Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Long live the command line...

My friend Alberto Dell'Era sent me this very interesting link.  I never thought of it that way - but it is so true.  Google is the new command line!  We've come full circle back to typing commands in to get things done.

I use "define:" in Google all of the time - as well as "site:" to search this blog.  In a way, the search engine interface is the command line of the 21st century.  Sweet :)



Anonymous RobH said....

I love define and site too, but I also love the Stock quotes and math functions (I live in canada, need to understand mpg vs l/100km).

Tue Feb 13, 03:48:00 PM EST  

Blogger Sidhu said....

Yea define & site are really wonderful...also many other things in Google...like in India we use kg for weights and I want to see 2 lbs is how much in kg ? just write "2 lbs in kg" and it will return the result.

Command line ROCKS !


Tue Feb 13, 11:44:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

When I started using Oracle a few years ago I wouldn't touch the command line, I thought my GUI was far superior. After many incidents of it doing strange things while running sql and crashing three times a day now I only use them to format my code (sometimes).

I even found a huge bug in how their debugger executes pl/sql blocks, so I sent the company a note. They blamed my version of Oracle after I sent them a snippet of it working correctly in sqlplus (same version of course).

Wed Feb 14, 11:01:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

-site can be handy as well to exclude those web sites that you really don't want to visit.

Wed Feb 14, 07:06:00 PM EST  

Anonymous beer said....

Brew low cost beer. The amount of time you spend on brewing beer makes the small difference in cost between "just OK" ingredients and top quality ingredients a minor point. Either way, the cost of brewing a 5 gallon batch is much cheaper than buying a couple of cases of beer in the store.

Beer is made of cheap ingredients, so it doesn't hurt to buy the best. Surprisingly, the cheapest way to brew beer gives you the best results: all grain brewing is the cheapest way to brew when grain is bought in bulk.

You do need a grain mill and a mash tun, so there is a small investment in equipment needed. But you should be able to brew excellent quality beer for less than $2 per gallon, and you could brew a mild ale for as little as $1 per gallon, or less than 10 cents per bottle (one gallon is about 10-1/2 12oz bottles). Most of my pilsners are about $1.50 a gallon brews.

Other ways to reduce the cost of your beer are by growing your own hops and reusing yeast from the fermenter. Easy to do, and it means that I don't have to buy yeast more than once every half year or so. The hops should last e through most of the winter brews. So all you need is grain, which is about $0.70 per pound in a bulk purchase (much of the cost is in shipping).

Beer Brewing Equipment Basic, simple, cheap equipment that gets the job done. Sometimes it adds to the challenge. But through the mystique of brewing and remember that illiterate alewives brewed for centuries using tried and true recipes and procedures before the dawn of kegerators, ph meters or hydrometers.

Beer Keg Brewing. After using bottles for years, you can jump to the corny keg (Cornelius keg). This is an important step because it makes brewing so much easier. You can still bottle, but just a few bottles per batch, and use a corny keg to fill the bottles. You can use corny kegs as secondary fermenting vessels. You can try out method where you leave the beer in the primary for about two weeks until it clears nicely, and then upi carefully siphon it over to a corny, avoiding transferring any trub.

Wed Feb 14, 10:22:00 PM EST  

Blogger Rich said....

Great posting Tom: I wrote a "long winded" blog entry sometime ago calling it "Browser Shortcuts".

Thu Feb 15, 08:35:00 AM EST  

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Sun Feb 25, 07:37:00 AM EST  

Blogger Abhishek Ghose said....

I have post here on the return of the command line too:


---Abhishek Ghose

Mon Feb 26, 05:35:00 PM EST  

Blogger Nuke said....

Hi! beer
I'm calling from Thailand.At first,I am not well in english comunication (but i'll try).Could you please advice the website or any blog about beer brewing (process ,equipment(DIY))?I'am trying to experiment in thailand.
Thks a lot,

Wed Jan 02, 08:48:00 PM EST  


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