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deluser (8) - remove a user or group from the system

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gs (1) - Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer)

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Working on a new flash fiction story. Shooting for publishing it on Sunday for subscribers. It's a little rough right now, but it starts something like this (hat tip to @thegibson for allowing us 10K characters to do stuff like this):

"Bureaucrat Level 3 Alston Grieve woke up suddenly and in very good spirits. He'd tossed and turned all night with the excitement of what the day held for him, finally succumbing to exhaustion and managing to get a few inadequate hours of sleep. But, no mind! Today was going to be a very good day for Grieve. For today was the day he'd finish his inspection of the alien jails in all 225 countries and would be able to give his final report to the Cabinet. No single person had ever inspected every alien jail before and it was an accomplishment Grieve was very proud of."

TIL: When you write a lot of stories, you discover how little autocorrect knows. It's amazing how dumb it is.

Today I received an order of six SC->LC fiber patch cables that I ordered a week or so ago for an upcoming trip to upgrade a few data centres.

I reviewed the switches and patch panel connections in the sites I’ll be going to plan out which cables I need in each location.

As far as I can tell, I only need 4 of them.

But present day Jon has a long history of appreciating past Jon so I’m bringing them all. I’m pretty sure past Jon who ordered the cables knows what the fuck he’s talking about.

My moment of zen today was stumbling across the netdata instance that iredmail installs as part of its thing.

I’m used to Grafana. It’s really cool. Graphs and shit that I like. We been hanging out for years.

But netdata. Wow. Sorry Grafana. It’s not you. It’s me. We can still be friends.

I gotta give the D-Link “Covr” wifi system a thumbs down. I replaced a single TPLink router with a set of Covrs. The idea is that you can sprinkle these Covr nodes throughout your house to get better signal.

Turns out that the handoff between nodes is terribly unreliable. Which means the overall usability of the internet in my house was worse than the single access point.

It may because my TPLink runs dd-wrt. Not sure. But the Covrs are going back.

Watching the final two episodes of Gotham now!

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gimp-2.8 (1) - an image manipulation and paint program.

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Everyone knows that James Bond has a “license to kill.” As an international spy, he must sometimes fight for his life. But he’s a trained government employee, specially selected for Her Majesty’s Service. But could you trust just anyone with a license to kill?

Let's find out in the short story Red Card in today's newsletter.

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ppmhist (1) - print a histogram of a portable pixmap

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Today's edition of the Everything Is Not OK newsletter brings you the short story "Billennium".

Despite best predictions, the overpopulation of the world did not collapse it. Nor did it cause us to move off world. We just had to move into smaller and smaller spaces.

Read it here (and if you like what you see, please consider subscribing!)

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pdftocairo (1) - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PNG/JPEG/TIFF/PDF/PS/EPS/SVG using cairo

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cat (1) - concatenate files and print on the standard output

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printf (1) - format and print data

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My beautiful baby puppy has reached insane-o mode already. I thought I had a few more weeks before she went total puppy nuts.

So now I’m basically wearing shoes around the house so she can’t maim my feet on the way by. She’ll either stop doing it or she’ll do it long enough that her puppy teeth fall out and she’ll have much duller teeth.

So...cute...?

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.