Ruben Navarrete, Junior, is a syndicated columnist who frequently writes about the problems of Hispanics in America. I often agree with him, either entirely or to a limited extent. Sometimes I think he’s nuts. Today, I’m pretty disgusted.
I know that most people know how much email addresses suck, but I found this message in Mutt while looking for something else, and I thought it was a nice illustration.
I am now fulfilling my long-time dream of using almost exclusively $2 bils as spending money.
In case you, like I, wonder what a “natural George” or “Sherlock” is, this will help. (Well, it won’t help with Sherlock. Apparently the dictionary is out of date.)
My new phone arrived today. My first impressions are that its menu interface is very slow, that its construction is unimpressive, and that it feels like a brick compared to my RAZR.
Today, I saw some SQLite failures occur when a process had consumed all its open filehandles with session databases. My first thought was that there was a circular reference preventing destruction. After an almost comical amount of struggle to get Devel::Cycle to work, and then an actually comical amount of struggle to get Devel::FindRef to not choke on DBI connections, the problem turned up. I’m pretty sure that I wrote the offending line. I feel fairly silly about it now, since it is a pretty clear one-line red flag. This is a close approximation:
John C. has been giving me a very slightly hard time about my new phone habit. Honestly, I hate getting new phones, and I wish I could just get one that would last until it fell apart. Then I would re-buy the same model and use that. If possible, I’d buy in bulk. This is what I do with shoes.
You defaced the ABE.pm wiki yet again, removing information useful only to a handful of people. You bypassed the security, which consists of requiring that users have internet connections, and hacked the software by creating a page called “DaRkNeSs” containin the line “HACKED BY DARKNESS” repeated 43 times.
For months, I have been getting driven up the wall by some stupid Vim behavior. When run on Linux, filename completion is case sensitive. When run on Mac OS, it is not. This is despite the fact that I’m running it on a case-sensitive filesystem.
Some people really want to see fancy HTML mail. They want italics and inline
images and all sorts of nonsense that makes my teeth itch. I used to ignore
any such mail that I got, because it was mostly from people from whom I didn’t
expect good mail. Then I started getting more mail like that from my family,
and I groaned and set up a
mailcap entry to make Mutt dump the HTML messages
to text with
lynx and it was bearable again.