Guns are too easy to get, thanks to the modern NRA

Karl Frederick, NRA President in 1934, during congressional hearings on the National Firearms Act (which the NRA supported) testified "I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. [...] I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses."

Drinking on a budget: Dollar Tree martini glasses!

We had a very nice set of (I think) six martini glasses, some well-known brand, that we bought as a set perhaps somewhere around five years ago. Every year or so, I accidentally break one of the glasses by dropping it, or the dishwasher decides it's time to crack one of them. So now I'm down to one and it was time to restock. But, I'm on a budget here in Miami. The solution: Dollar Tree!

Linux: Redirecting or Silencing Script Output

I've been writing shell scripts on *nix systems for more than twenty years. You'd think that by now I'd have this memorized, but I don't. Since I'm tired of looking it up every time, I'll post this here so that it can help jog my memory next time around.