[linux-elitists] Giant Tux

Marcia Wilbur aicra@well.com
Fri Aug 27 18:47:33 PDT 2004


I have a friend who does ceramics. Let me ask her. I'm sure she can and
will do it.

-marcia

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, tek wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 10:49:44 -0400, Adam Rosi-Kessel wrote
> > Maybe some -elitists will sneer, but here goes:
> >
> > We've just moved into our first (owned) house.  Like many of the houses
> > in the area, there's a large shrine with a Mother Mary statue in it.
> >
> > We'd like to replace Mary with a large Tux (we're not Christian, but
> > we do use free software).  Bigger than the stuffed animal sized ones
> > that are commonly found, and ideally not stuffed, but stuffed would
> > be okay since the shrine is shielded from the elements.
> >
> > Anyone know where to get such a thing?  15 minutes of googling,
> > thinkgeek.com, cafepress.com gave no results.
>
> You might change the approach and start looking for pingu.
> its a japanese animation character that happens to be a penguin. I have gotten
> several pingu items from my family in hong kong. biggest being a 9" tall hard
> plastic penguin lamp. Basically its one of those tap lights with a 9" penguin on
> top of it.
>
> I'm sure there is more stuff just like that, pingu is quite popular overseas.
> HTH
> Tnt
> >
> > And while I'm asking: anyone have experience connecting their
> > doorbell to a GNU/Linux box?  Pointers would be appreciated.
> >
> > Heck, one more entirely off-topic question that I've had no luck
> > with in the perl mail lists: is it possible to get the pids of grandchildren
> > processes after forking without resorting to shelling out to ps?  (full
> > question at <http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.beginners/67103>).
> > --
> > Adam Rosi-Kessel
> > http://adam.rosi-kessel.org
>
>
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