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Welcome to Chris Petersen's web site

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This is the personal web site of Chris Petersen from Melbourne Australia. Here you will find information about me, things I am interested in, and links to other sites and my friends. You can get in contact with me by sending me e-mail or interacting with my blog.

I work primarily as an Internet Developer so I will be using this site to provide information on Internet technologies and links to useful resources.

The site is currently receiving lots of changes and as a result some bookmark/favorite links to this site could stop working. Any broken links however will redirect to the home page.

Take a look around and enjoy the wonderful vocabularry of the bots spamming the site chat. You can change how this site looks if you need or want to. It is available in SSL from here.

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Wednesday 03rd of August 2016 09:58:00 AM
I have fixed this but it is really comforting to know that Canonical can get aptitude working in Windows 10 but not in Ubuntu

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

blueproximity KDE
Saturday 16th of July 2016 06:53:00 PM

Not sure why:

rfkill unblock bluetooth


  • Lock command: qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver Lock
  • Unlock command: qdbus | grep kscreenlocker_greet | xargs -I {} qdbus {} /MainApplication quit
  • Proximity command: qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver SimulateUserActivity

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Returned, for a moment
Saturday 11th of June 2016 05:40:00 AM
20.04 months
87.09 weeks
609.67 days
14,632.15 hours
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Finally I state how HTML 5 sucks
Monday 30th of May 2016 01:28:00 PM
For it's entire life I haven't been fond of HTML 5 standard, I'm now willing to describe why:

1. To quote Sigourney Weaver, you piss on XML without even calling it rain. Your eleventh hour introduction of an XML compatible standard and the introduction of the entire RDF standard confirms this. Your official standard recommends that people continue to piss on XML.
2. Your doctype confirms that you piss on all other standards of HTML, both past and future. It is perfectly obvious that because of this, at some point in the future, HTML 5 will be declared as "bad".
3. You failed. Your intention of standardizing web video formats and all the other things you intended to do didn't actually happen.
4. You failed. What you were supposed to improve the web, it didn't happen. Simply obvious things like multi-hyperlinks simply weren't proposed.
5. You renamed a bunch of shit for the sake of it, good job.
6. The simple job of shoving something in the bottom right corner of a computer screen, possible using "tables"in HTML 3.2, isn't possible in HTML 5 and requires an ever evolving standard, CSS, that has has never officially solved this previously solved basic problem. In the pre-internet days, I would physically punch a computer if this was ever an issue.
7. The advocation for things like CSS and Javascript shows that no-one ever intended for the HTML5 standard to be complete and fully functional / useful.
8. Thank you for ignoring things like like DOM3, innovation can be very hard. Let's wait another 50 years to standardize things that people do every day, like "drag on drop".
9. Nice to see you trying to push new technology. I have to download something called "icemonkey" to see my 10+ year old attempts at RDF actually work.
10. Actually forget innovation. Previously working subsets of standards like RDF's FOAF are hard to maintain, let's just give up.

Saturday 07th of May 2016 02:25:00 AM
To be fair to myself it's hard to justify documenting Ada, however:

IFNULL(ROUND(GLength(LineStringFromWKB(LineString(l.location, lp.location)))*110400), 0) AS diff_distance

Thank you Chris. The most common form of 110400 is an entire Briggs and Stratton engine range. I don't think so.

Latest xkcd


Fixing Problems
Tuesday 27th of September 2016 10:00:00 PM
'What was the original problem you were trying to fix?' 'Well, I noticed one of the tools I was using had an inefficiency that was wasting my time.'

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Two charged with murder of body-in-suitcase woman Annabelle Chen
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West Australian police last night charged a 68-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman with the murder of Annabelle Chen, whose body was found in a suitcase in Perth's Swan River on July 2. The man and woman were arrested yesterday after police ...
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Cy Walsh found not guilty of murdering his father, Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh
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An Indigenous man has been shot during a confrontation with police at Cowra, in the NSW Central West. Police said local officers had been pursuing Dennis John Doolan, 32, for some time when they attempted to speak to him on Jindalee Circuit. Assistant ...
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GP freeze high on agenda at doctor event
The federal government's controversial GP rebate freeze will be a topic of hot discussion when doctors meet for their annual conference in Perth. Source: AAP. 29 Sep 2016 - 3:32 AM UPDATED 54 MINS AGO ...

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Victoria battling powerful winds
Winds in excess of 100km/h have lashed Victoria after forcing the entire state of South Australia to lose power. The front moved across the border into Victoria late on Wednesday night, bringing rain and powerful winds. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster ...
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Cassie Olczac vanishes 24 hours after overseas trip to see father
POLICE are now combing Sydney's Royal National Park in an effort to find a missing 16-year-old girl Cassie Olczac amid fears she may have been given “a substance”. The last sighting of Cassie was via CCTV of her boarding a train at Banksia at 6.58pm on ...
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Malarndirri McCarthy makes history as register of senators' interests is published
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Labor demands Coalition reveal schools 'hit list' but won't reveal position on private funding
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