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Phone Numbers

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Texting should work. Unless the message is too long, in which case it gets converted to voicemails, and I think I'm locked out of my voicemail.
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toddgrotenhuis
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me IRL
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Brstrk
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#4 is for whenever I have to enter a number and think I'll be bombarded with robocalls, unless the call starts with a magic package, in which case it's forwarded to my laptop to wake it up.
Covarr
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What about #2?
Moses Lake, WA
tsuckow
5 hours ago
It's the Google voice number
chrisrosa
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this in a nutshell
San Francisco, CA
CallMeWilliam
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voicemail is terrible.
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Texting should work. Unless the message is too long, in which case it gets converted to voicemails, and I think I'm locked out of my voicemail.
adam8797
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You're my new favorite bot.
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@adam8797 Author here. Glad you like it! I forgot it was still running ! You probably don't need it anymore since on mobile you can long press images to see the alt text now.

Voice Commands

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Dvorak words may sound hard to pronounce, but studies show they actually put less stress on the vocal chords.
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zippy72
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I wouldn't mind trying the HCESAR layout though... those vintage typewriters keep tempting me... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCESAR?wprov=sfsi1
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cosmotic
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For the record, zero studies have found that Dvorak is more efficient.
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austinstorm
5 days ago
Do you mean faster, more accurate, less hand movement? I'm just curious how we're measuring efficiency. I have carpal tunnel and used Dvorak for many years because I found (anecdotally, grant you) that it was less hand movement.
cosmotic
5 days ago
The origin of all positive claims regarding the dvorak layout came from one study by US Navy that has been discredited for at least 20 years. Because carpal tunnel (and similar ailments like tendonitis) are repetitive stress injuries, switching layouts would change the repetitions. http://reason.com/archives/1996/06/01/typing-errors/1
CarlEdman
5 days ago
The Dvorak legend is not entirely without basis: It seems a more logical layout that really ought to minimize hand movement. Thing is: For trained and skilled typists, that seems to make no difference in ultimate performance. Matters may be different for people suffering, e.g., from carpal tunnel who are willing to invest into retraining their hands.
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Dvorak words may sound hard to pronounce, but studies show they actually put less stress on the vocal chords.
Covarr
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Lemme save you the trouble: He said "Okay Google send a text"
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Hundreds of Crows roosting on fresh fallen snow.

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Wifi

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Further out to the right, it works correctly, but the reason it works still involves the word 'firmware.'
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I have a friend who is in the rightward category..
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Further out to the right, it works correctly, but the reason it works still involves the word 'firmware.'

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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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tedder
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snerk.
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chrisminett
140 days ago
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This, +comments
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zippy72
143 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
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alt_text_bot
144 days ago
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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.
rraszews
144 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
144 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
144 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
138 days ago
sfrazer: unless it fails on startup, etc.
sfrazer
138 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
138 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=
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