[16 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on It’s time to go live | 1,615 views]
It’s time to go live

I realised recently that this blog has been running for almost five years, and has accumulated over sixty posts. That’s not many posts by most standards (about one a month — pathetic, really, and not evenly), but actually a hell of a lot more than I expected to post. I was surprised by this realisation.
Therefore I figure it’s time to make this site live. Yes, although this blog has existed for a few months short of half a decade, it has not actually been available on the Web until now. …

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[30 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on What is “white fragility”? | 423 views]

I posted the following as a comment on the “What is ‘white fragility’?” article on the Oxford Dictionaries blog, but that was a week or so ago and the moderators have not approved it, so I’ll post it here instead.

TL;DR: You’re damned it you do and damned if you don’t.
The problem with inventing a pejorative, racist phrase like “white fragility” and then defining it as any possible reaction a white person can have to being presented with information that casts his or her race in a negative light in a …

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[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Zimbabwe orgasms: Independence 5.0 | 493 views]
Zimbabwe orgasms: Independence 5.0

Although not in quite the same morbid manner as described in The last days of robert mugabe (which is actually based on an interview with Emmerson Mnangagwa last year), his portrait has indeed finally “fallen off the wall” in Zimbabwe! The country has come to its senses, and Zimbabweans collectively have finally grown a pair, even if the developments do not guarantee that there will be any change in the way that ZANU-PF will continue governing the country. More cojones may still be needed by the populace in the short …

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[18 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Happy belated birthday Sandra | 476 views]
Happy belated birthday Sandra

Dear Sandra,
Been a lot going on this week, not least of which was a long-awaited coup in Zim!
Happy birthday.
Love, Craig

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[11 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Happy birthday Christopher! | 533 views]
Happy birthday Christopher!

Hey Christopher,
Back to being late as usual! 🙂 Hope you had a good birthday. Big milestone for you!
Love, Uncle Craig

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[28 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on man page humour | 489 views]

Found this little nugget in the “find” man page recently:
A ‘%’ character followed by any other character is discarded, but the other character is printed (don’t rely on this, as further format characters may be introduced). A ‘%’ at the end of the format argument causes undefined behaviour since there is no following character. In some locales, it may hide your door keys, while in others it may remove the final page from the novel you are reading.
Reminds me of a T-shirt I have:

$> man woman
$> Segmentation fault (core dumped)