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I wanted to call myself "Shellman the Ingenious Tortoise", but it didn't fit the name field on ...

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I'm a father, musician, academic, work psychologist and former sysadmin. Skalman (Shellman) is a character in a Swedish comic for kids. He is an ingenious tortoise who invents all sorts of things, including spacecraft and time machines. He's also a know-it-all, and he slavishly follows his food-and-sleep clock (which is why people used to call me 'Skalman').

I toot as an academic/psychologist as @drbjork and as a musician as @bluebirch. I'm also in Swedish as @fenomenologen.

Why do I get a "bad file descriptor" error when I build with and happen to have open files?

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Why is it that we suffer? Why is it that we grieve and mourn and cry over loss and failures? Why do we experience distress, sorrow, anger, anguish, pain? Why do we care when we get hurt? Why do we care about hurting others? What evil God condemned us to love and loss and pain and suffering? Why didn't God or Mother Nature or whoever created us make us numb machines that didn't care, didn't love, didn't get hurt, didn't fail, didn't suffer? Why, oh why, are we condemned to love?

Signal Desktop was uninstalled on my Linux laptop. I have no idea how that happened.

Watching Jurassic Park with my kids. We just reached my favourite line.

"This is a system. I know this!"

Spring in #Ume氓 is melting snow and naked asphalt. Then summer comes and in two weeks the world will explode in green. The tiny stream on the photos -- now overflowing with meltwater -- will then be hardly visible because of the foilage.

Photos taken from my balcony.

The view from my balcony. It's still early spring and snow is still melting away. In a month everything will be green and I will no longer be able to spot the stream because of the foliage.

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