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Server is down!! You are responsible. | Puppet Labs -
Server is down!! You are responsible. | Puppet Labs
"Server is down!! You are responsible." - Me from Bookmarklet
The Second Civil War (TV Movie 1997) - IMDb -
The Second Civil War (TV Movie 1997) - IMDb
"A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer." - Me from Bookmarklet
Did you watch it? - Jenny H. from Android
Not recently, but I remembered it from way back. - Me
Found a sweet white dog in my neighborhood. Was running on the busy street. No tags, no microchip. I think its home might be a couple of sketchy homes down the street, but I am hesitant to take him back there to find out. I've seen him around outside a couple of times as has other neighbors.
If the owners are so irresponsible to let such a sweet little dog loose all the time, should they really get him back? Not that I am thinking of keeping him or giving him up to a shelter or the local pound.. it just seems sad to give him back to people that would treat him so badly. - Me
The dog almost got hit a couple of times while out in the street. I am not sure he isn't injured as he is still skittish, but warming up to us. Hopefully we will get to examine him more when he is more used to us. - Me
We took the dog to a 24hr vet and asked them to scan for a microchip, but didn't find any. I posted a pict of the dog on and a neighbor commented they have seen the dog running loose the last week around a major intersection. We decided to take the dog for a late night walk over that way and had him lead us to his home. A couple of the neighbors out said he has been running... more... - Me
Do you have a local organization called ORCA? (organization for responsible care of animals) I have used them for things like this and they are wonderful. Maybe this could be a model for starting a group in your vicinity? - Janet
Thanks Janet. I'll take a look into it. It might be a nice Pet project. ;) - Me
Steven Perez
To Deal With Migrant Kids, Texas Governor Plans To Send National Guard To The Border via @thinkprogress
To Deal With Migrant Kids, Texas Governor Plans To Send National Guard To The Border via @thinkprogress
"'The children fleeing violence in Central America are seeking out border patrol agents. They are not trying to evade them. Why send soldiers to confront these kids?' said Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) told Politico, slamming Perry for militarizing a humanitarian situation. 'Militarizing our border is the wrong response to the arrival of children.'" - Jenny H. from Android
Wasn't there a tv movie about something like this? - Me
This border tragedy is stretching me to my limits. I feel so heartbroken over these poor children and the reception they're getting in border states. Every time I try to look for human decency, I see people showing their worst. It makes me feel so angry, so sad, and so very impotent. - Jenny H. from Android
Yup there was a TV movie similarly based. - Me
Contradictory ruling in Gmail case leaves questions of privacy | SiliconANGLE -
Contradictory ruling in Gmail case leaves questions of privacy | SiliconANGLE
"A judge in a United States District Court ruled that federal law enforcement agencies are allowed to search the entire contents of a Gmail user’s account to find evidence laundering case. The ruling in the case potentially opens up the door for more cloud-related searches and investigations. Gabriel Gorenstein, United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, concluded that email accounts, like hard drives were allowed to be seized and searched in their entirety by police and federal agents. The ruling is directly at odds with other major rulings, including those in the Districts of Kansas and Columbia. In Kansas, the scope of the search was limited to the actual crimes under investigation. In the District of Columbia, law enforcement was not granted the entire contents of an email account because the judge did not believe they had probable cause." - Me from Bookmarklet
Parenting Tip: Star Wars Audiobooks, Family, and narrator Marc Thompson - Scott Hanselman -
Parenting Tip: Star Wars Audiobooks, Family, and narrator Marc Thompson - Scott Hanselman
"My buddy Dennis Petersen from LEGO recommended Star Wars audiobooks as a great way to pass the time as a family. I was a little suspicious, as I've listened to a lot of Audible audiobooks and it's been hit or miss. It all comes down to having a good narrator. Also, has the producer of the audio book decided that this would be a voice actor just reading the book or is this a radio production with music, voices, and sound effects." - Me from Bookmarklet
Ready for some Python....
That was really fun. - Me from YouFeed
I can't say how much I enjoyed that. - Me
This wasn't a coding seminar? - Professor A.I.
They did talk about spam a bit. - Me
That was super good fun! I'm pretty sure I was equal parts laughing and blushing, and loving the parts where they made each other laugh. :D - Bette Cooper
James Garner dead at 86: Legendary TV and film actor passes away in California - NY Daily News -
James Garner dead at 86: Legendary TV and film actor passes away in California - NY Daily News
"Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86." - Me from Bookmarklet
:( - Me
:( - Steven Perez from Android
Who ordered Rain in July?
Probably me, but just a little. Things are getting parched around here! - Jennifer Dittrich
I think it was delivered to the wrong location. We'll see about sending it up your way. - Me
I'd pay good money for rain if only to get rid of the damn humidity! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Michael W. May
I got Brutus - Which Shakespeare Character Are You? via @quizsocial um... no.
