Monthly Archives: February 2008

As Snug as a Rug

Beau has discovered the perfect gift. Just think, I’d no longer have to wear my mittens, beanie, and trusty merino top to work, I could just keep a selk bag underneath my desk. And I might also need another for … Continue reading

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The Sadistic Wasp

We visited Simon (of asciimation, jet-powered beer-cooler, life-size Bender Beer Brewer, and TARDIS MAME Console Interweb fame) for a gathering over the weekend. And yet, the strangest thing we saw that day was not Simon’s latest project, but rather a … Continue reading

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Next time, must take gloves

We were heading past St Lukes, and I suggested to Beau dropping in at Plant Barn to see if they had a Jacaranda tree. Of course I was being rather crafty, my real reason for wanting to go to Plant … Continue reading

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Saved by Regular Expressions

Spotted on reddit: ls -R | grep “:$” | sed -e ‘s/:$//’ -e ‘s/[^-][^\/]*\//–/g’ -e ‘s/^/ /’ -e ‘s/-/|/’ Or broken down: ls -R Do a recursive directory listing, listing all sub-directories, and files. This command on its own is … Continue reading

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The Case of the Dodgy Parking Signs, Part Deux

The dodgy parking signs are no more. Their prompt removal may be related to aforementioned post appearing in Sideswipe today. I can’t help but feel partially responsible.

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Goldie’s Bush

As Waitangi Day was a bonus day off, we (Brian, Dave and I) went for a walk through Goldie’s Bush. It’s a mostly flat, and a very scenic loop track along a stream to a waterfall and back to the … Continue reading

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Happy Waitangi Day (tomorrow)

A colleague, new to NZ, asked me about Waitangi day. I explained that “It’s basically celebrating the colonization of New Zealand, when white man drafted up this document in a half-assed attempt to make taking over the country legal” “You … Continue reading

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