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authorDaniel Silverstone <daniel.silverstone@codethink.co.uk>2015-01-21 16:33:56 +0000
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More tweaks to converter script
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-rw-r--r--posts/2003-07-07_11_20_00_14310.mdwn4
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-08-08_13_57_00_16491.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-10-19_12_29_00_18842.mdwn4
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-10-22_10_38_00_19228.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-10-28_10_17_00_19560.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-11-05_12_47_00_19918.mdwn48
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-12-02_16_14_00_21886.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-12-08_11_13_00_22156.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2003-12-30_19_28_00_23782.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2004-01-20_16_48_00_26202.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2004-02-17_18_37_00_28283.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2004-03-09_21_00_00_28979.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/2004-03-14_22_35_00_29390.mdwn4
-rw-r--r--posts/2004-07-06_21_26_00_34875.mdwn8
-rw-r--r--posts/2004-09-21_10_22_00_39826.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/apps-licences-and-linking.mdwn12
-rw-r--r--posts/awesome-gnome.mdwn62
-rw-r--r--posts/blame-it-on-the-hotel.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/burpdee.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/cacert-considered-harmful.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/cannot-make-this-stuff-up-noatom.mdwn6
-rw-r--r--posts/civil-partnership.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/dbi-crap-api.mdwn14
-rw-r--r--posts/dev-fonts.mdwn6
-rw-r--r--posts/entropy-on-bsd.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/g1-tomtom-tether.mdwn4
-rw-r--r--posts/googlebar.mdwn20
-rw-r--r--posts/how-it-happened.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/irssi-paste-fix.mdwn2
-rw-r--r--posts/jetplane.mdwn6
-rw-r--r--posts/mythtv-1.mdwn6
-rw-r--r--posts/pqm.mdwn4
-rw-r--r--posts/randomsound.mdwn2
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-rw-r--r--posts/unicode-comments.mdwn6
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46 files changed, 153 insertions, 153 deletions
diff --git a/posts/2003-05-27_01_03_00_5440.mdwn b/posts/2003-05-27_01_03_00_5440.mdwn
index f703d8c..e4f1da4 100644
--- a/posts/2003-05-27_01_03_00_5440.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-05-27_01_03_00_5440.mdwn
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
Again a stolen meme: This time it’s from
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/mikosquirrel">Livejournal:mikosquirrel</a>
via
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
and
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gwendraith">Livejournal:gwendraith</a>.
The rules are as follows: <i> Five questions. Pick one you don’t like,
diff --git a/posts/2003-05-28_14_34_00_6551.mdwn b/posts/2003-05-28_14_34_00_6551.mdwn
index 5203232..ee4a5e6 100644
--- a/posts/2003-05-28_14_34_00_6551.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-05-28_14_34_00_6551.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
[[!tag old-livejournal]]
Bloody OpenMOSIX MFS has inconsistent handling of fstat() and stat()
-with a 64 bit dev\_t Irritatingly, GNU CP and GNU MV notice that
+with a 64 bit dev_t Irritatingly, GNU CP and GNU MV notice that
difference and refuse to do things, complaining that things are changing
under their feet because when they go stat() open() fstat() they get
different device numbers. **cry**
diff --git a/posts/2003-06-05_12_12_00_10224.mdwn b/posts/2003-06-05_12_12_00_10224.mdwn
index af87218..c59e715 100644
--- a/posts/2003-06-05_12_12_00_10224.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-06-05_12_12_00_10224.mdwn
@@ -135,7 +135,7 @@
<TR>
<TD STYLE="padding: 0px; text-align: right; width: 120px">
-<b><A target="_new" HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1" COLOR="#0033CC">gerald\_duck</font></a></b>
+<b><A target="_new" HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1" COLOR="#0033CC">gerald_duck</font></a></b>
</td>
diff --git a/posts/2003-06-13_13_16_00_11655.mdwn b/posts/2003-06-13_13_16_00_11655.mdwn
index b820b0b..609d7e1 100644
--- a/posts/2003-06-13_13_16_00_11655.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-06-13_13_16_00_11655.mdwn
@@ -23,26 +23,26 @@ better with me. In terms of unconventional names, my brothers have been
trying to convince me to follow in my elder brothers’ footsteps and
change my name to ‘Sha-waddy-waddy Bananarama Funkyboogaloo-Smythe’
which I think could be funny for about 10 minutes.<br> <i>BTW, thanks
-for the compliment ;~~)</i> \</blockquote\>\</li\> \<li\>What three
+for the compliment ;~~)</i> </blockquote></li> <li>What three
positive traits do you admire/like about
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/nunfetishist">Livejournal:nunfetishist</a>?
-and three negatives ones? \<blockquote\> Gosh, well, in terms of
+and three negatives ones? <blockquote> Gosh, well, in terms of
positive traits I admire, I like how cuddly he is, his brutal honesty is
refreshing and I suppose he’s a loyal and loving man. In terms of
negative traits, I suppose I most dislike his self-deprecation,
especially in terms of what work he is or isn’t capable of. He has a
tendancy to want to be told the answer, instead of working it out for
himself ; and he keeps waking me up as I drop off to sleep .
-\</blockquote\>\</li\> \<li\>Haddenham is a charming and gentile village
+</blockquote></li> <li>Haddenham is a charming and gentile village
to live. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
-\<blockquote\> Haddenham, and indeed most of Cambridgeshire, is rather
+<blockquote> Haddenham, and indeed most of Cambridgeshire, is rather
lovely, yes. However I’d love to live in a castle, because it’d be
really rather cool. Probably in the south of Germany, perhaps near
Bavaria; most likely on the franco-german borders. I love that part of
Europe in terms of scenery, people and good food. It would be hard,
being away from friends and family, but with a huuge castle, people
-could just visit whenever they wanted. \</blockquote\>\</li\> \<li\>What
-is your proudest moment? \<blockquote\> I think that the moment I was
+could just visit whenever they wanted. </blockquote></li> <li>What
+is your proudest moment? <blockquote> I think that the moment I was
most proud was simultaneously the moment I was most scared. And that had
to be the afternoon when I walked into an estate agents in Ely and said
“Hello, I’m Mr Silverstone, and I’m here to collect the key”~~- I was
diff --git a/posts/2003-06-18_10_59_00_12619.mdwn b/posts/2003-06-18_10_59_00_12619.mdwn
index dcec04d..d1bcd27 100644
--- a/posts/2003-06-18_10_59_00_12619.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-06-18_10_59_00_12619.mdwn
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@ whose comments are below, we now believe in <b>39</b> steps, and
<b>7</b> deadly sins for the head in the box. ~~~~- Update~~~~- I think
the beer one is <b>2</b> as in ‘Lock Stock and <b>TWO</b> smoking
barrels’ ~~~~- Update~~~~- Thanks to
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
we have ‘Death Race <b>2000</b>’ as the ‘RIP race’ answer ~~~~-
Update~~~~- Jaffa (from
<a href="http://talker.pepperfish.net/">elsewhere</a>) suggests
diff --git a/posts/2003-06-24_10_51_00_13160.mdwn b/posts/2003-06-24_10_51_00_13160.mdwn
index fef4e10..791b1d9 100644
--- a/posts/2003-06-24_10_51_00_13160.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-06-24_10_51_00_13160.mdwn
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ things went yellow/white/yellow/white over and over again as we sped
past them ;~~) <span style="color: blue">Time passes</span> Sunday
morning we wake up and decide that we haven’t seen the cat, but since
our internet connection doesn’t work either we ring up
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
and go over to his to listen to nice music and chat. Eventually spending
the evening in a very nice pub, we get home and wonder where the cat is.
