unix50.org lets you spin up and destroy many hysterical #UNIX systems. Would you like to write some tutorials? #unix50 #vm #retro

If you read only one cartoon today, this is the one you must read. Also, it’s long and you scroll for a long time which is a blast, like going straight down on a really steep roller coaster except that it’s going down slowly, because you’re reading, and so you don’t hit the bottom with your spleen in your right ear canal. It’s all good. Just read. And breathe. theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

Coffee makes you strong. The stronger your coffee, the stronger you will be. youtu.be/ADdmB6lLdZI

Here's something that will make your life a little happier. When things seem hopeless and you think the world is filled with idiots, and that the human race is stoking a huge dumpster fire, visit spacetelescopelive.org/ and get yourself a shot of awe!

And Saint Attila raised the holy hand grenade up on high, saying, O Lord, bless this thy holy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy. And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats.

-- from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Wow! I just noticed that we only have 10 bookcases in this house, all of them full. However, we have enough books packed in boxes to fill another 10 bookcases. At least.

There are some things that, on some level, I find hard to believe aren't just elaborate trolls gone way too far. Here's a sample :

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

I'm not afraid to say that I live on this particular part of planet Earth and at this particular time in history and I'm proud of it. There, I've said it. Deal with it!

For the last three days, playing Beat Saber in my Oculus Quest has become part of my morning exercise routine. Weird.

Trying to kick the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram habit? Then you should try "BINKY: An App That Does Absolutely Nothing!" You may not have known this before now, but this is the app you totally need! youtu.be/ku8jdycNPz8

I ordered a $69.95 cover for my son's iPad from Tech21 who promised free shipping. They used DHL to ship and they're demanding an extra $33.50 in customs fees to release my order. That's a nearly 48 percent increase in the cost. Free shipping? "Disgraceful", "greedy", "deceitful", and "criminal" are all words that come to mind.

The word "profit" comes from the Latin word "profectus" meaning to advance or progress. When someone refers to an organization as a "non-profit" they are saying that organization does not progress or advance. It is therefore a "non-progress organization".

OSChina is worried about US restrictions on open source projects on GitHub. Given that this is a question of where the site is located, one wonders if this affects Gitlab as well; sine Gitlab is hosted in San Francisco, I'm going to say probably yes.


This, from the head of an organization that has a centuries-long history of sexually abusing children and then covering up those abuses. Also, the church has hired more than its fair share of killers in those centuries.

I'm actually working right now, or trying to, but part of my brain keeps thinking about the countless incarnations of and wondering how it is that the Japanese never seem to tire of destroying Tokyo. Is Tokyo really that bad?

On Wednesday, we picked up an Oculus Quest, even though we already owned an Oculus Go, and I have to say, "Oh, my freaking virtual gods!" We're still just playing with the preinstalled software and various demos, but this thing is a blast! I just went toe to toe with Duane “Rhino” Reynolds in "Creed: Rise to Glory" (the demo) and my heart is just racing!

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