I got Brutus - Which Shakespeare Character Are You? via @quizsocial um... no.
I got Brutus, as well! - Jenny H. from Android
Cleopatra ------> - vicster: full-bodied
Viola. I approve. - Lnorigb
I, too, am Viola. - Katy S
I also got Brutus. - John (bird whisperer)
Iago: "From Othello. You are a plotter and a schemer, and work hard to achieve what you think is rightfully yours. But you must always try not to let your jealousy get the best of you." - Mark H
"You got: Bottom - From A Midsummer Night's Dream. Life is difficult. Sometimes yours seems like one hard knock after another. However, people fall in love with your self-deprecating humor and your enthusiasm for getting things right. You move in and out of different social circles easily because class and status mean very little to you." - Me
I got Guard #3. :/ - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lady Macbeth. I know why. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
"Ariel, From The Tempest. You're a powerful soul who tends to give your power over to others. You love to help and you often feel indebted to those who are kind to you. Like Ariel, you are playful, friendly, and fiercely loyal. When you can shake off the feelings of guilt, you are a joyful, free spirit." - chaz2b
Iago. All I know is that he's a complete dick in The Serpent of Venice. - Eivind from Android
Iago. - Betsy
Bottom. Yep. - Steven Perez from Android
Hamlet:From Hamlet. Is anyone on your side? It's hard to tell. People lie. People cheat. People look out for themselves. Everyone tells you what you should do so it is often difficult to make your own decisions. Follow your inner voice despite all the noise. It will not lead you astray. - LB hates stale candy!
Viola, no terrible surprise :) - Jennifer Dittrich
I got Juliet - Elena
I got Bottom. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
LB hates stale candy!
"Send someone to fetch us; we're in Saskatchewan..."
"movin right a long..." - Me
Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the west! - Marie
Victor Ganata
I wish I'd gotten more sleep last night, but I guess I'm driving a hundred miles or so this afternoon.
HIGHWAYS ARE NOT FOR SLEEPING! Or at least not when you're the driver. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
"Driving is unproductive and a waste of time." (Louis Grey's new saying 5 year from now when Google Autonomous cars are taxiing everyone everywhere) - Me
I feel much better after my two hour nap :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Casey Kasem's body missing from funeral home, daughter's rep says - LA Times -
Casey Kasem's body missing from funeral home, daughter's rep says - LA Times
"The body of the late Casey Kasem, shown here at a movie premiere in 2000, is no longer at a Tacoma, Wash., funeral home despite a court order saying it could not be moved or cremated pending a decision regarding an autopsy." - Me from Bookmarklet
REBOOT:music Live! Exhibition Closing Party | The Tech Museum of Innovation -
REBOOT:music Live! Exhibition Closing Party | The Tech Museum of Innovation
"The Tech Museum of Innovation brings you a world class lineup of live electronic musicianship, staged in the largest exhibition of interactive, collaborative digital music installations ever created. Celebrate the culmination of REBOOT:music and immerse yourself in a new world of musical performance led by multitalented electronic musicians that are redefining the human machine interface." - Me from Bookmarklet
Zoe Keating will be playing - Me
Victor Ganata
Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says - L.A. Times - and here we go….
"Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the 'Buk' antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday." - Victor Ganata
"…it strains credulity to think that it could be used by separatists without at least some measure of Russian support and technical assistance." - Victor Ganata
"Whether Russian military personnel were involved, either in training Ukrainian militants or actually operating the system, is emerging as a key question for U.S. intelligence agencies and for crash investigators, the officials said." - Victor Ganata
"Because of the technical complexity of the SA-11, it is unlikely that the separatists could effectively operate the system without assistance from knowledgeable personnel." - Victor Ganata
"[Ambassador Samantha] Power noted that Ukraine’s military, which has been battling separatists near the Russian border, also has the SA-11 in its arsenal." - Victor Ganata
The US should be careful about blaming other countries that train "rebels" how to use weapons. - Me
who better to know the hallmarks, tho? *waves giant spoon* - Big Joe Silence
I wonder if they trained them to distinguish military and civilian airplanes in addition to how to use the equipment. - John (bird whisperer)
I think it's a really open question as to whether the Russian military just trained the separatists or if the separatists are actually just Russian military. For all we know, it was just a tragic mistake. But that won't stop people from exploiting the situation politically and for profit. (Of course, there's always the false flag conspiracy theory, but that way probably lies madness. Probably.) - Victor Ganata
