CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade

You are kidnapped and dropped off in one of these stores with all name brands removed. Can you tell which one you are in? I believe all of these stores are too similar and would never invest in any of them for that reason and also there are just wayyyyy to many of them. If I see a CVS next to a duane reede, my only incentive to goto one over the other is which one is physically closer to me at the given moment. »

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Jew on Easter

This is an actual conversation with a linksys tech support person I had today while trying to get a download link to upgrade my girlfriends wireless router. Yes yes I know I can put OpenWRT on it but I didn’t want to bother…. Fritz S. (29829): Hi, my name is Fritz S. (29829). How may I help you? justin: I cant get to your downloads paghe justin: to upgrade my firmware justin: It asks to pick a region and says url data is still loading and has me hit back Fritz S. »

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subway ads

I think the reason they have ads on subways is it gives you something to stare at when there are crazy people talking to themselves on the train car or homeless people asking for change. »

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Gum Sucks

Why is it, that I’m left with a taste worst off than the one I started with, after I chew a piece of gum? After the mint flavor wears off, I’m left dehydrated with a crappy taste in my mouth. Am I the only one this happens to? »

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Should have done this a while ago…

Added to .bash_aliases the following alias confgrep='egrep -v "^$|^#"' I find myself too often going through massive config files and only wanting to see what is actually in the config, instead of weeding through a massive amount of whitespace and commented out documentation. I think squid.conf is probably the worst offender of this and the default snmpd.conf has a good amount of spew in it as well. Literally all of squids documentation is located in it’s configuration file, while it is somewhat useful, it’s usually just means a bigger PITA to find what you are looking for. »

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Inline Search and Replace

I was going through some old code tonight from college that had my student id(SS #) in it and I wanted to strip out my SS # from it. I run into this situation a lot where I need to do a mass inline search and replace. I hope this command is useful to anyone else find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/MyIdentity//' {} \; »

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Optimal Configuration for 3 vs 3 seats: PART 1

THE PROBLEM The LIRR has a section of seats in each car that are 3 seats facing one another (see diagram to right). I always aim to sit in these set of seats due to the fact that I’m 6’5 and sitting in the regular seats hardly offers me enough leg room to sit comfortably for an hour long train ride. Of course this only works in my favor if no one sits across from me. »

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Credit Woes

…Most over used 2 words in newspapers this year. Searching google news for “credit woes” in the last day(Feb 29th 2008) produces 914 hits. Everyday the market is down I see the same couple of words in financial headlines over and over again. When the market is down we have a mix of the following words…. Investors, Credit Concerns/Woes, Fear, Inflation, Worries, Economic, Fall, Drop, Housing, Outlook, Profit Taking, Dollar Weakening, Write-offs, Pullback. »

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