Stephen Michael Kellat alpacaherder@identi.ca

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Amateur Radio Operator (General Class). Lapsed French Speaker. Lapsed Podcaster/Air Talent. Science Fiction Reader. UUCP & FidoNet Advocate. Writer of Things.

  • Douglas Perkins at 2016-08-30T11:06:27Z via AndStatus To: Public

    On Debian sid, Dianara seg faults.

    $ dianara
    Dianara v1.3.4 - JanKusanagi 2012-2016
    https://jancoding.wordpress.com/dianara

    - Built with Qt v4.8.7
    - Running with Qt v4.8.7

    To see debug messages while running, use --debug

    Using Qt translation /usr/share/qt4/translations/qt_en_US.utf8... Unavailable
    Using program translation :/translations/dianara_en_US.utf8... Unavailable

    Segmentation fault
    Some change in packages in the last two days. Speculation is a dependency that isn't listed as a dependency? Dunno.

    This means that right now on Sid, APT versions of both Pumpa and Dianara are non-functional. :-(

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    The version from Sid repos works OK on my up-to-date Sid machine.


    Investigating now...


    You could run it with --debug to see what the last lines before the segfault are.


    It might be the case that your qca-openssl plugin has been removed, but it's probably set as a hard dependency of the package, so it shouldn't be possible...


    EDIT: confirmed, libqca2-plugin-ossl is a hard dependency, so it must be something else.


    You could, also, try running it with "--config somename" to use a different configuration, and see it that makes it work (with a blank config).

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-30T02:23:39Z

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    Thanks for the quick look!

    Best guess is it's a bug in Qt. Another program, TagainiJisho, segfaults too, and neither of these was updated in the last few days.
    $ dianara --debug
    Dianara v1.3.4 - JanKusanagi 2012-2016
    https://jancoding.wordpress.com/dianara

    - Built with Qt v4.8.7
    - Running with Qt v4.8.7

    Debug messages enabled

    Using Qt translation /usr/share/qt4/translations/qt_en_US.utf8... Unavailable
    Using program translation :/translations/dianara_en_US.utf8... Unavailable

    Data directory: "/home/d/.local/share/data/JanCoding/Dianara"
    Qt widget style in use: "windows"
    System iconset: "hicolor"
    Icon theme search paths: ("/usr/share/xfce4/icons", "/usr/local/share/icons", "/usr/share/icons", "/usr/share/icons", ":/icons")
    >> No system iconset (or hicolor) configured; trying to use Oxygen
    PumpController: about to initialize QOAuth.
     ** If you built Dianara with Qt 5, you'll probably get a crash!
    Dianara is already authorized for user ID: "dper@microca.st"

    *Snip.*

    PumpController created
    GlobalObject::syncFontSettings() - font info sync'd
    GlobalObject created
    FilterChecker created
    EmailChanger created
    ProfileEditor created
    ASObject created ""
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created ""
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Avatar not cached, downloading ""
    AvatarButton created
    ASObject::canDisplayObject() - Unsupported: ""
    ASObject::canDisplayObject() - Unsupported: ""
    MinorFeedItem created
    MinorFeed created
    ASObject created ""
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created ""
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Using cached avatar, or it is pending download...
    AvatarButton created
    ASObject::canDisplayObject() - Unsupported: ""
    ASObject::canDisplayObject() - Unsupported: ""
    MinorFeedItem created
    MinorFeed created
    ASObject created ""
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created ""
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Using cached avatar, or it is pending download...
    AvatarButton created
    ASObject::canDisplayObject() - Unsupported: ""
    ASObject::canDisplayObject() - Unsupported: ""
    MinorFeedItem created
    MinorFeed created
    PeopleWidget created
    AudienceSelector created "'To' List"
    PeopleWidget created
    AudienceSelector created "'Cc' List"
    Composer box created
    setting Publisher to minimum mode
    AudienceSelector::restoreSelected()
    AudienceSelector::restoreSelected()
    Publisher created
    BannerNotification created
    PageSelector created
    ASObject created "demo-post-id"
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created "demo-activity-id"
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Using cached avatar, or it is pending download...
    AvatarButton created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    Composer box created
    Commenter created
    Updating Post() data from activity...
    Updating Post() data from object...
    Post has 0 images included...
    Post created "demo-post-id"
    TimeLine created
    PageSelector created
    ASObject created "demo-post-id"
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created "demo-activity-id"
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Using cached avatar, or it is pending download...
    AvatarButton created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    Composer box created
    Commenter created
    Updating Post() data from activity...
    Updating Post() data from object...
    Post has 0 images included...
    Post created "demo-post-id"
    TimeLine created
    PageSelector created
    ASObject created "demo-post-id"
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created "demo-activity-id"
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Using cached avatar, or it is pending download...
    AvatarButton created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    Composer box created
    Commenter created
    Updating Post() data from activity...
    Updating Post() data from object...
    Post has 0 images included...
    Post created "demo-post-id"
    TimeLine created
    PageSelector created
    ASObject created "demo-post-id"
    ASObject created ""
    ASActivity created "demo-activity-id"
    AvatarButton() Using placeholder, downloading real avatar now
    PumpController() Using cached avatar, or it is pending download...
    AvatarButton created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    HClabel created
    Composer box created
    Commenter created
    Updating Post() data from activity...
    Updating Post() data from object...
    Post has 0 images included...
    Post created "demo-post-id"
    TimeLine created
    QPixmap::scaleWidth: Pixmap is a null pixmap
    ContactCard: Using placeholder
    ContactCard created "democontact@pumpserver.org"
    ContactList created
    QPixmap::scaleWidth: Pixmap is a null pixmap
    ContactCard: Using placeholder
    ContactCard created "demofollower@pumpserver.org"
    ContactList created
    PeopleWidget created
    ListsManager created
    QPixmap::scaleWidth: Pixmap is a null pixmap
    ContactCard: Using placeholder
    ContactCard created "demofollower@pumpserver.org"
    ContactList created
    SiteUsersList created
    Contact manager created
    Creating FreeDesktop Notifier
    Listing D-Bus services...
    FreeDesktop Notifier created
    DBusInterface created
    PumpController: setting postsPerPage (main) to 20
    PumpController: setting postsPerPage (other) to 5
    Proxy config applied: "127.0.0.1" 9050 ""
    QPixmap::scaled: Pixmap is a null pixmap
    updateInterval updated: 5 300000
    tabsPosition updated: 0 0
    tabsMovable updated: false
    tray icon type updated: 0
    Loaded 119 IDs from "/home/d/.local/share/data/JanCoding/Dianara/postsEverSeen.ids"
    Settings loaded
    Account dialog created
    ProxyDialog created
    FontPicker created
    FontPicker created
    FontPicker created
    FontPicker created
    ColorPicker created
    ColorPicker created
    ColorPicker created
    ColorPicker created
    ColorPicker created
    ColorPicker created
    Notification type set to 2 -- FD.o/Qt/none
    false true false true true
    Config dialog created
    FilterChecker() filters updated, with 0 filters
    FilterEditor created
    LogViewer created
    HelpWidget created
    Showing side panel: true
    Showing status bar: true
    Menus created
    Tray icon created
    Showing side panel: false
    Showing status bar: false
    New userID is: "dper@microca.st"
    Base API URL is: "https://microca.st/api/user/dper"
    MainWindow created
    MainWindow::resizeEvent() QSize(917, 1010)
    SHOWING main window
    MainWindow::resizeEvent() QSize(917, 1007)
    Segmentation fault

