A Mars first

A planet-gazing first for me tonight. I was able to make out some detail on Mars, now a week or so past opossition and currently in Virgo. Mainly a dark smudge taking up most of the bottom left of the disk but after looking at images of Mars for so ...

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Quick URL shortener from the command line

Create the following bash file called 'googl' in your path to quicky create a shortened URL from the command line using Google's URL shortener. Remember to chmod +x the file to make it executable. Remove the | tee >(pbcopy) if you're not using pbcopy, i.e, not on OSX ...

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Pelican static HTML blog on Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean have been swamping my timeline with promoted tweets advertising their $5 a month droplets, wee cloud servers. At five bucks a month it's cheaper than my current hosting by a couple of quid and gives me full access to the "server" to play with and screw up ...

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Here we go again

I sent that a few days ago and since then I've been throwing myself into relearning Emacs ...

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