I try to be non-judgemental of other people, and to accept friends whose beliefs are different, or come from difficult perspectives for me to understand.
However, I am only human.
I have turned both cheeks, and walked the extra mile, for many years, but I have limits beyond which my endurance fails.
OK, I realize we have achieved a point in the civil rights battles of our times in which all of the major retailers ask for whether each party of a wedding is a bride or groom — so, at least some of the old sexism is wearing away.
So, I’d registered with Macy’s (don’t get excited, I didn’t actually “gift register” anything yet), and as expected, their web forms were more than happy with having two grooms.
It seems, however, their follow-up marketing team didn’t get the memo.
This is what they sent me.
Dear Macy’s: Think. Harder. 😛
Jenkins is a continuous integration (i.e. Make) server with a bundle of great features. It’s similar to Fedora’s Koji system in that it can build packages, on the fly, on a network of build servers.
For my purposes, Jenkins is a general-purpose builder (it’s not necessarily tied to RPM builds), and has some nice integration plug-ins with outside services. So, this post is mostly a “note to self” about configuring Jenkins to actually do RPM builds, off of a Git repository (in this case, GitHub, for work.)
Random observation, from Wikipedia:
As of 2012, five out of the last seven presidents have been left-handed. Counting as far back as Truman, the number is five (or six) out of twelve. In the 1992 election, all three major candidates – George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot – were left-handed. The 1996 election also involved three left-handed candidates: Clinton, Perot, and Bob Dole, who learned to use his left hand after his right hand was paralyzed by a World War II injury. Additionally, both major-party candidates in the 2008 presidential election – Barack Obama and John McCain – were left-handed. The percentage of the population who are left-handed is about 10%. While some write this trend off as a coincidence, others have tried to come up with scientific explanations. According to Daniel Geschwind, a professor of human genetics at UCLA, in 2008: “Six out of the past 12 presidents is statistically significant, and probably means something”.
I took The Egg (our ’95 Geo Metro) in for an axle replacement and noticed that she’s at 160,000 miles on her 2° engine, which means around 280,000 miles on the chassis. I was feeling kinda proud of her.
Then, NASA goes and marches the SSO Atlantis out for a photo-op on her way to be scuttled, and the fotonotes point out that she’s got 125,000,000+ miles on her.