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who stood next to who(m)

I came across some old class photos one day. I was curious who stood next to who the most, and if there was a pattern that showed up. So, ...

2013-01-29T1740 syntax error unknown user puppet in statoverride file

I used apt-get to remove the puppet packages, but I removed the puppet user by hand. Same happened for mediatomb. After doing this, I kept ...

siracusa on application management in mac os x lion

[John Siracusa][siracusa] on app management in mac os x lion. Well put: The jump in complexity from the Dock to the Finder, I think, needs ...

percentages

How to work out percentages, I always forget: $LITTLENUMBER / $BIGNUMBER * 100 gawd sometimes i'm stupid

postparation

I was looking for a word that would sit at the end of a list of tasks similar to the way "preparation" sits at the start. It appears that ...

link dump for 2012-04-02

Link dump for 2012-04-02 Australian Time Zone changes and DST Just pick one and stop changing it! The Mother of All Demos Not entirely ...

linux date command

this is cool, i used to do all sorts of hacks to do this at one time: davidmarsh@server:~$ date +%A --date today-1days Wednesday ...

large files

A small script to find large files under current mount point, usefull in linux, probably works in bsd and generic unixes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...

how to use putty and ssh

How to use Putty and SSH: Download the latest version of putty from the putty download page. You'll want putty.exe from the release version ...

flexget and pdf files

I've recently started looking at the awesome flexget and thought it would solve a problem with my sons school newsletter. Like most ...

crossing a threshold

On episode 73 of the talk show, Dan asked John if the time he'd been with his (current) wife was longer than the time before marrying her. ...

os x lion

finally upgraded to lion:

calepin tips

I like using calepin; using markdown + dropbox is a great combination. The below is a few tips on things that I found work well: ...

perl on book shelf

I should spend more time reading these things. via instagram.

how to get htaccess working and redirect feed to feedburner

Okay, so after my post about htaccess the other day, I still had one more thing to do before I could get the rewrite rules working. I ...

the marsh cast 15 we saw a dog

Today the boys went to friends house, went in their pool, saw a baby and a dog. Initially recorded on 2012-01-10 20:10. Listen at The Marsh ...

Random Passwords

A quick php script to generate random passwords

the marsh cast 14 chubby cheeks

Today the boys got a MONKEY!! on Mario Kart Wii , coloured in their t-shirts and Simons finger nails. And they have chubby chubby chubby ...

the marsh cast 13 simon is on

Today the boys went to Rouse hill park with Caleb, they went on the flying fox and went very fast. They also rode their scooters. And Simon ...

htaccess

This drove me nuts for about an hour, until I found this stackoverflow post. Getting htaccess to work Having problems getting .htaccess to ...

the marsh cast 12 stilted talking

The boys visit Nana and Papas, Simon gets a snake lolly, and they both go swimming. Can you tell Josh can see the volume metre? Initially ...

the marsh cast 11 we blew on a babys tummy

The boys visit Tash and her baby Hayden, watch a Batman movie, have fish and chips for lunch, and go swimming. They also blew raspberries ...

dvorak

declare my love for dvorak

ssh config file

#ssh config, because I always forget: ServerAliveInterval 240 ServerAliveCountMax 120 Host * Compression yes Host foo HostName foobar User ...

the marsh cast 10 the number s

Josh, Simon and Daddy talk about the number S, how they filled some buckets up with water in the backyard. And we talk about wearing the ...

the marsh cast 09 josh at bunnings

Josh and Daddy talk about their trip to Bunnings. Initially recorded on 2011-12-31 21:37. Listen at The Marsh Cast 09 Josh at Bunnings

the marsh cast 08 bunnings

Simon and Daddy talk about their trip to Bunnings. Initially recorded on 2011-12-31 21:31. Listen at The Marsh Cast 08 Bunnings

woot made it to the itunes store

I've been playing around creating a #podcast (called The Marsh Cast for lack of a better name) of the kids talking. It's been a bit of ...

the marsh cast 07 simon has lots of stuff (2 of 2)

Simon and Daddy talk about all Simons stuff and what he had for dinner. Initially recorded on 2011-12-29. Listen at The Marsh Cast 07 Simon ...

the marsh cast 06 simon gets a new toy (1 of 2)

Simon and Daddy talk about Simons day and what got up to. Luckily Santa was nice to swap Simons Woody toy for one that worked. He also ...

the marsh cast 05 simon josh and daddy talking about their day at the beach

Simon and Josh talk to Daddy about their day at the beach. Initially recorded on 2011-12-28. Listen at The Marsh Cast 05 Simon Josh and ...

