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Martin Luther King Quotes

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2005/10/19/martin-luther-king-quotes/

We happened by the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco this weekend, visited the Zeum, which was cool, and caught the Wallace and Gromit movie, which rocked, and also checked out this cool monument to Martin Luther King, and brought back some good words that seem to apply to the present day: (more…)

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SysAdmin Solves Perl Mystery

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2005/10/20/sysadmin-solves-perl-mystery/

The developers came. “We have a mystery wrapped inside an enigma?”

I told them if it was further wrapped in bacon, they had my interest.


  my $foo = sprintf("sseq_%012d_%012d",2153059002,2153059068);
  print STDERR "$foo\n";


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Linux, Technical

Resize NTFS: Knoppix!

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2005/10/20/shrink-ntfs-knoppix/

It took a few days of struggle, but ultimately I found a great way to shrink an NTFS partition on a notebook computer to make room for a Linux-Windows dual-boot.

Although I am trying out Fedora Core 4 . . . just to, you know, learn Red Hat? Well, if you download the Knoppix CD, you can boot into a KDE environment which makes available a vaguely intuitive point-and-click interface to ntfsresize called QTParted. (more…)

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Religion, Technology


Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2005/10/21/smashmyipodcom/

A couple weeks back I was walking behind some grammar school kids, and as we passed the Apple Store, one of them started going on at length about how much various iPods cost for various features, and which, in his opinion, was the best buy, and the girl he was talking to pointed out that they were somewhat cheaper at Target.

And I had this cranky old man moment.

Like . . . grammar school kids should not be expert consumers.


God Bless Canadians.

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