Military friends say the same , firing these things requires skill. - Eric - Back to the Grill from iPhone
If we can convince the world that the so-called separatists are really just an invasion force from Russia, that probably changes the political calculus quite a bit. - Victor Ganata
TSA employee to security theater skeptics: "You don't have shit for rights" - Boing Boing -
TSA employee to security theater skeptics: "You don't have shit for rights" - Boing Boing
TSA employee to security theater skeptics: "You don't have shit for rights" - Boing Boing
"A person who "works for the TSA" accidentally posted a public comment to Facebook excoriating Rebecca Hains for expressing skepticism about the TSA's efficacy. The person saw Hains's comments a friend's wall, and believed he was commenting privately to his friend, rather than publicly, and he quickly removed it. Hains captured his rant for posterity, though. It ends, "If you don't like it, shut the fuck up. The Greyhound station is around here somewhere."" - Me from Bookmarklet
Colin Nederkoorn paid for Verizon FiOS, but his Netflix still sucked. So he decided to do something about it. | The Verge -
"Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with buffering and low-definition pictures. So Nederkoorn decided to measure the speed of his connection. What he found was that when he was streaming Netflix he was getting speeds of just 375kbps, or 0.5 percent of what he was paying Verizon for. To try to fix the problem, Nederkoorn began using a virtual private network, or VPN, which could essentially act as a virtual ISP that would route the traffic he requested from Netflix through a different set of connections than the ones being used when he went through Verizon. The results were pretty astounding: his speed increased to 3,000kbps and Netflix video streamed without buffering, and in much higher quality." - Me from Bookmarklet
"Nederkoorn says he understands that the poor-quality Netflix stream he was getting over Verizon was as much about a business dispute between two companies as it was about Verizon's infrastructure. "I use Valve's service, Steam, to buy computer games. When I test the speed on that, I can download several-gigabyte games at very near the optimum speed I was promised with my subscription."... more... - Me
They had a pretty interesting article in ArsTechnica a few months back about using VPN for just this purpose. I'm guessing you'll see a spike in people subscribing to these services. - Jennifer Dittrich
Does anybody remember Dr. Demento?
Yes! Fishheads, Fishheads, bloody little fishheads. - Janet
*sings "Dead Puppies"* - Steele Lawman
Yes - Me
*sings "Shaving Cream"* - Steven Perez
Yes - Steve C
i miss his radio show. - Big Joe Silence
Joe they took us away along time ago. - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
"Still Hungry" - October Jones's Text from Dog -
"Still Hungry" - October Jones's Text from Dog
"FAT SOUNDS AWESOME. LET'S GET FAT" - Me from Bookmarklet
Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad - The Washington Post -
Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad - The Washington Post
"Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her weapon of choice was the zinger." - Me from Bookmarklet
:( - Me
How the Internet Is Helping a Father Fight an Illness Unknown to Science -
How the Internet Is Helping a Father Fight an Illness Unknown to Science
"As Bertrand's story bounced from inbox to inbox, it eventually landed in that of the parents of Grace Wilsey, a girl whose mysterious illness turned out to also be caused by NGLY1. The Mights have since found nine cases like their son's. If the Mights' story is about the triumph of the internet, it is also about flaws in the traditional research community. It was impossible to find other cases related to NGLY1 in existing databases because researchers are unwilling to share genomic data—due to fears about patient privacy but also about not getting credit for a discovery. Social media has upended how patients with rare diseases find each another and, really, how these diseases are even discovered." - Me from Bookmarklet
The Case for Continuous Security — Threat Stack, Inc -
The Case for Continuous Security — Threat Stack, Inc
The Case for Continuous Security — Threat Stack, Inc
"We now have a world where your junior system administrator is able to make a small change to a Chef Recipe, Puppet Manifest, or maybe an Ansible Playbook, and deploy it to production within minutes.  But what is the scope of that change?  System Administrators don’t want to be slowed down by the security team.  They don’t want their configuration management changes to be passed through a Change Control Board.  They want to change a variable, open a pull request, and once merged, they want their operational tooling to do the rest.  They want their change to hit production servers as soon as possible." - Me from Bookmarklet
Stephan Planken
Today I have officially stopped working with Windows NT 4 Server. I’m doing an imaginary happy dance around the server room.