    Douglas Perkins at 2016-08-30T06:12:43Z

    Weird... do you use any kind of japanese input system? I mean SCIM stuff, or equivalent.


    Also, although at this point I doubt it would help: did you try with "--config somenewconfig" for an alternate blank configuration?

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-30T11:53:10Z

  • This Week in WTF (Day Late Edition)

    2016-08-29T17:14:38Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    "15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Caddyshack.'" Mental Floss. Accessed August 28, 2016. http://mentalfloss.com/article/56693/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-caddyshack.

    Althouse, Ann. "David Brooks Thinks the Woman Candidate Should Be More 'gracious' and 'relinquish Control' and Assures Her That 'in Surrender You'll Actually Gain More Strength.'" Althouse, August 26, 2016. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/08/david-brooks-thinks-woman-candidate.html.

    ———. "Hillary Introduces America to the Term 'alt-Right' — The 'emerging Racist Ideology' — and Trump Calls Hillary A 'bigot.'" Althouse, August 26, 2016. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/08/hillary-introduces-america-to-term-alt.html.

    ———. "Totally Selfishly, [Sex] Is so Much Better for Me Being Jacked Because You Feel so Much More Confident and You See Yourself as This Much More Sexual Person, Which Is Really Fun." Althouse, August 26, 2016. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/08/totally-selfishly-sex-is-so-much-better.html.

    "Australian Man 'Put Acid in Sex Club Lubricant.'" BBC News, August 29, 2016, sec. Australia. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37211348.

    Berman, Steve. "73 Days." The Resurgent, August 26, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/73-days/.

    Booker, Christopher. "The Secret History of the EU, Written on an Italian Prison Island, Reveals Why the Project Is Doomed." The Telegraph, August 27, 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/27/the-secret-history-of-the-eu-written-on-an-italian-prison-island/.

    "Bra Company Boss Forces Male Employees to Experience E-Cup Boobs." Accessed August 28, 2016. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/bra-company-boss-forces-male-8708563.

    "Brexit: Lawyers for Cross-Community Group Launch Legal Challenge." BBC News, August 19, 2016, sec. Northern Ireland. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-37132024.

    Buchanan, James Gallagher, Rachael, and Andrew Luck-Baker. "Depression: A Revolution in Treatment?" BBC News, August 24, 2016, sec. Health. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37166293.

    Cleveland 19 Digital Team. "'The "Drug Store" Is Closed': Wooster Police Bust Three Alleged Heroin Dealers." Cleveland 19 News, August 26, 2016. http://www.cleveland19.com/story/32849093/the-drug-store-is-closed-wooster-police-bust-three-heroin-dealers.

    Coyle, Karen. "Catalogs and Context," 2016. http://kcoyle.net/catcon.html.

    Craig, Jill. "Social Media Crackdown: The New Normal for Africa?" VOA, August 25, 2016. http://www.voanews.com/a/social-media-crackdown-new-normal-africa/3479435.html.

    Crawford, Walt. "Gray OA: Going Beyond DOAJ?" Walt at Random, August 26, 2016. http://walt.lishost.org/2016/08/gray-oa-going-beyond-doaj/.

    Dana. "University of Chicago Gets Real." Patterico's Pontifications, August 26, 2016. http://patterico.com/2016/08/26/university-of-chicago-gets-real/.

    Douglas-Gabriel, Danielle. "This Really Might Be the End of ITT." Washington Post. Accessed August 26, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/08/25/this-really-might-be-the-end-of-itt/.

