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Mr. Helpful Answers Your Searchbag Queries...

Date/Time Permalink: 04/06/08 03:13:48 pm
Category: Searchbag

Hello, True Believers! It's time once again to pull up a few items from the search-bag, that list of search terms tracked by my b2evolution stats which show some of the phrases which landed people here. What I'm mostly interested in are the "near-misses" - those phrases which show that the searcher came here looking for something that was almost, but not quite, entirely unhere.

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bash loop a-to-z - for LETTER in $(echo {a..z}); do echo $LETTER; done

how many words can you make from penguin - 26!

En, ennui, gin, gnu, gun, in, inn, nine, nip, nu, nun, peg, pen, penguin, pi, pie, pig, pin, pine, ping, pug, pun, unpeg, unpen, unpin, up.

gutsy firefox tries to download php - This is a server error. With both Perl and PHP, it's supposed to execute the file and generate the HTML page for you. Just cancel (or go ahead and save it for curiosity's sake!) and wait a minute and try the link again. Some servers do this if they're bogged down.

what penguins signify linux - This page reveals all of the mysteries about why Linus chose a penguin for the mascot.

Had it been my choice, I would have ended up with a bat, because bats are the most exotic winged creature I've encountered. As a result, I have tons of respect for these creatures. And bats would represent Linux very well... Like Linux, bats are everywhere, but not perceived by most people. Like Linux, bats are misunderstood by most people. Like Linux, bats can survive anywhere. And bats can fly and migrate, and they're furry and cuddly, too...

Wait! Where's everybody going? You don't like bats?

bash variable life span - All declared variables go out of scope as soon as you close the terminal session in which they were created. The same applies to all variables created in a Bash script; when the script exits, the variables go poof. However, the Bash environment has several variables built in.

dosbox rocky horror - God help me, as a result of this search query I found the game - who else would have it but Underdogs? - and of course had to try it.

A sad ending is that I didn't get to! I got it downloaded alright, but unzipping it produces a pack of further ZIP files. Unzipping all of these produces a gawdawful mess as it appears that the copy at Underdogs is a CD-rip that's been sliced into chunks by some kind of file-splitting program, and then packed with a "Midnight Commander" ripoff called "Ace.exe" and a gaggle of ANSI art, splash banners, FILE-ID.DIZ junk, and the usual trappings of having passed through the colons of about 100 warez sites. I gave up trying to figure out how to paste it together into something that would run, DOSBox or no.

But the game only came out in bloody 1999! And here it is whiffing of BBS ratio sites from the 1980s! Did it do its own "Time Warp Again" and hop back through a decade? I'll try to find it again some other way. NOTE: This has never happened before with Underdogs - usually they are a quality site and if they offer a game free for download, it is clearly legal to do so and it is in usable condition. It might now be legal to obtain "The Rocky Interactive Horror Show" for free, but if so, we need a copy that hasn't been warezed to a meaty pulp.

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#                \/     \//_____/       .--.    \/  #
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# \______   \ _____/  |_  ____         |:_/ |       #
#  |     ___// __ \   __\/ __ \       //   \ \      #
#  |    |   \  ___/|  | \  ___/      (|     | )     #
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#                \/          \/     \___)=(___/     #
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PS I've moved "searchbag" posts into their own category. They work better that way for boredom-browsing, since they're an anything-goes collection of potpourri.

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