I guess we are allowed out for four hours per day under the new curfew rules.

Next on Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe cleans the kitchen set of an amateur cooking show.

Every summer I think that I should get a boat. Every winter I'm glad that I didn't.

This was a fun time in college. The white shirt means that I helped assemble it. If you had a maroon shirt it means the person bought it at the bookstore after the fact.

Who led the digital transformation of your company?
Credit: businessillustrator.com

I wrote about Time Machine on my blog and about preseeding Debian installers on my GitHub page. Sometimes I put together some new content.


Toot toot!

I wish the businesses in my area would coordinate leaf blowing to a single day so I wouldn't have to hear it every day of the week, from a different block.

I had the occasion to be in the UW campus today. They're putting these on some classrooms.

A command that I found today for doing parallel rsyncs. I moved 1.6TB between two hosts in about an hour with this:

cd /path/to/data &&
find -L . -type f | parallel -q -j 32 rsync -avzR "{}"

My colleagues at the Center for an Informed Public are written up in Wired for their efforts to combat misinformation about COVID-19. wired.com/story/professors-cal

Evidence is emerging that coronavirus is a plot by the world's dogs to have their owners at home and walking them more often and longer.

Interesting snippet for doing database dumps that I was not aware of until now: pg_dump -j 8 -Fd -f /path/to/exports dbname

Then you can restore with this: pg_restore -j 8 -Fd -C -d dbname /path/to/exports

That feeling when you're afraid to get up and pee because you might disturb the dog and he'll ask to go outside and play.

The outbreak of COVID19 has shown me which organizations still have my email address on file. Some are really coming out of the woodwork to provide me updates on how they are responding.

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