About this blog

Long story short, I was maintaining some mailing lists that had content better suited for a blog.

You can read about the details about that and the topics I generally cover in my first full post.
(I say first full post because my first post was an aside. An Easter egg, if you will)

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.
Until further notice, this schedule will be delayed by 24 hours (i.e. Thursdays and Sundays at 0:00 UTC) At least once a week, probably sometime between Wednesday and Sunday. Forget it. There’s no schedule until further notice, but you can probably expect something once every two to four weeks.

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`The Penguin’ says…

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.
  • Playlists:
    • Links will open in new tabs/windows to prevent disruption of any tracks playing.
      That’s too much work, and it’s often an undesired behaviour, especially if I forget to set it. Older posts may still have this behaviour.
    • 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.

“This website features a Blank Page according to the recommendations of the TPILB-Project.”

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About me

I prefer to keep a certain level of anonymity on the Web, but I’ll give you my Geek Code:

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

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.

I like to compose every now and then; I post my works on MuseScore.com and upload the audio to SoundCloud.

My TypeRacer scorecard:
TypeRacer.com scorecard for user tpenguinltg

To contact me, you can use the Private Comment Form

About my computers

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.
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.
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 Premium Professional on 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.

My custom-build PC

A GIGABYTE GA-H61M-D2P-B3 motherboard with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series RAM, all housed in a Piano-Black Sonata III 500 Case.

As much as the PC would be great for it, I don’t do any gaming.

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