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Steve Kemp: Is lumail a stepping stone?

Planet HantsLUG - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 00:21

I'm pondering a rewrite of my console-based mail-client.

While it is "popular" it is not popular.

I suspect "console-based" is the killer.

I like console, and I ssh to a remote server to use it, but having different front-ends would be neat.

In the world of mailpipe, etc, is there room for a graphic console client? Possibly.

The limiting factor would be the lack of POP3/IMAP.

Reworking things such that there is a daemon to which a GUI, or a console client, could connect seems simple. The hard part would obviously be working the IPC and writing the GUI. Any toolkit selected would rule out 40% of the audience.

In other news I'm stalling on replying to emails. Irony.

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Martin A. Brooks: Buying a custom gaming PC from Overclockers UK

Planet HantsLUG - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 17:25

My current workstation and gaming PC is slowly disintegrating. I built it myself from components some 6 years ago and it’s simply wearing out.  Several USB ports don’t work and Windows sometimes bluescreens with errors that suggests bits of the motherboard are getting tired.  I don’t really have the spare time needed to build a high-end PC and make a great job of it, so I decided to treat myself to a pre-built custom system.   After hunting round, I settled on Overclockers as the company to buy from.

Their system configurator didn’t quite give me what I wanted, so I contacted them and asked if they could customise further which they could.   I put together my list of requirements, they send back a price.  I paid, cash wired to their bank account, upfront and sat back and waited for my new shiny liquid-cooled PC to arrive.

The system shipped.  It shipped to the wrong address.  I had provided Overclockers with a billing address and a shipping address.  They shipped to the billing address which is almost guaranteed to be unoccupied during regular working hours.

A simple mistake.  It happens.  I contacted the courier who were unable to redeliver again that day, but promised they would deliver it to the shipping address the next day.

Next day, my new shiny PC arrives.  I opened the smaller of the two boxes, one for spare components and so on, and immediately see a problem.  The spares and cables and whatnots are not branded with anything I specified, wrong motherboard and wrong graphics card.  I call Overclockers who suggest that the component boxes may have been mixed up and can I please open the main box and check. I do.  It’s someone else’s computer.  I later learn that my system has been shipped to somewhere else.  Overclockers’ mistake?  Courier’s mistake?  It doesn’t really matter. Overclockers have a courier come and pick up this system.

Meanwhile, my system makes its merry way back to Overclockers’ HQ and I, confusingly, get an email asking what I’d like done with it.   I suggest shipping it to the shipping address and could I please have an AM delivery so I don’t potentially waste a whole day.  I offered to pay for whatever that was going to cost.  Overclockers said it was no problem.  Super.

My PC finally showed up at Friday 8pm.   The more astute amongst you will spot that 8pm is not exactly an AM delivery.  Overclockers’ mistake?  Courier’s mistake?  I have no idea, the question has not yet been answered.

I unpack my new PC.  The first thing I notice is that there is a bolt rolling around in the bottom of it.  Stuff can come loose in shipping, so what.  I find that the bolt belongs to a radiator housing in the bottom of the case, there’s a hole, a loose radiator and tool marks around the hole.  Not ideal, but the system’s not going to be moved around much so no big problem.  Despite being an SLI system, there was no SLI cable installed linking the graphics cards.  Simple to fix, but a silly thing for an expert system builder to miss.

One of the customised things I asked for was the pre-cabling of some SATA drives bays: one for a blu-ray writer and two for a pair of big SATA disks I use for bulk local storage.   None of these were done.   I call Overclockers about this, and the loose bolt, and they say there’s not much that can be done without returning the system to them.  As I’ve no interest in another game of couriers, I grumble a bit but then do the cabling myself.

Over the next day or so I had almost no chance to really push the new system.  It ticked over happily, was lovely and quiet and lovely to look at too.  On Sunday night, though, the headphones went on, the office door was closed and I got on with a bit of GRID 2, with all the visual effects turned up to maximum.  I settled down for a couple of hours of hard racing.   After about an hour, the screen froze, went black, and all the system fans kicked into life.

