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How to become a ‘clean thinker’ and get rid of middle-aged brain fog”

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 21:38

“How to become a ‘clean thinker’ and get rid of middle-aged brain fog.” As always, a healthy diet and exercise.

http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw_ZSxnDQ

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How To Taste Whiskey Like A Pro

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 13:30

How To Taste Whiskey Like A Pro

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-to-taste-whiskey-like-a-pro/

(Although, enjoying  whisky is probably a prerequisite)

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PuppetModule.info: documenting Puppet Forge modules

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 14:14

Recently I launched PuppetModule.info, a new site that publishes documentation for every module on Puppet Forge and GitHub - aka "Puppet Strings as a Service".

This comes after the release of Puppet Strings 1.0.0 which is the latest generation tool to parse Puppet manifests and extract docs in either HTML or JSON formats. It can handle docs at the top of classes, READMEs, parameter lists and descriptions, parameter typing and even types/providers, and replaces the old puppet doc tool.

The site is a fork of the well-known RubyDoc.info as it uses the same YARD engine to build and documentation, updating it to use Puppet Strings and handle downloads of modules from Puppet Forge. It can display modules from the Forge at:

All of the known modules can be seen on the Puppet Modules index page, which is refreshed hourly from the Forge:

And module docs can also be loaded directly from GitHub checkouts from the GitHub repository listing.

So please start adding links to your modules so users can quickly skip to your published documentation: [![puppetmodule.info docs](http://www.puppetmodule.info/images/badge.png)](http://www.puppetmodule.info/m/AUTHOR-MODULE)

If you find issues, please report them or send PRs to the puppetmodule.info repository, but otherwise, I hope you find the documentation easily accessible and useful!

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Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine | Documentary

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 12:08

Acclaimed documentary film Viva Amiga is a retro love letter to the freaks, geeks, and geniuses behind the best damned computer ever made: the Amiga.

Source: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine | Documentary

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@Yahoo account deleted. Just not worth it any more.

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 13:30

@Yahoo account deleted.  Just not worth it any more.

Goodbye!

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KITT upgrade to 2016 MBPs

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 15:49

Turn Your MacBook Pro Into Kitt From Knight Rider, Compute Like David Hasselhoff.

I finally see the point.

http://gizmodo.com/turn-your-macbook-pro-into-kitt-from-knight-rider-comp-1789382596

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Indieweb: wish I could do more for you.

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 15:14

Despite previous posts advocating the indieweb, sadly I need to trim down my WordPress plugin experience.  This is mainly to seeing a lot more traffic on my site recently, and not having the time or resources to optimise the plugin code running on my virtual server.  I found that the number of plugins in my site (around 48) was really starting to hamper performance.

So it’s with regret that I step out of the indieweb sharing platform, by removing all associated plugins from my WordPress.  Despite being in full agreement with the indieweb mantra, of owning one’s own data, I do find some satisfaction and convenience of using WordPress.com‘s own tools to do the same job now.  To some extent, they have embraced providing a richer, more social experience through WordPress sites – whether hosted by them, or by “us”.

My only regret is that I couldn’t contribute to the project, the principles of which I wholly believe in and support – if only on an intellectual level.

Good luck Indieweb!

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Optimal development environment

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 08:43

After all these years, I can still find no better development environment than GNOME 3, Emacs and Rhythmbox.

A 100% functional desktop environment, that’s way more flexible than macOS or Windows, more secure, more resource-efficient, faster, cleaner, less obtrusive, quicker to navigate, more economic keyboard shortcuts to navigate, and (IMHO) better on the eye too.

Which all matters when you spend whole days looking at code.

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Updated: Import Chrome passwords into Firefox

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 15:56

Some time back, I wrote a post listing the steps required to migrate passwords stored in Chrome to Firefox

That post was a bit convoluted, so this post is hopefully an improvement!  My intention is to make this process as simple, and reliable, as possible.  To succeed, you will need:

There are five main steps.  Let’s get started!
  1. In Chrome’s address bar, paste: chrome://flags/#password-import-export

    …then hit enter.

    The option in Chrome should appear like this. Enable it!

    In the option that is highlighted, Select Enabled and then Relaunch.

  2. Now, in Chrome, navigate to chrome://settings-frame/passwords, scroll down and click Export.  Save the file with a .csv extension.
  3. Locate the CSV file and right click > Open With > LibreOffice Calc (Alternatively, start LibreOffice Calc and open the CSV file).
  4. Using LibreOffice Calc, you will need to modify the CSV file to import it into Firefox.  Do the following:
    1. Right-click on row 1 and select ‘Insert Rows Above’.  This should insert a single row at the top of the sheet.
    2. Copy the following and paste into cell A1, using Shift-Ctrl-V (to ensure you paste as plain text): # Generated by Password Exporter; Export format 1.0.4; Encrypted: false
    3. You need to move one column, B, to where column D is – but we don’t want to overwrite your data!
      • At the top of column B, right-click and select Cut.
      • Then right-click again and select Delete Columns – this should remove the now-empty column, and shift-left columns C and D, to positions B and C.
      • Now, on column D, select Paste.  Your url data should now live in column D.
    4. Paste the following into cell A2, using Shift-Ctrl-V:
      hostname username password formSubmitURL httpRealm usernameField passwordField

      When pasting, you may be prompted to select the data format.  Select “Unformatted Text” in the list and click OK.  We are ok with overwriting other cell contents, so “OK” that.

    5. Finally, we’re ready to export this data!  Go to the File menu, select Save As…In the Save As requester that appears, at the bottom check ‘Edit Filter’ and select ‘Text CSV (.csv)’ in the format drop-down:

      Select these options to correctly export your data!

    6. Before we get too excited, there’s just one more step to perform – some textual clean-up!Open up the exported CSV file in your favourite plain-text editor.  In the first row, you may see this: "# Generated by Password Exporter; Export format 1.0.4; Encrypted: false",,,,,,

      Delete the leading ” and trailing “,,,,,, from that line.

      Secondly, do a Find/Replace on double-commas (,,) making them ,””,  (with two quotes inserted) instead.  You may need to perform this Find/Replace twice.  Now save the file again.

  5. In Firefox, click on the burger menu and select Add-ons (or just go to about:addons).  Find Password Exporter and click Preferences.  In the Preferences window, click Import Passwords.  Now locate your saved CSV file and load it.You should finally see something like this:

    Importing saved passwords into Firefox. Not easy, but definitely rewarding!

 

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