Category Archives: Technical

My collection of hardware, and what it’s up to.

OS X is a Unix, alright

“UNIX IS user friendly, its just picky about who its friends are.”
(anonymous)

I’ve put www.r3.net.au back on buffy instead of thomas. Now buffy’s decided its mysqld should not talk to dangerous strangers, such as the local Moodle instance. Sigh…

found on gumption@yahoogroups.com

“Who am I? I’m Susan Ivanova, Commander, daughter of Andrei and Sofie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is gonna kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart. I’m death incarnate and the last living thing that you’re ever going to see. God sent me.”
(Ivanova in Babylon 5: Between the Darkness and the Light)

Quote of the Day

” The programmers of old were mysterious and profound.
We cannot fathom their thoughts, so all we do is describe their appearance.
Aware, like a fox crossing the water.
Alert, like a general on the battlefield.
Kind, like a hostess greeting her guests.
Simple, like uncarved blocks of wood.
Opaque, like black pools in darkened caves.
Who can tell the secrets of their hearts and minds?
The answer exists only in the Tao.”
(Geoffrey James, The Tao of Programming)