Pasting from Windows clipboard to Putty ssh

You can use Shift+Ins to paste text.

From PuTTY documentation: Pasting is done using the right button (or the middle mouse button, if you have a three-button mouse and have set it up; see section 4.11.2). (Pressing Shift-Ins, or selecting ‘Paste’ from the Ctrl+right-click context menu, have the same effect.) When you click the right mouse button, PuTTY will read whatever is in the Windows clipboard and paste it into your session, exactly as if it had been typed at the keyboard.

–whitequark

The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Hand washing & Coronavirus

There aren’t enough test kits to test everyone with symptoms of Covid-19. There’s not enough gloves,gowns & face masks to protect healthcare staff. There’s no vaccine & no cure. The federal government believes that coronavirus will just disappear one day, so they’re living in fantasyland. We’re screwed.

So what can we do to protect ourselves & others from getting sick? Wash your hands every time before you touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Or at least before & after you go out, after you use the toilet & before you eat. Every time! If you do, you will greatly decrease the chance you will get sick or get someone else sick.

Hand washing is a significant part of social distancing. Even if you keep 6 feet away from everyone else, you’re still touching things that others have previously touched & others will touch after you’re gone. So washing away the germs before you leave them for someone else to pick up or after you’ve picked up someone else’s germs is very effective in stopping the spread of coronavirus.

Jeremy Christian found guilty Friday in the TriMet Stabbing

A few months after I moved to Portland in early 2017, 3 men were stabbed, 2 died, protecting 2 black teenage girls from a white supremacist who was yelling racist slurs and threatening them with a hunting knife.

As I don’t drive, I depend on TriMet for most of my transportation so I closely followed this story. One of the reasons I moved to Portland was an usable public transit system. I was dismayed to think that it was so dangerous to use that I might get knifed just riding on it.

Many people were worried that in this day and age of our president supporting and encouraging white supremacists, Jeremy Christian might somehow be found not guilty. He tried to claim he only acted in self defense. Obviously, the jurors didn’t buy it; they unanimously found him guilty of all 12 counts he was accused of.

I have to say that I was greatly relieved. Oregon has a history of racial discrimination but it was relieving to hear everybody’s positive reaction to the verdict and no negative reaction at all.

Happy Birthday to me

11 years ago (less 9 days) I had a stroke that I will never completely recover from.

34 years ago we went to the hospital for the birth of my first child, who was born 3 days later.

50 years ago, that summer men landed on the moon and the Mets won the pennant.

61 years ago, my mother missed attending the Giants game because I wanted to be born. (And she never let me forget it!)

birthday cake photo
Photo by normanack

My Stroke Story

I don’t normally celebrate my birthday.  It always seemed to be a magnet for unfortunate events.  But I decided that if I made it to my 50th birthday, I would celebrate vigorously that I beat my Mom’s curse and might the same chances as anyone else to live a long life.

And, of course, 9 days later I suffered what folks tell me was a very serious stroke.  I was working in my home office very late at night/early in the morning.  It was well after 2am but not yet 4am, according to the last time I glanced at the clock.  The last thing I reliably remember until waking up days later in the ICU is clipping the card table in the middle of my office and falling to the floor.  Everything between there and th