Here's one practical reason to dual-boot Linux: My Debian partition got corrupted and wouldn't boot. I ran fsck from another Linux partition and got it fixed.

I could have used a USB stick, but I'm always losing them.

Fun fact: Fred Astaire was a guest star on the original Battlestar Galactica. I spent the whole episode thinking, "That dude looks familiar," and only figured it out after. Never knew he was in science fiction. It was a pretty good episode, too.

I just finished refactoring my init file as an org file with src blocks. It looks a lot cleaner now. My old init was only 350 lines but it had gotten kind of messy. I actually found a couple places where I had put the same command twice, or had a command that contradicted an earlier command. I'm really digging this new setup.

The challenge is to name a movie that
1) you genuinely like
2) that came out when you were an adult
3) that came out after the year 2000
4) that has a score below 50% on Rotten Tomatoes

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unpopular positive opinion challenge:

Mine is Balls of Fury. Absolutely adore that movie. I'm kind of shocked it only gets 22% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ohhh... iwn0 means Wi-Fi. Who knew? And you're supposed to just name the network. It doesn't give a list. Huh.

Well, it can't read some firmware, so I guess I have to give up on this. So far I've tried to install two distros of BSD and neither have worked. I wonder if I should try next?

Is supposed to be used by regular people on a desktop? The only documentation I can find seems to be aimed at professionals, and the installer is kind of cryptic sometimes. Or maybe I'm just not used to BSD lingo. (Coming from Linux.) I'm installing right now and a little lost.

Note to self: When cleaning an old keyboard, don't use isopropyl alcohol.

Compiling from source on an iBook G4 takes *forever*. Did it take a long time 15 years ago, or has the source code for gcc, perl, gawk, etc., just gotten bigger?

I've been reading a lot of man pages lately. Usually they're pretty dry and matter-of-fact. Then there's this, from the resize2fs man page:

"Note: when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2 kilobytes, (i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct folks insist should be the stupid-sounding "kibibytes". The same holds true for megabytes, also sometimes known as "mebibytes", or gigabytes, as the amazingly silly "gibibytes". Makes you want to gibber, doesn't it?"

Metalearning on the command line:

man man
man info
info man
info info

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