We go out hunting for her (in the rain) and fail to find her. Monday
diff --git a/posts/2003-06-30_11_02_00_14034.mdwn b/posts/2003-06-30_11_02_00_14034.mdwn
index f0c5f47..04190f2 100644
--- a/posts/2003-06-30_11_02_00_14034.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-06-30_11_02_00_14034.mdwn
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ pub with
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/nunfetishist">Livejournal:nunfetishist</a>,
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/cjwatson">Livejournal:cjwatson</a>
and
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
(Oh, and mdw) — All in all, a very pleasant time was had by all, and I
didn’t get any of the work done which I wanted to. I did manage to read
through Greg Egan’s ‘Quarantine’ and most of the way through “Schild’s
diff --git a/posts/2003-07-07_11_20_00_14310.mdwn b/posts/2003-07-07_11_20_00_14310.mdwn
index b4a96ad..00fca53 100644
--- a/posts/2003-07-07_11_20_00_14310.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-07-07_11_20_00_14310.mdwn
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
Good morning Livejournalers. I had a lovely weekend, mostly with
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/nunfetishist">Livejournal:nunfetishist</a>,
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/mstevens">Livejournal:mstevens</a>,
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
and partially with
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/kjaneway">Livejournal:kjaneway</a>.
On Saturday, some of us went to see The Matrix Reloaded in the London
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ chatted, had lunch, scanned photos (I’ll upload them at some point) and
then when
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/kjaneway">Livejournal:kjaneway</a>
left,
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
turned up and brought with him a Meridian 555 power amplifier and a
Cyrus pre/source-switch. We discovered how much extra our speakers can
do than our current pre/power combo can achieve. Then we had dinner at
diff --git a/posts/2003-08-08_13_57_00_16491.mdwn b/posts/2003-08-08_13_57_00_16491.mdwn
index c01f284..080928f 100644
--- a/posts/2003-08-08_13_57_00_16491.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-08-08_13_57_00_16491.mdwn
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
Well, we went to the gym last night, and we’re going again today. In a
strange turn of events, the thought of exercise is nice and I’m looking
forward to going. Then we shall be joining
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
and
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/kalipha">Livejournal:kalipha</a>
for drinkies in the fountain pub in Ely. All in all, I’m really not
diff --git a/posts/2003-10-19_12_29_00_18842.mdwn b/posts/2003-10-19_12_29_00_18842.mdwn
index 75e85a6..fd64b69 100644
--- a/posts/2003-10-19_12_29_00_18842.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-10-19_12_29_00_18842.mdwn
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
Would someone else please take the sexual test so I can get a more
compatible friend than
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
please? It’s not that I don’t like poor gerald, it’s that I’d far rather
have someone else as my most compatible friend ;-)
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ have someone else as my most compatible friend ;-)
<TR>
<TD STYLE="padding: 0px; text-align: right; width: 140px">
-<b><A target="_new" HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1" COLOR="#0033CC">gerald\_duck</font></a></b>
+<b><A target="_new" HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1" COLOR="#0033CC">gerald_duck</font></a></b>
</td>
diff --git a/posts/2003-10-22_10_38_00_19228.mdwn b/posts/2003-10-22_10_38_00_19228.mdwn
index fdb9983..5879058 100644
--- a/posts/2003-10-22_10_38_00_19228.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-10-22_10_38_00_19228.mdwn
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Well, I updated my sexual-compatibility display today,
<TR>
<TD STYLE="padding: 0px; text-align: right; width: 140px">
-<b><A target="_new" HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1" COLOR="#0033CC">gerald\_duck</font></a></b>
+<b><A target="_new" HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1" COLOR="#0033CC">gerald_duck</font></a></b>
</td>
diff --git a/posts/2003-10-28_10_17_00_19560.mdwn b/posts/2003-10-28_10_17_00_19560.mdwn
index f821377..4af833d 100644
--- a/posts/2003-10-28_10_17_00_19560.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-10-28_10_17_00_19560.mdwn
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@ gives you 5 dark blue licorice-flavoured miniature candy bars.
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="border-bottom: 1px orange solid">
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/">gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck/">gerald_duck</a>
gives you 16 purple raspberry-flavoured miniature candy bars.
</td>
diff --git a/posts/2003-11-05_12_47_00_19918.mdwn b/posts/2003-11-05_12_47_00_19918.mdwn
index d838e0a..eeff3ec 100644
--- a/posts/2003-11-05_12_47_00_19918.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-11-05_12_47_00_19918.mdwn
@@ -13,9 +13,9 @@ songs were picked because the title was apt, some because the lyrics
were apt, some because I just felt like it. Those marked with a <b>T</b>
are apt titles, a <b>L</b> denotes apt lyrics, also, a <b>S</b> denotes
that it is the sentiment which I think echoes in the person. All this is
-subject to my odd opinion of course ;~~) \<dl\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/brainstewed">Livejournal:brainstewed</a>
-<b>T</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Kirsty MacColl~~- Innocence
+subject to my odd opinion of course ;~~) <dl>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/brainstewed">Livejournal:brainstewed</a>
+<b>T</b></dt><dd>Kirsty MacColl~~- Innocence
</dd>
@@ -25,9 +25,9 @@ subject to my odd opinion of course ;~~) \<dl\>
</dt>
<dd>
-Tom Lehrer ~~- Irish Ballad\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/dpash">Livejournal:dpash</a>
-<b>L</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Soft Cell~~- Insecure Me
+Tom Lehrer ~~- Irish Ballad</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/dpash">Livejournal:dpash</a>
+<b>L</b></dt><dd>Soft Cell~~- Insecure Me
</dd>
@@ -37,9 +37,9 @@ Tom Lehrer ~~- Irish Ballad\</dd\>
</dt>
<dd>
-Frank Zappa ~~- Catholic Girls\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
-<b>S</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Flanders and Swan~~- Have some Madeira, m’dear
+Frank Zappa ~~- Catholic Girls</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
+<b>S</b></dt><dd>Flanders and Swan~~- Have some Madeira, m’dear
</dd>
@@ -49,9 +49,9 @@ Frank Zappa ~~- Catholic Girls\</dd\>
</dt>
<dd>
-Diana Ross ~~- I will survive\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/jenblower">Livejournal:jenblower</a>
-<b>tongue-in-cheek</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Beautiful South~~- Mirror
+Diana Ross ~~- I will survive</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/jenblower">Livejournal:jenblower</a>
+<b>tongue-in-cheek</b></dt><dd>Beautiful South~~- Mirror
</dd>
@@ -61,9 +61,9 @@ Diana Ross ~~- I will survive\</dd\>
</dt>
<dd>
-Tiger army ~~- Never die\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/keybuk">Livejournal:keybuk</a>
-<b>T</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Five Star~~- System addict
+Tiger army ~~- Never die</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/keybuk">Livejournal:keybuk</a>
+<b>T</b></dt><dd>Five Star~~- System addict
</dd>
@@ -73,9 +73,9 @@ Tiger army ~~- Never die\</dd\>
</dt>
<dd>
-Gloria Gaynor ~~- I am what I am\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/kyllikki">Livejournal:kyllikki</a>