    Erturk, Emre, and Santiago Obrutsky. "Multimedia Storage in the Cloud Using Amazon Web Services: Implications for Online Education." arXiv:1608.07085 [Cs], August 25, 2016. http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.07085.

    Ferretti, Stefano, and Gabriele D'Angelo. "Smart Shires: The Revenge of Countrysides (Extended Version)." arXiv:1604.07076 [Cs], June 2016, 756–59. doi:10.1109/ISCC.2016.7543827.

    "FidoNet." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 1, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=FidoNet&oldid=732452492.

    French, David. "The Idiocy of the #CocksNotGlocks Movement." National Review, August 25, 2016. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439370/cocks-not-glocks-gun-control-activists-idiotic-logic.

    Fyfe, Duncan, Forrest Wickman, and Marissa Martinelli. "The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It's Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)." Slate, August 26, 2016. http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/08/26/the_bizarre_true_story_behind_the_this_is_a_work_of_fiction_disclaimer.html.

    Gallagher, Sean. "Trading in Stock of Medical Device Paused after Hackers Team with Short Seller." Ars Technica, August 26, 2016. http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/trading-in-stock-of-medical-device-paused-after-hackers-team-with-short-seller/.

    Goldberg, Michelle. "Hillary Clinton's Alt-Right Speech Isolated and Destroyed Donald Trump." Slate, August 25, 2016. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/08/how_hillary_clinton_s_alt_right_speech_isolated_and_destroyed_donald_trump.html.

    "Iran Rolls out Domestic Internet." BBC News, August 29, 2016, sec. Technology. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37212456.

    "Is Depression a State of Body Not Mind?" BBC News, August 24, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37175864.

    Jedinia, Mehdi. "IS Followers Flock to Telegram After Being Driven from Twitter." VOA, August 28, 2016. http://www.voanews.com/a/western-nations-target-islamic-state-favorite-encrypted-app/3483900.html.

    Johnson, Eliana, and Tim Alberta. "Is the House Up for Grabs?" National Review, August 24, 2016. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439313/2016-campaign-gop-house-majority-threatened.

    Klavan, Andrew. "AltRight and BLM Are One and the Same." Klavan On The Culture, August 28, 2016. https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2016/08/28/altright-and-blm-are-one-and-the-same/.

    Koziol, Michael. "Bogans, Branch Stacking and Battered Savs: Australia's National Dictionary Updated for First Time in 28 Years." The Sydney Morning Herald, August 23, 2016. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bogans-branch-stacking-and-battered-savs-australias-national-dictionary-updated-for-first-time-in-28-years-20160823-gqywtu.html.

    Lawler, Peter Augustine. "Teaching American Government." National Review, August 26, 2016. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/439404/teaching-american-government-tocqueville-virginia-puritan-new-england-liberty-equality.

    Lee, Dave. "Italy Quake Rescuers Ask Locals to Unlock Their Wi-Fi." BBC News, August 25, 2016, sec. Technology. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37186290.

    ———. "Who Are the Hackers Who Cracked the iPhone?" BBC News, August 26, 2016, sec. Technology. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37192670.

    Lind, Dara. "How President Donald Trump Could Ruin His Enemies' Lives." Vox, August 26, 2016. http://www.vox.com/2016/8/26/12639588/donald-trump-executive-power.

    Lucas, Fred. "ID Required to Exercise 7 Rights Other Than Voting." The Daily Signal, August 26, 2016. http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/26/amid-voter-id-battles-here-are-7-things-the-government-requires-ids-for/.

    McCarthy, Kieren. "Having Offended Everyone Else in the World, Linus Torvalds Calls Own Lawyers a 'Nasty Festering Disease.'" The Register, August 26, 2016. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/26/linus_torvalds_calls_own_lawyers_nasty_festering_disease/.

    Merrill, Jeremy B. "Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? See How Facebook Labels You." The New York Times, August 23, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/us/politics/facebook-ads-politics.html.

    Millar, Joey. "Tinderbox at the GATES OF EUROPE: Expert Warns REAL Migration Surge Is on Its Way." Express.co.uk, August 23, 2016. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/703019/tinderbox-at-gates-of-europe-real-migration-migrant-surge-on-way-Reiner-Klingholz.

    "Nasa Ends Year-Long Mars Simulation on Hawaii." BBC News, August 29, 2016, sec. US & Canada. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37211051.

    "Norway Man Rescued after Climbing into Public Toilet." BBC News, August 26, 2016, sec. Europe. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37196629.

    Pinker, Steven, and Juan Manuel Santos. "Colombia's Milestone in World Peace." The New York Times, August 26, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/opinion/colombias-milestone-in-world-peace.html.

    Post Editorial Board. "Team Obama's New Low in the Name of 'trans Rights.'" New York Post, August 28, 2016. http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/forcing-doctors-to-operate-team-obamas-new-low-in-the-name-of-trans-rights/.

    rascal23. "PuppEX Linux Live CD Now Based on Puppy Xenial, Compatible with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS." Full Circle Magazine, August 26, 2016. http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2016/08/26/puppex-linux-live-cd-now-based-on-puppy-xenial-compatible-with-ubuntu-16-04-lts/.

    "Red Pill or Blue Pill in Syria & Iraq?" USNI Blog, August 17, 2016. https://blog.usni.org/2016/08/17/red-pill-or-blue-pill-in-syria-iraq.

