Piping shell commands

I did some looking at my shell history for the past year or so and made some casual observations, here: Most used shell commands and wanted to single out a number of commands and pipes that might be interesting to someone. What follows is a handful of commands from my shell history, from the last […]

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Most used shell commands

I remember reading that “ls” was the most commonly used shell command. Not sure why I thought about it today but, it dawned on me that I could easily calculate it directly from my shell command history. Years ago I went about configuring my shell command history options to my liking. Among several others are […]

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Email address validation rant

This is my canned pre-written gripe to send to website’s who don’t allow all valid email addresses to be entered into their registration forms…. Dear web developer, Your website does not accept all valid email addresses in one or more forms where you allow a user to enter their email address. Importantly it does not […]

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Mark Winslow’s “partial list of my favorite things”

Dabney Coleman was great in Modern Problems: Mark Winslow’s “Partial list of my favorite things: Sunset from my office window. Strindberg’s women, all of them, my interview in Playboy, Mozart’s Brandenburg Concertos, collecting my $200 for passing go, Roots (said Ruts), the book, not that television horseshit”, inspired my Partial list of my grievances Other […]

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A little astronomical trivia

I was curious about a couple things and did a little surfing… Diameter of our solar system. First know that they use Astronomical Units (AU). One AU is equal the mean distance from the center of the earth to the center of the sun or 150 million kilometers, or about 92 million miles. The diameter […]

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Advanced Certification

Advanced Scuba Certification Got it done this weekend. Also took the Nitrox test this week. 4 dives in Travis, 2 Sat 2 Sun. 3/17 & 3/18, 2012 Water temp about 57. Outside low 70s. Had complete thick (6 mil?) suit on actually it was a wader type bottom which covered ankles to chest then a […]

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