-<b>S</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Bruce Springsteen~~- Car Wash
+Gloria Gaynor ~~- I am what I am</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/kyllikki">Livejournal:kyllikki</a>
+<b>S</b></dt><dd>Bruce Springsteen~~- Car Wash
</dd>
@@ -85,9 +85,9 @@ Gloria Gaynor ~~- I am what I am\</dd\>
</dt>
<dd>
-Pink Floyd ~~- Learning to fly\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/milchi">Livejournal:milchi</a>
-<b>T</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Elton John and Tim Rice~~- I just can’t wait to be
+Pink Floyd ~~- Learning to fly</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/milchi">Livejournal:milchi</a>
+<b>T</b></dt><dd>Elton John and Tim Rice~~- I just can’t wait to be
king
</dd>
@@ -98,9 +98,9 @@ king
</dt>
<dd>
-Barry White ~~- You’re the first, my last, my everything\</dd\>
-\<dt\><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/thombola">Livejournal:thombola</a>
-<b>T</b>\</dt\>\<dd\>Kylie Minogue~~- Better the devil you know
+Barry White ~~- You’re the first, my last, my everything</dd>
+<dt><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/thombola">Livejournal:thombola</a>
+<b>T</b></dt><dd>Kylie Minogue~~- Better the devil you know
</dd>
diff --git a/posts/2003-12-02_16_14_00_21886.mdwn b/posts/2003-12-02_16_14_00_21886.mdwn
index e6472ed..aeeb2b3 100644
--- a/posts/2003-12-02_16_14_00_21886.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-12-02_16_14_00_21886.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
[[!tag old-livejournal]]
Okay, so
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
pointed me at
<a href="http://www.internationaljewishconspiracy.com/">this</a>
and all I’ll say is that I’m glad I have my new tinfoil hat to protect
diff --git a/posts/2003-12-08_11_13_00_22156.mdwn b/posts/2003-12-08_11_13_00_22156.mdwn
index 1dcac19..b950aaf 100644
--- a/posts/2003-12-08_11_13_00_22156.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-12-08_11_13_00_22156.mdwn
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ and I finally went home. It was good to see
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/morayallan">Livejournal:morayallan</a>,
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/dpash">Livejournal:dpash</a>
and many others. Sunday was quiet.
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
came over and we played various games, including Mao, Carcasonne, Hearts
(which I lost abysmally at), Scrabble (ditto) and I’m sure something
else. Again, much chatting, geeking and general fun was had by all. And
diff --git a/posts/2003-12-30_19_28_00_23782.mdwn b/posts/2003-12-30_19_28_00_23782.mdwn
index 6d7500f..52667bd 100644
--- a/posts/2003-12-30_19_28_00_23782.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2003-12-30_19_28_00_23782.mdwn
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ and
Now in Edinburgh with
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gwendraith">Livejournal:gwendraith</a>
and we’re expecting
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
and Gabriel for hogmanay. Still, time for a rest before hitting more
computers with a “You will fucking work you cunt” stick. My laptop has a
duffed filesystem.
diff --git a/posts/2004-01-20_16_48_00_26202.mdwn b/posts/2004-01-20_16_48_00_26202.mdwn
index f5ccfab..22378a3 100644
--- a/posts/2004-01-20_16_48_00_26202.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2004-01-20_16_48_00_26202.mdwn
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ said today on a talker…</em><br /> Differences are what make us all
interesting… Things said today on a talker…
<pre>
-CCCCC :XXXXX\> If you knew me better you’d realise those would be
+CCCCC :XXXXX> If you knew me better you’d realise those would be
covered in rubber, too! CCCCC drifts off into a pervy reverie. MMMMM is
relieved to know XXXXX doesn’t **know** CCCCC that well
diff --git a/posts/2004-02-17_18_37_00_28283.mdwn b/posts/2004-02-17_18_37_00_28283.mdwn
index 83aa5f8..98c61fe 100644
--- a/posts/2004-02-17_18_37_00_28283.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2004-02-17_18_37_00_28283.mdwn
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ idea to deep-link to an image belonging to a company
website for. We take a dim view of bandwidth theft, but thanks to
<a href="http://www.zeus.com">Zeus’</a> RequestRewriteScript we
have made is so that instead of getting a big debian swirl,
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/wear_sunscreen">Livejournal:wear\_sunscreen</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/wear_sunscreen">Livejournal:wear_sunscreen</a>
gets a nice ‘We do not like this theft’ image instead. Perhaps if they’d
responded usefully to the request not to deep-link, we’d not have had to
do this.
diff --git a/posts/2004-03-09_21_00_00_28979.mdwn b/posts/2004-03-09_21_00_00_28979.mdwn
index ac9cd54..980b275 100644
--- a/posts/2004-03-09_21_00_00_28979.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2004-03-09_21_00_00_28979.mdwn
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ Well, since
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/nunfetishist">Livejournal:nunfetishist</a>’s
music quiz seemed to prove popular, I thought I’d finish one I started a
while ago when
-<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald\_duck</a>
+<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/gerald_duck">Livejournal:gerald_duck</a>
was doing them.
<blockquote>
diff --git a/posts/2004-03-14_22_35_00_29390.mdwn b/posts/2004-03-14_22_35_00_29390.mdwn
index ffb22b4..7b9fd85 100644
--- a/posts/2004-03-14_22_35_00_29390.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2004-03-14_22_35_00_29390.mdwn
@@ -44,11 +44,11 @@ tool. And the best operating system my for my parents’ computer? Windows
2000 of course. Then again, I am informed that Debian’s new release
won’t release with an installation system which will allow users to use
non-free software by default anyway. Indeed Joey Hess says:
-\<blockquote\>But also secondly because regardless of the outcome of
+<blockquote>But also secondly because regardless of the outcome of
this GR, the sarge installation will not ask about including non-free in
sources.list, and only users well-versed in using Debian will notice,
care, or modify sources.list manually to include
-it.\</blockquote\><br>Now I thought that Joey’s main remit was the
+it.</blockquote><br>Now I thought that Joey’s main remit was the
<a href="http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/">debian-installer</a>
system. The bit of the system which asks about non-free in Woody appears
to be
diff --git a/posts/2004-07-06_21_26_00_34875.mdwn b/posts/2004-07-06_21_26_00_34875.mdwn
index b6e0255..891c16c 100644
--- a/posts/2004-07-06_21_26_00_34875.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2004-07-06_21_26_00_34875.mdwn
@@ -7,11 +7,11 @@
<em>Cut &mdash; Geek Alert!</em><br /> Some people offer large cash
incentives. However, since I’m poor, I offer the following: Tell me how
to achieve what I want without changing Gnome 2.6 and win a hug or one
-\$BEER token depending on your preference. Fix the issue I have and get
+$BEER token depending on your preference. Fix the issue I have and get
it into Debian and win twice as much. Get it into Gnome upstream as well
-as Debian and win three \$BEER tokens. Some of the below are clearly
+as Debian and win three $BEER tokens. Some of the below are clearly
bugs and I’ve filed bugs where I can. Some are usability issues and
-could be plausibly worked-around for one \$BEER token. Several of these
+could be plausibly worked-around for one $BEER token. Several of these
were pointed out to me by people like
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/keybuk">Livejournal:keybuk</a>
and have since come to irritate me. My current issue list:
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ riddled with bugs and generally crashy.
