Monthly Archives: June 2011

Where can I find a dirt cheap telephone for an actual land line? No fancy feature, not cordless… just something cheap I can hook into my newly purchase actual land line service.

(You): Where can I find a dirt cheap telephone for an actual land line? No fancy feature, not cordless… just something cheap I can hook into my newly purchase actual land line service. (Chris): Kmart, Target, Meijer. ———————- (‘Lin): Try … Continue reading

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In egrep, how do I match the horizontal tab character exactly without matching spaces? [::space::] matches spaces, as does [::empty::]

(You): In egrep, how do I match the horizontal tab character exactly without matching spaces? [::space::] matches spaces, as does [::empty::] (Alexander): You can (at least) print tab as it is. To tape it in bash (and in vim editor), … Continue reading

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What children’s stories teach us

(Originally posted as a comment to the investment site http://www.leavedebtbehind.com/money-hacks/money-lessons-2/four-lessons-about-money-we-all-learned-as-children/) Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves: you’re more likely to make money from a magic genie than from your uncle. Cinderella: if you obtain an expensive dress and carriage, you … Continue reading

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EL: Portia finally pissed me off too much

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On a MediaWiki wiki, I want to find all pages X that are in a certain category AND have a link to a given page Y. Is this possible?

(You): On a MediaWiki wiki, I want to find all pages X that are in a certain category AND have a link to a given page Y. Is this possible? (Marco): I don’t think you can do this from the … Continue reading

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Opinions on whether CouchDB or MongoDB is better, or are they about the same?

(You): Opinions on whether CouchDB or MongoDB is better, or are they about the same? (Alexander): i have a bit limited experience with both, couchdb is implemented in erlang, that is a rather strange choice, however this doesn’t affect the … Continue reading

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Square One TV: “Point Of View” lyrics

(Courtesy http://forum.squareonetv.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=920&whichpage=2) CHANGE YOUR P.O.V. Sung by Obelisk/Larry Cedar Produced by Outlook/Inlook Narrator (Larry Cedar): “In a far away bazaar, Tracy and Jeff try to solve the mystery of hieroglyphics, but right now, they’re caught up in an intense game … Continue reading

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Text ordering at drive-thru restaurants

I sometimes have trouble ordering at drive-thrus, either because the microphone is staticky or because the ordertaker has a thick accent. Drive-thrus should create “text your order here” phone numbers (sort of like McDonalds “to ensure order accuracy” screens).

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Commentia Dilberta

I have perhaps way too many comments on dilbert.com: http://www.google.com/search?q=barrycarter+%2Bsite%3Adilbert.com

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What’s the easiest way to save a GLUT-created image to an image file? I’m actually trying to create an MPG/MP4 from a GLUT animation I’ve created.

(You): What’s the easiest way to save a GLUT-created image to an image file? I’m actually trying to create an MPG/MP4 from a GLUT animation I’ve created. (hamutaro): http://www.opengl.org/resources/code/samples/glut_examples/ (You): hamturo, thanks… which sublink answers my question? [Vark assigned category: … Continue reading

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