Monthly Archives: October 2007

Getting Old the Unix Way

I am finding that I do a lot of things lately that the GNU tools scold me for:

# sudo chown root.wheel authorized_keys2
chown: separation of user and group with a period is deprecated

$ tail +2 testfile
tail: Warning: "+number" syntax is deprecated, please use "-n +number"

ScribblyBlog 1: Stoplight

ScribblyBlog 2007-10-17: Stoplight

I was recently watching a video (WMV, 187MB) of a talk given by Randall Munroe, the xkcd guy, at the ACM student conference back at UIUC, where I went to school. And, it made me realize two things: 1. I would really like to draw more, and 2. It’s lots of fun as an informal blogging-like way of presenting the silly ideas in your head.

So, I think I will be doing this on occasion, hopefully frequently.

And, oh, yes, I know I need to twiddle a lot with html and CSS and make this blog all pretty and stuff.