“Interest never sleeps nor sickens nor dies; it never goes to the hospital; it works on Sundays and holidays; it never takes a vacation; it never visits nor travels; it takes no pleasure; it is never laid off work nor discharged from employment; it never works on reduced hours; it never has short crops nor droughts; it never pays taxes; it buys no food; it wears no clothes; it is unhoused and without home and so has no repairs, no replacements, no shingling, plumbing, painting, or whitewashing; it has neither wife, children, father, mother, nor kinfolk to watch over and care for; it has no expense of living; it has neither weddings nor births nor deaths; it has no love, no sympathy; it is as hard and soulless as a granite cliff. Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you.” — J. Reuben Clark
Found this list online. How is your supply of these?
1. Generators 2. Water filters/purifiers 3. Portable toilets 4. Seasoned firewood 5. Lamp oil, wicks, lamps 6. Coleman fuel 7. Guns, ammunition, pepper spray, knives, clubs, bats, slingshots 8. Hand can openers, hand egg beaters, whisks 9. Honey, syrups, white/brown sugar 10. Rice, beans, wheat 11. Vegetable oil (for cooking) 12. Charcoal, lighter fluid 13. Water containers 14. Mini heater head (propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.) 15. Grain grinder (Non-electric) 16. Propane cylinders 17. Survival guide book 18. Lamp mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.) 19. Baby supplies: Diapers/formula, ointments/aspirin, etc. 20. Washboards, mop bucket w/wringer (for laundry) 21. Cookstoves (propane, Coleman, kerosene) 22. Vitamins 23. Propane cylinder handle holder (Small canister use is dangerous without this item) 24. Feminine hygiene/haircare/skin products 25. Thermal underwear (tops and bottoms) 26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, wedges (also, honing oil) 27. Aluminum foil -- regular and heavy duty 28. Gasoline containers (plastic and metal) 29. Garbage bags 30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels 31. Milk (powdered, condensed: shake every 3 to 4 months) 32. Garden seeds (non-hybrid) 33. Clothes pins/line/hangers 34. Coleman's pump repair kit 35. Tuna fish (in oil) 36. Fire extinguishers 37. First aid kits 38. Batteries 39. Garlic, spices, vinegar, baking supplies 40. Big dogs (and plenty of dog food) 41. Flour, yeast, salt 42. Matches 43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators 44. Insulated ice chests 45. Workboots, belts, Levis, durable shirts 46. Flashlights, lightsticks, torches, "No. 76 Dietz" lanterns 47. Journals, diaries, scrapbooks 48. Garbage cans (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels) 49. Men's hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc 50. Cast iron cookware 51. Fishing supplies/tools 52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams 53. Duct tape 54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes 55. Candles 56. Laundry Detergent (liquid) 57. Backpacks, duffel bags 58. Garden tools and supplies 59. Scissors, fabrics, sewing supplies 60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc. 61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite) 62. Canning supplies, jars/lids/wax 63. Knives, sharpening tools: files, stones, steel 64. Bicycles, tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc 65. Sleeping bags, blankets/pillows/mats 66. Carbon monoxide alarm (battery powered) 67. Board games, cards, dice 68. D-con rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, roach killer 69. Mousetraps, ant traps, cockroach magnets 70. Paper plates/cups/utensils 71. Baby wipes, waterless and antibacterial soaps 72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc. 73. Shaving supplies (razors, creams, talc, after shave) 74. Hand pumps, siphons (for water and for fuels) 75. Soy sauce, vinegar, boullion/gravy/soup base 76. Reading glasses 77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers) 78. "Survival-in-a-Can" 79. Woolen clothing, scarves/earmuffs/mittens 80. Boy Scout Handbook, Leaders Catalog 81. Roll-on window insulation kit (MANCO) 82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, trail mix, jerky 83. Popcorn, peanut butter, nuts 84. Socks, underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras) 85. Lumber (all types) 86. Wagons and carts (for transport to and from) 87. Cots, inflatable mattresses 88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc. 89. Lantern hangers 90. Screen patches 91. Tea 92. Coffee 93. Cigarettes 94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,) 95. Paraffin wax 96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc. 97. Chewing gum/candies 98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing) 99. Hats, cotton neckerchiefs 100. Goats/chickens
If you have a list member with an invalid address (I ended up with one that had 2 concatenated addresses, yielding 2 @ characters which the default parser apparently does not like), the regular
bin/remove_members script won’t work. You can use this trick though:
bin/withlist -l listname
See the Mailman wiki for more details and other things to try if even this step doesn’t work.
Pidgin fix so Yahoo works again: in Advanced tab, change Pager Server to 188.8.131.52. Pidgin 2.6.0 will fix, but n/a yet…
Holy crap that was some close lightning/LOUD thunder!! Whole house shook like a So Cal earthquake!
Just a quick vi/vim tip that I’d never had to do before now.
Scenario: a file with multiple lines, each terminated with a semicolon, that needed to be broken out into separate lines for easier reading.
In vim, use \r in the search-and-replace command to indicate a new line:
Twitter-Facebook interlink completed…?
Deciding which project to tackle first…
Sitting in another hospital room, watching people sleep, makes me… sleepy!
Dad’s been moved from ICU to Rm 217 following today’s MRI, and is sleeping now.