Dear Google Search-Husband…

I have no option but to divorce you.

You have been limiting and rearranging my search life to the point where I am no longer able to conduct a relevant or worthwhile search online. I have been ultimately powerless in this search-marriage for a few years now, and in order to regain my sanity I have no option but to divorce you. I will admit part of the reason for the sad state that our search-relationship is in today is due to my lack of keeping tabs on you...

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Unix: Remote Work Tips

I just grabbed some great Tips for Remote Unix Work (SSH, screen, and VNC) from Hacker News this afternoon. Be sure to peruse the comments section so that you can add some or all of these suggestions to your Unix tool set:






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Westboro Baptist Church is not what you think!

Westboro Baptist Church is all about gaining national media attention and suing people who violate their rights

Westboro Baptist Church

I never really paid much attention to the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in Topeka, Kansas until my attention was drawn to a Facebook post by an online friend earlier this month. He planned to attend the funeral of a young woman that he did not know – just to protect her family from a local church that announced on their website that they planned to picket her funeral.

My frien...

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In Loving Memory of Dennis Ritchie


Father of C and co-dev of Unix. We do not forget. We love you.

He separated the earth from the water and the darkness from the light.

Dennis Ritchie is our God. He separated the earth from the water and the darkness from the light. With Kernighan and Thompson, Ritchie provides the shoulders upon which Linus Torvalds stands and upon which Steve Jobs had put some nice looking machinery. – | ottokring



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