I powered off, reached for my mini-torch and opened the case.  What I saw sickened me: liquid coolant leaking from the CPU block, down onto a graphics card and spilling on to the motherboard.  It was impossible to tell whether the CPU had simply thermally shut down or if the coolant had shorted something expensive.  It kind of didn’t matter.

The next morning I called Overclockers who arranged to pick the system up.  I asked if they could sort of the cabling and the loose bolts while they were at it.  They agreed.

A couple of days later, I got an email saying the system had been repaired and was on its way back to me.  The next evening I get a call from the owner of the billing address saying that a courier had tried to deliver something with my name on it.   They had shipped to the wrong address. Again.

I had now run out of patience and I asked for a full refund.   To their credit, Overclockers didn’t argue on this and they said one would be arranged.  As it was convenient for me, I asked to keep the Windows 8.1 licence and the SSD.   As it was convenient for them, I agreed to pay for these again separately, they would then issue a refund for the full amount of the original transaction.  I didn’t ask, but I kind of expected they would simply wire the cash back to my bank account.

After 3 days or so, nothing had showed up, so I called and they said that processing a refund might take up to 7 working days.

Today, 10 days on, nothing had showed up, so I called them and they said a cheque had been issued on the 4th and had been sent to……. you guessed it, the wrong address.  The owner of the address had not had a cheque arrive.

They offered to send a new cheque to the right address.  I suggested they simply wire the money to my account, I was told this was impossible due to the people who would have to do that being in Germany.  No, makes no sense to me either.  I asked if the cheque could be sent by special delivery, for which I was happy to cover the costs.   This was, of course, not possible.

So, 5 weeks after placing a cash order for a high-spec custom PC from Overclockers UK, I have no PC and they have a large amount of my money.

Please consider this post next time you’re thinking of ordering from them.

 

(Update: 15/4/2014:  A handwritten cheque arrived from Overclockers this morning. )

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Surrey LUG Bring-A-Box 10th May 2014

Surrey LUG - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 15:13
Start: 2014-05-10 11:00 End: 2014-05-10 17:00

This month's meeting is yet to be confirmed.

Who

New members are very welcome. We're not a cliquey bunch, so you won't feel out of place! Usually between 10 and 30 people come along. 

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Meeting at "The Moon Under Water"

Wolverhampton LUG News - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 14:55


53-55 Lichfield St
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV1 1EQ

Eat, Drink and talk Linux

Event Date and Time:  Wed, 16/04/2014 - 19:30 - 23:00
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Chris Lamb: Race report: Cambridge Duathlon 2014

Planet ALUG - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 13:59

(This is my first race of the 2014 season.)


I had entered this race in 2013 and found it was effective for focusing winter training. As triathlons do not typically start until May in the UK, scheduling earlier races can be motivating in the colder winter months.

I didn't have any clear goals for the race except to blow out the cobwebs and improve on my 2013 time. I couldn't set reasonable or reliable target times after considerable "long & slow" training in the off-season but I did want to test some new equipment and stategies, especially race pacing with a power meter, but also a new wheelset, crankset and helmet.

Preparation was both accidentally and deliberately compromised: I did very little race-specific training as my season is based around an entirely different intensity of race, but compounding this I was confined to bed the weekend before.

Sleep was acceptable in the preceding days and I felt moderately fresh on race morning. Nutrition-wise, I had porridge and bread with jam for breakfast, a PowerGel before the race, 750ml of PowerBar Perform on the bike along with a "Hydro" PowerGel with caffeine at approximately 30km.

Run 1 (7.5km)

A few minutes before the start my race number belt—the only truly untested equipment that day—refused to tighten. However, I decided that once the race began I would either ignore it or even discard it, risking disqualification.

Despite letting everyone go up the road, my first km was still too fast so I dialed down the effort, settling into a "10k" pace and began overtaking other runners. The Fen winds and drag-strip uphill from 3km provided a bit of pacing challenge for someone used to shelter and shorter hills but I kept a metered effort through into transition.

