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  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

In the end, a lot of the regularly contributed content of Nixers forum is summarized here: https://nixers.net/showthread.php?tid=1939
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 2,134 25-05-2022, 04:53 AM
  Thread: Which BSD do you use?
Post: RE: Which BSD do you use?

I see a lot of OpenBSD, and few NetBSD and FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD... The latter three are very cool too! NetBSD has its own in-kernel virtual machine, but unl/ike OpenBSD's vmm(4), it uses qemu as ...
josuah BSD 43 31,346 23-05-2022, 06:38 AM
  Thread: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`
Post: RE: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`

This mode of "tidy bazaar" organisation (overly flexible in order to never be messy whatever mess you throw at it) encountered here and there reminds me what Bogatin often says: Quote:Do not consider...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 39 26,376 22-05-2022, 08:56 AM
  Thread: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`
Post: RE: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`

Remarks Short note on /home/src related to OpenBSD: there is not enough room on /usr to fit /usr/obj, /usr/src, /usr/ports on my system, so these three are symlinks to matching subdirectories of /hom...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 39 26,376 22-05-2022, 08:51 AM
  Thread: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`
Post: RE: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`

I am slowly moving toward using multiple users in /home just for myself: * I have been the only one using my computer actively * even if sharing it like a UNIX server, it makes sense to organise thin...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 39 26,376 22-05-2022, 08:44 AM
  Thread: Logos and Artworks in the Unix World
Post: RE: Logos and Artworks in the Unix World

(28-04-2022, 03:12 PM)akoizumi Wrote: (05-07-2016, 06:17 PM)pranomostro Wrote: Also note the logo of 9front, which is cirno, some anime character. For some reason, they decided glenda was outdated...
josuah Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 30 17,409 17-05-2022, 06:50 AM
  Thread: Favorite Terminal Applications
Post: RE: Favorite Terminal Applications

I kind of like the daemon command from FreeBSD. It is a nice intermediate between a system service manager (like rc, s6, openrc and the controversial systemd), and running a command in the background...
josuah BSD 108 56,693 16-05-2022, 06:03 AM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

My question was weird. So a HTML/CSS-based typesetting, ok. I used that, and noticed how good HTML/CSS was at producing a paper-style document. After-all, it was meant for this from day one, and the a...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 2,134 10-05-2022, 01:41 PM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

Oh hello there sailors of Pino! http://100r.co/site/about_us.html I could not remember the domain name for them (rad projects from them!), so looked that up down the latest Nixers newsletter. Thanks ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 80 16,889 10-05-2022, 01:21 PM
  Thread: HDL (Verilog, VHDL, Migen, Chisel, Clash...)
Post: HDL (Verilog, VHDL, Migen, Chisel, Clash...)

Hardware Description Languages! This drift away a tiny bit from the main Unix topic of the forum, and for help with tinkering on Verilog, this place https://www.eevblog.com/forum/fpga/ could be the b...
josuah Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking 0 378 23-04-2022, 07:12 AM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

A two-column layout was just added to The Gopher Times (troff-based): https://gopherproxy.net/bitreich.org/9/t...-opus4.pdf I am not as good as Seninha about this, but that is the best I can do. :) ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 2,134 23-04-2022, 06:36 AM
  Thread: blogs
Post: RE: blogs

(22-08-2016, 07:16 PM)z3bra Wrote: Makefiles (20-04-2022, 08:48 AM)seninha Wrote: makefiles One very good things with static websites generators and Makefiles are incremental builds. A huuuuge (ab...
josuah The WWW 30 19,366 23-04-2022, 06:30 AM
  Thread: Yet another self-introduction
Post: RE: Yet another self-introduction

(20-04-2022, 04:38 PM)akoizumi Wrote: hardly-working raspberry pithese damn beasts never do what we tell them to huh? Welcome aboard! (18-04-2022, 11:15 AM)akoizumi Wrote: I think that's all by ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 5 466 23-04-2022, 06:26 AM
  Thread: Maemo thread (Nokia 770/N8x0/N900)
Post: RE: Maemo thread (Nokia 770/N8x0/N900)

