the same (and no, I'm not hacking my oven like French Alex).

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I'm going walkabout* a bit. I've been at home for what feels like months (oh, they were!) and need to feel the Autobahn a bit -- see if I can still drive a car..

First stop will be Duesseldorf/DE, then on to Arnheim/NL for a nice rijsttafel (I hope) and onwards to Ostend/BE. Just a few days, me and my face mask.

* not quite

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Probably the coolest, most nerdy frontend to OpenStreetMap:

$ telnet

(Use arrow keys to move, and a/z to zoom in/zoom out)

More info at

"Yesterday my husband thought he saw a cockroach in the kitchen. He sprayed everything down and cleaned thoroughly. Today I'm putting the cockroach in the bathroom."

@solene I think it's via you that I found
ephemetoot. You may be interested in the new `archive' feature which keeps a copy of all toots the program sees; it's just been merged in.

The BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual is now available online (switch releases or get PDF, Epub at bottom left)

I love comments on recipe sites:

Ich hab das noch zusätzlich um eine Prise Muskatnuss und 2TL Majoran ergänzt und
habe ihn allerdings bei 80 Grad für 5 Stunden im Backofen gelassen und die Zwiebeln
rausgelassen. Statt Schulter habe ich Bug genommen und anstatt Rotkohl Erbsen.
Da ich keinen Senf mag habe ich Ketchup genommen und das Rind durch Huhn ersetzt.

Where do UNIX manpages come from? Who introduced the section-based layout of NAME, SYNOPSIS, and so on? And for manpage authors: where were those economical two- and three-letter instructions developed?

New idea for an DNS RFC: CNAME minimization

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I noticed a website I use has a 16KiB *javascript* thats sole job is to download the "best" favicon.ico format for my specific browser. A typical favicon is around 1KiB. What a collosal waste of energy and time the www has become.

System-wide and/or iOS app-specific DoT or DoH DNS services. It sounds really well thought out, but OMG the foot-shooting we can have with this is awesome. ;)

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I need a recommendation for a cute "roof-top" café or bar to which my daughter can invite her schoolfriend when they're in Paris together. Something which also won't completely deplete their allowance on the first drink. :-)

(Not Galeries Lafayette or Printemps, please.)

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I'm going through very old boxes of records in the attic, many of which include records that need to be shredded.

In the process, unearthing old photos, postcards from far-away places, other pleasantries. But mostly by weight this is an accumulated backlog of shreddable stuff.

I will feel better when it's been properly and thoroughly destroyed.

Anyone have good recommendations for a home shredder?

my life is too short to learn how to navigate info(1) so to read the diff(1) chapter I simply `info diff | less`.

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New BIND 9 versions out, fixing two security issues:

CVE-2020-8619: An asterisk character in an empty non-terminal can cause an assertion failure in rbtdb.

CVE-2020-8618: A buffer boundary check assertion in rdataset.c can fail incorrectly during zone transfer

A summary of changes in the new releases can be found in their release notes:

9.11.20 -

9.16.4 -

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Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

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