Monthly Archives: October 2007

Halloween zombie mistaken for murder victim

BERLIN (Reuters) – Passengers on a German train mistook a Halloween reveller dressed up as a gore-covered zombie for a murder victim and called the police.

The 24-year-old man fell into a drunken slumber on his way home from a Halloween party in Hamburg, police in the northern town of Bad Segeberg said on Monday.


Friday Link-o-Rama

Fruit jackets

Apple Cosy

Rail art

Rail Art

Really cool cakes

How to make clear ice-cubes

The life and death of Jesse James

Amazing story.

Wake up cat

The Cat Came Back

7:30 long, but very funny.

Those crazy Germans!

Video in German, but funny anyway.

Hover bacon, Beer Beer Beer and Pork Fight

Can you imagine a world with hover bacon? Joel Veitch strangeness.

Bacon Chocolate

More glTail absurdity

This is what happens when you change the log file tail command from tail -f to tail -n10000 -f

glTail crazyness

crazy :)

New glTail version, yay! Authentication failed, Boo!

I downloaded the latest version of glTail and got an authentication failed error:

cheetara:~/Desktop will$ ./gl_tail-0.05.rb
Connecting to myserver...
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/net-ssh-1.1.2/lib/net/ssh/session.rb:143:in `initialize': will (Net::SSH::AuthenticationFailed)
from /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/net-ssh-1.1.2/lib/net/ssh.rb:47:in `new'
from /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/net-ssh-1.1.2/lib/net/ssh.rb:47:in `start'
from ./gl_tail-0.05.rb:1034:in `init'
from ./gl_tail-0.05.rb:1025:in `each'
from ./gl_tail-0.05.rb:1025:in `init'
from ./gl_tail-0.05.rb:1070:in `initialize'
from ./gl_tail-0.05.rb:1159:in `new'
from ./gl_tail-0.05.rb:1159

I am using key based authentication to my server so I had previously set the password to:

:password => ''

This worked in the old version but to get it to work I in the new version I had to change it to this:

:password => nil

glTail – Pretty logs

glTail is really pretty, I just wished I had more traffic :)

This is is glTail mid-way through showing a request for my jokes site:


There is a more impressive video on the glTail site. I am not sure how useful it will be, but it is nice to look at.

OS X screen grab keyboard shortcut

According to this page:

“Command-Shift-3 shortcut for taking a screen capture of your entire screen”

Useful, but even better:

“Command-Shift-4, … gives you a crosshair cursor so you can choose which area of the screen you want to capture.”

That is really great. There are a couple of other options for saving the screen grab to the clipboard instead of the desktop.