rm *

I just reminded myself how dangerous 'rm *' is. I deleted the copies of all the posts on my blog from my local system. Fortunately I had backups of all but the most recent 8 posts, and I could recover them easily enough, but this has reminded me to make my "daily" backups more regular than once a fortnight, and convinced me to add 'alias rm="rm -i"' back to my .bash_aliases.

Categories: Computers, Meta
Date: 2009-09-30 23:03:54, 8 years and 26 days ago

The Christian Lobby supports wage caps

Apparently the Australian Christion Lobby supports wage caps:

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Date: 2009-09-30 23:03:57, 8 years and 26 days ago

Patents on Genes

Legal bid against breast cancer gene patents

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Categories: Politics
Date: 2009-09-30 23:03:58, 8 years and 26 days ago

Polanski arrested for child rape

... and his lawyer claims he should be released because he "... obviously poses no danger to society and [his] artistic and personal reputation are clearly established". Yeah he's a wonderful man, except for that one time (that we know of) where he raped a 13 year old girl:

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Categories: Jurisprudence, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-28 23:03:54, 8 years and 28 days ago

Religious Freedom?

Victoria Changes the Discrimination Laws:

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Categories: Politics, Rants, Religion
Date: 2009-09-27 23:03:54, 8 years and 29 days ago

Small Arms Identification Cheat Sheet

A guide to small arms; a quick cheat-sheet for the rest of us.

Categories: Humour, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-26 23:03:54, 8 years and 30 days ago

What Colour is the Sky?

Red!

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Categories: Oddities
Date: 2009-09-23 23:03:56, 8 years and 33 days ago

Sheep

I haven't posted any real content for a while, and this post isn't going to be any different. :-) Here's a cool sheep video in lieu of a serious post.

Categories: Linkage
Date: 2009-09-23 23:03:54, 8 years and 33 days ago

Tech Support

Tech Support Cheat Sheet

Categories: Computers, Howto, Humour, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-22 23:03:54, 8 years and 34 days ago

Bureaucratic Insanity

Man arrested after kissing his daughter. I hope there's something the that we're not being told here, some sort of reason this is happening other than just insanity, but somehow I suspect not.

Date: 2009-09-08 23:03:53, 8 years and 48 days ago