Hello thread of 2014... Did you know that Maemo is alive and kicking? Or rather "Maemo Leste": https://maemo-leste.github.io/
josuah Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking 5 5,085 14-11-2021, 10:52 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

(11-11-2021, 08:58 AM)pyratebeard Wrote: https://lowtechmagazine.com ?In its solar-powered version: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/0...bsite.html
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 80 16,889 13-11-2021, 04:25 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

(13-11-2021, 04:56 AM)venam Wrote: ARGBEGIN/ARGEND, E/ARGFAvailable on an UNIX machine near you TODAY https://git.suckless.org/sbase/file/arg.h.html (13-11-2021, 04:56 AM)venam Wrote: However, ev...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 2,531 13-11-2021, 06:54 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

(13-11-2021, 04:56 AM)venam Wrote: It's great that the return status can be a string, it allows for more explicit errors.IIRC there is a "error message" field in 9P, so that errors strings can come ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 2,531 13-11-2021, 06:43 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

## Chapter 1 The group-based permission system is interesting, and solves the "shared directory" problem, which is a very common one: have one directory in read-write access by anyone in the group. ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 2,531 13-11-2021, 06:22 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

https://docs.automotivelinux.org/en/lamp...ansmitter/ Gotcha! But now I have to read the whole article due to curiosity not letting me down. :P dionys: How did you land on this page? What is the stat...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 80 16,889 10-11-2021, 01:35 PM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

Articles from Nixers.net (not post themselves, references to nixers.net) have just been published on Gopher on the first edition of a new newspaper! gopher://bitreich.org/1/tgtimes Code:curl -O goph...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 2,134 23-10-2021, 05:36 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(23-09-2021, 04:15 PM)seninha Wrote: X11 File Manager Many times, when facing complex software, or crashes, or something they did not understand, I figured users ended-up seeking for two things: the...
josuah Programming On Unix 391 186,376 22-10-2021, 01:55 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(07-08-2021, 11:53 AM)pkal Wrote: I just finished cleaning up a IRC library I wrote for (GNU) AWK a few years ago, and published it here: https://git.sr.ht/~pkal/irc.awk Would be interested in seei...
josuah Programming On Unix 391 186,376 22-10-2021, 01:51 PM
  Thread: The Gemini protocol
Post: RE: The Gemini protocol

Gemini seems to have a lot of agitation around it. Either praise or hate... Fear not, Gemini will not stand any chance to receive the amount of hatred and lost hairs caused by modern web frameworks. ...
josuah The WWW 17 6,986 22-10-2021, 01:20 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

(09-06-2020, 10:23 AM)sokx Wrote: - Dylan Araps - 2f30 - 9front - Suckless - Sourcehut These people make cool stuff and I'm sure none of them are millionares so... There are definitely small projec...
josuah Off topic 28 11,035 14-06-2020, 06:48 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

(14-06-2020, 09:17 AM)vain Wrote: WebKitGTKThat sounds like the big battle out there: Web Browsers. There are definitely big funds put by big companies to develop these titanic (hue hue) projects.
josuah Off topic 28 11,035 14-06-2020, 06:46 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

I would give it to meeee! So that I can be myself the one who work on open source projects. :) I would call it the OnlyMeee foundation. What about giving SEL4 a boost while we are at it? I would be ...
josuah Off topic 28 11,035 14-06-2020, 06:44 PM
  Thread: Minimal Computing Principals
Post: RE: Minimal Computing Principals

Quote:Minimal WYSIWYG I use WYSIWYG a lot: I publish plain text, so $EDITOR becomes a WYSIWYG editor. :o)
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 4 2,870 01-05-2020, 03:43 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

(08-04-2020, 03:43 PM)jkl Wrote: Define “dependency-heavy”? Another definition: When it takes more than 500Mb of memory to compile one binary: Code:# github.com/42wim/matterbridge/vendor/[quote="jo...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 17,321 18-04-2020, 01:48 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

@z3bra: yes, the state is not so bright regarding static linking, and from what you says, you have the bagguage to say that. But these flags are really meant for the library package, not for the bina...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 17,321 09-04-2020, 10:29 AM
  Thread: Unix Ricing
Post: RE: Unix Ricing