<li>
<strike>I’d like the ability to hide icons in Nautilus windows. E.g. I
-don’t want \~/bin showing in my homedir, ’tis messy enough as it
+don’t want ~/bin showing in my homedir, ’tis messy enough as it
is.</strike> — Won by Thom May
</li>
diff --git a/posts/2004-09-21_10_22_00_39826.mdwn b/posts/2004-09-21_10_22_00_39826.mdwn
index ab8902d..9c81d2c 100644
--- a/posts/2004-09-21_10_22_00_39826.mdwn
+++ b/posts/2004-09-21_10_22_00_39826.mdwn
@@ -3,4 +3,4 @@
[[!meta date="2004-09-21 10:22:00 +0100"]]
[[!tag old-livejournal]]
-[http://www.tribulaciones.org/blog/computers/geek/traffic-jam\_20-09-2004](http://www.tribulaciones.org/blog/computers/geek/traffic-jam_20-09-2004)
+[http://www.tribulaciones.org/blog/computers/geek/traffic-jam_20-09-2004](http://www.tribulaciones.org/blog/computers/geek/traffic-jam_20-09-2004)
diff --git a/posts/apps-licences-and-linking.mdwn b/posts/apps-licences-and-linking.mdwn
index fc1245b..cd37227 100644
--- a/posts/apps-licences-and-linking.mdwn
+++ b/posts/apps-licences-and-linking.mdwn
@@ -40,13 +40,13 @@ to write plugins distributed with it.
</li>
<li>
There exists a useful <em>GPLv2*</em>ed library
-<em>HandyStuffs</em>…\</li\>\<li\>…which is authored by a freedom loving
-software engineer called <em>Fred</em>.\</li\>\<li\>A pragmatic, yet
-freedom loving software engineer called <em>Pete</em>…\</li\>\<li\>…who
-does not know <em>Fred</em>…\</li\>\<li\>…writes a plugin for
+<em>HandyStuffs</em>…</li><li>…which is authored by a freedom loving
+software engineer called <em>Fred</em>.</li><li>A pragmatic, yet
+freedom loving software engineer called <em>Pete</em>…</li><li>…who
+does not know <em>Fred</em>…</li><li>…writes a plugin for
<em>FantasticUsefulApp</em> which we shall call
-<em>IncrediblyCoolPlugin</em>…\</li\>\<li\>…which incorporates parts of
-the <em>HandyStuffs</em> codebase…\</li\>\<li\>…and is <em>GPLv2*</em>ed
+<em>IncrediblyCoolPlugin</em>…</li><li>…which incorporates parts of
+the <em>HandyStuffs</em> codebase…</li><li>…and is <em>GPLv2*</em>ed
by <em>Pete</em>…
</li>
diff --git a/posts/awesome-gnome.mdwn b/posts/awesome-gnome.mdwn
index 620a9b0..76827f8 100644
--- a/posts/awesome-gnome.mdwn
+++ b/posts/awesome-gnome.mdwn
@@ -18,23 +18,23 @@ be pretty portable.
Install AwesomeWM:
<pre class="interact">
-\$ sudo apt-get install awesome
+$ sudo apt-get install awesome
</pre>
Create an X session file:
<pre class="interact">
-\$ cat \> ~/.xsession\\ \<\<‘EOF’<br />
-\#!/bin/sh<br />
-exec\\ gnome-session\\ ~~~~session=localawesome<br />
-EOF\</pre\>
+$ cat > ~/.xsession\ <<‘EOF’<br />
+#!/bin/sh<br />
+exec\ gnome-session\ ~~~~session=localawesome<br />
+EOF</pre>
<br />
-Create\\ the\\ localawesome\\ session\\ file:
+Create\ the\ localawesome\ session\ file:
<br />
-\<pre\\ class=“interact”\>\$\\ mkdir~~p\\ ~/.config/gnome-session/sessions<br />
-\$\\\\ cat\\\\ \>~/.config/gnome-session/sessions/localawesome.session\\ \<\<‘EOF’<br />
+<pre\ class=“interact”>$\ mkdir~~p\ ~/.config/gnome-session/sessions<br />
+$\\ cat\\ >~/.config/gnome-session/sessions/localawesome.session\ <<‘EOF’<br />
<br />
-Name=Proper\\ Awesome\\ Session<br />
+Name=Proper\ Awesome\ Session<br />
Required=windowmanager;filemanager;<br />
Required-windowmanager=localawesome<br />
Required-filemanager=nautilus<br />
@@ -42,11 +42,11 @@ DefaultApps=gnome-settings-daemon;<br />
RequiredComponents=gnome-settings-daemon;localawesome<br />
FallbackSessionsID=GNOME2d<br />
GNOME2d=2d-gnome<br />
-EOF\</pre\>
+EOF</pre>
<br />
-Create\\ the\\ localawesome\\ desktop\\ file:<br />
-\<pre\\ class=“interact”\>\$\\ mkdir~~p~/.local/share/applications<br />
-\$ cat \> ~/.local/share/applications/localawesome.desktop\\ \<\<‘EOF’<br />
+Create\ the\ localawesome\ desktop\ file:<br />
+<pre\ class=“interact”>$\ mkdir~~p~/.local/share/applications<br />
+$ cat > ~/.local/share/applications/localawesome.desktop\ <<‘EOF’<br />
<br />
Exec=/usr/bin/awesome<br />
Name=Awesome<br />
@@ -54,41 +54,41 @@ NoDisplay=true<br />
StartupNotify=false<br />
Type=Application<br />
Version=1.0<br />
-EOF\</pre\>
+EOF</pre>
<br />
-In\\ order\\ to\\ enable\\ the\\ xsession\\ session,\\ install\\ gdm:
+In\ order\ to\ enable\ the\ xsession\ session,\ install\ gdm:
<br />
-\<pre\\ class=“interact”\>\$\\ sudo\\ apt-get\\ install\\ gdm\</pre\>
+<pre\ class=“interact”>$\ sudo\ apt-get\ install\ gdm</pre>
<br />
-Remember\\ to\\ select\\ gdm\\ as\\ the\\ default\\ login\\ manager.
