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screen: split windows + how to use them

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Screen allows you to create multiple sessions in which to execute processes (normally interactive shells, at least for me). The most common way of using these multiple shells is via the key bindings to switch between them (ctrl + a,<space> being the most common in my experience). Often, some windows are ...

RSS feed for friends’ Twitter updates – in Google Reader

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Hooray. I like keeping up with what my friends are up to, and add any weblog feeds I find to Google Reader whenever I come across one. Recently I've realised how many of them are using Twitter, which I've signed up for but have no interest in using myself. So, it ...

wowmods: updates – user registration, favourites, more!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Hello, and good day to you. I am writing this to let you know about a site I made. It's actually been around for a while, but hasn't changed much from its original (very much lacking) state after I stopped playing WoW nearly a year ago. Now that started playing again, ...

bash: variable variables

Friday, December 5th, 2008

How to use variable variables in bash: [mimi:pgl]:~ $ tits=arse [mimi:pgl]:~ $ arse=cheese # this way I figured out myself after a long time pulling my hair out [mimi:pgl]:~ $ echo ${!tits} cheese # this I found later at [mimi:pgl]:~ $ eval echo $`echo $tits` cheese # how to assign to a variable variable: [vini:plowe]:~ $ tits=cheese [vini:plowe]:~ $ arse=tits [vini:plowe]:~ ...

YouTomb – archive of removed YouTube videos

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Interesting: • YouTomb. YouTomb is a research project by MIT Free Culture that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation. Also: cool!

Play Auditorium

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Interesting: • Play Auditorium You proceed through the game by redirecting waves of light into targets by positioning things that divert the waves, with the levels getting more complex as you go on. There are "many ways to solve every puzzle" This demo of Auditorium features 3 Acts. Each Act has at least ...

whois gateway finally fixed

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Finally fixed my whois tool: - Previously, it arsed up on most domains due to overzealous sanitisation on my part. No longer! Hooray.

bash: arrays – assignment, looping, and indexing

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

## arrays in bash: assignment, indexing, and looping ## # assign multiple values to a new array: array=(tits arse) # or: array=([0]=tits [1]=arse) # or: array=([0]=tits arse) # assign single values to specific indices: array[2]='cheese' # add a new value to the end of the array (push) array+=(hmm) # NB: indices do not have to be congiuous: array[5]='last' # view specific element of an ...


Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Lovely image taken by Ricky Gervais where "the reflection of the room in the glass makes it look like a giant futuristic temple": -

Double negatives

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

My favourite quote from #734797 +(3215)- [X] <Malagmyr> This linguistics professor was lecturing the class. <Malagmyr> "In English," he explained, "a double negative forms a positive. In some                    languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative." <Malagmyr> "However," the ...