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General off-the-cuff and not very well thought out diatribes on different topics of varying importance.

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Levinson, Link and their killer cyborg

Richard Levinson and William Link are well known for gifting the wonderful character of Lieutenant Colombo to the world. In the 1980s they also gave us touring author and elderly herald of death, Jessica Fletcher in the popular TV show Murder She Wrote. However what you may not know is that a year or two prior they also wrote the script for the TV sci-fi movie Prototype.

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Choosing a GF friendly Linux for netbooks

My SO’s netbook is choking. I’m hoping it’s just caused by a flakey and poorly maintained Ubuntu install and not the symptoms of a netbook on its last legs.

While she’s back home for a week in .fi I have a chance to reinstall the OS. I thought I’d take the opportunity to install a more netbook friendly flavour of Linux.

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praest76@home:~$ sudo apt-get install something-better

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
shitloads shitloads-dev shitloads-dbg libshitloads libshitloads-dev gholdem
Suggested packages:
tuxcart iesperanto kholdem kholdem-themes hurd hurd-doc-se
The following NEW packages will be installed
shitloads shitloads-dev shitloads-dbg libshitloads libshitloads-dev gholdem
0 upgraded, 7,346,982 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 45.7 TB/47.1 TB of archives.
After this operation, 158 TB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Fuck off
Abort
praest76@home:~$

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St. Patty’s Day

Annual holiday in the US to celebrate the life of failed female industrialist and notorious public alcoholic Patricia Hoffgarden who famously saved the Brooklyn Dodgers from being eaten by wolves. It is observed by liberal consumption of alcohol and the colouring of things green which was for many years erroneously considered Patricia’s favourite colour but in actual fact, due to a neurological disorder called Clampetts Syndrome, the only colour that didn’t cause her intense pain and disorientation.

Patricia passed away in 1903 at the age of 86 after punching a bull that she mistook for her late husband.