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Journal: You need more proof that republicans work for the democrats?

Journal by fustakrakich

Sarah Palin is Co-Chair of Ready for Hillary's National Finance Council!

And you dummies keep on insisting that I'm the idiot. That's okay, *proceed*, and you'll get your Hillary, the next best thing to Saint Ronnie himself.

This JE is a preemptive 'I told you so' (shhh!).

I still think she'll do better to go after Kissinger's gig. From there she can direct the next six to eight presidents. Perish the thought!

"If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle."

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Journal: Question for any reading this 1

Journal by Marxist Hacker 42

My wife is looking for a Wifi network security camera for the daycare. Ideally, we want one that we can set up an account on a remote server with a username and password that we share with parents.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Journal: SystemD: The Beginning 7

Journal by phantomfive


To do a proper code review, you need to understand the purpose of the code, what all the stakeholders want. From my own perspective, init scripts work fine, but since Unix companies keep trying to create new init systems, they must have different needs than I do.

Here's a list of the stakeholders. I need to figure out what their goals are.
1) System admins.
2) Desktop users.
3) Distro builders.
5) Android (if systemd turns out to be good enough).
4) Programmers

My suspicion is that systemd has taken over because it makes things easier for 3.

At its core, Unix is a system for programmers. What other system comes with a compiler and multiple interpreters by default? Bash is so much more useable than DOS, or even powershell (yeah, go ahead and flame me but I'm right, Powershell doesn't even have < working). Unix was designed by programmers and for programmers.

The reason I'm talking about it is the traditional init process is incredibly discoverable. All you have to do is look in the /etc/rc directories, and you can figure out how your system boots. You can see it all. For a programmer it's easy. Poking around in the system to understand it is one thing that makes Unix great (and what I like about Slackware: the whole thing is lovingly crafted).

So that describes the approach I am taking to code review, and to the init process. Hopefully Systemd is an improvement.

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Journal: Well, crap... 8

Journal by mcgrew

Patty emailed me and solved the "why isn't anybody buying the Amazon ebook" question -- according to her, it's nearly impossible. She says they won't take a credit or debit card, you have to either have an Amazon gift card or that Amazon Prime crap.

So I don't know what to do. I'd just pull it and put it on the site for free like the other two books, but that would hardly be fair to the two people who jumped through Amazon's hoops.

Suggestions are very welcome.

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Journal: Yes, the government responds no matter who is in charge 1

Journal by fustakrakich

It seems that no matter how corrupt the authorities may be, when people act, the bureaucrats listen... eventually. Could be a pacification move, but hey, it gets results. So, for example, when somebody tries to tell me that Romany would respond any differently to bad press over over civil forfeiture than Obama's crew, I can comfortably know they're entirely off base. This is why we can safely put anybody into office, even Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz if that is what the crazies want. Apparently though I'm not supposed to say it. Maybe the internet is working after all, bit by bit the facade flakes off.

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Journal: 9.5 years later...

Journal by grahamlee

Well, that was interesting! Last time I wrote here I was just becoming a Mac programmer. Now I'm moving back towards GNOME and GNU. The sad thing is we've probably already gone past peak interesting desktop, and depending on your approach to life it was either Alto or NeXTSTEP. Not much new will be happening there now, even though it could and could be useful and exciting.

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Journal: Dark times ahead 3

Journal by fustakrakich

Just when you thought you were out... they pull you back in.

The higher I go, the crookeder it becomes.

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.

When they come... they come at what you love.

Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.

It's dangerous to be an honest man.

I have a stone in my shoe.... A two-bit punk who works for me.

It's not personal. It's business.

Treachery is everywhere.

Nice party.
Oh, you like it?
Yeah, I had to sneak in.

your business is your business. I have no interest, no percentages. I'm out.

Your sins are terrible. It is just that you suffer. Your life could be redeemed, but I know you don't believe that. You will not change.

It never ends....

From Sharp minds come... pointed heads. -- Bryan Sparrowhawk