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Intelligence¬≤ Debate – It’s Got To Be Nuclear – Initial Thoughts

I’ve just got back from the debate held by Intelligence¬≤ at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington. The motion was simply – It’s got to be nuclear – although both sides agreed that the pro-nuclear camp were clear that … Continue reading

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I Hate Dell, But Still Desire a Mini-9

Seriously Dell, do you not understand the concept of “out of stock”? I ordered my mini 9 on the 10th of February and got a nice email telling me the delivery date would be the on or before the 27th. … Continue reading

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Snow Finally Arrives in Cardiff

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Themes and SyntaxHighlighterPlus

After joining the modern world and finally moving the theme of my wordpress install to something other than one of the defaults I managed to find one I quite liked the look of. However after playing with it for a … Continue reading

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Is Effort A Myth?

Seth Godin deserves a pat on his shiny, bald head for this. I got lucky when I landed my first job at MPC. But I’d also spent a year immersing myself in Linux on my own time. Like the man … Continue reading

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I Laughed, I Cried

Godzilla and Beaker Investigate the Credit Crunch Finance has never been the natural home of philosopher kings. It is instead the home of the rapacious vultures, dead eyed killers and Brooks Bros clad Nazgul – financiers, neither living nor dead. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on .Astronomy

Having spent the afternoon at my desk sorting out my to-do list for tomorrow, the buzz from attending dotastronomy has almost worn off. The odd thing is, it felt more like LugRadioLive year one, rather than a scientific conference. You … Continue reading

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Cardiff WebScene Meetup #4

Which I only found out about because I’ve started following Cardiff-based tech people on Twitter. Meetup Details

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Jobs and Prizes

Apparently we’ve made the shortlist of the British Computer Society 2008 IT Industry Awards. This is in the environmental category for our new compute cluster install. In slightly less esoteric news work are advertising for two new posts at the … Continue reading

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silly shell history meme

Yes I’m a sheep, I admit it. [huw@w1199 ~]$ history|awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’|sort -rn|head 223 ./condor_accounting.py 101 rm 81 ls 73 ssh 61 ./condor_usage.py 58 python 42 cd 40 pylint 38 sudo 28 ./condor_status_logger.py … Continue reading

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