Time
33:01 (4:24/km, T1: 00:47) — Last year: 37:47 (5:02/km)
Bike (40km)

Although my 2014 bike setup features a power meter, I had not yet had the chance to perform an FTP test outdoors. I was thus was not able to calculate a definitive target power for the bike leg. However, data from my road bike suggested I set a power ceiling of 250W on the longer hills.

This was extremely effective in avoiding going "into the red" and compromising the second run. This lends yet more weight to the idea that a power meter in multisport events is "almost like cheating".

I was not entirely comfortable with my bike position: not only were my thin sunglasses making me raise my head more than I needed to, I found myself creeping forward onto the nose of my saddle. This is sub-optimal, even if only considering that I am not training in that position.

Overall, the bike was uneventful with the only memorable moment provided by a wasp that got stuck between my head and a helmet vent. Coming into transition I didn't feel like I had really pushed myself that hard—probably a good sign—but the time difference from last year's bike leg (1:16:11) was a little underwhelming.

Time
1:10:45 (T2: 00:58)
Run 2 (7.5km)

After leaving transition, my legs were extremely uncooperative and I had great difficulty in pacing myself in the first kilometer. Concentrating hard on reducing my cadence as well as using my rehearsed mental cue, I managed to settle down.

The following 4 kilometers were a mental struggle rather than a physical one, modulo having to force a few burps to ease some discomfort, possibly from drinking too much or too fast on the bike.

I had planned to "unload" as soon as I reached 6km but I didn't really have it in me. Whilst I am physiologically faster compared to last year, I suspect the lack of threshold-level running over the winter meant the mental component required for digging deep will require some coaxing to return.

However, it is said that you have successfully paced a duathlon if the second run faster than the first. On this criterion, this was a success, but it would have been a bonus to have really felt completely completely drained at the end of the day, if only from a neo-Calvinist perspective.

Time
32:46 (4:22/km) / Last year: 38:10 (5:05/km)
Overall
Total time
2:18:19

A race that goes almost entirely to plan is a bit of a paradox – there's certainly satisfaction in setting goals and hitting them without issue, but this is a gratification of slow-burning fire rather than the jubilation of a fireworks display.

However, it was nice to learn that I managed to finish 5th in my age group despite this race attracting an extremely strong field: as an indicator, the age-group athlete finishing immediately before me was seven minutes faster and the overall winner finished in 1:54:53 (!).

The race identified the following areas to work on:

  • Perform an outdoors FTP on my time-trial bike outdoors to develop an optimum power plan.
  • Do a few more brick runs, at least to re-acclimatise the feeling.
  • Schedule another bike fit.

Although not strictly race-related, I also need to find techniques to ensure transporting a bike on public transport is less stressful. (Full results & full 2014 race schedule)

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Debian Bits: DPL election is over, Lucas Nussbaum re-elected

Planet HantsLUG - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 07:10

The Debian Project Leader election has concluded and the winner is Lucas Nussbaum. Of a total of 1003 developers, 401 developers voted using the Condorcet method.

More information about the result is available in the Debian Project Leader Elections 2014 page.

The new term for the project leader will start on April 17th and expire on April 17th 2015.

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Chris Lamb: 2014 race schedule

Planet ALUG - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 23:58

«Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life...»

In 2013, my training efforts were based around a "70.3"-distance race. In my second year in triathlon I will be targetting my first Ironman-distance event.

After some deliberation I decided on the Ironman event in Klagenfurt, Austria (pictured) not only because the location lends a certain tone to the occasion but because the course is suited to my relative strengths within the three disciplines.

I've made the following conscious changes to my race scheduling and selection this year:

  • Fewer races overall to allow for generous spacing between events, allowing more training, recovery and life.
  • No sprint-distance events as they do not provide enough enjoyment or appropriate training for the IM distance given their logistical outlay.
  • Prefering cycling over running time trials: performance in triathlon—paradoxically including your run performance—is primarily based around bike fitness.
  • Prefering smaller events over "mass-participation" ones.