This is another proposal for socket activation, which makes use of fd-passing : http://skarnet.org/software/s6/socket-activation.html This is for daemon which already started and receive client conne...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 17 20,391 09-04-2020, 05:10 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

One tip for doing static linking : It is terribly hard to configure it, so instead of configuring it, it is possible to /not/ build the shared libraries, and only expose the libsomething.a to the com...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 17,321 08-04-2020, 04:41 PM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

I feel stupid for sticking this talk everywhere I go, but here is it again: https://invidio.us/watch?v=RIctzAQOe44 The crux of it related to the context of this conversation : there ARE pipes in toda...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 9,669 08-04-2020, 04:35 PM
  Thread: Homestuck
Post: Homestuck

https://invidio.us/watch?v=S0ximxe4XtU TUNNEL SNAKES RULE!! What's the tunnel snakes? That's us! and we rule! In that post-apocalyptic world scene, with everyone stuck home due to a world-wide-thre...
josuah Off topic 0 1,318 08-04-2020, 04:23 PM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

jkl: I'd say 2 options combined: when a package.lock has more than 10 entries and the author says "minimal dependencies" when a library that pull dependencies on another library is a common practice....
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 17,321 08-04-2020, 04:06 PM
  Thread: Unix Ricing
Post: RE: Unix Ricing

(05-04-2020, 01:41 AM)Halfwit Wrote: (Also minor edit, I renamed ubqt to altid, located now at https://github.com/altid. Ubqt was used just everywhere) That made me learn about Ubqt, hum, Altid, whi...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 17 20,391 08-04-2020, 04:03 PM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

It is surprising that the recent compiled languages go static by default, given that they are "dependency forest languages" : it is really easy to go get some go-get-maintained package rather than pac...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 17,321 08-04-2020, 03:22 PM
  Thread: Comparing the single-file efficiency of version control systems
Post: RE: Comparing the single-file efficiency of versio...

So it seems that availability of git is a strong argument. I also like the (unpacked) storage format though naming files by their hash. Git status is also very very efficient (maybe it uses tricks w...
josuah Programming On Unix 6 3,232 08-04-2020, 03:17 PM
  Thread: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`
Post: RE: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`

tmpfs for the download directory, great idea (that I have seen above too) ! At work I have all documentation put on a sshfs in the meantime that the team agree on a documentation tool for all (zillio...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 39 26,376 28-03-2020, 05:09 PM
  Thread: Hello world
Post: RE: Hello world

I did never try Slackware... You might be pushing me toward using it. :) At first (before trying it) I did hate C++. Then, after trying C++, I did hate it more because it was very badly used at th...
josuah 8 3,817 28-03-2020, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Hello
Post: RE: Hello

Helo, Financial Functional Programmer of the Night.
josuah 3 2,106 28-03-2020, 04:58 PM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

(24-01-2020, 05:43 AM)zge Wrote: Are you sure? I've played around with Plan 9 a few times, but didn't see a way to trivially combine various existing GUI tools into new ones. I guess you could start...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 9,669 25-01-2020, 02:05 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

Ah, thank you, now I understand: it is about portability. So that your software not only works portably, but also has roughly the same performance portably. Another aspect of portability I did not t...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 11,085 25-01-2020, 02:01 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

http://thedjbway.b0llix.net/friends.html Nice cluster of similar-minded software author. I would also add https://www.fehcom.de/, which will be there at FOSDEM 2020 : https://fosdem.org/2020/schedul...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 11,085 18-01-2020, 12:16 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

(15-01-2020, 04:31 PM)eadwardus Wrote: calling realloc with just the required space is not optimal I think I express poorly. So I will express myself in term of other people's code. :) Here is th...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 11,085 18-01-2020, 12:12 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

Stralloc from DJB : https://cr.yp.to/lib/stralloc.html Advised: reading malloc(3) and realloc(3) man page and the link above. That's it... The libstralloc is a very tiny (~60 lines?) library to buil...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 11,085 13-01-2020, 09:12 PM