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  Thread: Favorite Terminal Applications
Post: RE: Favorite Terminal Applications

I like TUIs for tasks where awareness of context helps guide or inform a sequence of actions. A text editor is the classic example. File managers are also helpful for those of us who tend to lose our...
ckester BSD 108 56,693 17-06-2022, 12:00 AM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

ksh93, nowadays for no other reason than familiarity after many years of use.
ckester BSD 83 45,318 24-04-2022, 03:35 PM
  Thread: First Time you used 'Linux' ?
Post: RE: First Time you used 'Linux' ?

Too long ago to remember exactly when, but I remember having to setup modelines in order to get X Windows working with my monitor. Checking my bookshelves, I see that I have the 4th edition (1996)o...
ckester GNU/Linux 102 52,069 21-04-2022, 07:08 PM
  Thread: [Assembly] Need a good resources to start
Post: RE: [Assembly] Need a good resources to start

You might try this book: Ray Seyfarth, Introduction to 64 Bit Assembly Programming for Linux and OS X: For Linux and OS X 3rd Edition https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Bit-...1484921909 There doe...
ckester Programming On Unix 2 518 25-03-2022, 12:25 AM
  Thread: Recommended UPS?
Post: Recommended UPS?

I'm looking for an uninterruptable power supply for my desktop machine. What are you guys using? I need both battery backup and surge protection.
ckester Hardware talk 1 670 08-03-2022, 01:01 AM
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

I misread the subject line. Those are my resolutions for 2022.
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 17 3,189 30-11-2021, 06:30 AM
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

Buy a few Raspberry Pi's and use them to build some servers for various things around the house. Build a new desktop machine to replace my old Gateway PC. Learn how to write some elinks hooks to f...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 17 3,189 29-11-2021, 06:03 PM
  Thread: Community gopher hole
Post: RE: Community gopher hole

(15-09-2020, 02:59 AM)z3bra Wrote: There are a few ones already: lynx browser sacc clic (for emacs) bombadillo Many more The elinks browser also supports the gopher protocol. Not available i...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 43 10,296 23-11-2021, 11:30 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

Basic CS stuff, yes, and presented briskly like a refresher. It's good to go back and revisit these things now and then, to fill in any gaps in our understanding. I really liked its beginning with t...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 2,253 21-08-2021, 01:58 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Yeah, I'm coming to think that for most TUI's stdio and escape sequences are sufficient.
ckester Programming On Unix 391 186,376 04-08-2021, 05:22 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

(03-07-2021, 12:14 PM)jkl Wrote: I wonder what C standards will be named in 60 years from now. C11 is - in theory - before C89. Any C programmer worth his salt should have no problem with a circular...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,821 04-07-2021, 12:28 AM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

Apropos of life in the TTY, vermaden referenced this interesting file manager in his latest "Valuable News": https://github.com/leo-arch/clifm I'm definitely going to give this one a try! (I'd al...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 3,630 29-06-2021, 11:25 AM
  Thread: Scripts to be "quick and efficient"
Post: RE: Scripts to be "quick and efficient"

Going back to a question asked earlier in this thread: > At what point does customization stop being an investment into your productivity, and start stealing productivity? I don't think it was ev...
ckester Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 30 18,736 23-06-2021, 12:00 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

(05-06-2021, 09:49 AM)phillbush Wrote: The chapter then explains where configuration should be read from. • Run-control files (in /etc and dotfiles in ~/). • Environment variables. • Argument option...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,821 05-06-2021, 02:12 PM
  Thread: What is your coding style?
Post: RE: What is your coding style?

I confess, I've always been sloppy when it comes to coding style. But I recently added an autocommand to my vimrc to reformat my code before saving it, using astyle(1): Code:function! Format()  ...
ckester Programming On Unix 9 1,842 25-05-2021, 02:49 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

(22-05-2021, 09:24 AM)phillbush Wrote: Well, I'm doing wrong then. Heh. I'm getting the same feeling a lot while reading this book!
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,821 22-05-2021, 07:45 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

(01-05-2021, 11:11 AM)venam Wrote: Another sentence that caught my attention and which we should reconsider today with all the tech-paparazzi, drama, absolutism, and purism happening: Quote:If some...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,821 09-05-2021, 01:17 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

OK, got it. Pulling my copy off the shelf for some after-dinner reading.
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,821 01-05-2021, 09:06 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

(26-04-2021, 06:22 PM)phillbush Wrote: Our first session will be May, 8 (in two weeks), when we will discuss the first two chapters. See you there! Where is "there"? Is the discussion on the IRC ch...
ckester Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,821 01-05-2021, 04:53 PM
  Thread: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive?
Post: RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's st...

