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Dilbert 2016-09-09

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kimmo
19 days ago
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Cron Mail

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Take THAT, piece of 1980s-era infrastructure I've inexplicably maintained on my systems for 15 years despite never really learning how it works.
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kimmo
26 days ago
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tedder
21 days ago
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snerk.
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chrisminett
23 days ago
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This, +comments
Milton Keynes, UK
zippy72
26 days ago
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Cron Flakes: pour themselves into your cereal bowl at exactly 7 am every morning, whether you want them to or not
FourSquare, qv
rraszews
27 days ago
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You know what? The fact that you can't make cron log to a file instead of emailing you IS weird.
francisga
27 days ago
I know right? Why doesn't it log to /var/log like everything else? If not for cron most systems would not need mail set up at all.
sfrazer
26 days ago
Log cron to syslog: */5 * * * * root /usr/local/nagios/sbin/nsca_check_disk 2>&1 | /usr/bin/logger -t nsca_check_disk
tedder
21 days ago
sfrazer: unless it fails on startup, etc.
sfrazer
20 days ago
Well, cron actions (startup, running a command, etc) are logged through syslog. Cron failing to start should get logged to /var/log/cron on RHEL/CentOS/Etc.
sfrazer
20 days ago
And apparently cronie (which is installed by default on RHELs) allows you to log all output to syslog with this parameter: -s This option will direct Cron to send the job output to the system log using syslog(3). This is useful if your system does not have sendmail(8), installed or if mail is disabled. (Add this to /etc/sysconfig/crond under CRONDARGS=

Backups

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Maybe you should keep FEWER backups; it sounds like throwing away everything you've done and starting from scratch might not be the worst idea.
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kimmo
49 days ago
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No more nice things!
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wreichard
49 days ago
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I need backups of my descriptions of my backups.
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Covarr
49 days ago
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It seems the winning backup plan is no backup at all.
Moses Lake, WA
Lythimus
49 days ago
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"Maybe you should keep fewer backups" is my safe word during sex, because I know I would never say it in context.
BLueSS
49 days ago
I would have enjoyed this being the actual hover text.

Newsletters in your NewsBlur

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It’s been three years to the day that Google Reader shut down. And here’s a feature they could never build. Introducing email newsletters in your RSS reader.

You can now forward your email newsletters over to NewsBlur and then read your email newsletters right in your browser/phone/TV/tablet. A couple dozen users have been beta testing this feature for the last couple of months and everybody agrees, this feature is amazing.

Newsletters are formatted to fit all of your screens, so it looks just as good on the web as it does on your phone.

Here’s the best part. If you get a lot of newsletters, you can group them into folders and even train them to highlight the newsletters you want to read first.

Setting up newsletters on NewsBlur is easy. Just follow the personalized instructions on the web by going to Manage > Email Newsletters on either the web dashboard or the manage menu.

You might ask why not just subscribe your custom NewsBlur newsletter email address directly to the newsletter instead of forwarding copies of the newsletter. The answer is that if you want a single source of truth for where newsletters are going, you want that in your email client and not on NewsBlur. If you ever change news readers (and with new features like this, why would you want to) you’ll want to change only a single filter rule instead of dozens of newsletter emails.

And with this huge new feature, NewsBlur just became even better. NewsBlur has branched beyond RSS for a while now, fetching Twitter and YouTube stories even without RSS. With newsletters, NewsBlur becomes your single source.

If you have suggestions on what NewsBlur can help you read next, post an idea on the Get Satisfaction forums.

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kimmo
88 days ago
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mindspillage
75 days ago
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Stuff like this makes me glad to be a paying user of NewsBlur.
Mountain View, California
jcherfas
87 days ago
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Very interesting new feature: forward newsletter to #Newsblur. Will try soon.
claudinec
88 days ago
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Wow!
Melbourne, Australia
egoexpress
89 days ago
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Awesome feature! Have beta-tested it for a while now and love it!
49.46904200,11.11430400
pfctdayelise
89 days ago
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!!
Melbourne, Australia
synapsecracklepop
89 days ago
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I was one of those happy beta testers and am LOVING IT.

I ended up simplifying my process using a "+news" alias (so I subscribe with myemail+news@mydomain.com). I set up a matching filter to forward them to my NewsBlur email. Seamless!
Atlanta
srsly
89 days ago
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Woah, this feature is actually really sweet.
Atlanta, Georgia
gradualepiphany
89 days ago
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Really nifty feature, thanks Samuel!
Los Angeles, California, USA
jbloom
89 days ago
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OH YES!!! 100% awesome!
Columbus, Ohio
sirshannon
89 days ago
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There it is! Samuel dropped a hint yesterday, I was hoping it was something like this. I like that it is implemented in a way that doesn't just take over all responsibility for the newsletters.
economyaki
89 days ago
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whoa
nyc
lelandpaul
89 days ago
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Whaaa - truly a killer feature I didn't even know I needed
San Francisco, CA
adamcole
89 days ago
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Oy, this is awesome.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
samuel
89 days ago
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Keep the ideas coming. What's next, reading on a big screen perhaps?
The Haight in San Francisco
jbloom
89 days ago
Weird request, Facebook/Instagram feeds. Both may be hard with Facebook's weird stances.
hansolosays
89 days ago
nested folders would be nice? especially for newsletters
samuel
85 days ago
You can move newsletters as you please, so they work fine with nested folders. New newsletters show up in the Newsletters folder, but they don't have to stay there.
chrisrosa
78 days ago
ooo...an apple tv version would be interesting.
hansolosays
89 days ago
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AWESOME!
Norfolk, Virginia
jqlive
89 days ago
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Thank you!
Beijing/Hong Kong
chrisrosa
89 days ago
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wow...this is great news.
San Francisco, CA
mlupo
89 days ago
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My inbox thanks you!
Canada
drchuck
89 days ago
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This is great for sites that offer a newsletter, but no RSS feed. Well done!
Long Island, NY
redheadedfemme
89 days ago
Cool! Thank you, Samuel. NewsBlur is the best money I ever spent.

Dilbert 2016-06-18

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