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It's got butter on the table, right there between Butter James and Butter Peter... an almost mind-blowing vortex of art and material...

I mowed my lawn for the first time this season this past weekend. It was so cold that I could see my breath, but the lawn needed mowin'. The joys of home ownership.

I borrowed Lummy's Windoze laptop the other day to give a seminar and noticed that he had GUI icons for SSH and SCP. "Hmm," I though, "What's this?" I had always known that sftp existed, but I had never used it before. Wow -- it's so cool. It's _sooooo_ much nicer than popping open a command window and using the clunky (but extremely functional) pscp. The problem is actually not so much pscp as it is the crappy Windoze shell. Regardless -- using the GUI drag-n-drop SSH SFTP interface is awesome. It's site-licensed to all of IU and its faculty/staff, so I happily have this installed on my vmware installations. Granted, I could (and probably should) setup samba for real Windoze and Unix filesystem transparancey, but this was trivial to install and setup (i.e., I didn't have to read/learn anything, and had instant results). Someday I'll setup Samba, when I have a little time on my hands (hah!). But for now, I'm just thrilled that this new mechanism works and is significantly more convenient than the previous one. :-)


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