After struggling to fix yet another paper-jamming issue, I finally retired my LaserJet 4+. So the oldest hardware that's still in use at my house is now my ThinkPad T410. (The PowerPC Mac Mini is ba...
ckester Old school stuff 26 20,566 19-04-2021, 01:55 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

I'm not working on it (yet), but nvlr's post about writing a new toolkit reminded me of something I've had on my ideas list for a while now: implementing the ncurses API directly on top of X and cutti...
ckester Programming On Unix 391 186,376 10-04-2021, 02:08 PM
  Thread: Alternative formats
Post: RE: Alternative formats

(03-10-2020, 04:03 PM)opFez Wrote: (03-10-2020, 02:50 PM)z3bra Wrote: I just wished there was a format to concatenate music or videos with cat(1). That would actually be so cool. Probably possible...
ckester Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 14 3,457 06-04-2021, 05:09 PM
  Thread: What font are you using now?
Post: RE: What font are you using now?

I use mononoki in all my terminal windows.
ckester Desktop Customization & Workflow 100 67,469 29-03-2021, 04:17 AM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

The awk book by the language's creators is a lovely piece of work itself.
ckester Programming On Unix 13 2,739 24-03-2021, 03:19 PM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

I go with Posix shell scripts, or Korn shell when I need some feature not in Posix. I like Python too, but have never used it enough to become more than a beginner with it. By the time my project ha...
ckester Programming On Unix 13 2,739 24-03-2021, 01:21 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Beginning yet another rewrite of ncplay, my ncurses-based frontend for mpg123. I'm going to scrap the linked-list design I inherited from mcplay and replace it with a more cache-friendly array. I ...
ckester Programming On Unix 391 186,376 21-03-2021, 04:03 PM
  Thread: ffmpeg script to convert files
Post: RE: ffmpeg script to convert files

(15-03-2021, 07:57 PM)Ramiferous Wrote: So are the curly brackets necessary? seems to work without them. Not sure if this is what you're asking about, but: Code:for i in *.mkv *.webm and Code:for ...
ckester Programming On Unix 6 1,600 16-03-2021, 01:41 AM
  Thread: Favorite Terminal Applications
Post: RE: Favorite Terminal Applications

(10-03-2021, 10:18 PM)freem Wrote: (10-03-2021, 07:50 PM)Ramiferous Wrote: (10-03-2021, 10:49 AM)phillbush Wrote: image viewer: sxiv (I want to fork sxiv and make it into a file browser with thu...
ckester BSD 108 56,693 11-03-2021, 05:56 PM
  Thread: what are you listening to?
Post: RE: what are you listening to?

(06-11-2020, 02:01 PM)sokx Wrote: I mostly listen to music while I'm working on something and that's why I'm really into ambient instrumental music. Same here, but I'm not familiar with most of the ...
ckester Off topic 42 12,176 08-11-2020, 01:34 PM
  Thread: 5 years from now
Post: RE: 5 years from now

I should probably take another look at urbit, but the last time I did I couldn't make sense of anything they were talking about. The jargon was too dense and inscrutable for me.
ckester Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 10 5,990 04-10-2020, 02:49 PM
  Thread: Tiling vs Stacking
Post: RE: Tiling vs Stacking

(28-09-2020, 07:55 AM)freem Wrote: My understanding of it is that some tiling WMs'users can/must choose between a set of predefined layouts, instead of having to build those on the fly (which is i3 ...
ckester Desktop Customization & Workflow 55 27,344 02-10-2020, 05:05 PM
  Thread: Tiling vs Stacking
Post: RE: Tiling vs Stacking

