Rhomboid is an awesome teacher January 8, 2011 8:55 AM   Subscribe

Shout out to Rhomboid for awesome Ask awesomosity!

So I wanted to hack something together to notify me of blog hits with a sound in real time... the answers were OK, but Rhomboid just hit it out of the ballpark. Dude taught me about ssh, the Terminal, helped me out with my host TOS, told me about grep, about Apache host logs, shell scripting, conditionals, pattern matching, a full education. And all in a simple way that I could follow.

Now I'm sitting in my office and the blog is dinging away, everybody's excited and motivated to keep on blogging.

THANKS RHOMBOID YOU ARE AWESOME!
posted by Tom-B to Etiquette/Policy at 8:55 AM (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

ding.
posted by special-k at 9:05 AM on January 8, 2011


I could see this being awesome for the secret underground mod lair, only with Geiger-Muller ticks instead of a ding. Anyone who asks could be told, DAMN STRAIT WE'RE HOT
posted by Blasdelb at 9:06 AM on January 8, 2011


I read that as "awesome Ask animosity" and thought this was a weird callout.

Also, FishBike is the awesomest.
posted by desjardins at 9:33 AM on January 8, 2011


I am now going to write a script to hit your blog to the tune of YYZ.
posted by Eideteker at 9:47 AM on January 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


good job Rhomboid
posted by angrycat at 9:54 AM on January 8, 2011


Ossamossity is the opposite of hoppamoppita.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:55 AM on January 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Later, he's going to make my VCR clock stop flashing 12:00
posted by briank at 10:31 AM on January 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


yay the techies are teaching tech to better tech the tech together!
posted by The Whelk at 10:32 AM on January 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Hoppitamoppita" always makes me think of this for some reason.
posted by killdevil at 11:15 AM on January 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "yay the techies are teaching tech to better tech the tech together"

ARE YOU A TECHNICAL TECH WORKER WHO ENJOYS TECHING TECHY TECH?
posted by boo_radley at 12:04 PM on January 8, 2011 [10 favorites]


Eideteker: I am now going to write a script to hit your blog to the tune of YYZ.

So would the blog beep if I pinged the address, or would I have to curl the page?
posted by 47triple2 at 12:15 PM on January 8, 2011


Rhomboid is a treasure. When I skim the main page, there are literally questions where I think "Oh, Rhomboid can answer that one."

I have just enough residual Unix/Linux info left from my past career as a sysadmin to know and understand the value of his answers. Whenever I read one I think, "Oh yeah, that IS the best way to do it."

And trust me, free high-quality Unix/Linux assistance without attitude is a rare thing in the world.
posted by ErikaB at 12:31 PM on January 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


I ENJOY THE TECHY TECH AS IF IT WERE MY PROFESSION WHICH IN FACT IT IS
posted by hattifattener at 12:54 PM on January 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


Aww, shucks. Thanks Tom-B and everyone else!
posted by Rhomboid at 1:17 PM on January 8, 2011


Bonus points for Tom-B not linking his blog in his profile and only disclosing (without linking) the URL when asked.

So I'll link it here in the original Portuguese and here in the google translation to english.
posted by vapidave at 3:46 PM on January 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


If a blog beeped and there was nobody around to hear it, was it really read?
posted by infini at 4:42 PM on January 8, 2011


Yay, Rhomboid!

and thanks desjardins!
posted by FishBike at 6:12 PM on January 8, 2011


That is awesome!! But the answer was so technical that I read it and immediately got a headache in my eye! That's why I stick to the green. Keep being awesome, awesome-ites!!
posted by bquarters at 7:02 PM on January 8, 2011


Here's to awesome answers from awesome people. Nice work, Rhomboid.
posted by fake at 8:35 PM on January 8, 2011


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