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Comment Re:Because the 35 year olds have gained wisdom (Score 1) 441

I am suddenly afraid my career potential is limited. I am not even quite 40 yet.

Who cares? Why don't you just do fun work, instead?

I'm pursuing a nice, mentally satisfying workday. I'm not pursuing something abstract as "career potential". I don't need bigger homes and faster cars. I just want a nice job and two warm tits besides me at night.

Comment Re:really? (Score 2) 441

You're hitting the nail on the head. I'm working at a scientific institute, and I'm surrounded by geriatric old farts. And I love them because it's impossible to do a project without them. We do space projects, putting infra-red cameras on satellites. These projects usually take a minimum of 10 years. This managing director its business is just that -- a big corporate business.

Comment Re:Some... (Score 1) 700

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. No explanation, just go read it.

Have you really found it influenced your life? I found it highly engrossing, but the whole motorcycle maintenance thing didn't really struck a nerve with me. What did impress me, was the plagued writer descending into insanity, and then coming out of it. But there isn't a whole lot to learn from that.

Comment Re:Installation is a royal pain in the ass (Score 1) 111

The first problem was that for some reason, I had to re-run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure ca-certificates".

Then I got an error "markerb ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII" after the command "bundle install --without development test heroku" tells me:

Using markerb (1.0.0) from https://github.com/plataformatec/markerb.git (at master)
ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII
An error occurred while installing markerb (1.0.0), and Bundler cannot continue.
Make sure that `gem install markerb -v '1.0.0'` succeeds before bundling.

Solution turned out here to add the following to .bashrc:

export LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"

I stopped at the point where you configure the webserver, because SSL is required and I don't have an SSL certificate yet for my private webserver.

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