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Monthly Archive May, 2013

next steps

May 22, 2013

Following up on this post I realize I have a very serious problem: the lack of self-esteem or value makes it hard to sell yourself or your ideas. If your underlying belief system is that everything you say or do is of no consequence, it makes it hard to get through the interview process, assuming […]

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swap usage monitor

May 20, 2013

Wrote this little thing to keep an eye on how swap usage grows. I find that when it exceeds physical RAM, things get boggy. #!/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin: LAST=`who -b | cut -c18-50` RAM=`system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | grep Memory | awk ‘{ print $2 * 1024 }’ ` TOTAL=`du -m /var/vm/* | grep swap | awk ‘{total = […]

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Something I learned today

May 15, 2013

It’s taken me about 40 years to fully (?) process this. “J.T” is a simple, hour-long story of a young boy living in a New York ghetto, but it tackles some weighty issues. [From J.T. Reviews & Ratings – IMDb] I saw this movie right after it came out, so around 1970. The “weighty issues” […]

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I had this idea 30+ years ago

May 14, 2013

A new emerging concept known as hybrid solar lighting may offer an effective way of routing daylight deep into buildings. Using parabolic reflectors, direct sunlight can be concentrated on a smaller mirror which after removing most of the Infra red component (which can be extracted as electricity), reflects a very focused beam of visible light […]

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