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  Thread: Nixers Advent of Code Leaderbord
Post: RE: Nixers Advent of Code Leaderbord

I'm going to join the leaderboard this year. It's a fun way to hone my rusty algorithms skills. For those wondering, the leaderboard code above is still valid, so reuse it.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 12 1,757 5 hours ago
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

Quote:I've noticed that I can't frame myself as specialist in anything I'm still not a specialist in anything, and can't seem to get into any particular topic. (Yesterday, 06:03 PM)ckester Wrote: ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 1,727 6 hours ago
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

Time for the book club discussion. Chapter 5 and 6 were interesting because they started to give an overview of the decoupled, decentralized, architecture of Plan 9. They also emphasize the strong en...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 13 241 27-11-2021, 06:45 AM
  Thread: Where is what
Post: RE: Where is what

A recent blog post reminded me of this: https://www.madebygps.com/an-intro-to-fi...-in-linux/
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 11 3,991 23-11-2021, 01:45 PM
  Thread: rm -i
Post: RE: rm -i

When I want to override and alias, I prepend it with "command". So maybe you could try: `command rm -r`.
venam BSD 7 348 21-11-2021, 08:18 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

Chapter 3 and 4 were pretty simple, especially with a Unix background the content can be compared. Here are a couple of notes I took during my reading. ## Chapter 3 They fixed the create syscall 😂 ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 13 241 20-11-2021, 04:40 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

It's time for the book club. Here's my summary/notes for the first two chapters. ## Chapter 1 I installed Plan 9 latest image in a VM and started learning it properly. All the times I tried it in th...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 13 241 13-11-2021, 04:56 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

The talks have been uploaded and linked on the main post.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 08-11-2021, 05:38 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

And here are all the references and links for my talk: https://icds.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uplo...d-Mind.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Extended_Mind https://web.archive.org/web/201907211151.....
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 08-11-2021, 05:35 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

The link to the conference has been posted in the first post.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 07-11-2021, 10:53 AM
  Thread: Backing up and Deploying
Post: RE: Backing up and Deploying

A little story reminded me of this thread. What do you do when the backup solution is automatic and you notice the corruption after the backup has already taken place? I guess incremental backups woul...
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 25 11,802 07-11-2021, 04:46 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

(06-11-2021, 10:17 PM)seninha Wrote: Will we have some time before the conf for the people who will talk to test their browsers and mics?Certainly, I'll be there around 1h before so that we can test...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 07-11-2021, 04:16 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

Still one place left for a talk, if anyone wishes to join as a speaker.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 30-10-2021, 10:56 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

I've updated the thread with two talks. There are still two places to fill for the conf to be fully operational. Please share your talk proposals as soon as you can 😁
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 27-10-2021, 02:47 PM
  Thread: Your top 10 commands
Post: RE: Your top 10 commands

My $HISTSIZE is 100k so the sample is quite big. Here's the unsurprising result I get: Code:4685 vim    3931 cd    2969 mv    2868 rm    2342 sudo  &n...
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 13 451 20-10-2021, 05:48 AM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

That's a fantastic idea! Let's hope it catches on. I'll try to come up with something for it.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 10 436 11-10-2021, 12:52 PM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

The image is dead, it needs to be replaced.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 72 9,883 30-09-2021, 02:45 AM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: Nixers.net Conf 2021

[Image: https://nixers.net/conf/2021/nixers_conf..._white.png] Hello nixers, I'd like to announce the second edition of the nixers.net conf. We will host the conference on Sunday the 7th of November b...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,562 26-09-2021, 08:15 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

Quote:Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions Using Plan 9. I'm voting for this one, even though I've already read it.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 24-09-2021, 11:07 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

We can use this thread to post about new ideas for book club readings. So if anyone wants to propose a specific book, go for it!
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 23-09-2021, 08:16 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

Alright, last chapter of the book. This was probably the most insightful. It has a good summary of the linking mechanism and mentions a lot of things I wasn't aware of. Especially the versioning and ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 19-09-2021, 04:33 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

I don't have much to say about the chapters this week. Chapter 7: The Toolchain It was a simple explanation of the compilation process, difference between compiled and interpreted, and the steps to ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 11-09-2021, 02:24 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

Chapter 5 and 6 were, again, classic CS stuff. I can't help but feel that everything is scratching the surface but I guess that it would be a great overview of a lot of things for CS newcomers. Chapt...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 04-09-2021, 02:37 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

Time for the book club! Chapter 3 and 4 were kind of long but because they went over things that aren't new it was quick to read. Chapter 3: Computer Architecture A chapter about the generic archit...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 28-08-2021, 07:16 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

Bumping this thread with more related content, this time a bit more extended: Tools for Thinking, not really keeping track of things but more about mind maps, like we did here. There's definitely a lo...
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 53 20,797 26-08-2021, 02:51 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

Here's a new one called monocle, a personal search engine. Along with an article explaining the idea.
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 53 20,797 21-08-2021, 06:19 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science from the Bottom Up
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #5: Computer Science f...