+Remember\ to\ select\ gdm\ as\ the\ default\ login\ manager.
<br />
-If\\ you\\ do\\ not\\ like\\ the\\ filthy\\ overlay\\ scrollbars,\\ then\\ do:
+If\ you\ do\ not\ like\ the\ filthy\ overlay\ scrollbars,\ then\ do:
<br />
-\<pre\\ class=“interact”\>\$\\ sudo\\ apt-get\\ remove\\ ~~~~purge\\ liboverlay\*\</pre\>
+<pre\ class=“interact”>$\ sudo\ apt-get\ remove\ ~~~~purge\ liboverlay*</pre>
<br />
-This\\ will\\ remove\\ ca.\\ 3\\ packages\\ to\\ do\\ with\\ the\\ overlay\\ scrollbars.
+This\ will\ remove\ ca.\ 3\ packages\ to\ do\ with\ the\ overlay\ scrollbars.
<br />
-<b>Now\\ reboot.</b>
+<b>Now\ reboot.</b>
<br />
-When\\ the\\ gdm\\ launcher\\ starts,\\ select\\ your\\ user\\ and\\ from\\ the\\ dropdown\\ choose\\ ‘User\\ defined\\ session’\\ Then\\ click\\ ‘login’.
+When\ the\ gdm\ launcher\ starts,\ select\ your\ user\ and\ from\ the\ dropdown\ choose\ ‘User\ defined\ session’\ Then\ click\ ‘login’.
<br />
-You\\ now\\ have\\ an\\ almost-ready\\ desktop.\\ Next\\ install\\ the\\ gnome\\ tweak\\ tool:
+You\ now\ have\ an\ almost-ready\ desktop.\ Next\ install\ the\ gnome\ tweak\ tool:
<br />
-\<pre\\ class=“interact”\>\$\\ sudo\\ apt-get\\ install\\ gnome-tweak-tool\</pre\>
+<pre\ class=“interact”>$\ sudo\ apt-get\ install\ gnome-tweak-tool</pre>
<br />
-This\\ will\\ install\\ an\\ infeasibly\\ large\\ amount\\ of\\ crap\\ unless\\ you\\ turn\\ recommends\\ off\\ first.
+This\ will\ install\ an\ infeasibly\ large\ amount\ of\ crap\ unless\ you\ turn\ recommends\ off\ first.
<br />
-Run\\ the\\ gnome-tweak-tool\\ program\\ and\\ go\\ to\\ the\\ Desktop\\ tab.
+Run\ the\ gnome-tweak-tool\ program\ and\ go\ to\ the\ Desktop\ tab.
<br />
-Disable\\ the\\ file-manager\\ being\\ in\\ charge\\ of\\ the\\ desktop.
+Disable\ the\ file-manager\ being\ in\ charge\ of\ the\ desktop.
<br />
-Now\\ you\\ can\\ quit\\ the\\ gnome-tweak-tool.\\ Remember\\ the\\ default\\ to\\ do\\ this\\ in\\ awesome\\ is\\ meta+shift+c.
+Now\ you\ can\ quit\ the\ gnome-tweak-tool.\ Remember\ the\ default\ to\ do\ this\ in\ awesome\ is\ meta+shift+c.
<br />
-By\\ default,\\ awesome\\ exiting\\ won’t\\ kill\\ the\\ session\\ since\\ GNOME\\ is\\ in\\ charge\\ of\\ it\\ and\\ doesn’t\\ fully\\ recognise\\ awesome\\ as\\ being\\ in\\ charge.\\ You\\ should\\ ensure\\ that\\ rather\\ than\\ quitting\\ awesome,\\ you\\ run\\ gnome-session-quit\\ with\\ either~~~~logout\\ or\\ —power-off\\ depending\\ on\\ which\\ of\\ the\\ two\\ dialogs\\ you\\ want.\\ The\\ former\\ will\\ leave\\ you\\ back\\ at\\ gdm\\ where\\ the\\ latter\\ will\\ let\\ you\\ shut\\ down\\ the\\ system.\\ I\\ recommend\\ you\\ start\\ to\\ customise\\ your\\ awesome\\ rc.lua\\ file\\ pretty\\ soon\\ to\\ do\\ this,\\ rather\\ than\\ having\\ the\\ quit-awesome\\ option.\\ If\\ you\\ forget\\ to,\\ and\\ quit\\ awesome,\\ then\\ pressing\\ Ctrl+Alt+Del\\ sometimes\\ brings\\ up\\ the\\ logout\\ dialog\\ too.
+By\ default,\ awesome\ exiting\ won’t\ kill\ the\ session\ since\ GNOME\ is\ in\ charge\ of\ it\ and\ doesn’t\ fully\ recognise\ awesome\ as\ being\ in\ charge.\ You\ should\ ensure\ that\ rather\ than\ quitting\ awesome,\ you\ run\ gnome-session-quit\ with\ either~~~~logout\ or\ —power-off\ depending\ on\ which\ of\ the\ two\ dialogs\ you\ want.\ The\ former\ will\ leave\ you\ back\ at\ gdm\ where\ the\ latter\ will\ let\ you\ shut\ down\ the\ system.\ I\ recommend\ you\ start\ to\ customise\ your\ awesome\ rc.lua\ file\ pretty\ soon\ to\ do\ this,\ rather\ than\ having\ the\ quit-awesome\ option.\ If\ you\ forget\ to,\ and\ quit\ awesome,\ then\ pressing\ Ctrl+Alt+Del\ sometimes\ brings\ up\ the\ logout\ dialog\ too.
<br />
-From\\ now\\ on,\\ it’s\\ all\\ up\\ to\\ you.\\ Some\\ Linux\\ systems\\ have\\ the\\ GTK\\ configured\\ to\\ have\\ hideous\\ resize\\ thumbs\\ in\\ the\\ bottom-right\\ corner\\ of\\ every\\ window.\\ If\\ they’re\\ present\\ on\\ your\\ system,\\ you\\ can\\ get\\ rid\\ of\\ them\\ with:
+From\ now\ on,\ it’s\ all\ up\ to\ you.\ Some\ Linux\ systems\ have\ the\ GTK\ configured\ to\ have\ hideous\ resize\ thumbs\ in\ the\ bottom-right\ corner\ of\ every\ window.\ If\ they’re\ present\ on\ your\ system,\ you\ can\ get\ rid\ of\ them\ with:
<br />
-\<pre\\ class=“interact”\>\$\\ cat\\ \>\>~/.gtkrc-2.0 \<\<‘EOF’<br />
+<pre\ class=“interact”>$\ cat\ >>~/.gtkrc-2.0 <<‘EOF’<br />
style “default-style”<br />
{<br />
GtkWindow::resize-grip-height = 0<br />
diff --git a/posts/blame-it-on-the-hotel.mdwn b/posts/blame-it-on-the-hotel.mdwn
index a46d12d..6cdc606 100644
--- a/posts/blame-it-on-the-hotel.mdwn
+++ b/posts/blame-it-on-the-hotel.mdwn
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ doctor.
