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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Wednesday December 08, 2004
06:21 AM

!Software trick of the day

[ #22209 ]
If you have Firefox in your X init script, make sure you don't stick it in an infinite loop, if you do, make sure not to pass an URL as a parameter.. if you do, make sure it doesn't contain an &, if you do, make sure you quote the URL or you'll end up with an infinite number of firefox instances..WHIII
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  • a young luser we had at the university where i studied.
    He had just discovered 'fork' (or its equivalent on a Univac 1108) and in his youthfull glee made a program that did a fork and exec'ed an instance of itself in each process.

    They had to boot the machine, with all its 5-600 users to turn it off. After it came online he did it again, just to see if that really was the cause.

    Mightily unpopular he was...