The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Entries from December 2008

Keeping tabs on our corvid neighbors

December 29th, 2008 3 Comments

Have you ever noticed hundreds of crows streaming through the shadows at dusk (probably making a ruckus)? Have you ever watched a crow chase away a bald eagle and wondered at its gumption? Have you ever been dive-bombed by a territorial crow? Have you ever wondered why? Have you ever wanted to tell someone else […]

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MySQL daily backups

December 29th, 2008 No Comments

I made a folder ~/mysql/backup and saved the following script as mysql_backup_db (chmod to 700). Change [user], [password] (note NO space between password and flag), and [server] to those you used here: UW MySQL Setup #!/bin/sh date=`date -I` ~/mysql/mysqlver/bin/mysqldump -u [user] -p[password] -P [port] -h [server] –all-databases | gzip > ~/mysql/backup/backup-$date.sql.gz Then added the following […]


“it was a musical thing…”

December 7th, 2008 No Comments

and you were supposed to sing and dance, while the music was being played. it’s not too late! it’s never too late.

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