atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#980: Winter's last gasp?

We've got not-quite an inch of white stuff on the ground. That's one of the benefits of living in a temperate zone, by the way, for those of you who may be checking in from non-temperate climate zones: we get all kinds of stuff and it's not really predictable. Some years we go right from winter to summer; it's cool until mid-May, we get about a week of springlike temperatures, and then BAM, it's summer and it's hot and it's time to haul out the air conditioner.

That's how it is most of the time, in fact.

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Someone on the letters page of Pournelle's web site asks why the rsync command (under *nix) couldn't have been named "backup". Ha ha! He obviously doesn't understand that Unix was created by engineers. "Rsync" was given a name which is obvious to you if you designed the freaking operating system it's part of and if you design operating systems for a living.

The rest of us...well, that's what MAN is for. That's the excellent thing about *nix: all commands are documented inside the OS. (Of course, if you don't know what command you need....)

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Neanderpundit plans to "light 'em up" this Saturday during "Earth Hour".

Glad I'm not the only curmudgeonly dude around here.
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