Alright, been a long time since I posted on the forums. The book so far is pretty classic basic CS stuff so I don't have much to say. Chapter 1: General Unix and Advanced C Introduction to the conce...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 783 21-08-2021, 05:56 AM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

(06-08-2021, 12:36 PM)z3bra Wrote: Next monday, I'll have my work laptop reinstalled under stock Ubuntu 21.04, as per my company's policies. The thing is, I have not used a pre-configured distro in...
venam GNU/Linux 13 874 08-08-2021, 02:41 AM
  Thread: Backing up and Deploying
Post: RE: Backing up and Deploying

Someone recently asked on IRC about how others went about doing backups. So what's your current backup solution?
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 25 11,802 02-08-2021, 01:21 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(29-07-2021, 02:37 PM)srp Wrote: one for Trilium as I became rather fascinated with the whole memex/digital garden conceptThere's this other thread I created where we keep updating with ideas and li...
venam Programming On Unix 380 149,568 29-07-2021, 02:52 PM
  Thread: Building code, applying recipes?
Post: RE: Building code, applying recipes?

I've been recently trying to learn meson. While the documentation is scarce, in my opinion, I'm still impressed by how clean the build scripts can be. I don't have much experience with other build sys...
venam Programming On Unix 8 1,607 24-07-2021, 06:18 AM
  Thread: Launchers
Post: RE: Launchers

Do you use a specific launcher setup? What's the method you use to launch programs?
venam GNU/Linux 20 9,011 19-07-2021, 10:00 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #4
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #4

(12-07-2021, 07:42 AM)phillbush Wrote: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions Using Plan 9. The Design of the UNIX Operating System. I've already read both of these books, so I'll put my...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 1 426 13-07-2021, 01:55 AM
  Thread: display managers
Post: RE: display managers

It's been a long time since I've personally looked into the display manager/login manager space. The Arch Wiki seems to have a long list of them. Do you have recommendations, preferences, or tricks?
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 12 2,729 12-07-2021, 02:04 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

Chapter 19: Open Source This chapter emphasize what it means to develop in the "open" and some of the practices that developped around this. Quote:Release early, release often. A rapid release tempo...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 2,801 10-07-2021, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Your Audio Setup
Post: RE: Your Audio Setup

Let's update this thread with my new setup as I recently dived bit more into PipeWire. I was able to reproduce my previous setup with PipeWire since my last issue with the restoration stream was fix...
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 5 1,047 05-07-2021, 03:29 PM
  Thread: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game
Post: RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game

(15-11-2020, 07:02 PM)z3bra Wrote: I don't understand anything, yet reply to everyone. Network facing, I use the standard interface. Even daemons have super heroes ! Turned down for performance issu...
venam Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 173 79,125 05-07-2021, 01:47 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

Time for the update! I haven't taken much notes on these ones but still found them somewhat useful. Next week will be the last 2 chapters of the book, so we might want to start brainstorming ideas for...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 2,801 03-07-2021, 07:54 AM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]

That's it! Thanks everyone for participating in this year's compilation. The result has been uploaded as webm, on a YouTube mirror, on movq mirror
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 32 3,664 01-07-2021, 05:02 PM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

(30-06-2021, 11:06 AM)movq Wrote: It was a pretty relaxing week. Hardly any distractions. I think it's healthy to do a TTY week every now and then to reassess your setup and your workflow in general...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,772 30-06-2021, 01:27 PM
  Thread: Command-line interface on GUI programs.
Post: RE: Command-line interface on GUI programs.

(30-06-2021, 06:21 AM)dionys Wrote: And then there's the console context switching, like in Quake (and probably a long list of other games) that took commands and parameters. GIMP somehow fits that ...
venam Programming On Unix 4 485 30-06-2021, 06:28 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

Alright, time for the book club update - this time from the TTY! Chapter 15 and 16 were interesting, especially that these chapters start tackling day to day use and "methodology". Chapter 15: Tool...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 2,801 26-06-2021, 04:20 AM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

I've also been using GPM for quite a while, I knew it had this -R option that would write to /dev/gpmdata but I wasn't so aware of the client library side, even though it makes sense because I've used...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,772 26-06-2021, 03:02 AM
  Thread: Command-line interface on GUI programs.
Post: RE: Command-line interface on GUI programs.

That's a nice idea, it reminds me of applications that know when they're started in a pipeline and changes their interface accordingly. The CLI for GUI, as in taking stdin for user-interaction, is a ...
venam Programming On Unix 4 485 25-06-2021, 03:37 AM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

(24-06-2021, 03:33 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: Does browsh have key binding for selecting links on a page? I thought you still used a mouse with browsh.It seems to have basic support for GPM.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,772 24-06-2021, 03:39 AM