SSH Filesystem

SSH Filesystem

This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there’s nothing to do. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

SSHFS is the coolest thing in the universe, and it’s easy to install in Ubuntu.

And by “coolest thing in the universe,” I mean totally sweet.

The Australian: Border opens as police nab kidney thieves [October 31, 2005]

The Australian: Border opens as police nab kidney thieves [October 31, 2005]

The move came as police in Pakistan arrested a gang of Afghans who were caught removing kidneys from the bodies of Kashmiri earthquake victims.

The four men were discovered carrying a freezer box containing 15 organs from corpses trapped in rubble.

As aid agencies penetrate deeper into Kashmir’s most remote valleys in search of survivors, the Afghan gang and other kidney traders have been racing to find dead bodies and survivors willing to sell their own organs.

This just screams urban legend doesn’t it?

Via reddit.

Vim Experiment

I’ve been using Emacs for programming for years now. But I have been using old-school ‘vi’ for quick edits on configuration files and the like.

I know a lot of people who love the heck out of ‘Vim’, aka ‘vi improved,’ which is vi mutated to the point that it has capabilities comparable to Emacs’s.

I think I’m gonna try coding in vim for a while.

Any vim lovers who want to point me to good vim resources on the net or whatever, shout out in the comments.

UPDATE: I can’t do this right now. I need to be able to use my editor without thinking about it. I’m going to save the vim transition for a time I can afford to stop and think more.