Readers may observe that despite my primary race finishing with a marathon-distance run, I am not racing a standalone marathon in preparation. This is common practice, justified by the run-specific training leading up to a marathon and the recovery period afterwards compromising training overall.

For similar reasons, I have also chosen not to race a "70.3" distance event in 2014. Whether to do so is a more contentious issue than whether to run a marathon, but it resolved itself once I could not find an event that was suitably scheduled and I could convince myself that most of the benefits could be achieved through other means.

April 13th

Cambridge Duathlon (link)

Run: 7.5km, bike: 40km, run: 7.5km

May 11th

St Neots Olympic Tri (link)

Swim: 1,500m, bike: 40km, run: 10km

May 17th

ECCA 50-mile cycling time trial (link)

50 miles. Course: E2/50C

June 1st

Icknield RC 100-mile cycling time trial (link)

100 miles. Course: F1/100

June 15th

Cambridge Triathlon (link)

Swim: 1,500m, bike: 40km, run: 10km

June 29th

Ironman Austria (link)

Swim 2.4km, bike: 190km, run: 42.2km

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Steve Kemp: Putting the finishing touches to a nodejs library

Planet HantsLUG - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:14

For the past few years I've been running a simple service to block blog/comment-spam, which is (currently) implemented as a simple JSON API over HTTP, with a minimal core and all the logic in a series of plugins.

One obvious thing I wasn't doing until today was paying attention to the anchor-text used in hyperlinks, for example:

<a href="http://fdsf.example.com/">buy viagra</a>

Blocking on the anchor-text is less prone to false positives than blocking on keywords in the comment/message bodies.

Unfortunately there seem to exist no simple nodejs modules for extracting all the links, and associated anchors, from a random Javascript string. So I had to write such a module, but .. given how small it is there seems little point in sharing it. So I guess this is one of the reasons why there often large gaps in the module ecosystem.

(Equally some modules are essentially applications; great that the authors shared, but virtually unusable, unless you 100% match their problem domain.)

I've written about this before when I had to construct, and publish, my own cidr-matching module.

Anyway expect an upload soon, currently I "parse" HTML and BBCode. Possibly markdown to follow, since I have an interest in markdown.

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David Goodwin: Installing Debian (Jessie) on an Intel NUC D54250WYK

Planet WolvesLUG - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 11:04

Product - D54250WYK / boxd54250wykh3 – via e.g. Ballicom or eBuyer

It’s an Intel i5 4250U processor (dual core, laptop processor). Supports up to 16gb of RAM and the Intel 5000 graphics thing in it.

The box itself is really small – and silent. A laptop size hard disk can fit into it (2.5″ hdd).

Issues :

  1. BIOS needs updating before it can be installed (apparently); See Intel’s website – currently here - it’s just a case of downloading the .BIO file and sticking it on a USB stick and pressing F7 on boot and following through the prompts.
  2. Most Linux distros do not yet support the network card (Intel 559/I218-V) – I had to netboot a Debian unstable netboot iso image (from here )

Good things -

  1. BTRFS root filesystem + booting etc just worked with Jessie.
  2. X configuration just works – even though it’s quite a new graphics chipset.
  3. Boot time is VERY fast – currently <5 seconds.
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Steve Kemp: A small assortment of content

Planet HantsLUG - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 16:34

Today I took down my KVM-host machine, rebooting it and restarting all of my guests. It has been a while since I'd done so and I was a little nerveous, as it turned out this nerveousness was prophetic.

I'd forgotten to hardwire the use of proxy_arp so my guests were all broken when the systems came back online.

If you're curious this is what my incoming graph of email SPAM looks like:

I think it is obvious where the downtime occurred, right?

In other news I'm awaiting news from the system administration job I applied for here in Edinburgh, if that doesn't work out I'll need to hunt for another position..

Finally I've started hacking on my console based mail-client some more. It is a modal client which means you're always in one of three states/modes:

  • maildir - Viewing a list of maildir folders.
  • index - Viewing a list of messages.
  • message - Viewing a single message.