Eventually the doctor turned up, diagnosed me with a nasty chest
infection and has given me paracetamol and codeine for the pain,
antibiotics for the chest and some throat lozenges for soothing my
-throat. Total cost? Around 320\$AU. I hope my health insurance covers
+throat. Total cost? Around 320$AU. I hope my health insurance covers
this.
This morning I just feel tired but the thought of sleeping any longer
diff --git a/posts/burpdee.mdwn b/posts/burpdee.mdwn
index 30ea3ff..ea3d862 100644
--- a/posts/burpdee.mdwn
+++ b/posts/burpdee.mdwn
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ Thanks for the bed Mark.
I had my 25th Birthday on Saturday. It passed quietly and without remark
from most people. [Scott](http://www.netsplit.com/blog/) bought me a
-[Carniv&\#224;le](http://www.hbo.com/carnivale/) series one box-set
+[Carniv&#224;le](http://www.hbo.com/carnivale/) series one box-set
which was absolutely lovely of him. My mother bought me the shoes I
wanted in the wrong size due to a confusion with US vs UK sizing and an
incompetant shop assistant. Other than that, I did a little work and
diff --git a/posts/cacert-considered-harmful.mdwn b/posts/cacert-considered-harmful.mdwn
index f1045ee..a2c20aa 100644
--- a/posts/cacert-considered-harmful.mdwn
+++ b/posts/cacert-considered-harmful.mdwn
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
An organisation exists called [CACert](http://www.cacert.org) whose
primary goals are: “Inclusion into mainstream browsers” and “To provide
a trust mechanism to go with the security aspects of encryption.”
-&\#8212; Kinda scary to think their stuff may be being added to trusted
+&#8212; Kinda scary to think their stuff may be being added to trusted
sets on your computer eh? If you’re not scared yet, read on&hellip;
Recently [David Pashley](http://www.davidpashley.com/cgi/pyblosxom.cgi)
diff --git a/posts/cannot-make-this-stuff-up-noatom.mdwn b/posts/cannot-make-this-stuff-up-noatom.mdwn
index d263f21..715b9b6 100644
--- a/posts/cannot-make-this-stuff-up-noatom.mdwn
+++ b/posts/cannot-make-this-stuff-up-noatom.mdwn
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ documentation regarding the building of software in a UNIX environment.
The supplied build script configures the system so that the machine will
reset its database on every startup. This means that the PROJECT will
-not retain CRITICAL\_DATA across reboots, power loss, or even restarts
+not retain CRITICAL_DATA across reboots, power loss, or even restarts
of the windowing environment.
The supplied internationalisation is a gesture rather than the pervasive
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ insufficient time invested by the contractor in planning the software
project.
Several files implemented the same “gross hack”, regarding the PROPERTY
-of the HARDWARE\_ELEMENT, independently yet often in an identical
+of the HARDWARE_ELEMENT, independently yet often in an identical
manner. This single issue is indicative of a lack of understanding of
the concept of correct code reuse within the project.
@@ -188,7 +188,7 @@ written and in places incorrect, in-line code documentation.
The document entitled ‘Scope of the Release’ supplied by the contractor
appears to simply be a list of use cases which the contractor had
considered for the release. Several of them are marked as unavailable or
-incomplete for the release made for the TRADE\_SHOW and many of them are
+incomplete for the release made for the TRADE_SHOW and many of them are
marked as incomplete or unimplemented regardless. However, no summary
was provided meaning that in order to discover the lack of useful
content in this document, all forty-five pages needed to be read
diff --git a/posts/civil-partnership.mdwn b/posts/civil-partnership.mdwn
index 7f96fbf..1b199ab 100644
--- a/posts/civil-partnership.mdwn
+++ b/posts/civil-partnership.mdwn
@@ -6,6 +6,6 @@
It has only just begun.
Today, myself and [Rob Kendrick](http://nunfetishist.livejournal.com/)
-got married&\#94;Wcivilised&\#94;W&\#94;Wentered a civil partnership.
+got married&#94;Wcivilised&#94;W&#94;Wentered a civil partnership.
![Daniel and Rob signing the register](http://users.pepperfish.net/dsilvers/partnership.jpg "Daniel and Rob signing the register")
diff --git a/posts/dbi-crap-api.mdwn b/posts/dbi-crap-api.mdwn
index adf0ebd..7b850f2 100644
--- a/posts/dbi-crap-api.mdwn
+++ b/posts/dbi-crap-api.mdwn
@@ -8,14 +8,14 @@ I’d like to introduce you to a bit of API which belongs to
who cut my crack with washing powder?” box…
<tt style="white-space: nowrap;">int
-dbi\_driver\_quote\_string(dbi\_driver Driver, char
-\*\*orig)<br><br>&\#160;&\#160;Encloses the target string in the types
-of quotes that the database expects,<br>&\#160;&\#160;and escapes any
+dbi_driver_quote_string(dbi_driver Driver, char
+**orig)<br><br>&#160;&#160;Encloses the target string in the types
+of quotes that the database expects,<br>&#160;&#160;and escapes any
special characters. The original string will be freed and
-will<br>&\#160;&\#160;point to a newly allocated one (which you still
-must free on your own).<br><br>Arguments<br>&\#160;&\#160;Driver: The
-target driver.<br>&\#160;&\#160;orig: A pointer to the string to quote
-and escape.<br><br>Returns<br>&\#160;&\#160;The new string’s
+will<br>&#160;&#160;point to a newly allocated one (which you still
+must free on your own).<br><br>Arguments<br>&#160;&#160;Driver: The
+target driver.<br>&#160;&#160;orig: A pointer to the string to quote
+and escape.<br><br>Returns<br>&#160;&#160;The new string’s
length.</tt>
Now what on earth posesses someone to think that such an API is better
diff --git a/posts/dev-fonts.mdwn b/posts/dev-fonts.mdwn
index b3ba555..0e0dd4d 100644
--- a/posts/dev-fonts.mdwn
+++ b/posts/dev-fonts.mdwn
@@ -7,9 +7,9 @@ For quite a while, I used ‘Bitstream Vera Sans Mono’ which eventually
became ‘DejaVu Sans Mono’ but I eventually changed to ‘Droid Sans Mono’
as my terminal and editor font. I’m beginning to realise that while the
numerals are readily distinguishable in my chosen font (i.e. 1 vs. l), I
-am finding the tilde (\~) to be annoying because it’s in the middle not
-at the top, the caret (\^) annoying because it’s just too big, the
-asterisk (\*) annoying because it’s too small and the pipe (|) annoying
+am finding the tilde (~) to be annoying because it’s in the middle not
+at the top, the caret (^) annoying because it’s just too big, the
+asterisk (*) annoying because it’s too small and the pipe (|) annoying
because it’s solid and not broken.
