comparing unique anagrams?

How useful would determining similarity of words by their unique anagrams be? For example: “ROBERT” uniquely anagrams to “BEORT”; “BOBBY” and “BOOBY” both uniquely anagram to “BOY”. Is there already a comparison algorithm that uses something like this? What potentially “interesting” discoveries might be made about vocabularical choices if you analyzed text corpora with this …
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splunk: match a field’s value in another field

Had a Splunk use-case present itself today on needing to determine if the value of a field was found in another – specifically, it’s about deciding if a lookup table’s category name for a network endpoint is “the same” as the dest_category assigned by a Forescout CounterACT appliance. We have “customer validated” (and we all …
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how-to timechart [possibly] better than timechart in splunk

I recently had cause to do an extensive trellised timechart for a dashboard at $CUSTOMER in Splunk. They have a couple hundred locations reporting networked devices. I needed to report on how many devices they’ve reported every day over the last 90 days (I would have liked to go back further…but retention is only 90 …
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dorss

After years of thinking about it, I finally got around to it. I’ve rewritten my RSS feed driven website https://datente.com to run on Python from PHP. I’m sure there is much room for improvement in the approach – and would appreciate any constructive feedback you may have. Here’s the GitHub repo: https://github.com/volcimaster/dorss. from antipaucity https://antipaucity.com/2020/05/14/dorss/ …
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sshuttle – a simple transparent proxy vpn over ssh

I found out about sshuttle from a random tweet that happened to catch my eye. Here’s the skinny (from the readme): Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh. You don’t necessarily have admin access on the remote network. The remote network has no …
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basic dockerized jitsi deployment with an apache reverse proxy on centos

After a friend of mine told me he wanted to deploy Jitsi on my main webserver, and me saying “sure”, I decided I wanted to get it up and running on a new server both so I knew how to do it, and to avoid the latency issues of videoconferencing from central North America to …
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cost averaging

There’s often irrational panic in investment markets. Most recently that’s been due to the Wuhanvirus/coronavirus/covid19 scare. If you’re selling while the stock market is falling, you’re losing money. You want to buy low, and sell high – but since you can never know where either the bottom or top is, how can you mitigate against …
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next update: keeping your let’s encrypt certs up-to-date

I noticed I haven’t updated my previous post on keeping my Let’s Encrypt certs updated since building-out a couple new servers. systemctl stop httpd.service /bin/certbot renew –preferred-challenges http-01,dns-01 –must-staple systemctl start httpd.service systemctl restart postfix Not a big change, but one worth making If you haven’t installed certbot yet, you should from antipaucity https://antipaucity.com/2020/02/18/next-update-keeping-your-lets-encrypt-certs-up-to-date/ via …
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tesla’s cybertruck [almost] does two things i’ve said for a long time

“Telsa will add solar power to the Cybertruck to generate 15 miles per day. Fold-out solar wings for the Cybertruck would generate 30 to 40 miles per day. The average daily commute in the US averages 30 miles per day.” https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/11/solar-power-tesla-cybertruck-could-have-free-15-40-mile-daily-commutes.html (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1197889310550216704) Or remember my comments on SolarCity 3 years ago? Offering a solar option …
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archivist

For a long time, I’ve been concerned about knowledge capture. And archiving. I’ve finally done something about my own public persona. It’s not 100% complete, but I’ve created my own “online merikebi” of public content. It’s over at https://merikebi.warrenmyers.com. It’s collecting posts from all of my blogs, Reddit, and Twitter. As and when appropriate (and …
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what would you have done?

“He flew between the spans, becoming the first pilot to do so in a jet aircraft. He buzzed three more airfields before returning to his base, where he was promptly arrested.” via Futility Closet – https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/07/30/demonstration from antipaucity https://antipaucity.com/2019/08/04/what-would-you-have-done/ via IFTTT

on color choices

How should you choose color? From illustration to visualization (which, of course, is a form of illustration). https://flowingdata.com/2019/07/30/illustrated-color-theory from antipaucity https://antipaucity.com/2019/07/31/on-color-choices/ via IFTTT