I rebooted that server less than a dozen times over the past 15 years. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Wait, you had an NT 4.0 server still running? - Eric - Back to the Grill
NT == New Technology - Professor A.I.
at least it wasn't 3.51? - Big Joe Silence
I supported NT 4.0 on Alpha processors. ALPHA! - Eric - Back to the Grill
This was an old production server running NT 4 SP 6a, SQL 7, Siemens OPC Server, as well as a proprietary application, two Profibus interfaces. Typically, if automation works well, there's no reason to replace it. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Wow.. - Me
The Windows 2000 slogan never made sense to me: based on NT technology. By that time that new technology was already over a decade old. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
"NT technology" is redundant. - April Russo
Fake TSA screener infiltrates SFO checkpoints, gropes women - Boing Boing -
"He was allegedly drunk, and had at least two victims before SFO's crackerjack private aviation security outfit, Covenant, noticed (they're the same ones who smashed my brand new camera some years ago and refused to take responsibility for it). Because all his victims had already flown by the time anyone noticed that the guy in khakis, a blue polo, and blue gloves who'd been steering women into the private screening booth wasn't actually airport security, they can't charge him with anything except being drunk in public. Meanwhile, the woman travellers whom America has systematically trained to defer to aviation authority or face brutal punishments apparently didn't notice anything amiss." - Me from Bookmarklet
We need some of those Olivia Pope wine glasses at our house.
Nice. - Me
Awesome. Jennifer, you rock. - Marie
You are welcome! My best friend is a wee bit obsessed, so they're on my 'possible presents for occasions' for her list :D - Jennifer Dittrich
It still counts as one glass, right? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
^ absolutely. - Marie
Federal court rules California's death penalty unconstitutional | The Verge -
"A federal judge in Orange County, California today struck down the state's death penalty, arguing that the system is so fractured, it violates the state's constitution. Filed today by US District Judge Cormac J. Carney in the Central District of California, today's opinion — posted here by KWMU — explains that more than 900 people have been sentenced to death in California since 1978, but only 13 have been executed. The ruling ruled not based on the idea that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional, but rather that the delays and uncertainty constitute cruel and unusual punishment. For the hundreds of prisoners on death row, the opinion reads, "the dysfunctional administration of California's death penalty system has resulted, and will continue to result, in an inordinate and unpredictable period of delay preceding their actual execution." These "systemic" delays have made executions "so unlikely that the death sentence" serves "no retributive or deterrent purpose...."" - Me from Bookmarklet
"Long stints on death row are expensive. In its "Financial Facts" research, the Death Penalty Research Center found that California has spent close to $5 billion on death row prisoners since 1978, and that converting those death sentences to "life without parole" sentences would "result in an immediate savings of $170 million per year, with a savings of $5 billion over the next 20 years." Today's ruling effectively put that change into effect." - Me
Dave Winer
RIAA Copyright Pressure Silences Historical Radio Archive.
:( - Me
This is why we can't have nice things. - Professor A.I.
fuck the RIAA in a gaping head wound. - Big Joe Silence
Creating a drought tolerant garden - San Jose Mercury News -
"The secret to having a drought tolerant garden isn't in the plants, at least not totally, says garden expert Patrice Hanlon. It's in the soil. "A drought tolerant garden grows from the ground up," Hanlon told the group at Our Garden. "If you don't have soil that will retain the water and support the plants, you won't have a drought tolerant garden." Hanlon, who is helping the city of Walnut Creek establish a native garden for pollinators, offered her tips for having a garden that uses less water." - Me from Bookmarklet
Google+ will stop forcing you to use your real name | The Verge -
"After years of receiving complaints that its policies put users at risk, Google said today that it has eliminated the requirement that people use their real names on Google+. The real-name policy, which debuted with the launch of Google+ three years ago, was designed to create a network that looked like Facebook. "But it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names," the company said today in an unsigned post on Google+. The policy generated criticism from privacy advocates and journalists who argued that it threatened to expose people who had valid reasons for wanting to use pseudonyms. The company noted that is has gradually relaxed restrictions on the policy, allowing YouTube users and brand pages to pick any names they want. But that only made the real-name requirement more confusing for Google+ users. "We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users,"... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Plus FriendFeed still lives.. Who wants G+ when you got FF? - Me
Where's Tinfoil! - Stephen Mack
That was my first thought, Stephen. - Akiva
Monitor your exposure to the sun and know when you should take cover with Sunscreen Bands :: The Gadgeteer -
Monitor your exposure to the sun and know when you should take cover with Sunscreen Bands :: The Gadgeteer
"Slathering on sunscreen doesn’t make you impervious to the sun, it just extends your safe period in the sun by a bit. Even reapplying sunscreen during the day only keeps you safe for so long before you need to get out of the sun to prevent damage. You can use these Sunscreen Bands to monitor when you need to reapply sunscreen and then when it’s time to go inside. Before going out, liberally apply at least SPF 15 to your exposed skin, then put one of the monitoring bands on when you go out into the sun. After a few minutes of exposure to the sun, the Sunscreen Band will activate and turn dark purple. Apply sunscreen to the band and wait about 15 minutes for it to dry, then it will begin monitoring your exposure to both UVA and UVB radiation while you lounge, work, swim, or play in the sun. When the band turns lavender, you need to apply another coat of sunscreen to both your skin and the bracelet before going back to your activities. Once any part of the band then turns cream, you... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
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