Neil (nt) wrote,

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I made a dumb mistake at work today. I wanted to delete a file and meant to type the Unix command rm *.lk, which means "delete without confirmation all files having extension .lk", but instead held down the shift key a fraction of a second too long and entered rm *>lk, which deleted all the files in the directory. We have offsite backups, so I can recover the directory, but I had to ask my boss to get them. It was kind of embarrassing.

Apart from that, work has been going fairly well. I've been trying to take the attitude that, yes, what I'm working on at the moment may be aggravating, boring or not going as quickly as I would like, but if I keep plugging away, I will make progress. Taking a longer view makes the work less stressful.

Here's a great source for desktop wallpaper: National Geographic Photo of the Day Archive. Know of any others?

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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