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Links for Sunday, July 18, 2010

  • Ignite: Hilary Mason: How to Replace Yourself with a Very Small Shell Script – “This is not a tolerable situation, that we spend our time just repeating the same thing over and over again.
  • Hilary Mason: Email Automation, Questions and Answers – “Welcome! I’ve gotten several hundred e-mails about my e-mail management code. I do want to share it as soon as possible. Here are the answers to the most common questions.
  • Today Moms: Five Secrets to Stop the Entitlement Epicdemic – “Many parents are frustrated these days by a feeling of entitlement by today’s youth. Whether it’s getting almost anything they ask for or expecting everything to be done for them, today’s kids have learned how to get their way and the problem is out of control like a run-away train.
  • MSNBC: Tough Lesson in High School Econ – “Students graduating from high school this spring may be collecting their diplomas just in time, leaving institutions that are being badly weakened by the nation’s economic downturn.
  • Inferno Catering: Authentic and Fresh – “Our pizza dough is made fresh for each event from the finest Neapolitan Caputo flour. Staying true to Neapolitan tradition we use only flour, yeast, salt and water in our dough. Each individual pizza is hand pinched and made fresh right in front of our guest’s eyes and not rolled with a rolling pin.
  • ArchVirtual: H-Town Goes Live! – “H-Town, the OpenSim neighborhood previously posted HERE, is now open to the public! This is a most impressive application of building real-world architecture using the OpenSim platform, and by far the largest expanse of contiguous virtual land dedicated to it, covering 3 full sims featuring 8 full-size replicas of real-world homes they well on the Hometta website.
  • Corey Goldberg: 6 Command Line Tools for Linux Performance Monitoring – “So you need to monitor a Linux system for performance metrics… CPU, Memory, Network, Disk, etc. Here are 6 of my favorite command line tools for monitoring a Linux system from the command line.
  • News at Princeton: 2010 Baccalaureate Remarks: Jeff Bezos – “What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.
  • Dstat: Versatile Resource Statistics Tool – “Dstat is a versatile replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat overcomes some of their limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility. Dstat is handy for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting.
  • Bad Astronomy Blog: Hubble Sees Spectacular Star Birth and Death – “This is an image of NGC 3603, a vast cloud of gas and dust that is cranking out stars like no one’s business. It’s one of the busiest stellar nurseries in our entire galaxy. That cluster of stars in the center has thousands of newly-born stars in it, including one named NGC 3603A. This bruiser is the most massive star ever to have its mass directly measured: it is a whopping 116 times heftier than the Sun. That’s about as massive as a star can get without tearing itself apart!