As a result of a lot of hacking there is now a fourth mode/state "text-mode". Which allows you to view arbitrary text, for example scrolling up and down a file on-disk, to read the manual, or viewing messages in interesting ways.

Support is still basic at the moment, but both of these work:

-- -- Show a single file -- show_file_contents( "/etc/passwd" ) global_mode( "text" )

Or:

function x() txt = { "${colour:red}Steve", "${colour:blue}Kemp", "${bold}Has", "${underline}Definitely", "Made this work" } show_text( txt ) global_mode( "text") end x()

There will be a new release within the week, I guess, I just need to wire up a few more primitives, write more of a manual, and close some more bugs.

Happy Thursday, or as we say in this house, Hyvää torstai!

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Dick Turpin: You rogue!

Planet WolvesLUG - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:43
Customer: "This laptop you sold me is well dodgy!"
Me: "What do you mean dodgy?"
Customer: "There's no Windows 7 licence and when I went to register it someone has pulled the serial number off!"
Me: "They're under the battery."

click brrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Jono Bacon: I Am Hiring

Planet WolvesLUG - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:53

I just wanted to let you folks know that I am recruiting for a community manager to join my team at Canonical.

I am looking for someone with strong technical knowledge of building Ubuntu (knowledge of how we release, how we build packages, bug management, governance etc), great community management skills, and someone who is willing to be challenged and grow in their skills and capabilities.

My goal with everyone who joins my team is not just to help them be successful in their work, but to help them be the very best at what they do in our industry. As such I am looking for someone with a passion to be successful and grow.

I think it is a great opportunity and to be part of a great team. Details of the job are available here – please apply if you are interested!?

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Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Online Summit Dates

Planet WolvesLUG - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 00:03

At the last Ubuntu Developer Summit we discussed the idea of making our regular online summit serve more than just developers. We are interested in showcasing not just the developer-orientated discussion sessions that we currently have, but also including content such as presentations, demos, tutorials, and other topics.

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the first Ubuntu Online Summit will happen from 10th – 12th June 2014. The website is not yet updated (we are going to keep everything on summit.ubuntu.com and uds.ubuntu.com can point there, and Michael is making the changes to bring over the static content).

We are really keen to get ideas for how the event can run so I am scheduling a hangout on Thurs 10th April at 5pm UTC on Ubuntu On Air where I would welcome ideas and input. I hope to see you there!

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David Goodwin: Automated twitter compilation up to 01 April 2014

Planet WolvesLUG - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 06:00

Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog (i.e. David Goodwin) up to 01 April 2014

