Friday, July 20, 2012


1. cgroups.txt
2. Original Design Document
3. Interface Stability Promise 4. XDG Base Directory specification 5. If run inside a Linux container these arguments may be passed as command line arguments to systemd itself, next to any of the command line options listed in the Options section above.
If run outside of Linux containers, these arguments are parsed from /proc/cmdline instead.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Slackware Linux links

More than just Slackware! ... Eclectic list of some useful Linux and other programming links... dunno how fresh or otherwise, YMMV.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Re. "Can you afford to not know Git any longer?"

Well said.
The videos (longish at an hour each or so, worthwhile IMO) of Google Talks by Linus Torvalds and Randal L. Schwartz are great for explaining the rationale behind GIT and its development.
They may even provide sufficient motivation for people to dive in. Pushed me over the edge ;-)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A couple of my Web Pet Peeves...

Grrr! ...

1) Sites that show precisely nothing until you unblock JavaScript - I'm looking at you, !

2) Links that when middle-clicked (Linux), hijack the current page rather than opening a new one. If I *wanted* to lose the current page, I would have left-clicked - Duhhh!

Anyone else annoyed by these behaviours? - Comments please!

10 Questions that create success -- Geoffrey James (

These actually make you think...

MIT launches free online 'fully automated' course

(Via BBC UK):

Annoying Colleagues and How to Manage Them --'s Geoffrey James

See anyone you know in here? ... Or perhaps yourself? (I do :) )

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spookily Realistic Skin Rendering (SSS) -- Jorge Jimenez

SSS == Separable Subsurface Scattering
Jorge Jimenez
Needs lots of grunt to render quickly.
Stunning results though!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chuck Lorre Vanity Cards - Warning: May make you think!

Ever watched "Dharma and Greg" (where I first noticed these) or other Chuck Lorre productions (Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory,...) and got frustrated because the 2-second flashed message at the end was too short to read?
Ever thought "I'm going to record that and freeze-frame it so I can read it"?
Someone's saved you the trouble:
And thanks, Chuck :)
Big, Big Bang fan :)