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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 | Author:

I want to buy a huuuuge water cannon and take a bike for a spin while my co-pilot shoots innocent bystanders!

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Author:

If you ever find yourself updating a single application in Arch Linux (a very bad idea, btw) and it upgrades readline you might end up seeing an error along the lines of:
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Hopefully you still have a bash prompt open and you haven’t closed them all. If you still can, immediately run the following:
pacman -S bash
else you won’t be able to run bash any more because bash would still be linking to the old version of readline.

Also, in future, don’t run
pacman -Sy application
(python in my case)
instead, run:
pacman -Syu
which will ensure that all applications are upgraded.

Personally, I think that bash should have had a dependency set saying that it required the old specific version of readline and the same for the new bash, requiring the new version of readline. Regardless, rather play it safe. 😉

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 | Author:

If you’re using *nix and you’ve found this middle-click behaviour annoying, change Firefox‘s middlemouse.contentLoadURL about:config option to false.

Big thanks to Ayman Hourieh for the tip.

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009 | Author:

You’re in an intimate relationship with someone. You know that person loves you. That person knows you love them. You’ve said it a thousand times before and today you say it again: “I Love You.”

  1. Do you always expect your other half to say “I Love You too” back?
  2. Can you interpret the above as a test of that person’s love?
  3. If your answer to 2 is “yes”, why do you need this affirmation?
  4. If your answer to 1 was “no”:
  • a. What do you expect?
  • b. Why is this?
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Category: psychology, random  | Tags: , ,  | 4 Comments
Monday, April 20th, 2009 | Author:

I’m looking at the South African banking system (partly a result of watching the Zeitgeist “documentary”) and, after finding my bank implicated most with regards to the SA-Banking Competition Commission wikileaks scandal, I’m putting serious consideration into switching banks.

What ethical banks are out there right now? I’ve even looked into Sharia (Islamic) banking because of their strict ethics laws but even there I’m looking at even more unknowns. I’m not Islamic and I have nothing against funding pork-related activities.

On that note, do you know if your bank has a code of ethics? If they’re public, where can we see these ethics codes?

Tell me about service levels I haven’t heard of before and which bank you believe deserves to handle my money.

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