Tag: aging

  1. Life in Pittsburgh.

    17 June 2022

    For reasons I don't quite understand I always equated growing up with situations where you can walk into someplace to do something, talk to someone, and immediately have a real conversation about life where you live. I was struck by this when I went to the car dealership to sell my mom's car the other day. While at the dealership talking to the salesman we chatted about where we were from (the yinzer shibboleth of "I'm from Pittsburgh," "Oh - where at in Pittsburgh?" "I'm from X." "I'm from Y, great to meet you!"), which lead to who we knew, when …


  2. Inflatable space station modules, successful gene therapy for aging, and neuromorphic computing.

    06 June 2016

    Now that I've got some spare time (read: Leandra's grinding up a few score gigabytes of data), I'd like to write up some stuff that's been floating around in my #blogfodder queue for a couple of weeks.

    First up, private-sector aerospace engineering and orbital insertion contractor SpaceX announced not too long ago announced that one of their unmanned Dragon spacecraft delivered an inflatable habitat module to the International Space Station. Following liftoff from Cape Canaveral the craft executed a rendezvous with the ISS in low earth orbit, where the ISS' manipulator arm grappled the craft. In addition to supplies and …


  3. Random knowledge VIII.

    25 January 2007

    You're getting old if you consider sleeping until 0900 'sleeping in'.

    When configuring a firewall with IPTables you have to specify the protocol before the port number(s) in each command. Do this:

    iptables -A INPUT -s -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

    and not this

    iptables -A INPUT -s --dport 22 -p tcp -j ACCEPT

    If you don't, you'll see error messages to the effect of "Unknown arg '--dport'"

    When writing Snort rules, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, rules come in two parts: the …