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Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (1986 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/

A popular kid skips school, pulling his best friend and girlfriend into a day of fun.

I don't know how well this movie holds up, but it was a foundational movie from my youth. I think it is a fine example of the spirit of 80s youth movies.



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Five Things >

Updates

Ported

Things brought over from elsewhere. New pages or major updates. Small pages and minor updates are not noted.

From ancient archives

a note on article dates

  • Ported articles are given a timestamp of 00:00.
  • The dates from the oldest articles (2005 or so) are likely wrong, as they were ported from a still-older content management system.

    • Just as this "five things" process exists, I had an earlier series of notes tracking a still-earlier porting process. In due time, I'll go through that list and correct dates as best I can.

2,771 articles left to process..

As this is a fresh project, there will likely be more notes to come.

Windows 10 logoLinux logo - 'Tux'

Software >
Windows, Linux >

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/Microsoft/WSL
https://msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/wsl/

I'm working with it to replace Git on Windows and Babun.

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Kobo Aura ONE 01a

Problem: Given an item in the Internet Archive, e.g. The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, you may be tempted to download the PDF for its exactness. Admirable! However, my e-reader is horribly slow for opening it and turning pages. I find slow page turning aggravating; it makes me lose my train of thought and strains my reading comprehension.

This extra work is well worth it for me.

  • See also PDF? I haven't tested it, but I wonder if "repairing" a PDF would also help with e-reader speed.



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Five Things >

New posts

Updates

Ported

Things brought over from elsewhere. New pages or major updates. Small pages and minor updates are not noted.

From ancient archives

a note on article dates

  • Ported articles are given a timestamp of 00:00.
  • The dates from the oldest articles (2005 or so) are likely wrong, as they were ported from a still-older content management system.

    • Just as this "five things" process exists, I had an earlier series of notes tracking a still-earlier porting process. In due time, I'll go through that list and correct dates as best I can.

2,786 articles left to process..

more coming soon

Kobo Aura ONE 01a

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one
(limited edition)

An E-book reader.

Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.

It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.



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