Should I be sleeping?

[ $(date +"%H") -lt 7 ] && echo you should probably be sleeping...

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2015-09-19 08:14:57

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Hmm... that's 7AM. +1 for a serious night-owl :-)
flatcap · 139 weeks and 6 days ago

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