    Reuters. "Cuba: US Commercial Flights Welcome." VOA, August 26, 2016. http://www.voanews.com/a/cuba-says-us-commercial-flights-welcome/3482635.html.

    rockfever723. Caddyshack - Ending Explosion. Accessed August 28, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Hx5ka1FiA&feature=youtu.be.

    SalahEldeen, Hany M., and Michael L. Nelson. "Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?" arXiv:1209.3026 [Cs], September 13, 2012. http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3026.

    Schneier, Bruce. "The NSA Is Hoarding Vulnerabilities - Schneier on Security." Schneier on Security, August 26, 2016. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/08/the_nsa_is_hoar.html.

    Schwartz, Ken. "Merkel: 'Unacceptable' for EU Members to Close Doors to Migrants Because They're Muslim." VOA, August 28, 2016. http://www.voanews.com/a/merkel-says-unacceptable-for-eu-members-to-close-doors-to-migrants-because-they-muslim/3484034.html.

    Sexton, John. "NY Times: Alt-Right Thrilled with Hillary Clinton's Attention - Hot Air." HotAir.com, August 26, 2016. http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/26/ny-times-alt-right-thrilled-hillary-clintons-attention/.

    Sharwood, Simon. "A USB Stick as a File Server? We've Done It!" The Register, August 26, 2016. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/26/a_usb_stick_as_a_file_server_weve_done_it/.

    "Shenandoah, Ocean Warrior, and Whales." USNI Blog, August 3, 2016. https://blog.usni.org/2016/08/03/shenandoah-ocean-warrior-and-whales.

    Smith, Wesley J. "Killing the Mentally Ill in Netherlands." National Review, August 28, 2016. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/439446/killing-mentally-ill-netherlands.

    Strickland, Eliza. "Olympic Athletes Are Electrifying Their Brains, and You Can Too." IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News, August 23, 2016. http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/olympic-athletes-are-electrifying-their-brains-and-you-can-too.

    The Flash. Full Playing Through Scene by Request. Accessed August 28, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrcgjMJmvNg&feature=youtu.be.

    "The Glorious Horror of TECO." Good Math, Bad Math, November 30, 2010. http://goodmath.scientopia.org/2010/11/30/the-glorious-horror-of-teco/.

    "The Next Card From the Migration Deck?" USNI Blog, August 24, 2016. https://blog.usni.org/2016/08/24/the-next-card-from-the-migration-deck.

    Timpf, Katherine. "I Listened to Hillary Clinton's Official Campaign Podcast So You Don't Have To." National Review, August 24, 2016. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439292/i-listened-hillary-clintons-official-campaign-podcast-so-you-dont-have.

    "Vanuatu Shows off 'Best Toilet in the South Pacific.'" BBC News, March 24, 2016, sec. News from Elsewhere. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35890860.

    Wegmann, Philip. "Freedom Caucus Flirts With RSC Exodus." The Daily Signal, August 28, 2016. http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/28/house-freedom-caucus-flirts-with-republican-study-committee-exodus/.

    Witherspoon, Thomas. "Creating a Global Network of Inexpensive Remote SDRs." The SWLing Post, August 23, 2016. http://swling.com/blog/2016/08/creating-a-global-network-of-inexpensive-remote-sdrs/.

    ———. "Ivan's Preliminary Review of the New RTL-SDR Dongle on Shortwave/Mediumwave." The SWLing Post, August 22, 2016. http://swling.com/blog/2016/08/ivans-preliminary-review-of-the-new-rtl-sdr-dongle-on-shortwavemediumwave/.

    Wolf, Leon H. "Let's Talk about EpiPens for a Minute." RedState, August 25, 2016. http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/08/25/lets-talk-epipens-minute/.

    ———. "The Alt-Right Gets Its Marching Orders to Go After a Different Religious Minority." RedState, August 21, 2016. http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/08/21/alt-right-gets-marching-orders-go-different-religious-minority/.

    "Wolfowitz, a Neocon and Strong Supporter of Iraq War, Says He'll Vote for Clinton." DW.COM, August 26, 2016. http://www.dw.com/en/wolfowitz-a-neocon-and-strong-supporter-of-iraq-war-says-hell-vote-for-clinton/a-19507636.

    Wozniak, Geoff. "Mainframes as a Lifestyle Choice." Curried Lambda, August 21, 2016. http://wozniak.ca/mainframes-as-a-lifestyle-choice.

    WTOL Staff. "100 Marijuana Plants Worth $100,000 Seized in Seneca County." Cleveland 19 News, August 25, 2016. http://www.cleveland19.com/story/32845578/100-plants-of-marijuana-worth-100000-seized-in-seneca-county.

    xX99MAVERICK99Xx. Caddy Shack Gopher Scene. Accessed August 28, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lYm0c7gYyU.

  • :-(

    2016-08-27T02:36:34Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Today was "Training Day" at work. We had a Force Protection briefing. We've got almost 100,000 employees at $AGENCY which makes our staffing equal to 45% of the United States Marine Corps active and reserve uniformed staff. Saying we're a large and scary agency is an understatement.


    One of the issues that came up is the physical security threat to our personnel posed by "Sovereign Citizen" types of persons. This is a publicly known issue that has been going on for a while. Unfortunately the folks at Black Lives Matter have been trumpeting as one of their martyrs such a person in the case of Korryn Gaines. This does not bode well. Considering that "Sovereign Citizen" crap has its roots in white supremacism there is a bit of tragedy at play there. Last year we didn't even need to think about these things when we had the security briefing. Between the recent rise of the alt-right thanks to Trump and these other messes...even the Force Protection folks freely admitted we were targets in our jobs at $AGENCY.