(2014/03/31 src)
  • How to stop time: kiss.
    How to travel in time: read.
    How to escape time: music.
    How to feel time: write.
    How to waste time: social media. (2014/03/30 src)
  • I have a 100 metres swimming badge! (2014/03/30 src)
  • “I am a Unix Creationist. I believe the world was created on January 1, 1970 and as prophesized, will end on January 19, 2038″ – @teropa (2014/03/27 src)
  • @JohnEber007 @Buttockus @TheMoralPolice @GSpellchecker Those militant atheists, man…. t.co/X6dSZesylN
  • (2014/03/29 src)
  • UK video-on-demand regulator says 44 THOUSAND schoolkids view pornsites every month. That stat’s total cobblers. reg.cx/2acL (2014/03/29 src)
  • “This could be us …. if we didn’t like cake so much” t.co/S8uOYqclAk
  • (2014/03/29 src)
  • A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it. (2014/03/29 src)
  • Ah some acceptable haribo @moreteadoctort.co/8LLJFwWA3v
  • (2014/03/28, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • I CAN SEE IT! I can see comet #67P! (just!) ow.ly/v33Ep t.co/Mzv8hWTubn
  • (2014/03/27 src)
  • Hello, outer space! (2014/03/28 src)
  • Bash #protip: put this in /etc/bashrc. Your sysadmin will thank you.function cat() {
    echo “=^.^=”
    }
  • (2014/03/26 src)
  • Candy Crush addicts come clean: ‘Life’s too short for sliding candies around’ bit.ly/1l4Nb1p (2014/03/26 src)
  • UK Court Says Information Stored Electronically Is Not ‘Property’ – https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140326/04380226685/uk-court-says-information-stored-electronically-does-not-constitute-property.shtml so it can’t be stolen, right? #copyright (2014/03/26 src)
  • This is brilliant : thehawkeyeinitiative.com/post/50432219744/special-guest-edition-the-hawkeye-initiative-irl (2014/03/26 src)
  • A E Housman looks like he will be going on a trip soon. #bromsgrove t.co/RVFQnu9MZS
  • (2014/03/26, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • Progress is being made with Bromsgrove’s new high street but there’s not much space left for shoppers. t.co/wsxueW1rvZ
  • (2014/03/26, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • It seems like every day I need to reboot this nexus4 to get cellular data to work. #firstWorldProblems (2014/03/26, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • BREAKING: Yahoo buys ViewMaster t.co/dbMtDq6rTd
  • (2014/03/25 src)
  • Facebook is really taking its name too literally. t.co/Anqf4RCRnr
  • (2014/03/25 src)
  • Tesco forced short passwords in order to reduce the time you spend on the login page. Right… www.troyhunt.com/2014/02/the-tesco-hack-heres-how-it-probably.html#comment-1301469646 t.co/TWViZDyEcS
  • (2014/03/25 src)
  • Needed to download a 27kb library to carry on work on commute. Watched Gravity in HD instead. @ThreeUKSupport #mad t.co/Wtij0UQg5I
  • (2014/03/24 src)
  • @SciencePorn: Stupid Science t.co/dPSgHKeb6z
  • (2014/03/23 src)
  • Ancient Bridge, Kolpino-Russian Federation. t.co/2UKbzFPiTK
  • (2014/03/23 src)
  • So where is the “long bridge” in Longbridge ? (2014/03/21, Birmingham, Birmingham src)
  • Yes sir! I would love to be on the first page of Google. Your poorly written email and gmail address in no way put me off using your service (2014/03/20 src)
  • @stwater I’ve ran a bath for my baby tonight and seriously NOT impressed!!
    Bromsgrove, sort it out! t.co/WzictwDSIn
  • Bromsgrove, sort it out! http://t.co/WzictwDSIn - embedded picture" />
    Bromsgrove, sort it out! http://t.co/WzictwDSIn - embedded picture" />
    Bromsgrove, sort it out! http://t.co/WzictwDSIn - embedded picture" />
    Bromsgrove, sort it out! http://t.co/WzictwDSIn - embedded picture" alt="'@stwater" src="/images/2014/d1fd3111b6df453d74200acdb1baebe4.jpg" /> Bromsgrove, sort it out! http://t.co/WzictwDSIn – embedded image’/> (2014/03/19 src)
  • *News* BBC iPlayer is launching on Chromecast today. Get more info here: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/BBC-iPlayer-apps-on-Chromecast (2014/03/19 src)
  • Wow! So resilient! So Safe! So secure!
    The all new £1 dogecoin. t.co/eyKoROAxKP
  • The all new £1 dogecoin. http://t.co/eyKoROAxKP - embedded picture" />
    The all new £1 dogecoin. http://t.co/eyKoROAxKP - embedded picture" />
    The all new £1 dogecoin. http://t.co/eyKoROAxKP - embedded picture" />
    The all new £1 dogecoin. http://t.co/eyKoROAxKP - embedded picture" alt="'Wow!" src="/images/2014/aab4a51e592e9108a436ced196339ac1.png" /> The all new £1 dogecoin. http://t.co/eyKoROAxKP – embedded image’/> (2014/03/19 src)
