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Say what you will about Mass Effect, but the galaxy map music was superb.

You: I think the coffee maker is broken.
Me: Boost the confinement beam.
You: What? That's not...
Me: Transfer auxiliary power to shields.
You: You can't just say random-
Me: Run a level three diagnostic on the deflector array.
You: (sobbing) Stop...
Me: Make it so.

The only problem with setting up accounts on secure messaging services is that you're reminded that you have failed at having friends as an adult.

I forget who asked this question earlier, but I'm at a conference with a company that provides a "Green" hosting solution. has a server bank powered by hydro and wind.

A: dns record
AA: battery
AAA: battery
AAAA: dns record

I'm at working whilst listening to The Silmarillion

I've read it many times but it's really great to listen to.

Pity it's not read by the author!

"The telescreen recieved and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.

– George Orwell, 1984

Whoop, that *his* father picked up in Hokaido. My father-in-law is not in his 90s.

My father-in-law just gifted me an ivory set that he picked up in Hokaido, Japan, in 1950.

It's gorgeous. The attention to detail is incredible. I'm very moved that he would gift it to me.

It feels a little weird to own an ivory set. I'll be donating to a non-profit that fights against ivory poaching.

@Argus It’s mounted on the pi0 in the pic. The tape is to show scale.

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of /dev/mmclbl0p3

It's amazing how wiping a drive with literally nothing on it still makes me nervous.

Yup. Rookie move, i encrypted a partition and then messed with the firmware. Now i can't get back to my encrypted partition... looking to see if i can wipe an encrypted partion in ubuntu.

Welp, I've gotten comfortable.


Time to flash a new operating system.

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