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From the Department of Pedantry

René Pfeiffer [lynx at luchs.at]

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 23:41:06 +0200

On Sep 25, 2009 at 1317 -0700, Rick Moen appeared and said:

> I offer the following anecdote in belated celebration of National
> Punctuation Day (http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/) -- which was
> September 24th, 2009, but we can hope that it'll prove to be... um...
> periodic.

You might be interested in this little book:

A panda bear walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda bear eats it, pulls out a pistol, kills the waiter, and gets up and starts to walk out.

The bartender yells for him to stop. The panda bear asks, "What do you want?" The bartender replies, "First you come in here, order food, kill my waiter, then try to go without paying for your food."

The panda bear turns around and says, "Hey! I=E2=80=99m a Panda. Look it up= !" The bartender goes into the back room and looks up panda bear in the encyclopedia, which read: "Panda: a bear-like marsupial originating in Asian regions. Known largely for it=E2=80=99s stark black and white colorin= g. Eats, shoots and leaves."


:), René.

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[OT] Meetup?

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:57:08 +0100

2009/9/15 Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com>:

> Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (joregan@gmail.com):
>> I'll be in San Francisco for a couple of days next month (Google
>> Mentor Summit). Will anyone else be around?
> Only all the time.
> Chez Moen is down about 60 km south of the city of San Francisco,
> at the base of the San Francisco Peninsula, close to Stanford
> University.  I don't very often get to San Francisco, but certainly
> can/will in order to rendezvous and spend time.

With less than a week left, I just now took the time to look at a map and see where I'll /really/ be; turns out it's Sunnyvale, which is much closer to Stanford :)

<Leftmost> jimregan, that's because deep inside you, you are evil.
<Leftmost> Also not-so-deep inside you.

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Power management by sonar

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:46:34 +0100

From this Slashdot story: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10[...]re-Detects-Laptop-User-Presence?from=rss

Software here: http://stevetarzia.com/sonar/

I'm not really interested in the power management side of things so much as the scope it provides for a Halloween prank... Trick or treat!

<Leftmost> jimregan, that's because deep inside you, you are evil.
<Leftmost> Also not-so-deep inside you.


Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:14:04 +0100

Hi. I'm in Sunnyvale now. I think I should be around after 6, if anyone can suggest a good meeting place.

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Published in Issue 168 of Linux Gazette, November 2009