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Comment: Forget you're a geek- it doesn't matter. At all. (Score 1) 698

Tell her you love her. Tell her that there is a hope for her to see you again. Tell her that no matter what, nothing was her fault. Kids blame themselves for bad things because they don't understand how things work- so the only explanation in their mind is that it is *their* fault.

Whether you are religious or not, talking about death with her NOW is important. This can help:

If you don't go to that link, then adapt these practical points from it:

If a loved one has died, you can help your child overcome inordinate fears about death by making sure he understands the following:

She is not going to die. (this is geared toward very young ones who may fear death is contagious)
If something happens to you, she will not be abandoned; relatives will look after her.
Once dead, a person is no longer suffering.
The deceased person will not be forgotten. You might say, “You cannot see Grandma anymore, but you can keep memories of her in your heart.”
Remember, saying nothing to your child will not reduce his anxiety. On the contrary, it may only serve to give his imagination free rein.

Please put geekdom aside. She will always remember how awesome of a geek you were, but she'll especially appreciate that you were an amazing father *first* and that you loved her.

Comment: Canon Powershot + CHDK + RPi (Score 1) 263

CHDK loaded on a cheap used canon powershot camera, connected to a RPi via USB. CHDK script to take a picture hourly at your desired resolution, ptp it to the rpi, which you write a small cron job to sftp/rsync/ftp to the server with the correct filename. $200, heck, $100 if you shop around (Saw a Canon A530 on ebay for $15!) and some time doing the setup. Non-trivial time, mind you- but it'll do exactly what you want with a fantastic picture quality.

+ - Malwarebytes forums compromised->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "Just a few minutes ago, I received an email from Malwarebytes notifying me that I'd have to change my forum password next time I logged in. On November 10th their Invision Power Board based forum was compromised. Yes, it can happen to anyone! There are several lessons that can be learned, as outlined in my blog post below:"
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+ - Looping in Bash: An Introduction->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "When I first learned about Linux in the 90's, I read that it was possible to even write your own commands to use at the command line. Later I learned about bash scripting, and it wasn't long before I needed to learn how to loop in bash. Looping in bash is one of the fundamental building blocks of bash programming. It isn't hard to do at all and is worth learning. The main reason to learn looping in bash is to handle doing the same thing over and over again. They're easy to do even at the command line. Please follow along as we look a couple of basic examples, and how you can expand on them."
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Comment: Re:Alternative headline (Score 3, Insightful) 429

by toygeek (#48113415) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

This, a thousand times owner. I rely on 'net connectivity for a living. If my internet drops, I'm packing my bags and going to one of my backup locations. One of those is a McDonalds, another is a local gas station that has wifi (?) and a friends house. The friends house is my first pick of course and usually the one I get. But if I have to go to McDonalds or the gas station and somebody is making it impossible for me to make a living and feed my family because someone is torrenting, I will feel every bit justified in using bithammer. Why?

Because I have every right to use the network as the guy making it impossible for me to use it.

+ - Four Job Stages to recognize for Success->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "In the past several years This Tech Geek has found himself all over the place with jobs. I had a few different full time jobs in that time, and I also run my own business on the side. With this unusually rapid cycle, I was able to spot some trends in myself that led me to good success in my current position. Perhaps you’ll recognize the same Job Stages in your experiences. So I give you Ryan’s Four Job Stages for Success. [Note: Original Content, not Blog Spam]"
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