    We're not at furlough yet. Some days it truly sucks rancid tepid canal water to be The Man.

  • S.M. Oliva at 2016-08-26T21:27:55Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Linux From Scratch, Day 30

    Progress is slow but steady with getting Xorg running on my Linux From Scratch installation. Installed a few more libraries today. Next I need to install Python, which is a required dependency for the next Xorg-related package I need.

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    Hey, it's still less arduous than trying to run FreeBSD. :-)

    S.M. Oliva at 2016-08-26T19:38:40Z

    >> S.M. Oliva:

    “it's still less arduous than trying to run FreeBSD. :-)”

    Are you sure? I installed FreeBSD a few weeks back, and it took me less than 1 hour xD

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-26T19:43:17Z

    Are you sure? I installed FreeBSD a few weeks back, and it took me less than 1 hour xD

    Okay, that's a fair point. I have installed FreeBSD in under an hour myself, which is more than I can say for some Linux distros (looking at you, Fedora). But actually using FreeBSD--at least on my laptop--proved to be more trouble than it was worth.

    S.M. Oliva at 2016-08-26T20:04:55Z

    It should not take long to install FreeBSD. Even five years ago it only took me 30 minutes. :-) The problem I used to have with FreeBSD was applications. The ports tree was never current enough, so I switched away.

    Douglas Perkins at 2016-08-27T03:40:14Z

  • arXiv Article

    2016-08-26T21:26:43Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Multimedia Storage in the Cloud using Amazon Web Services: Implications for Online Education http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.07085v1

  • This Week in WTF

    2016-08-22T01:53:42Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Bookmarks Made

    Alderman, Liz. “Put One Foot Wrong in This Town and You’ve Left the Country.” The New York Times, August 8, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/world/what-in-the-world/put-one-foot-wrong-in-this-town-and-youve-left-the-country.html.

    Althouse, Ann. “Can I Get Some Better Math Analysis than ‘Trump Has Strong Fundraising Month, but Doesn’t Catch up to Clinton’?” Althouse, August 21, 2016. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/08/can-i-get-some-better-math-analysis.html.

    ———. “Martin O’Malley Is Outraged By ‘racist Mimes.’” Althouse, August 21, 2016. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/08/martin-omalley-is-outraged-by-racist.html.

    ———. “We Can Be Assured That a TBN (Trump Breitbart News) Network Wouldn’t Shy Away from the Conservative, or Even the ‘Alt-Conservative,’ Label.” Althouse, August 19, 2016. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/08/we-can-be-assured-that-tbn-trump.html.

    Aratani, Lori. “Fed up with High D.C. Housing Costs? $1 Million Will Buy You an Entire West Virginia ‘town.’” Washington Post, May 21, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/fed-up-with-high-dc-housing-costs-1m-will-buy-you-an-entire-w-virginia-town/2016/05/21/dfd4241e-16ce-11e6-aa55-670cabef46e0_story.html.

    Arment, Marco. “Why Don’t Podcasts Use VBR MP3s? Because iOS and macOS Don’t Accurately Seek Them – Marco.org.” Marco.org, August 15, 2016. https://marco.org/2016/08/15/vbr-mp3-plea.

    Bolongaro, Kait. “Saving Canada’s Only Desert.” DW.COM, August 12, 2016. http://www.dw.com/en/saving-canadas-onlydesert/a-19470246.

    Brown, Lynn. “The Struggle for Hawaii.” JSTOR Daily, August 21, 2016. http://daily.jstor.org/the-struggle-for-hawaii/.

    conservative, neo. “Halls of Macadamia: Remember... Justin Trudeau...” Accessed August 20, 2016. http://hallsofmacadamia.blogspot.com/2016/08/remember-justin-trudeau.html.

    Goldberg, Jonah. “‘New Nationalism’ Amounts to Generic White-Identity Politics.” National Review, August 17, 2016. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439048/trumps-nationalism-white-identity-politics-brand-name.

    Hicks, William. “Comedian Fined $42,000 by Human Rights Tribunal for Telling a Joke.” Heat Street, August 18, 2016. http://heatst.com/culture-wars/comedian-fined-42000-for-telling-a-joke/.

    Klavan, Andrew. “The #NeverTrump Generation Gap.” Klavan On The Culture, August 21, 2016. https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2016/08/21/the-nevertrump-generation-gap/.

    McFate, Sean. “America’s Addiction to Mercenaries.” The Atlantic, August 12, 2016. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/08/iraq-afghanistan-contractor-pentagon-obama/495731/?single_page=true.

    Moon, Mariella. “NASA Plans to Hand over the ISS to a Private Corporation.” Engadget, August 19, 2016. https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/19/nasa-to-hand-over-iss-to-private-companies/.

    Sathiaseelan, Arjuna, Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee, Adarsh Jagan S, Prakash Baskaran, and Jon Crowcroft. “Cloudrone: Micro Clouds in the Sky.” arXiv:1604.08243 [Cs], April 27, 2016. http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.08243.

    “Serial Playground Pooper Targeting Arlington, VA Park.” Cleveland 19 News, August 21, 2016. http://www.cleveland19.com/story/32806952/serial-playground-pooper-targeting-arlington-va-park.

    Sicard, Sarah. “10 Real Military Call Signs That Are So Bad, They’re Great.” Task & Purpose, June 24, 2016. http://taskandpurpose.com/10-real-military-call-signs-bad-theyre-great.

