Bash – Snip Leading Zeros

valueWithoutZeroes="$(echo $valueWithZeroes | sed 's/0*//')"

Linux – Partitions & Filesystems

Creating a new partition /sbin/fdisk /dev/hda In fdisk, to create a new partition, type n and follow the prompts, use the w command to write the changes to the partition table when complete. Restart the virtual machine & create a file system on the new partition: /sbin/mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hda3 mkdir [...]

Parent Culture

Picked this up on Chortle: John Cleese has claimed London is ‘no longer an English city’. In an interview on Australian TV, the Fawlty Towers star said the ‘parent [ie British] culture’ had all-but vanished from the streets of the capital. Interviewed to promote a show at Sydney Opera House, [...]

Summer Clearout

What a great Summer for Liverpool!  £4m for N’gog, I thought he’d be another piece of deadwood we’d struggle to give away.  By my count that’s over a dozen players shipped out either on loan or permanently this Summer.  Cole & Aquilani out on loan to Lille and AC Milan respectively.  Konchesky, [...]

Come on Irene

On Monday morning Irene was category 3, by Wednesday morning Irene was category 2.  The day Irene hit it was a category 1, later to be downgraded to a mere tropical storm, guess the media has to fill the 24 hour news-cycle somehow.  None of this means anything to me truth be told, but I thought the [...]

Adventures in RTP: Cheesecake Factory

First day at work in RTP felt somewhat like the first day of school.  As we didn’t have security clearance I had arranged to meet Donald in the lobby at 8:30 and we spent the day as visitors, which meant we couldn’t get through any badge-locked doors without an escort during the day. The “war room” [...]

Adventures in RTP: Arrival

Arrived in Raleigh on my 6 week assignment out here 6PM local time.   The weather’s certainly a lot better than what I left behind in the UK. On arrival at Raleigh-Durham International a courtesy bus took us to the Hertz Rental lot, which was about the size of Winchester, and after much haggling I [...]

Daily Mail Headline of the Year

"Daily Mail Headline Of The Year", from Football365's always entertaining Mediawatch …

"Breakdown of the family. Single mothers. Soft justice. Drugs. Multiculturalism. Welfarism. Educational failure…for 30 years, Britain's liberal intelligentsia has smashed virtually every social value. In this blistering analysis, Melanie Phillips says we're now paying the price – HOW THE LIBERALS RUINED BRITAIN."

Slightly disappointing they couldn't get house prices in there. Still, surely there's no way they can top that.

Curse the liberal intelligentsia, curse them to hell!

Shoot the fucking lot of them

Still, at least the police managed to arrest some kid for writing something nasty on Facebook because it might incite a riot in Glasgow too. Way to make a stand, as usual they avoid having to deal with real criminals on the streets. The comments section of Guido Fawkes blog has been a fun read the last few days:

Finally. Someone gets it!

Following on from the pleasant surprise that the next installment of Saint’s Row will drop the series’ traditional half-arsed multiplayer component come these quotes out of Bethesda that indicate that at least some studios realise that multiplayer isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of gaming. [People ask [...]
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