Long story short, I was maintaining some mailing lists that had content better suited for a blog.
My aim is to publish something every week on Wednesdays at 0:00 UTC.
If I don’t make that, then my next deadline is 12:00 UTC.
Usually, I will also post extra content on Saturday between 0:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC.
A few things to note:
- “From The Archives”: the content will have been updated, so anything referring to “today” (or the likes) will be correct for the post time, not for the original sent date.
Links will open in new tabs/windows to prevent disruption of any tracks playing.
- Listen to the tracks in order (painfully obvious, but someone has already managed to fail here).
- Listen to each song until at least the end of its first chorus. You don’t give the song a fair chance unless you allow it to climax.
- It is recommended that you follow any listening advice that may be given before the playlist.
The name of this blog is
`The Penguin' says.... Yes, that is a backtick and a single quotation mark. I’m making a reference to the quotation style found in *nix man pages. In their intended font, the backtick is a mirror-image of the single quote.
I prefer to keep a certain level of anonymity on the Web, but I’ll give you my Geek Code:
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GCS/M/MU/S/O d+ s:- !a C++ UL++++(+) P+ L++(+++) E--- W+++$ N o? K- w++++(+) O-- M+(--) V- PS-- !PE Y(+) PGP- t+ 5? !X R- tv b++ DI(+) !D G !e !h !r !x
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If you happen to know my real identity, please don’t even hint at it.
I’m known around the Web as
tPenguinLTG (“Hi! I’m a geek!”). It’s a contraction of
`The Penguin' says: "You have just lost The Game!", a phrase that appears in my email signature as a caption to a false-coloured ASCII Tux from the *nix program
cowsay (see my my first full post).
My avatar, based on the fourth panel of a 1995 FoxTrot Sunday comic, features Jason saying “HI! I’M A GEEK!” drawn by his sister, Paige, on the family computer, with The Penguin tiled in the background. It was created with The GIMP.
My TypeRacer scorecard:
To contact me, you can use the Private Comment Form
I will refer to my computers by names in geek || nerd posts.
- openSUSE 12.1 i686 on my custom-build PC.
It is named after Todd from Todd the Dinosaur.
- Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (with Windows XP Mode) dual-booted on my custom-build PC.
It is named after the Dust Puppy from UserFriendly.
- Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on a 2012 MacBook Pro.
It is named after Quincy the iguana from FoxTrot.
Piglet Windows XP Professional SP3 on a Lenovo 3000 J Series (AMD).
It is named after Piglet from Winnie the Pooh.
Piglet was given away to a friend who had a better use for it.
Lyman openSUSE 11.0 on a beige computer not connected to any network (enough said). To control the cursor, I use a ball-mouse (or a Genius HiTrak Serial/PS2 Trackball if I feel like it).
I keep it around because it still works, and for its Creative Sound Blaster Audigy sound card. I have to use IceWM because KDE runs too slowly (just imagine how slow it was when it ran WinXP!).
It is named after Lyman from Garfield.
Lyman refused to boot one day and was salvaged for parts.
- Windows 7
Home Premiumon my 2013 Lenovo ThinkPad T430. It is named after Penny from Inspector Gadget.
- Arch Linux x86_64 (based on the 2013-08-01 release) on my 2013 Lenovo ThinkPad T430. Jason uses wmii as its window manager (no full desktop environment).
It is named after Jason Fox of FoxTrot.