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Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Oct 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You could make the directory read-only on the underlying FS, so the write will always fail unless the mount has succeeded.

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    You're thinking of doing a loft conversion in the future?

    All or most of the roof will probably come off anyway during a conversion so it's a good time to replace it. If you're likely to do it soonish, I probably wouldn't replace the whole roof now only to take it off again then.

    Obviously this depends on the correct value of "soonish" and whether the battens etc. are likely to survive that long with just patch repairs on top.

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    Scripts run from cron aren't inheriting your interactive shell setup, and often have a different PATH. You can find the absolute path of each of the programs it's complaining about by typing eg.

    $ which blockdev

    in your shell, and then use the result (/sbin/blockdev or whatever it happens to be) explicitly in the script. Or just add that directory to PATH inside the script.

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    Oh yeah, doing it in the crontab entry works too.
    I think I stopped reading after the line wrap.

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    You can log all the output from a script by sticking something like

    exec >/tmp/scriptlog 2>&1
    

    at the top.

    This doesn't rely on having an MTA installed.

    In general it'd be better to have an MTA for cron to use, even if it's a minimal one with local-only delivery, like this.

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    Luckily you can pulse drive straight through the enormous asteroid fields that spawn in low orbit around every planet. Conversely the rings around ringed planets are apparently two-dimensional space rainbows.

    Yeah, I started a new save to see if the update improved anything. I do not think that slow text dialogs consisting 50% of the word "krzzt" are an interesting way to hint at a mysterious backstory. The number 16 is not a plausible encrypted message. I'm still spending a lot of time emptying sand out of my pockets and ferrying shitnacks back to the station when my inventory fills up.

    Oh, and if you need nanites, don't forget to check every bin and plant pot in the station!

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    "I like Lynch, it turns out I like Dune, can it really be as bad as I remember?"

    But how do you feel about Sting and Toto?

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    I might give the new update another try and see if I can get over my irrational hatred of its inventory system.

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    4chan

    Some kind of racist anonymous chat?

    Basically, yep.

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    cistern chapel

    Is that where you pray for rain?

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