you get what you pay for
2015-03-26T19:06:52Z via Puma To: Public
The lovely beer in my old local bar convinced me to pay £5 for what is essentially a bag of Doritos and some heated cheesy gloop. The cheaper end of their food is exactly that; much more effort and value is in the higher end.
The purple book
2015-03-23T15:54:48Z via Puma To: Public
Favourite reviews of NF's book on Amazon:
an interesting read for anyone … in 14th century Britain
Our intrepid hero starts out as the son of a simple millionaire stockbroker, but fights against his calumny, manfully withstanding the privations of an exclusive public school, to become a simple millionaire stockbroker. A real riches to riches story!
• #ukip #politics #uk
Trump 6 (19) 7 O'Sullivan
2015-03-22T20:12:07Z via Puma To: Public
Ronnie O'Sullivan has fouled twice so far in this match. Judd Trump: thirteen. Name of the game.
Trump 4 (19) 4 O'Sullivan
2015-03-22T15:50:17Z via Puma To: Public
Game on! His 105 break gave the Rocket a 4-1 lead, but Trump didn't take it lying down and has fought back to level after eight frames! It's lined up to be a great evening session.
Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal
2015-03-09T22:12:46Z via Puma To: Public
In-Flight Entertainment ✈
2015-03-08T14:59:57Z via Puma To: Public
I need not worry about the two four-hour flights not that my phone has a GameBoy Advance emulator and a Pokémon Emerald ROM.
Tempted to put all my Amiga ADFs on to my Kobo…
2015-03-06T15:42:23Z via Puma To: Public
In-house devs or GTFO
2015-03-06T12:07:59Z via Puma To: Public
The 3rd-party developers of this #rubygem gave us only half the source code, but thankfully they didn't strip the productionised package. I've therefore managed to recover it, loosing only the #Git history they didn't push.
"In The End"
2015-03-05T09:35:15Z via Puma To: Public
My main reason for supporting them is the latter; raising awareness of software freedom, choice and that we must fight back when these are limited.
• #fsfe #fs
Three out of Ten
2015-03-03T23:17:41Z via Puma To: Public
So far this year, I've finished 3 books out of my 10 for Goodreads' 2015 Reading Challenge:
- Confident Ruby (Avdi Grimm)
- Practical Object-Oriented Design In Ruby (Sandi Metz)
- Street Cat Bob (James Bowen)
Yes, they're two non-fiction and one cop-out, but it's much better than last year! Next up, probably Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn) as it seems to be more like what the challenge should be!
• #reading #books
2015-03-01T14:13:24Z via Puma To: Public
I suspect someone moved the dead rat from my neighbour's garden to my driveway, as I don't think it moved itself. Thankfully there's only one.
my router is rented from my ISP
2015-02-28T13:13:35Z via Puma To: Public
Nice of EE / Orange to silently push new firmware to my router but screw the settings so it breaks my DHCP & remote access. Cheers.
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SSHFS in Thunar (Xfce)
2015-02-27T08:23:36Z via Puma To: Public
Oh cool, just found that Thunar can work over a variety of network protocols, including SSH. Just install
sshfsand use the location:
• #linux #ssh #xfce
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Time and a Half
2015-02-22T12:26:16Z via Puma To: Public
In work (for the past hour) for a deployment, passing the time in-between stages to fiddle with my VPS set-up Chef config. My desktop at home doesn't quite have the performance; I suspect my work laptop is better because of the 64-bit processor and/or it's virtualisation features.