Monthly Archives: July 2005

today we are all Londoners

“…nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.”
- Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London

Full text of his statement below.
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backyard (mountain) astronomy

At a recent open house, Palomar Observatory showed off their new “Palomar Testbed Interferometer”:, a set of ‘scopes that work together to produce resolution equivalent to a much larger telescope. Who says that land-based astronomy is dead?

overheard on slashdot

…in a “discussion about Neon Genesis Evangelion”:

_Unless you can actually enjoy having your mind twisted like a towel and thwacked against the ass of Jesus Christ, don’t watch this anime._

CPAN vs. dot-underscore

I was so keen on the idea of pushing a module to CPAN that I almost didn’t catch a fatal flaw in my scheme. Mac OS X (motto: It Just Works) was doing something odd to my tarball as it was created: it was adding a whole host of files that weren’t there originally. Not just the .DS_Store files we all know and love (and learn to remove), but odd shadow files like ._foo.txt for foo.txt and ._Makefile.PL for Makefile.PL.

Yep. Now you might see the problem.
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