So, I thought I’d throw it out there for people to give me suggestions
diff --git a/posts/entropy-on-bsd.mdwn b/posts/entropy-on-bsd.mdwn
index 87395d4..1a0c9d7 100644
--- a/posts/entropy-on-bsd.mdwn
+++ b/posts/entropy-on-bsd.mdwn
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ poor little Linux-centric brain, and so I gave up again.
<br />
So, to the crux of the matter&hellip;
<br />
-\<blockquote\><br />
+<blockquote><br />
Dear Lazyweb,
<br />
Please can you help me to understand where the device nodes for the
diff --git a/posts/g1-tomtom-tether.mdwn b/posts/g1-tomtom-tether.mdwn
index 5ad6de5..f75dbf2 100644
--- a/posts/g1-tomtom-tether.mdwn
+++ b/posts/g1-tomtom-tether.mdwn
@@ -17,8 +17,8 @@ Here’s roughly what I did:
Wrote a skanky shell script to pretend to be a modem, enough to persuade
the tomtom it had dialled:
<a href="http://users.pepperfish.net/dsilvers/g1-and-tomtom/call-tomtom-script">call-tomtom.sh</a>.
-Note heinous use of `tr` in order to get the `\r` which the tomtom
-sends, to be a `\n` which the busybox shell expects.
+Note heinous use of `tr` in order to get the `r` which the tomtom
+sends, to be a `n` which the busybox shell expects.
</li>
<li>
diff --git a/posts/googlebar.mdwn b/posts/googlebar.mdwn
index 8fe5d9c..71764f3 100644
--- a/posts/googlebar.mdwn
+++ b/posts/googlebar.mdwn
@@ -9,16 +9,16 @@ his googlebar held an amusing list of recent searches. He asked what
others had in their googlebar search history and so here is mine. (Note,
it does kinda demonstrate my unerring geekiness)&hellip;
-\* gnu arch integration tla<br />
- \* postgresql language howto<br />
- \* “everything you know is wrong”<br />
- \* redbus interhouse<br />
- \* debconf5<br />
- \* utf-8 tinyfugue<br />
- \* cambridge mike hall<br />
- \* cambridge microsoft research labs<br />
- \* data protection registrar<br />
- \* “writing gnu emacs extensions”
+* gnu arch integration tla<br />
+ * postgresql language howto<br />
+ * “everything you know is wrong”<br />
+ * redbus interhouse<br />
+ * debconf5<br />
+ * utf-8 tinyfugue<br />
+ * cambridge mike hall<br />
+ * cambridge microsoft research labs<br />
+ * data protection registrar<br />
+ * “writing gnu emacs extensions”
The chronological order is reversed (I.E. most recent first) and
mozilla’s googlebar stores less history than IE’s but I find it most
diff --git a/posts/how-it-happened.mdwn b/posts/how-it-happened.mdwn
index c602d0d..7deacaf 100644
--- a/posts/how-it-happened.mdwn
+++ b/posts/how-it-happened.mdwn
@@ -3,6 +3,6 @@
[[!meta date="2007-04-11 09:39:26 +0100"]]
[[!tag life]]
-My mother out&\#94;Win-law has put up a [blog
+My mother out&#94;Win-law has put up a [blog
posting](http://gwendraith.livejournal.com/651451.html) all about
yesterday.
diff --git a/posts/irssi-paste-fix.mdwn b/posts/irssi-paste-fix.mdwn
index a3a7e52..6dffa0c 100644
--- a/posts/irssi-paste-fix.mdwn
+++ b/posts/irssi-paste-fix.mdwn
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
If you want it to not muck up your multiline pastes, do:
<pre class="interact">
-/set paste\_join\_multiline off<br />
+/set paste_join_multiline off<br />
/save<br />
</pre>
diff --git a/posts/jetplane.mdwn b/posts/jetplane.mdwn
index 37e031e..eb47377 100644
--- a/posts/jetplane.mdwn
+++ b/posts/jetplane.mdwn
@@ -11,9 +11,9 @@ Zero](http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBelowZero) where I shall be partaking
of much geekery, card playing, [RHPS](http://www.rockyhorror.com/)
viewing/participating and, I suppose, a certain amount of work.
-This time, as a parting shot&\#94;Wgift I offer you the first rough-cut
-of “Je m’en vais sur un avion” as murdered&\#94;Wtranslated by myself
-and [teh\_nattie](http://www.decadentplace.org.uk/soubrette/) one sorry
+This time, as a parting shot&#94;Wgift I offer you the first rough-cut
+of “Je m’en vais sur un avion” as murdered&#94;Wtranslated by myself
+and [teh_nattie](http://www.decadentplace.org.uk/soubrette/) one sorry
evening after much curry.
<blockquote>
diff --git a/posts/mythtv-1.mdwn b/posts/mythtv-1.mdwn
index 5770c48..9a92ea0 100644
--- a/posts/mythtv-1.mdwn
+++ b/posts/mythtv-1.mdwn
@@ -22,8 +22,8 @@ tuner) which uses the cx88 driver. I’m using a slightly fudged
[Breezy](http://www.ubuntulinux.org/) kernel (I had to turn on cx88-dvb
and fix a bit or two in ir-common) and for the most part I have it just
right. However my kernel logs are full of lines which look like this:
-<tt style="white-space: nowrap;">cx88&\#91;0&\#93;: irq mpeg [0x80000]
-pci\_abort**</tt> which is, understandably, quite annoying.
+<tt style="white-space: nowrap;">cx88&#91;0&#93;: irq mpeg [0x80000]
+pci_abort**</tt> which is, understandably, quite annoying.
<br />
If I watch the file I’m currently recording then what happens is the
MPEG stream ends up corrupted as it comes out of the card. What’s worse
@@ -37,4 +37,4 @@ causes the card to corrupt.
<br />
Has anyone experienced similar with either the Nova-T or MythTV in
general? Please please say “Yes, and here’s how I fixed it…”
-<em>**sob\*</em>
+<em>**sob*</em>
diff --git a/posts/pqm.mdwn b/posts/pqm.mdwn
index a44b26c..b4b2a44 100644
--- a/posts/pqm.mdwn
+++ b/posts/pqm.mdwn
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ maybe it should get on with it. The easiest bit was the argument parser
had a broken <code>foo in (bar)</code> test which I stomped on.
But then came the joy of <code>os.walk()</code> which isn’t in python2.2
-so a little hack-fest later and I created <code>os\_walk()</code> which
+so a little hack-fest later and I created <code>os_walk()</code> which
behaves pretty much the same and works in python2.2.
def os_walk(path,topdown=True):
@@ -41,4 +41,4 @@ behaves pretty much the same and works in python2.2.
Perhaps that’ll be useful to anyone else trying to get arch-pqm working
on a woody box.
