Category Archives for Life

Things I Did After Installing 17.04

Here in one place is my list of things to do after installing a new operating system. $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt upgrade $ sudo apt install ssh Then try to ssh into the computer. If needed, apply … Continue reading

01. May 2017 by luke
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The Most Useful GIF ever

(Kudus: Frank Luntz on Twitter)

22. February 2017 by luke
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Sleep

Freakonomics: The Economics of Sleep, part 1 (part 2 here). Plus (ahem) previously.

02. May 2016 by luke
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Odds ‘n’ Ends

MIT Tech Review: Your brain limits you to just five BFF’s. Dunbar’s number isn’t just one number. There’s a Zinc flash at the moment of conception. Phys.org: New State of Water Molecule Discovered. Quantum tunneling!!! NPR: 40 Years On, the … Continue reading

01. May 2016 by luke
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Just Odds (no Ends today)

Luna thought that Ron might suffer from a variety of this problem. Awe-inspiring: a type II-P supernova caught in mid-burst. The explosion takes months, then hours, then no time at all. (Kind of like Hemingway’s character’s bankruptcy.) An MIT course in how … Continue reading

23. March 2016 by luke
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Denial

You and [his son, who’s a doctor] are very big into truth, truth, truth, yes, yes, yes. But denial – respect denial. It’s very important in the human architecture. It’s what we do when we can’t face what the world … Continue reading

15. January 2016 by luke
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Dave Winer says we should do more short-form blogging. Why should we give it all to Twitter?

13. January 2016 by luke
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Hey, is that Skim Milk?

My daughter has started drinking skim milk, which means the rest of us have to check the label to make sure we get the right jug from the fridge. Imagine if we looked at the label and it read “Non-Grade … Continue reading

20. November 2014 by luke
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DNS and DHCP blues

I’m trying to get my network running. For some reason, DNS queries are taking forever. I checked the settings in my router (an Asus WL-520GU) and I’m using the Google public DNS settings there, but they aren’t getting through to … Continue reading

14. October 2013 by luke
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Letter to a College Kid

Greg Gutfeld FTW. Why isn’t he on TV at a reasonable hour? H/T the Perfersser.

12. November 2012 by luke
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