the marsh cast 04 simon josh and daddy talking about christmas

Simon, Josh and Daddy talking about Christmas. Initially recorded on 2011-12-27. Listen at The Marsh Cast 04 Simon Josh and Daddy talking ...

the marsh cast 03 josh and daddy talking about joshs day

Josh and Daddy talking about Joshs day. Initially recorded on 2011-12-10. Listen at The Marsh Cast 03 Josh and Daddy talking about Joshs day

the marsh cast 02 simon and daddy on location from joshs room

Simon and Daddy on location from Joshs room. Initially recorded on 2011-12-10. Listen at The Marsh Cast 02 Simon and Daddy on location from ...

the marsh cast 01 simon and daddy test the new mic

Simon and Daddy testing the new microphone. For those interested we record using: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone iPad 2 (16GB, Wifi + ...

blue yeti

blue yeti for @twoweevils. via instagram.

calvin and hobbes

Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. ...

eww

There should be a name for the feeling you get when you realise that the finger nail you've just used to scrap a bit of food out from ...

dhcp problems with the zebra ql220 printer and motorola rfs6000

This has to be done so the Zebra QL220+ printer will get an IP address from the Motorola RFS6000 DHCP server. The default setting of ...

kuru toga

Nice lines from my new kuru toga: kuru toga, a photo by rdmarsh on Flickr.

serial cable

I like this shot of a serial cable with DE9 (DB9) connectors: serial cable, a photo by rdmarsh on Flickr.

our new coffee tables

Our two new lack coffee tables from ikea. We bought two individual small ones instead of one big one to give us flexibility to move them ...

simpler fan controls

When we first installed ceiling fans in our house they came with remote controls, which I thought was a great idea. They let you change the ...

weekly updates

I've said to myself that I should try and write a blog post at least once per week. Considering I don't have a subject to write about it ...

i got my rhct

I got my rhct, woot! I've disabled comments on this blog, but did have some discourse that was worth sharing: Hi David, Many ...

dvorak on ios4

Last year I asked apple if they could support dvorak on the iphone and ipod touch, and now it looks like ios4 is getting dvorak keyboard ...

centos and dvorak

Because I can never remember, here's how to change a centos system to use the Dvorak Layout (as root): system-config-keyboard dvorak This ...

mac chess

Found out today that Mac Chess (GNU Chess) can be run from the command line here: ...

zabbix configure errors under ubuntu 9.10

./configure --enable-server --enable-agent --with-mysql --with-net-snmp --with-libcurl Here's some errors I had while compiling Zabbix on ...

stumpwm and dvorak

So I'm giving [stumpwm][] a try and of course there's a bug that doesn't honour the [dvorak][] keymap. There's a work-around at ...

top gear clarkson

cyberduck

Wow, I've just tried cyberduck and I'm pretty impressed. I didn't know I was missing it until now. It's really handy, I don't have to drop ...

gnewsense

I thought I'd give gnewsense a spin in the VM on my Mac, it looks pretty, err, pretty. There are so many choices now, with ubuntu and ...

xubuntu 904

Hooray, the latest version of my favourite ubuntu respin, xubuntu 9.04, has been released.

prius

We bought a prius not long ago, it's a great car. (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1079629/images/prius.jpg "the 'before' shot")

tile pattern

hiding things in plain sight

just found this handy vi tip on reddit

sick of :wqing your shell/perl script in vi just to run it and then opening it again to fix a bug? you can run it straight from vi by ...

overnight evolution

After letting my keyboard evolution program run overnight, this is the best layout it made: z l g m y f d o p / r n t h s i u a e c ; . w ' ...

is evolution making dvorak

I've been working on my Layout Evolution program the last few days. After a few tests for 1-2 hours at a time and some major hacking at the ...

notes for my dvorak evolution program

In an earlier post about a dvorak evolved layout I remarked that I was working on a new version. This post is some note for myself of ...

stupid way to display photos

I hate web pages that do this stupid java thing to display photos! Just let me open them in a tab, dammit!

worst captcha ever

rapidshare.com would have to have one on the worst and hardest captchas I've ever seen. Type the letters that have cat icons on them? They ...

im a dad again

Sam did a great job today and brought our family a second beautiful boy. I'm a very proud husband and dad x 2. No name as of yet. ![Josh ...

adsl redux

A few years ago I was amazed with the speed I could get from my adsl connection and bit torrents. At the time 154 KBs was brilliant! Well, ...

xkcd

I love xkcd.

select menu items in ksh take 2

a few improvments to my menu select ksh code

gpgkey

My GnuPG key: -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (Darwin) ...

fix ownership of users home directories under unix

If the users home directories and files gets accidently changed in bulk (eg using a chown -R in the wrong place), this script will change ...

