That's a screenshot from a recent TV advertisment
where Dolly Parton threatens she'll visit Oz real soon, after leaving us
in peace for the previous 28 years.
looks like she spent those umpteen years well interred and/or hitting
the botox clinics.
[ published on Tue 30.08.2011 00:16 | filed in interests/humour
dear wikileaks webhamsters, would you please stop inflating every single damn cable
with all the navigational fluff? it's all empty carbs, you know, and makes mirroring
you a FPITA.
if you downloaded the latest cablegate snapshot via bittorrent you might be surprised
that it's only about 300 megabytes (for 150k cables) - but you WILL be unpleasantly surprised
when you unpack that archive: it expands (like kudzu) to a whopping 30+ gigabytes.
the reason: every single cable page is infested with links everywhere else and then some, so
that the actual content is just about 3%.
take this cable for example:
after ripping out all the gunk between <div class='pane small'> (might have called the
css class 'pain, big') and the closing </div> after 'courage is contagious', the page shrinks
from a whopping 168k to just 6k. the cleaned page thus consumes only
3.6% of the disk space and network bandwidth of the fugly original beast (and don't forget
there's 150 thousand such occurrences right now).
nobody, dear leakers, is going to mirror 30+g of you strutting your fluff on a daily basis -
but a decent, still navigatable 7g would be a very different story.
[ published on Mon 29.08.2011 14:57 | filed in interests/anti
aldi had cheap wasabi peas today, mjam!
[ published on Thu 25.08.2011 18:26 | filed in brainfarts
If you're situated somewhere near the Gold Coast and need a
Unix/Linux sysadmin/netadmin/security person/software geek for
some Unix-related magic, then you might like to know
that I'm for hire (casual/hourly or long-term).
I'm likely not the cheapest around (cf. 'pay peanuts, get monkeys') but
then I'm quite good at what I'm doing and have a fair amount of experience
(22+ years various Unixes, C, Assembler, Lisp, 19+ years Linux, 15+ years
Perl, 10+ years as Debian Developer - thus quite familiar with
Debian and its derivatives like Ubuntu - and so on...)
[ published on Tue 16.08.2011 11:42 | filed in about/me
Exactly ten years ago I arrived in Australia.
[ published on Wed 10.08.2011 12:06 | filed in still-not-king