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trivial shennanigans

Sulk

So today I am gonna sulk all today for 3 reasons.  (1) US only release (2) no 3G (3) locked to a single network, and apparently without a SIM card…..!

..and that’s all I’m going to write!

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trivial shennanigans

Google Desktop goes Linux

Google Desktop goes Linux | CNET News.com

This is a good sign, and I applaud Google.  However, in the same way that it’s pointless on OSX when you have Spotlight, it’s pointless on Google when you have Beagle!!!  Still top marks to Google!!

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trivial shennanigans

Scintilla

Scintilla

Thanks to Deepak for pointing me to this cool new Science news aggregator.  I’ll have to spend some time here.

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trivial shennanigans

Don’t cycle in the US!!!!

greencycles

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Computergeekery

Mysql binary logs

How to clean old binary logs

Here’s a little quick tip on cleaning your MythTV box of space cluttering binary logs. These are generated for every transaction that Mysql does. So if you have any corruption you can redo the tables. However, if you have a lot of listings data being imported into the table, then these can be pretty large.

mysql -u root --password mythconverg
Enter password:
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 53 to server version: 4.1.21-log

Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the buffer.

mysql> show master logs;
+——————-+———–+
| Log_name | File_size |
+——————-+———–+
| mythtv-bin.000001 | 79 |
| mythtv-bin.000002 | 79 |
| mythtv-bin.000003 | 79 |
| mythtv-bin.000004 | 50504 |
| mythtv-bin.000005 | 2767417 |
| mythtv-bin.000006 | 42523 |
| mythtv-bin.000007 | 79 |
| mythtv-bin.000008 | 7099399 |
| mythtv-bin.000009 | 60102 |
| mythtv-bin.000010 | 23028247 |
| mythtv-bin.000011 | 13157557 |
| mythtv-bin.000012 | 3300816 |

mysql> purge master logs to ‘mythtv-bin.010’;

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trivial shennanigans

How children lost the right to roam in four generations | the Daily Mail

I dislike the Daily Mail and all the middle class tabloids of its ilk, but for once here’s an interesting article spotted on BoingBoing, on the DM’s website. Regarding the changes in the amount of area that 4 generations of 8 yr old hildren could roam.
How children lost the right to roam in four generations | the Daily Mail

However, it upsets me that they do not see the hypocrisy in this article.  It is papers like these that maintain the hysteria regarding paedo’s on the hunt for your child. Research seems to show that it is far more likely that a child is abused by a member of their family. However, whenever a child is attacked by some wretched creature, or some knee jerk legislation is discussed, it is papers like this that give it publicity.  They must take some responsibility for the hysteria they generate. It is this hysteria that then makes mothers and fathers too scared to let their little darlings out of their sight. Of course the child then grows up scared of the outside world.

Anybody who preys on children is not worthy of oxygen, and should spend the rest of their lives locked away.  They may be ill, but a type of sickness such as this should never be allowed to roam. However, their intended prey should be allowed to roam.  As a child I had the freedom of the world around me. The children of today do not. I doubt whether they are more at risk than I was.  This must be detrimental to them.

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trivial shennanigans

Apple’s touchless file system conversion patent

StorageMojo » Apple’s touchless file system conversion patent

Spotted on the ever interesting Storagemojo’s blog, a patent that both makes it more credible that Leopard will at some point be on ZFS, and also is just an pretty incredible idea.  A conversion of a file system to another without backup? Wow!!

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trivial shennanigans

Apple’s new clothes

Apple – iPod + iTunes

Bloody hell. What on earth have Apple done?  I do not like this revamp. I always liked the old Apple site. It was clean and loaded quickly! Well quick apart from those Leopard adverts..!

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trivial shennanigans

Generation F*cked: How Britain is Eating Its Young

Adbusters : The Magazine – #71 Beginnings of Sorrow / Generation F*cked: How Britain is Eating Its Young

Thanks to Raj for this interesting (quite sad) article.

I do feel sorry for the young of today.  Ok when I was younger we also hung around on corners, and generally did nothing.  But we did it with style.  Well I used to think we did. The young of today have such potential, look at the way technology is advancing.  In my lifetime so far we’ve gone from Pong to  Second Life. Postcards to FaceBook.  Kids now are born with a mobile in their hands, yet they have much less opportunity. Where did it go wrong?  Who’s to blame, and more importantly who will pay?  youth is wasted on the young, it is true, but the old are not around to see the mess they create!

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Tips trivial shennanigans

Sun CEO Says ZFS Will Be ‘the File System’ for OSX

Slashdot | Sun CEO Says ZFS Will Be ‘the File System’ for OSX
Being pretty interested in RAID and Macs, I find this very interesting. ZFS sounds like a pretty neat piece of work. Being able to transparently add dives for more space, and determine which parts of the filesystem need more performance, ro more redundancy. sounds pretty nifty to me.