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Get fooled by this photo

“Big boys have big toys,” as they say. The obvious downside is that big toys are expensive. I’d love to drive around some tricky off-road terrain in a Land Rover Defender, but solid off-road trucks cost at least one year’s worth of salary (or two, or three…). Radio-controlled models are much cheaper and provide lots of entertainment – and look incredibly convincing. Continue reading

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Linux: How to lose data fast with ‘rsync’

I’ve been around Linux long enough to know that the fabled Linux command `rm -Rf *` is dangerous, and I have to say I’ve never lost data by using that one wrong. But there are other, more subtle ways to lose data if you’re not careful, and today I’m going to share a tale of this. Continue reading

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Fasten your seat belt!

Two cars collide directly in front of me on the highway during my morning commute. One car gets flipped on its side, driver is not wearing a seat belt. Stupid! Please, people: wear a seat belt! Continue reading

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Love/Hate/Linux

Linux is awesome in the sense that any and all kinds to software you’d ever need, is available for free. It’s easy to see why people are so fond of it. Until you need to install new hardware, like a graphics card or, in this case, a TV tuner card. Then all hell breaks loose. Continue reading

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Revisiting Colemak

As it turns out,when you’ve already been trying to wire your brain to a new layout (Dvorak), it’s really difficult to switch to a new-new layout (Colemak). But I found a solution, of course. Continue reading

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