Liverpool, UK

amateur computologist. free software for a free society. 43 003.

  • "In The End"

    2015-03-05T09:35:15Z via Puma To: Public

    Max Mehl ( posted the reasons that he “invests so much time in the FSFE” on his blog.

    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

  • LLAP

    2015-03-04T19:58:25Z via Puma To: Public

    The Bank of Canada is warning people to stop drawing Spock on their money


    • #news #canada #spock #llap

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  • 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:

    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

  • Eugh

    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.

    That's what cats are for.

    jrobertson at 2015-03-01T15:18:49Z

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  • 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.

    Douglas Perkins likes this.

    Ugh, that sucks.

    Can you close the backdoor?

    JanKusanagi at 2015-02-28T13:59:55Z

    I'll certainly be investigating it, Jan!

    ben at 2015-02-28T14:04:54Z

    Verizon used to revert my setttings within 24 hours if I used another (non-VZ) DNS server. Or about once per month if I changed the internal network to use another subnet. at 2015-02-28T17:29:04Z

  • 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 sshfs and use the location: sftp://user@machine:/path

    • #linux #ssh #xfce

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    In related news, I have the third series of 3rd Rock to watch :)

    ben at 2015-02-27T08:25:30Z

    That's so cool! Thank you for sharing this. I had no idea.

    Douglas Perkins at 2015-02-27T09:14:09Z

  • 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.

  • NWRUG February 2015

    2015-02-19T22:26:53Z in 53.47576757, -2.22881795 via Puma To: Public

    Enjoyed NWRUG this evening - a demo and experiment with composing “music” using Sonic Pi by it's Ruby DSL.

    The journey was a bit of an effort though; a 1850-1945 and last 2210-2315 train makes we wonder how much interest a Liverpool meet had after someone created a Twitter account and asked. Maybe if NWRUG would vary the city to cover more of the northwest… * plots * They are asking for more ideas, too…

  • Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    2015-02-16T22:15:15Z via Puma To: Public

    At the risk of calling Wayne Rooney a diving cheat, it didn't look like the goalkeeper touched him in that challenge, instead he seemed to trip over his own trailing foot.

    Still, I'd only have put money on Preston winning if they went 2-0 up.

    • #football #PNE #MUFC

  • Dedication

    2015-02-14T21:04:10Z via Puma To: Public

    Today's purchase of Melissa Cole's Let Me Tell You About Beer made all the better by the dedication 😄

    Let Me Tell You About Beer Dedication: for Ben

    • #beer #books #ben

  • 14/02

    2015-02-14T07:34:10Z via Puma To: Public

    Roses are expensive,
    Violets are too,
    This card was on offer,
    Happy Christmas to you.

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    I've got a knife,
    Get in the van.

    Roses are red,
    Gender is performative,
    Mass-market romance,
    Is heteronormative.

    SombreKnave likes this.

    love that last one, 2 words that I'd have thought didn't have a rhyme BUT THEY FOUND EACH OTHER

    SombreKnave at 2015-02-14T10:07:37Z

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  • OH

    2015-02-12T14:37:00Z via Puma To: Public

    A colleague, thankfully there's no-one by that name…

    I'm getting to grips with JavaScript now that I've dipped into Angela

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) likes this.

    I once watched a documentary about men who had realistic looking manekins for girlfriends. It just came to mind when I read that notice.

    jrobertson at 2015-02-12T15:35:26Z

  • 2015-02-11T18:58:19Z via Puma To: Public

    Today I experimented a little with Vagrant, creating a box that, on provision, downloads and installs the CNTLM proxy (allows Linux boxes to talk with a Windows proxy) and updates the installed software. It felt quite clean.

    We could bridge the gap between the infrastructure team building a server somehow and running scripts to install stuff and tweak things, then giving it to us to set up web apps. It'd be good to have the whole set-up process in one place.

    • #devOps

  • 2015-02-05T16:46:37Z via Puma To: Public

    We curse that our websites communicate with the back-end services using SOAP, so the least I could do was throw together a mock for development against. Thanks for WashOut, Boris!

    • #ruby #rails #stopSOAP

  • 1F18

    2015-02-02T15:01:46Z via Puma To: Public

    Three carriages of a class 158, including my reserved seat, pulling one noisy 153. Of course I'm sat in the latter, because #hellfire.

    • #trains

  • 2015-01-31T10:00:05Z in 53.35818117, -2.88903833 via Puma To: Public

    Awwww, just found out about Paul, Liverpool South Parkway's resident cat, when I nearly tripped over him!

  • Saved You A Click

    2015-01-28T20:31:27Z via Puma To: Public

    That guy.

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  • Ex Machina

    2015-01-25T17:25:44Z via Puma To: Public

    I'm not into the robotics side of AI, and if you're into sci-fi or any of this stuff properly then you'd be forgiven for thinking it's very dumbed down, but as it focuses on the people Ex Machina was a great watch for both of us this afternoon. She was a bit freaked out by the more-human-than-humans thing, and the ending that I won't reveal!

    • #film #cinema

    Sounds interesting =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-01-25T17:33:24Z

    Hm... IMDB says it's not out yet. Did you go to a pre-premiere event?

    EDIT: nevermind, I see it premiered on Jan 21st in the UK xD

    JanKusanagi at 2015-01-25T17:34:55Z

    Heh, I'd have thought it would've been busier then; only a dozen in our showing!

    The scenery was beautiful too, very little SFX to spoil the feeling.

    ben at 2015-01-25T17:42:16Z