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Until the other day, I never realized that the `find` command's `-exec` argument uses the command's success/failure as a boolean result for subsequent arguments…which means you can chain things off of exec results directly in find.

This is incredibly useful!

I’m putting this poor server in a papyrological mind prison

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the other day’s LetsEncrypt root expiration may be the final nail in the coffin for this ancient, stupid, pain-in-the-ass, be-glad-to-be-rid-of-it FreeNAS install

so far this is 350 CPU-hours on a Xeon Gold 6226R @ 2.90GHz

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babysitting the longest `git gc` in recorded history

logging in to AnkiWeb to save my Sumerian decks from destruction

mamas, don’t let your git repositories grow up to have cyclical alternates files

since I no longer regularly come in to the library, recalling a book from me is now like sending me on a multi-hour sidequest

"Cypro-Minoan was added to the Unicode Standard in September, 2021 with the release of version 14.0" oooh nice

You’ve got a text that comes down in multiple traditions, one of which is oral transmission by blind monks who at one point were performing the entire epic from memory accompanied by their own lute-playing. Sound familiar?

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Seems like there’s a whole rich untapped vein of philological research for Homeric oralists to engage with in the transmission of the “Heike Monogatari” epic

extending the free trial for podqueue.fm from 30 days to 45 days for anyone who signs up this weekend!

everybody loves a good money forklift montage

game where all the NPC's consider themselves to be the PC and try to complete the main quest line. they consider the PC and all other NPC's as being NPC's. your goal as a PC is to beat all the NPC's to be the first to complete the main quest line

Wait, you want the *demos* to have the kratos? Sounds like communism

extending the free trial for podqueue.fm from 30 days to 45 days for anyone who signs up this weekend!

ok I thought people were exaggerating about this “Paul Giamatti egg scene” but I’m going to have to cut and post the entire thing at some point because it’s art

a fun pastime is to imagine how comical any given English word would sound with a restored classical Latin pronunciation and then realize with creeping horror that it comes from Latin roots

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