-Now to submit merge requests to it. <code>\o/</code>
+Now to submit merge requests to it. <code>o/</code>
diff --git a/posts/randomsound.mdwn b/posts/randomsound.mdwn
index d35f7f3..dec19da 100644
--- a/posts/randomsound.mdwn
+++ b/posts/randomsound.mdwn
@@ -23,5 +23,5 @@ orphan ever, while curing everyone of HIV.<sup>**</sup>
I’m interested in anyone who wants to tell me why I really shouldn’t run
this, but thus far, it has been a life-saver for my mail infrastructure.
<br />
-\<hr width=“40%” align=“left” /\><br />
+<hr width=“40%” align=“left” /><br />
<sup>**</sup> Some of these claims may be lies.
diff --git a/posts/thoughts-on-job.mdwn b/posts/thoughts-on-job.mdwn
index 329ada1..85f9ee1 100644
--- a/posts/thoughts-on-job.mdwn
+++ b/posts/thoughts-on-job.mdwn
@@ -14,8 +14,8 @@ I need to learn to control my distraction level a little more so that I
can work a more normally lengthed day and get everything done. I have
been working until I have my work done rather than until a certain time;
and I’m getting better at achieving my goals within a sensible
-timeframe. When I started I was doing 09:30 ~~\> 23:30 on average. Now I
-seem to be doing about 09:30~~\> 18:30 which is much better.
+timeframe. When I started I was doing 09:30 ~~> 23:30 on average. Now I
+seem to be doing about 09:30~~> 18:30 which is much better.
I’m very pleased that the interest-level and challenge-level present in
my job are high. I also like the fact that I now have a boss I feel I
diff --git a/posts/ukranian-hunting-spider.mdwn b/posts/ukranian-hunting-spider.mdwn
index 597ebaa..ca4b094 100644
--- a/posts/ukranian-hunting-spider.mdwn
+++ b/posts/ukranian-hunting-spider.mdwn
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ Today saw the first ever pre-release of the new
wiki it’s somewhat out of date)
Special thanks go to Breno Leitão for translating the release tagline
-into pt\_BR: <quote>A aranha siberiana tem pernas boas, tem bom dia,
+into pt_BR: <quote>A aranha siberiana tem pernas boas, tem bom dia,
pode capturar insetos, fazer teia, pegar insetos para a familia - Eu não
posso fazer nada</quote>
diff --git a/posts/unicode-comments.mdwn b/posts/unicode-comments.mdwn
index dfe73c6..bb7b3ad 100644
--- a/posts/unicode-comments.mdwn
+++ b/posts/unicode-comments.mdwn
@@ -18,12 +18,12 @@ is about the right place for a fix; and here’s mine. Remember I’m not a
good python coder…:
Replace: <code>cfile.write(‘&lt;?xml version=“1.0”
-encoding=“iso-8859-1”?&gt;\n’)</code>
+encoding=“iso-8859-1”?&gt;n’)</code>
With:<br />
<code> try:
comment['description'].decode('utf-8')
- cfile.write('&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?&gt;\n')
+ cfile.write('&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?&gt;n')
except:
- cfile.write('&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?&gt;\n')</code>
+ cfile.write('&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?&gt;n')</code>
diff --git a/posts/viruses.mdwn b/posts/viruses.mdwn
index 222b9ab..402c9aa 100644
--- a/posts/viruses.mdwn
+++ b/posts/viruses.mdwn
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ I simply must&hellip; restrain&hellip; fist&hellip; of&hellip; death.
Useful references for why ‘virii’ is completely and horribly and utterly
incorrect include:
-\*
+*
[http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/v/virus.html](http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/v/virus.html)<br />
- \*
-[http://www.linuxmafia.com/\~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html](http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html)
+ *
+[http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html](http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html)
diff --git a/posts/vmware-6.5.4-ubuntu-10.04.mdwn b/posts/vmware-6.5.4-ubuntu-10.04.mdwn
index df79f7e..6a87124 100644
--- a/posts/vmware-6.5.4-ubuntu-10.04.mdwn
+++ b/posts/vmware-6.5.4-ubuntu-10.04.mdwn
@@ -10,31 +10,31 @@ interesting issues so I thought I’d collate them all here.
​1. vmware’s installer remains flawed wrt. output generated during
module compile ~~- to fix this, create a gcc wrapper script which
removes the `-W` flags, e.g.<br />
-\<blockquote\>\<pre\>\#!/usr/bin/python<br />
+<blockquote><pre>#!/usr/bin/python<br />
import sys<br />
import copy<br />
import os<br />
argv = copy.copy<br />
i = len<br />
for i in range:<br />
- if len &gt; 4 and argv[i] == &quot;~~W&quot; and argv[i]&\#091;3] !=
+ if len &gt; 4 and argv[i] == &quot;~~W&quot; and argv[i]&#091;3] !=
&quot;,&quot;:<br />
del argv[i]<br />
-argv&\#091;0] = &quot;/usr/bin/gcc&quot;<br />
-os.execv(argv&\#091;0], argv)<br />
+argv&#091;0] = &quot;/usr/bin/gcc&quot;<br />
+os.execv(argv&#091;0], argv)<br />
</pre>
</blockquote>
​2. Pop that somewhere like /tmp/gcc and chmod +x it.<br />
-3. Run sudo env PATH=/tmp:\$PATH sh /wherver/VMware-Installer.bundle<br />
+3. Run sudo env PATH=/tmp:$PATH sh /wherver/VMware-Installer.bundle<br />
4. When the installer finishes, cd into /etc/vmware and add
`export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=&quot;force&quot;` to the bootstrap file.
(This fixes the mouse-broken in fullscreen mode, two pointers visible,
vmware losing grab blahblahblah problem)<br />
5. cd into /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source<br />
6. untar the vmci and vmnet tarballs<br />
-7. in vmci-only/include/pgtbl.h add compat\_sched.h to the includes<br />
-8. in vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.c add compat\_sched.h to the includes<br />
+7. in vmci-only/include/pgtbl.h add compat_sched.h to the includes<br />
+8. in vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.c add compat_sched.h to the includes<br />
9. tar those up again<br />
10. run sudo vmware-modconfig ~~~~console~~~~install-all<br />
11. Assuming all is well, vmware will now work properly.
diff --git a/posts/watching-files.mdwn b/posts/watching-files.mdwn
index 45d7cb3..90a91bd 100644
--- a/posts/watching-files.mdwn
+++ b/posts/watching-files.mdwn
@@ -7,12 +7,12 @@ I am wanting to monitor what processes perform IO on a couple of files.
Unfortunately there appears to be a big lack of ability to do this under
Linux.
-There’s inotify which I can use to watch the files and see when IN\_OPEN
-and IN\_ACCESS (read) events occur, but inotify doesn’t tell me who
+There’s inotify which I can use to watch the files and see when IN_OPEN
+and IN_ACCESS (read) events occur, but inotify doesn’t tell me who
(PID) did them.
There’s debugfs which I can use to monitor the open operations
-(do\_sys\_open) but not the read events, so I can see who opens it, but
+(do_sys_open) but not the read events, so I can see who opens it, but
not how often or how much they read.
Is there any way to join this all up, and get the info I want, or is