Category Archives: EN

Anything that does not fit into other categories …

Fully static build of tmux using libc-musl for Linux

Find a script that does the job here. It will download the source packages if they do not already exist and then unpack them into a subfolder of the current directory named tmux. Then it will one by one compile … Continue reading

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Please, someone make this happen: Stephen Fry as Bond villain :)

During his very enjoyable “Stephen Fry in America” he makes so many impressions of a Bond villain that I thought it would be fun to see him as one. Alternatively it would be cool to see him as a more … Continue reading

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“The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene”

This Washington Post article is somewhat sad … // Oliver

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“Scarecrow Organic Golden Pale Ale”

As can be expected from a pale ale, it is a bit hoppier. It has a golden color as the name already suggests and it was quite refreshing (at room temperature). The hop note is pronounced, but it doesn’t really … Continue reading

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“St Peter’s Organic Ale”

This is a relatively pale-colored beer with a noticeable smoky note. Personally I didn’t like it because I dislike smoked food in general, but I found the malt and hope notes quite balanced. So if you prefer a balanced beer, … Continue reading

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Git once again honors its name #2

Why is it that: $ git rev-parse –symbolic –branches gives me a perfectly parseable output when the more logical $ git branch -l gives me an extra “remark” ala: * (detached from v1.0.0)? The objective was to find out whether … Continue reading

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Git once again honors its name

So I created a bundle using git bundle create bundlename.bundle –all and when cloning from it I get loads of warning: unrecognized header …. Looking at the bundle file it’s obvious that data from the repository file contents has leaked … Continue reading

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If Ambrose Bierce was still alive

… a subsequent edition or volume of his “Devil’s Dictionary” might define UN as follows: UN, acronym, pronounced US, spelled UN. // Oliver

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Why do people send Word documents when it’s FYI?

I don’t get it, why can’t we use PDF or another commonly usable format if the intent is not to collaborate on the document in question? Just ranting // Oliver

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Finally found …

…. professional guidane! I was looking for it everywhere, now I found it. Thank you, Barbara!

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Laughing out loud

This tells more about RMS than about Clang/LLVM which is a great piece of software. // Oliver

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TSA Agent Confessions

Dear America, I saw you naked

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Critique of systemd

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Admittedly this one is funny

Язык в тесте, tongue in dough, says the inscription on this sign. Unfortunately English language seem to have been in short supply in Sochi before the opening. The mistranslation to English is a bit unfortunate, although in English the word … Continue reading

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“Fuck the EU”

Why does Victoria Nuland have to apologize for what she said in a private phone conversation? Whoever leaked this, it’s enlightening to hear, but it’s also no big deal. Besides, even US-Americans use the f-word much more often than the … Continue reading

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Interesting The name of the creator is also a nice reference for those reading between the lines: Baldur Óðinsson.

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Angry terrorists

… playing Angry Birds. Right, NSA? Yes, please keep up your show of “it’s about the evil terrorists”. It’s working. Really! Honestly! No, really! Work’s for me … // Oliver

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So …

… when under constant surveillance1, will we have to give a reference whenever we quote someone, NSA? Just curious. After all some politicians in Germany stumbled over the lack of references in their theses. Also, I am unsure about how … Continue reading

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Five Eyes

The Five Eyes, aka UKUSA Agreement, begs one giant question. Given that this exclusive “club” stretches across Anglo-Saxon exclusively countries and given the light Ed Snowden’s leaks shed on the relationship between GHCQ and NSA, where one wonders who is … Continue reading

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Schneier briefed Congress

Bruce Schneier, a well-known cryptography expert and one of the few with access to the documents leaked by Snowden, briefed six Congress representatives on Thursday. Probably still a more honest speech than Obama’s. ON another note, here’s a fun quote … Continue reading

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