(25-09-2020, 04:38 AM)venam Wrote: I keep thinking about this thread and I feel like the division between tiling and stacking is very limited. Quote:Generically, window managers have two parts, the...
ckester Desktop Customization & Workflow 55 27,344 25-09-2020, 06:54 PM
  Thread: Tiling vs Stacking
Post: RE: Tiling vs Stacking

(04-07-2017, 11:40 AM)acg Wrote: Why not do this with a terminal multiplexer? One advantage in letting the wm tile several terminal emulator windows, rather than using a terminal multiplexer in a si...
ckester Desktop Customization & Workflow 55 27,344 25-09-2020, 06:14 PM
  Thread: managing dotfiles with gnu stow
Post: RE: managing dotfiles with gnu stow

(14-09-2020, 08:15 AM)z3bra Wrote: I think managing dotfiles is adding complexity and pain to an environment. I'm growing strangely fond of the suckless folks' approach using a config.h to compile c...
ckester GNU/Linux 23 14,578 15-09-2020, 11:30 PM
  Thread: Gopher anyone?
Post: RE: Gopher anyone?

I'm old enough. But although I remember being aware of gopher's existence back in the early 90's, I never actually used it. I found the USENET newsgroups more interesting, especially comp.lang.c. ...
ckester Old school stuff 36 28,634 15-09-2020, 10:59 PM
  Thread: How Many Ways To Start An Xserver
Post: RE: How Many Ways To Start An Xserver

(13-09-2020, 02:31 PM)vain Wrote: The final "startx" script is generated through automake and friends. automake has friends? /sarc
ckester Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 44,188 13-09-2020, 04:35 PM
  Thread: Programming book recommendations.
Post: RE: Programming book recommendations.

Thanks for the recommendation! After a quick look at the table of contents, I think the title of that book is well-chosen. It does indeed appear to go beyond what I think of as software architecture...
ckester Programming On Unix 21 7,737 09-09-2020, 04:01 AM
  Thread: What does your relatives think of you, and your *nix hobby?
Post: RE: What does your relatives think of you, and you...

My kids just roll their eyes when I get going on one my monologues about the wonders of Unix. They just barely tolerate me, like some people put up with the rants of a crazy old uncle at family gathe...
ckester Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 18 7,568 08-09-2020, 08:17 PM
  Thread: Programming book recommendations.
Post: RE: Programming book recommendations.

I recently ordered this one and am looking forward to reading it: Cristina Videira Lopes, Exercises in Programming Style 2nd Edition Quoting from the book description on Amazon: Quote:Using a simple...
ckester Programming On Unix 21 7,737 08-09-2020, 07:59 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(07-09-2020, 10:39 AM)mcol Wrote: Can you guess my favourite colours? Um, purple?
ckester Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,722 1,095,919 07-09-2020, 06:41 PM
  Thread: Sci-fi and Futurism
Post: RE: Sci-fi and Futurism

One of my guilty pleasures is reading any of Larry Niven's "Known Space" or "Man/Kzin Wars" books. I've also read and enjoyed space operas like Alastair Reynolds's "Revelation Space", but hesitate to...
ckester Off topic 13 3,470 04-09-2020, 06:25 PM
  Thread: this week work?
Post: RE: this week work?

(03-09-2020, 11:38 PM)Ramiferous Wrote: (26-08-2020, 08:09 PM)ckester Wrote: Looking at replacing ncurses with BSD curses as a possible way to reduce the size of my ncplay program.This sounds inte...
ckester Off topic 10 2,849 04-09-2020, 12:56 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(17-08-2020, 08:58 PM)ckester Wrote: 469K, statically linked and stripped when using musl libc, ncursesw, libev, and libid3tag. I need to do some analysis to see if I can get that smaller. After tw...
ckester Programming On Unix 391 186,376 28-08-2020, 06:26 PM
  Thread: Lighter versions of sites
Post: RE: Lighter versions of sites

I agree, we need to applaud and support simpler sites like these.
ckester The WWW 11 4,628 28-08-2020, 06:22 PM
  Thread: this week work?
Post: RE: this week work?

Looking at replacing ncurses with BSD curses as a possible way to reduce the size of my ncplay program.
ckester Off topic 10 2,849 26-08-2020, 08:09 PM