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Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day

The audio on that clip isn't wonderful, so here's the studio version as well.

I was running low on 1979 songs that I actually like, then I took a look at the Australian charts for 1979, and I was like, oh, right, that one, and that one, and that one...  And we're good through the end of the year at least.

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1 Creeping featurism appears to be a given in the IT world.  First place I worked at, our team created our own, minimal, data node to provide fast turnaround on data requests that just wasn't happening with the company's officially approved node. And it worked just great...until other teams found out about it and started suggesting to THEIR management that it would be SOOO much better if only A, B, C, and D were added.  And Upper Level Management said "Make it so". Before long, it was as klunky and slow as the original, so we created a third one and everything worked great...until other teams found out about it - lather, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Frank at Friday, December 17 2021 01:31 AM (rglbH)

2 In defense of tar(1), a whole lot of those command line options are for that 0.1% case (I'm trying to create a pax archive with tar because the system I'm exporting it to can't handle normal tar archives, or I'm trying to preserve macintosh file attributes that don't map to anything in the real world, or I need to remove any weird file flags like noschg so the extractor doesn't barf when it can't set those flags on the new filesystem).  I mean, I pretty much only use [-]x,v,f,t,c,&J.  [-]Z is right out.

On the other hand, tar should probably not be used for just normal old "backup some files while not really caring about timestamps and ownership".

On the gripping hand, we also have cpio and pax (which on FreeBSD at least, are just different names for tar/libarchive with slightly different defaults and subtly different syntax) and look how well that worked out.

Posted by: normal at Friday, December 17 2021 03:33 AM (LADmw)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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