    Sisk, Richard. “The Army Surgeon General Won’t Endorse Marijuana Use For PTSD Treatment.” Task & Purpose, August 20, 2016. http://taskandpurpose.com/army-surgeon-general-wont-endorse-marijuana-use-ptsd-treatment.

    Solon, Olivia. “Roomba Creator Responds to Reports of ‘poopocalypse’: ‘We See This a Lot.’” The Guardian, August 15, 2016, sec. Technology. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/15/roomba-robot-vacuum-poopocalypse-facebook-post.

    Steer, Jen. “New Info Released on Deadly Deputy-Involved Shooting in Ashtabula County.” fox8.com, August 17, 2016. http://fox8.com/2016/08/17/new-info-released-on-deadly-deputy-involved-shooting-in-ashtabula-county/.

    Tiwari, Sanjib, Michael Lane, and Khorshed Alam. “Does Broadband Connectivity and Social Networking Sites Build and Maintain Social Capital in Rural Communities?” arXiv:1606.03542 [Cs], June 10, 2016. http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.03542.

    ———. “The Challenges and Opportunities of Delivering Wireless High Speed Broadband Services in Rural and Remote Australia: A Case Study of Western Downs Region (WDR).” arXiv:1606.03513 [Cs], June 10, 2016. http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.03513.

    Tramèr, Florian, Vaggelis Atlidakis, Roxana Geambasu, Daniel Hsu, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Mathias Humbert, Ari Juels, and Huang Lin. “FairTest: Discovering Unwarranted Associations in Data-Driven Applications.” arXiv:1510.02377 [Cs], October 8, 2015. http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.02377.

    Trevithick, Joseph. “B-1, B-2 and B-52 Bombers All Descend on Guam in a Huge Show of Force — War Is Boring.” War Is Boring, August 13, 2016. https://warisboring.com/b-1-b-2-and-b-52-bombers-all-descend-on-guam-in-a-huge-show-of-force-9f17fca08bcb#.18kmsiq6q.

    Vanden Brook, Tom, and Ray Locker. “Report Shows That Army Took Away Gun from Dallas Cop Shooter Micah Johnson.” USA TODAY, August 18, 2016. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/08/17/report-shows-army-warned-about-dallas-cop-shooter-micah-johnson/88906532/.

    Witherspoon, Thomas. “Mike Reviews The Pol Pot Conspiracy.” The SWLing Post, August 19, 2016. http://swling.com/blog/2016/08/mike-reviews-the-pol-pot-conspiracy/.

    ———. “New RTL-SDR Dongles Feature HF Reception.” The SWLing Post, August 16, 2016. http://swling.com/blog/2016/08/new-rtl-sdr-dongles-feature-hf-reception/.

  • Church in the Woods

    2016-08-21T20:10:45Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Somehow I managed to upload a Speex-encoded recording using p.

    Yep, it works =)

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-21T20:15:51Z

  • :-\

    2016-08-19T01:43:09Z via Dianara To: Public , lnxwalt@microca.st CC: Followers

    1. 38 calls today. Too much craziness. Some people bordered on getting watchlisted.

    2. People at work are complaining about cardiac problems induced by stress at work. See above. At least I'm willing to reach for the forms to do watchlisting.

    3. National Response Framework mutual aid crap just kicked in. @lnxwalt@microca.st will definitely appreciate this. One campus and one call site are now answering his employer's phones. My employer's phones are interconnected with the other agency's pretty much permanently so we can do hand-overs like this. While that campus and that call site answer another agency's calls that means the rest of us pick up the remaining load from our own agency. See above about the craziness. We've been feeling certain too many of our callers are chemically enhanced, so to say, by Schedule A narcotics.

    4. For some reason we're furloughing some of my site's staff. No, I'm not being furloughed. My cube already has a dark storm cloud over it with some of my wild and wacky cases I have to work. The dark clouds of the people departing will migrate to my cube soon too.

    5. I used to have a life. Where did it disappear to?

    When I first started with $EMPLOYER (longer ago than I care to remember; I never intended to stay with the agency this long), the SoCal office borrowed hundreds of $YOUR_AGENCY employees from the Central Cal office for phone duty. It was quite an experience.


    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2016-08-19T02:31:54Z

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    Yup.  We especially got called up during Sandy.  This is in one of the annexes to the NRF.  If the crap in Louisiana doesn't get better or another incident erupts then more of us will be shunted over to back up teleregistration.  We merely have around 25,000 Contact Representatives dispersed across CONUS and Puerto Rico.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2016-08-19T02:56:48Z

  • Crossing The Rubicon

    2016-08-14T17:37:30Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I had to finally install an ad blocker for the first time ever. I don't like doing this. The problem is when a full video ad on a site cripples my browser to the point of my having to kill and reload a few times to see if I can actually access the content I came looking for then I'm kinda screwed. When said ad starts looping...yeah, I give up and will install a blocker. Fortunately there was one in the Ubuntu package archive that mated up well with Firefox.


    The Internet is dying. Will the last person out turn off the lights, please?

    I totally agree. Internet is dying. death by ads.

    FLWNQWUD at 2016-08-14T17:50:04Z

    While I do use ad-blockers, I find them less needed now that I use NoScript and RequestPolicy and rarely grant permanent exemptions. Of course, many sites are #JavaScrippled because they want your browser to accept unwanted video and moving ads.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2016-08-14T18:24:57Z

    We should be careful to distinguish between Internet and WWW the two are not synonymous. I suspect there will be a massive (and IMHO needed) die back of WWW stuff.

    But the growing movement of self hosting will provide continued and probably more relevant content because the reason for hosting/publishing will be about the information not the revenue it can provide.

