2.6.23 gone mad

From http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/

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Then, one says.. WTF?!

UPDATE: Greg K-H said that this is meant to make life easier to reviewers. What do you think? Two friends of mine said "screw it up, linux gonna die! {hurd,freebsd,solaris,darwin} ftw!" Smiling

I simply think that a -stable tree is ought to be .. well.. stable.. but what's stable in linuxland these days? .. Sad also, if I'd only like the security updates, should I apply the seven patches and maybe break some other thing? No-no Greg, this time I'm disappointed. But I still like Linux .. so I'll swallow the pill and hope that no Bad Thing (tm) will happen. sigh.

Scraping IMDB for fun and profit (tm)

scRUBYt! logo

After some hours of pattern matching, html analysis and such, I've come up with a fuzzy IMDB scraper implemented using scRUBYt!, that can be used to extract any kind of information from the huge IMDB database in a programmatical way.

Here it is, straight from the scRUBYt wiki.

I hope you enjoy it Smiling.

[xkcd] 1337

One of the best xkcd stories out there, which reached completion today. Go read the 5 parts. Exciting.

[reddit] L'uomo albero

Incredibile, povero: http://reddit.com/goto?id=60gi0

Breaking the law

defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean yes

leopard no-glass dock

yuck. screw those useless 3d effects. (.. and i'm a former beryl user... Eye-wink)

Earth clock

How to backup with time machine on a network share

Ingredients: Debian, Netatalk, Avahi, some trickery.

Step 1: recompile netatalk adding SSL Support: blackmac.de.

You can safely ignore the ".passwd" stuff, afpd uses PAM for user authentication.

Hint: disable the atalk protocol handlers in /etc/default/netatalk:

# Set which daemons to run (papd is dependent upon atalkd):
ATALKD_RUN=no        # appletalk protocol
PAPD_RUN=no          # printer sharing daemon (printers are soooo '90s)  

Jesus wants you to fuck me

From: http://reddit.com/goto?id=5zhpl

Date: 2005-03-10, 11:35AM CST

You're a really, really sweet girl. I knew when I met you at that party last year that you were different, but I wan't sure how. You were really hot, one of the only other sober people there, and you speak spanish, which I enjoy thoroughly. We had a nice chat, I got your number and my friend Anne has emailed me no less than three times telling me you ask about me a lot. I was psyched to meet up with you the other night, and you looked so hot, again.