I’ve been using s3cmd to back up the contents of an external disk to Amazon’s S3 service, and honestly, s3cmd is kinda crap. It’s the most accessible tool for S3, and it’s free, but it’s kinda crap. The biggest problem I have stems from when I start, stop, and then resume an upload; already-uploaded files […]
I did an in-place do-release-upgrade yesterday. The laptop was not completely plugged in, and the battery went out when the upgrade process was about 75% complete. Since then, things have been…very interesting due to the lack of 64-bit recovery media in the hackerspace.
Fuck. FUCK. The next time I need to calculate compound interest daily, I should probably check my sample numbers with a *daily* compound interest calculator. Before, you know, I spend four hours writing a check-check-checker (check3) and proverbially pulling my hair out. Turns out that Google Docs and several other online calculators calculate it yearly.
I’ll open this up with a disclaimer: I am a nitpicky geek. /disclaimer Producing a television show, weirdly, has a lot in common with designing a ballistic missile. In the minds of every missile designer exists the perfect missile. This perfect ballistic munition can carry an infinitely large warhead, at an infinite speed, over an […]