select menu items in ksh

Update: This has a few bugs and end condition errors. See Take 2 for a better version. A little ksh shell script I wrote to turn menu items ...

dvorak qwerty on mac

One keyboard layout I love on my Mac is the "Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘" (DQ) layout. It gives me the dvorak layout that I love, and when I press ...

dvorak evolution

I'm trying to write an evolution program that can work out a better keyboard layout than dvorak. I found one that I wrote about two years ...

nim the chimp

This is heartbreaking and stupid. Sometimes humans can be incredibly cruel. It's the story about a chimp that was taken from the wild as a ...

failing to build a mame machine one step at a time

Well, my mame box is on hold. I've merged the posts from my mame blog into the main one. I've tagged them with the mame label, so they ...

jesus doll

Stupid Jesus doll. People try and patent the strangest things. How is this useful to anyone?

pz myers expelled

Just incredibly amusing: PZ Myers Expelled

some images from freethoughtpedia

Here are a few links to interesting images I found while looking around on freethoughtpedia.com: God made me an atheist (mirror) Pray for a ...

lower case

Man, I just love lowercase. It works well for headings were I never know what to capitalise. I've updated the css to lowercase most things ...

selfish gene

Today I've just bought a copy of The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. I'm looking forward to reading this, I've read so much about it and ...

unnatural

From http://sxmprivateeye.com/files/images/gay_marriage_cartoon.gif mirror, above link is dead.

booting

Here's a video of the PC booting, Game Launcher running and Pac-man starting under Vantage. The slowest part is the POST. I've turned off ...

the right cf to ide

The compact flash to IDE adapter arrived, and it's the right one! Hooray! This plugs directly into the motherboard without need for any IDE ...

compact flash to ide adapter arrived

The compact flash to IDE adapter showed up, unfortunately it didn't match the picture. Have contacted the seller, we'll see what they say. ...

mame machine

I've started to work on my Mame machine again. I'm documenting it in the Mame Category.

compact flash to ide

Sam was very nice to me and bought one of these compact flash to IDE adapeters from eBay. This will do away with the need for an IDE cable ...

getting machine ready

I'm trying to build an arcade cabinet and this will document the goals and steps taken with some photos. At the moment I'm still ...

four more apps on the iphone

I've made an altered image of the iPhone to see if there might be four more apps due from apple on the release date. I think that the icons ...

pasha bulker runs aground near newcastle

Here's some pics that were emailed to me of the Pasha Bulker running aground near Newcastle. We've been having some pretty gusty weather ...

how to make an iso from a real cd with mac os x

I had to make an iso file from a real cd under Mac OSX and thought this tip might help someone: Put CD in drive, Open Application/Disk ...

brushed metal imacs

There's some rumours going around about the next generation of iMacs being brushed metal. I'd love to see the next model look like the ...

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09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 Hey, I heard this was all the rage these days. I don't know, crazy kids!

spam from leapfrog

So, I write a letter to leapfrog (They make kids electronic toys) asking where I could find a manual for one of their products, and then ...

wiki promo video

I made this video to promote a wiki that I set up at my workplace (it's called bigwiki). Created with iMovie, it was pretty easy. If you ...

ipod shuffle

Just got one of these, it's really good so far. Wish apple could rotate the controls 180 degrees. The most common function I will be using ...

ive been touched by his noodly appendage

He can touch you as well.

h2g2

I'm really looking forward to this movie, I'm a fan of DNAs work. I know the movie will be different that what's gone before, but I'm ...

ashley

This is Ashley, our friendly neighbour. Shes taken up howling as a hobby :-(

adsl

I love high speed ADSL ;-)

imac

Well, I'm thinking about buying a Macintosh. Pretty much convinced Sam that it'd be okay to have one and we can live without ms-windows. I ...

Easter and Work Haiku

Easter was pretty easy, we really didn't do anything. Had lunch on Saturday with Sams parents, which was pretty cool. Everyone was there, ...

Sick

I'm off work sick today. I'm really tired and have been sleeping most of the day, which is even more tiring as it's really hot. Last night ...

First Post

This is my first post, just seeing how it all works...

Trees

A married man and woman are like two separate trees planted in different holes at the same time. They are a permanent fixture in the ...

about

i'm david marsh. geek? i type using dvorak, and think a dozenal measurement system has a lot going for it. i care too much about typefaces ...

draft flickr

Nice lines from my new kuru toga: kuru toga, a photo by rdmarsh on Flickr.

draft instagram

[blue yeti][] for @twoweevils. via instagram.

draft blog

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transmission daemon

are you fucking kidding me transmission!!!?? alt-speed-time-begin: Number (default = 540, in minutes from midnight, 9am) ...