ssh_config(5)Every time I deal with .ssh/config, I wish this bug was fixed https://bugzilla.mindrot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1585
Almost 5 years old, with patches. No commiter reviews.
Seriously, this makes me do Bad Things (TM).
Just on one laptop I need 3 different sets of configs. One for my personal machines, one for my works' "labs" infra, one for my works' "production" infra. Really 4, as I split out my git-annex ssh keys/etc from my personal keys.
What's the word for when an idea/concept becomes caught up in the machinery of self-promotion/self-preservation?Oh, "startup" is a good answer too, called to attention at https://twitter.com/g_gerg/status/443064193739018240
Which makes me think of another: "attribution"
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MichiganAt a coffee shop in Chelsea, MI getting some work done. Semi truck drove by with a big Confederate Flag in the cab (behind the driver, but depending on the sun's angle, pretty clearly visible).
Michigan, home of one of the most progressive universities in the region (U of M), but also the home of the KKK's grand wizard.
Current temp: 3 F.
If your application doesn't have a --debug option I can pass it, you're just making me give you crappy bug reports.
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Wikimedia will officially be hosting a booth at LibrePlanet this year! We'll have a bit of swag, friendly helpful people, and maybe some demos. Stop by and chat a bit :)
Travel noticeObligatory "I'm traveling" post.
I'll be in south east Michigan (Chelsea/Ann Arbor/Ypsi area) starting Thus the 27th (late night) through Wed the 5th (early morning).
I may or may not be autonomously mobile.
I really wish there was software to do simple 'management' of videos in the same way Shotwell/etc do management for photos.
I know, 'video is hard' but come on! "Lighten up this video", "cut it from 1:01 to 2:03", "convert to vp9", "upload to mediagoblin/flickr/whatever" etc *SHOULD* be easy operations for a user (I don't care what goes on in the background).
Also, dead simple things like tagging/starring for finding old videos. I have a bunch of DSC_XXXX.mov, would be good to know which ones were of Rowan on a certain trip or what not.Show all 7 replies@greg yeah I have backups, but they're effectively dark. another reason I'd like to consolidate into a collection I access regularly.
I hate to admit this, but I'm in a similar situation for music. Collections with rating and play counts on various computers, backed up, but unused. I'd love to consolidate. Mostly rhythmbox, but probably Banshee on oldest computer.
I tag videos in Shotwell. It is up to the file to support metadata, ne? If that is so, doesn't it mean that Shotwell does what you want for tagging, as much as anything else (keeping a local DB for metadata for files in the file system)?
I do have Shotwell write metadata to photos, so I know how handy that is between computers.
@Mike, I stopped using non-basic metadata on music, I was tired for Banshee and Rhythmbox corrupting it. Now I keep lossless on an external drive, I use Sound Convertor to create oggs, and Audio Tag Tool to get all the fields the way I want, and play it in cmus. I love cmus!
Watching videos of continuous deploy/integration at various companies. Here's a somewhat offtopic remark:
There's a recurring trend that the RelEng/Build teams don't impose their views on dev teams. It's always stated that the devs don't like to hear bad news or that they need to do something a certain way.
Well, man, aren't they just a bunch of prima donnas? Working in large teams with limited resources (even at Google, compute time for build testing is limited) means optimizations. At some point developers time/comfort isn't the highest on the list.
I love being able to bump up my "annex.numcopies=" to 3 (from 2) for my Photos annex. Never trusting a laptop. The 3 are: home nas, remote colo, and glacier.Show all 9 replies
Considering a book of essays on what Free and Open means in 2050.
Show all 7 repliesBy 2050, reference books will be interactive with a heads up display. Free and open will be a mixture of wikipedia-like cooperation, and knowledge-based bots which are derived from web crawlers to help take the difficulty out of decision making, given its awareness of your situation.
Evan Prodromou likes this.I think we've been through a period of unjustified exuberance in the late 90s and 2000s, followed by our current period of unjustified pessimism.
Maybe what we need to know in order to make our next move(s) is to see where we're trying to get to.
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We're living in the age of pessimism and uncertainity about the future, and it's not just free software where that's true though. Time for another relaxing hit of apocalpyse themed pop culture anyone?
Which is funny to call the 90s and early 2000s the age of optimism given they were the era of grunge, goth culture, and Daria. (All things I enjoyed.)
Financial advisingHow does one find a good financial advisor that doesn't have a vested interest?
I HATED dealing with the VALIC rep from my previous gig. Once I told him I wasn't going to buy life insurance through him, he didn't give me the time of day.
So, where do the good people advertise? I want someone willing to accept non-standard priorities (who the fuck needs 60% of their income at retirement? You want to keep buying houses? Also, basing retirement income on current income is dumb, period. But people tend to spend what they have (I don't).).
New phone for CarrieIt works!
Thanks maiki, for the Nexus S. You rock.
Also, I had no issues stealing your phone and activating it on my account :) Did you at least get an email from them?
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Nope, it just happened. Wonky, ne? I almost want to ask them about it, but that would be kind of weird to handle, and I don't feel up to it.
On the bright side, I doubt many people that steal phones use the Sprint network. Security through spotty network coverage? ^_^
And obviously I don't know why people steal phones.
Sprint cell coverageSo, I use Ting (ting.com) for cell plans. They're one of the Sprint resellers (see also: Virgin Mobile, Boost, etc).
I'm looking for a new phone for Carrie and I (2 phones). Many phones are now LTE xor WiMax. Not both.
Looking at Sprint's coverage map, that means I either get data when I'm anywhere but on the SF peninsula, or only when on the peninsula, depending on the phone's data antenna.
These should be simple decisions. But they aren't. It makes me not make a decision. So Carrie and I will still have cracked screen phones for a bit longer (mine's mostly usable still, her's isn't, parts of the screen are unresponsive to touch).Show all 5 replies
ShotgunI just linked to Evan's Bay Area Debian shotgun rules for work.
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Kids crying in the backgroundYou know that time you called a friend or coworker who has young kid(s) and you heard them crying in the background? It may have been your fault.
If I'm playing with Rowan after work he's pretty excited to see me as he couldn't through much of the day. So if I pull out my phone and say "Sorry, gotta go real quick" (because I notice it is from a work number) he gets really upset. He sees it as daddy leaving him again to go work right after he got daddy back. It breaks my heart.
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What the fuck Reddit?!Where can I say "Never fucking show me r/gonewild or r/wtf!"
"Cool photo a split second after a beheading"
NO. Fuck you!
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I never see the see the front page. It only shows my subs, when I use the web interface. Otherwise I use the app in F-Droid. I sense folks not wanting to whitelist, so I am noting that is how I use it; I only see my interests, because Reddit is a popularity contest, and popularity contents among a species that has a difficult time attributing value to anything is apparently a really bad thing.
Also, 69 is a sex act, (10)86 is a police code meme to get kicked out, and 420 is used in speech by people who are high. 127.0.0.1 means localhost, or home, but a place, not the action of tracking something, and also happens to be nine characters. Whatever do you mean? =P