    I also suspected we'll see a resurgence of other Internet technologies as the die back drives people to seek/create alternatives.

    Freemor at 2016-08-14T19:45:19Z

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  • Dropping Another Partial Bibliography

    2016-08-14T01:37:49Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Works Consulted

    Berman, Steve. “Trump Tells Evangelicals He Must Win To Enter Heaven.” The Resurgent, August 12, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/trump-tells-evangelicals-he-must-win-to-enter-heaven/.

    Bolyard, Paula. “While a Family Innocently Slept, the Roomba Was Smearing a ‘War Zone of Poop’ All Over the Living Room.” PJ Media -- Parenting, August 12, 2016. https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2016/08/12/as-a-family-innocently-slept-the-roomba-was-smearing-a-war-zone-of-poop-in-the-living-room/.

    Callahan, Rick. “Indiana Sees 70 Percent Surge in Syphilis Cases in 1 Year.” The Big Story, June 6, 2016. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/928da1e31fec43f6bcce61d08f77ab82/indiana-sees-70-percent-surge-syphilis-cases-1-year.

    Erickson, Erick. “California Sets Its Sights on Stamping Out Religious Education.” The Resurgent, August 9, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/california-sets-its-sights-on-stamping-out-religious-education/.

    ———. “Trying to Make Your Movement Sound Like Nazism Isn’t the Way to Win.” The Resurgent, August 10, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/trying-to-make-your-movement-sound-like-nazism-isnt-the-way-to-win/.

    Estévez, Daniel. “GOMX-3 Data Download.” Daniel Estévez, May 31, 2016. http://destevez.net/2016/05/gomx-3-data-download/.

    Gillmor, Dan. “Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access.” Backchannel, July 20, 2016. https://backchannel.com/forget-comcast-heres-the-diy-approach-to-internet-access-ef1e37bc09e1.

    Gitlin, Jonathan M. “There’s a New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer, and It’s Awesome.” Ars Technica, August 12, 2016. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/08/theres-a-new-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-trailer-and-its-awesome/.

    Howe, Caleb. “OUCH: Dozens of Republicans Sign Letter Insisting RNC Stop Spending on Trump’s Crap Campaign.” RedState, August 11, 2016. http://www.redstate.com/absentee/2016/08/11/ouch-dozens-republicans-sign-letter-insisting-rnc-stop-spending-trumps-crap-campaign/.

    Kayyem, Juliette. “Terrorism Only Works on Nations That Aren’t Ready for It.” The Atlantic, August 12, 2016. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/the-problem-with-separating-the-homeland-from-the-home/495560/.

    Marx, Anthony W. “Too Poor to Afford the Internet.” The New York Times, August 12, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/opinion/too-poor-to-afford-the-internet.html.

    McArdle, Megan. “Early Returns From Seattle’s $15 Wage Experiment.” Bloomberg View, August 11, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-11/early-returns-from-seattle-s-minimum-wage-experiment.

    ———. “The Olympics Don’t Have to Be a Disaster.” Bloomberg View, August 10, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-10/the-olympics-don-t-have-to-be-a-disaster.

    ———. “Who’s Gaming Obamacare? Better to Ask: Who Isn’t?” Bloomberg View, August 8, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-08/who-s-gaming-obamacare-better-to-ask-who-isn-t.

    “Microsoft Announces Professional Degree Program | News Center.” Microsoft News Center, July 13, 2016. https://news.microsoft.com/2016/07/13/microsoft-announces-professional-degree-program/#sm.0000045xeh8vxeci112jrr47shvdu.

    Mole, Beth. “Rio Diving Pool—still Green—now Closed and Smells like Farts.” Ars Technica, August 12, 2016. http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/rio-diving-pool-still-green-now-closed-and-smells-like-farts/.

    O’Malley, James. “How Teletext and Ceefax Are Coming Back from the Dead.” TechRadar, August 6, 2016. http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/how-teletext-and-ceefax-are-coming-back-from-the-dead-1326145.

    Popper, Ben. “Hulu Is Eliminating Its Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service.” The Verge, August 8, 2016. http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/8/12401884/hulu-cancels-free-streaming-move-to-yahoo-view.

    Rosiak, Luke. “‘Budget-Crunched’ VA Has 167 Interior Designers On Staff.” The Daily Caller. Accessed August 13, 2016. http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/budget-crunched-va-has-167-interior-designers-on-staff/.

    Salter, Jim. “The Ars Guide to Building a Linux Router from Scratch.” Ars Technica, April 17, 2016. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/04/the-ars-guide-to-building-a-linux-router-from-scratch/.

    Smith, Josh. “Islamic State Militants Claim Capture of U.S. Weapons in Afghanistan.” Reuters, August 7, 2016. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-islamic-state-idUSKCN10I0CI.

    Spicer, Andre. “The Knowledge Economy Is a Myth. We Don’t Need More Universities to Feed It.” The Guardian, May 18, 2016, sec. Opinion. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/18/knowledge-economy-myth-more-universities-degree.

    Taylor, Jason. “Hillary Clinton Ought To Be Eternally Grateful To Donald Trump.” The Resurgent, August 13, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/hillary-clinton-ought-to-be-eternally-grateful-to-donald-trump/.

    Wright, Susan. “Trump Signals His Post-Election Rejection of the Republican Party.” RedState, August 12, 2016. http://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2016/08/12/trump-signals-post-election-rejection-republican-party/.

  • And yes, it has been one of those days at work...

    2016-08-11T02:16:56Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    What an administration to be part of...