  • “Mongo lasted one week”. codeinsider.us/i/2.html #realmongofacts (2014/03/18 src)
  • GOG.com To Add Linux Support – beta.slashdot.org/story/199575 #linux #gaming continues to improve (2014/03/18 src)
  • Great image RT @Blakmountphoto: @VirtualAstro last full moon of the winter over the #breconbeacons t.co/IjXOPHVSqR
  • (2014/03/18 src)
  • Threatening to “tell mum” had the desired effect of getting my sister to pay attention. #SomeThingsNeverChange (2014/03/18 src)
  • Hopefully I’ll sleep better once “the boss” returns home from her holi^h^h^h^h work trip abroad. Oh well. Today has started now. (2014/03/18, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • A counter-argument. t.co/wqMISHifop
  • (2014/03/18 src)
  • Fill it with foam! (Conservatory roof had a gap). Need more holes to fill now …. #diy #likeAchildWithAHammer t.co/iEUGHUpoUK
  • (2014/03/18, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • Here’s some goodies coming up in April @ArtrixArts #worcestershirehour t.co/Ra18PwNJTT
  • (2014/03/17 src)
  • OH: “you’ve got to fall off the wagon to get back on” #schoolYard (2014/03/17 src)
  • A happy range rover. t.co/BTBxm8iMT1
  • (2014/03/17 src)
  • Feeling you must thank (in return) an unknown driver who is thanking you for letting them out / through a gap etc. #BritishProblems (2014/03/17, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • #BritishProblems hesitant to use foreign mains sockets (generally lack switches), (2014/03/17, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • It seems I’ve not forgotten how to make a den. t.co/L37UJskf4W
  • (2014/03/16, Dudley, Dudley src)
  • “Can we play hide and seek?” t.co/iJc68IYwl2
  • (2014/03/16, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • Blustery. But nice and sunny. t.co/lqMkiPvfa1
  • (2014/03/16, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • Migrating office NFS server to use btrfs for /home etc. #Geek #Saturday #Workaholics #Debian (2014/03/15 src)
  • Except one. “@lydiadepillis: Richer countries less likely to think you need to believe in God to be moral: t.co/JTEjs6urjW
  • (2014/03/13 src)
  • Hackers defacing a phishing site ? www.p0ison.com/ybs-bank-got-hacked-by-team-anonghost/ #doingItWrong #security #phishing (2014/03/13 src)
  • Chromecast doesn’t seem to work with wifi passwords containing non-alphanumeric characters. #chromecast #weird #fail (2014/03/11 src)
  • Love a sunset t.co/BGHZzBimAF
  • (2014/03/09, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • It’s all part of God’s plan. piecomic.tumblr.com/post/78680666729 (2014/03/11 src)
  • They soon learn who is boss… But if they once boss a dog they will be merciless thereafter. Floss knows this. t.co/PdyTnqig0v
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  • Epic group fancy dress! t.co/mIq1FcHOaK
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  • 250% funded with just 13 hours to go! Support us and help send more people to conferences!Get your elephpants now: phpwomen.org/elephpant
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  • After not writing a hand written letter in years (10?) … I’ve written two in one night. #whereIsTheCursor #noSpellCheck #oldskool (2014/03/07, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • @ntoll want to see widespread IPv6 adoption? Convince audiophiles a 2^128 bit address space increases sound fidelity (2014/03/06 src)
  • It appears @chordcables wants you to ignore physics and packetised buffered protocols and spend £1,600 on a £1 cable www.chord.co.uk/blog/new-chord-ethernet-cables/ (2014/03/06 src)
  • Mecha Pac-Man has risen! t.co/lrhMVbRlaw
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  • @Joel_Hughes @tboWebDesign Thought you might appreciate this ‘real’ Yellow Pages tagline t.co/LSn8wXYeAs
  • (2014/03/07 src)
  • Lawn mowing season appears to have started t.co/8wt89GgTd8
  • (2014/03/07, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • “It is the latest fashion!” t.co/dAJLXDFOm7
  • (2014/03/07 src)
  • @RNLI @Yorkshireimages completed painting, being framed, local #RNLI branch taking care of it shortly t.co/iJfLwRLJY8
  • (2014/03/01 src)
  • “Mr Bitcoin” may have been found. Shame the journalist has pretty much published his address etc. #deception
    mag.newsweek.com/2014/03/14/bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto.html (2014/03/06 src)
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