Articles in category «rambling»

Esoteric Programming

How needlessly complicated can you make one thing?

From Wikipedia: "An esoteric programming language (sometimes shortened to esolang) is a programming language designed as a test of the boundaries of computer programming language design, as a proof of concept, or as a joke. There is usually no intention of the ...

Mister Jones

It's always great to have the latest and greatest gadget. That new netbook is so small and everyone else has it. The Droid does so many cool things, even SSH. I deserve to have all of this cool stuff.

I'm getting rather annoyed with this attitude. Sure, I ...


"See that no one repays another evil for evil."

[ I Thessalonians 5:15 ]

This is so easy to understand. It just says that if someone does an evil act, don't react with yet more evil.

Let's break it down though. How often have you been angered in IRC ...

Jack of all trades, master of none

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is a figure of speech used in reference to a generalist: a person that is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any particular one. (Wikipedia)

It's a very easy to become this. When I was 15 I got my ...

I Use Linux; Get It Right

WOW! I didn't expect this to be such a popular post. Honestly, I recognise this as a rant both now and before posting. I'm impressed by the number of people that were able to take a rant and make something nice out of it.

== Begin Opening ==

I ventured ...

Worthless Backups

How good are your backups?

I thought mine were pretty dang good. I found out otherwise. I had the following two lines running nightly for my backups.

# Make MySQL backup

mysqldump -u root -p "$(/.sql.pwd)" --all-databases | gzip > /var/mysqldump/mysql-$(date +%F).gz

# Delete old copies

find /var/mysqldump ...