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  • Hey! You!

    2016-08-11T02:14:06Z via Pumpa To: X11R5 CC: Followers , Public

    Go Fix Your Avatar!

  • 2016-08-11T02:09:14Z via Dianara CC: Public

    Yeah, this sucks. This new yet blindingly pink avatar is a replacement from RiffTrax by way of a Kickstarter project there that I backed concerning a magical movie.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2016-08-11T02:13:05Z

    You look really weird now xD

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-11T02:46:11Z

  • I Am Not Amused

    2016-08-08T21:14:22Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Popper, Ben. “Hulu Is Eliminating Its Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service.” The Verge, August 8, 2016. http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/8/12401884/hulu-cancels-free-streaming-move-to-yahoo-view.

    AND ANOTHER THING...

    Time Warner Cable is screwing around with their so-called on-demand programming which makes certain shows disappear or be locked out. I am seriously tempted to get one of these things to watch shows later. The problem is that the closest retailer that has such things as of this writing only has the Over The Air version which is not that useful to me.

    Would something like a Roku or FireStick or Chromecast be an effective remedy? I've seen some models for under $100.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2016-08-10T00:22:05Z

  • Things Found Over The Past Seven Days (Or So) & Add To The Raging Zotero Dumpster Fire

    2016-08-08T02:18:30Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    "Download All Files from Podcast RSS Feed." Commandlinefu.com, May 29, 2016. http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/17358/download-all-files-from-podcast-rss-feed.

    "Drums." Raspberry Pi Weekly, August 5, 2016. https://www.raspberrypi.org/weekly/drums/.

    Erickson, Erick. "A Christian Only on Sunday Is Not a Christian." The Resurgent, August 2, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/a-christian-only-on-sunday-is-not-a-christian/.

    ———. "Donald Trump Can Go to Hell and If You Defend His Statement, So Can You." The Resurgent, August 3, 2016. http://theresurgent.com/donald-trump-can-go-to-hell-and-if-you-defend-this-so-can-you/.

    "ESA Television." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, June 5, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ESA_Television&oldid=723865574.

    "European Data Relay System." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, June 22, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=European_Data_Relay_System&oldid=726549844.

    Herbert, David Gauvey. "This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult." Bloomberg.com, August 5, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/this-company-has-built-a-profile-on-every-american-adult.

    Hollingham, Richard. "The Hidden Base That Could Have Ended the World." BBC, August 1, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160729-the-hidden-base-that-could-have-ended-the-world.

    Hosenball, Mark, John Walcott, and Joseph Menn. "FBI Took Months to Warn Democrats of Suspected Russian Role in Hack: Sources." Reuters, August 3, 2016, United States edition. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-democrats-reconstruct-idUSKCN10E09H.

    "Laser Communications Relay Demonstration." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, February 11, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Laser_Communications_Relay_Demonstration&oldid=646663829.

    "NASA TV." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, March 1, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=NASA_TV&oldid=707700107.

    Peplnjak, Ivan. "Local Area Networking on RS-232." ipSpace.net by @ioshints, August 4, 2016. http://blog.ipspace.net/2016/08/local-area-networking-on-rs-232.html.

    Pistono, Federico, and Roman V. Yampolskiy. "Unethical Research: How to Create a Malevolent Artificial Intelligence." arXiv:1605.02817 [cs], May 9, 2016. http://arxiv.org/abs/1605.02817.

    Poynder, Richard. "Open and Shut?: SocArXiv Debuts, as SSRN Acquisition Comes under Scrutiny." Open and Shut?, July 19, 2016. http://poynder.blogspot.com/2016/07/socarxiv-debuts-as-ssrn-acquisition.html.

    "Pyhn 0.3.6 : Python Package Index." Pypi, August 5, 2016. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyhn/0.3.6.

    Randall, Aaron. "Cracking the Adventure Time Cipher." Aaron Randall, March 27, 2016. http://aaronrandall.com/blog/cracking-the-adventure-time-cipher/.

    Regalado, Antonio. "23andMe Uncovers Depression DNA in a Massive Crowdsourced Study." MIT Technology Review, August 1, 2016. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602052/23andme-pulls-off-massive-crowdsourced-depression-study/.

    Seldin, Jeff. "American Authorities Fear Terror Networks Already in US." VOA, August 6, 2016. http://www.voanews.com/content/american-authorities-fear-terror-networks-already-in-united-states/3453890.html.

    "Show HN: PyHN - Hacker News Client for Command Line." Hacker News, August 5, 2016. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12231172.

    "Thank You All So Much." Maetenloch, August 5, 2016. http://maetenloch.blogspot.com/2016/08/thank-you-all-so-much.html.

    "Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, June 21, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tracking_and_Data_Relay_Satellite_System&oldid=726362300.

    Tramullas, Jesús, Piedad Garrido-Picazo, and Ana I. Sánchez-Casabón. "Research on Wikipedia Vandalism: A Brief Literature Review." arXiv:1606.05609 [cs], 2016, 1–4. doi:10.1145/2934732.2934748.

    xbradtc. "B-52 Raid on North Vietnam during Linebacker II." Bring The HEAT, July 20, 2016. http://blog.xbradtc.com/2016/07/b-52-raid-on-north-vietnam-during-linebacker-ii.html.

  • I found a bug?

    2016-08-07T18:33:37Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    See: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pandoc/+bug/1610722

    As to why I'm re-processing big HTML files into being self-contained HTML files, please take a look at my "feed reader" at http://erielookingproductions.info/Feeds.html.

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