Chad Perrin: SOB

28 February 2007

article: DST settings for Linux and FreeBSD

Filed under: Geek,Metalog,Profession — apotheon @ 05:15

I’ve decided to start posting notices when articles I’ve written are published online. It’s meant, of course, in part to pat my own back, but not so much I’ll strain my shoulder. It’s also meant as something of a public service for those of you who may want to read them. This is the first of such notices.

Update Linux and FreeBSD systems for new Daylight Saving Time settings
This article is also available as a download.

published by: Tech Republic

Takeaway: Daylight Saving Time starts three weeks earlier in 2007, which may cause problems for some companies as they scramble to alter their IT networks so scheduled software and clocks will remain accurate after the change. Linux users will need to ensure that their computers are compliant with local Daylight Saving Time schedules.

Other articles published online are listed and linked at my Online Publication Credits page.

Disclaimer: I do not exercise final editorial control over TechRepublic articles. They pay someone else to do that.

24 February 2007

In the news: do NOT fuck with American tourists.

Filed under: Humor — apotheon @ 11:52

According to a news report I came across yesterday, a senior citizen US tourist killed a would-be mugger with his bare hands. ‘Nuff said.

Spam Catch of the Day: things get eerie

Filed under: Geek,Humor,Metalog — apotheon @ 11:46

Yea, verily, the spammers are definitely beginning to target their pseudo-content more accurately. This is what I found in the spam filter today:

You’ve been programming too long when:

  • When you are counting objects, you go “0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D…”.

  • When asked about a bus schedule, you wonder if it is 16 or 32 bits.

  • When your wife says “If you don’t turn off that darn machine and come to bed,then I am going to divorce you!”, and you chastise her for for omitting the else clause.

  • When you are reading a book and look for the space bar to get to the next page.

  • When you look for your car keys using: “grep keys /dev/pockets”

  • When after fooling around all day with routers etc, you pick up the phone and start dialing an IP number.

  • When you get in the elevator and double-press the button for the floor you want.

  • When not only do you check your email more often than your paper mail, but you remember your network address faster than your postal one.

  • When you dream in 256 pallettes of 256 colors.

There were a few other jokes in spam over the last couple days or so, but they mostly involved gynecologists, pregnancy, and crass references to bodily functions in general. I’ll just let those disappear without further comment.

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