Ángel Ortega III

Un naufragio personal


systemd now includes its own ntp service


Uninstall ntp or chrony and do

 sudo timedatectl set-ntp true


How can I split a single file from a git repo into a new repo?


 cd oldrepo
 git fast-export HEAD -- myfile > ../myfile.fi
 cd ..
 mkdir newrepo
 cd newrepo
 git init
 git fast-import < ../myfile.fi
 git checkout


The PGP Problem

No more leaks with sanitize flags in gcc and clang


 CFLAGS="-g -fsanitize=address -fno-omit-frame-pointer" ./config.sh


More fun with Webmentions

👍 https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/3743-More-fun-with-Webmentions

The rest of the site is also worth a look.

The Elian Script

Dissecting the GZIP format

Deep Dark Fears

The Holders Series

MS Estonia accident radio transcript

Just in case I forget:

bow  front of ship (proa)
stern  back of ship (popa)
port  left of ship (babor)
starboard  right of ship (estribor)
to list  to lean, to keel (escorar)



How to Write a Spelling Corrector

Shavian alphabet

"The Shavian alphabet (also known as Shaw alphabet) is an alphabet conceived as a way to provide simple, phonetic orthography for the English language to replace the difficulties of the conventional spelling. It was posthumously funded by and named after Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Shaw set three main criteria for the new alphabet: it should be (1) at least 40 letters; (2) as "phonetic" as possible (that is, letters should have a 1:1 correspondence to phonemes); and (3) distinct from the Latin alphabet to avoid the impression that the new spellings were simply "misspellings".


Floyd's linked list detection algorithm

Pretty is not important

John Titor

Computer Archeology: Space Invaders

Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan


"Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan is an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the real-life passenger ship RMS Titanic, which sank fourteen years later.


Zdzisław Beksiński (more)

Cookieless Cookies

Or how to do web tracking using ETag and If-None-Match.