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  Thread: Community gopher hole
Post: RE: Community gopher hole

My apologies z3bra, I was not explaining myself properly: Code:EMAIL@ADDRESS was an attempt to obfuscate my personal email address from this forum. What it is actually set to in ~/.forward is the emai...
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 47 13,941 21-09-2020, 01:42 PM
  Thread: xnotify: popup a notification on your screen
Post: RE: xnotify: popup a notification on your screen

Funny, I just saw your post on /r/suckless. Looks like a great little tool!
evbo Programming On Unix 21 4,853 21-09-2020, 12:30 PM
  Thread: Community gopher hole
Post: RE: Community gopher hole

Tried playing with it this morning. I wasn't sure where it goes, so I placed two copies of .forward in my directory, one in ~/ and one in ~/public_gopher. The contents of my .forward file are Code:...
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 47 13,941 21-09-2020, 11:22 AM
  Thread: 5 years from now
Post: RE: 5 years from now

All those jokes from years ago about systemd taking over home drives and config files suddenly feel kind of real (21-09-2020, 01:34 AM)venam Wrote: Windows now includes a sub-linux system That one ...
evbo Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 10 7,125 21-09-2020, 11:07 AM
  Thread: what are you listening to?
Post: RE: what are you listening to?

Apologies for the youtube links but it's the easiest way to share music these days. The new Falconer album is pretty awesome, but also bittersweet as they are quitting. Green Lung - Woodland Rites A...
evbo Off topic 42 14,326 18-09-2020, 06:11 PM
  Thread: Sculpt OS and the Genode OS Framework
Post: RE: Sculpt OS and the Genode OS Framework

What a super cool project. Might be fun to throw on a spare laptop and see what it can do.
evbo Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 7 3,526 18-09-2020, 02:10 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

[Image: https://user.fm/files/v2-be6588758cf1ee1..._scrot.png] I'm pretty lame these days... my desktop runs XFCE with Arc-Dark and Gruvbox for terminal colors. I regularly use some software that doe...
evbo Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,725 1,218,946 18-09-2020, 02:05 PM
  Thread: What IRC channel's do you auto connect to?
Post: RE: What IRC channel's do you auto connect to?

I've just joined back up in #nixers_net, so there's that :) I'm also super anxious about talking to people in real-time, so I tend to not say much in IRC. Trying to get over that but it's been tough. ...
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 5,467 18-09-2020, 01:57 PM
  Thread: What does your relatives think of you, and your *nix hobby?
Post: RE: What does your relatives think of you, and you...

Fun question! Wife: A general state of mildly annoyance. She's tired of me talking about any philosophical or practical reasons why her Win 10 machine is a constant thorn in my side. There's also som...
evbo Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 18 8,691 16-09-2020, 05:36 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(11-09-2020, 06:48 AM)pyratebeard Wrote: Yet another theme I have been playing around with. This one, I am calling "cursed", is inspired by "sourcerer" by xero and loosely based on the colours I had...
evbo Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,725 1,218,946 16-09-2020, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

OpenBSD. I would love to have a true Unix led by the right people that can do all the things Linux can
evbo Off topic 28 12,966 10-06-2020, 10:44 PM
  Thread: Raspberry Pi <3
Post: RE: Raspberry Pi <3

(23-05-2019, 08:01 PM)Wildefyr Wrote: ... anyone got suggestions for a more powerful board though? The pi zero is just too slow to do heavier services like webhosting etc. Preferable with external d...
evbo Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking 62 47,741 24-05-2019, 04:52 PM
  Thread: Your dream project
Post: RE: Your dream project

(14-05-2019, 01:56 PM)Doom Wrote: Using Go, I finished the projects relatively quickly, with the ability to write tests on the fly. ... Using C, the projects took longer but, for some reason, I felt...
evbo Programming On Unix 25 16,128 15-05-2019, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Remote work solution
Post: RE: Remote work solution

I don't know much about pptp but I know OpenBSD has npppd(8) built-in to the OS and the man page says it handles pptp https://man.openbsd.org/npppd.8
evbo Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 26 10,834 03-05-2019, 12:37 PM
  Thread: Really Weird Shell - the structural regular expression shell
Post: RE: Really Weird Shell - the structural regular ex...

A fellow sourcehut user, good man :) As a Perl diehard, I say the more regular expression processing the better!
evbo Programming On Unix 12 6,785 03-05-2019, 12:33 PM
  Thread: Remote work solution
Post: RE: Remote work solution

At home, anything important or useful is either in a git repo or rsync'd to my backup/storage VPS so that my laptop can pull whatever I need on the go. Work is a big govt enterprise, so all I can say...
evbo Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 26 10,834 24-04-2019, 11:21 AM
  Thread: Loading of xinitrc,xserverrc,xresources,xdefaults,xprofile,xsession,xmodmap
Post: RE: Loading of xinitrc,xserverrc,xresources,xdefau...

Well done on the writeup, venam. I use a pretty simple .xinitrc these days, and have generally stayed away from display managers as they seemed unnecessary vs a simple script. I remember the old day...
evbo Desktop Customization & Workflow 3 9,722 22-04-2019, 12:20 PM
  Thread: Network Managers
Post: RE: Network Managers

These days I've got NetworkManager on my desktop because that's what came with the OS, and it "just works" for my simple home network. The laptop is OpenBSD and I just use the built-in tools with a s...
evbo Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 13 7,878 16-04-2019, 07:15 PM
  Thread: hi!
Post: RE: hi!

o7 welcome to nixers
evbo 4 3,992 09-04-2019, 12:31 PM
  Thread: desktop showcases
Post: RE: desktop showcases

I don't have any fancy pictures on a website to share, my setup is an extremely bland i3/i3bar with gruvbox colors and no gaps. Big fan of your interjection shell script :)
evbo Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 9,032 09-04-2019, 12:28 PM
  Thread: What is your favorite programming language to program on *nix?
Post: RE: What is your favorite programming language to ...

https://blog.golang.org/modules2019 is a pretty good overview
evbo Programming On Unix 13 7,429 03-04-2019, 05:34 PM
  Thread: What is your favorite programming language to program on *nix?
Post: RE: What is your favorite programming language to ...

My previous comment mentioned my current job is at a .NET shop, but we do have a couple small internal services written in Go. For those, we use Go's mod feature so that you don't need a $GOPATH, ...
evbo Programming On Unix 13 7,429 03-04-2019, 01:11 PM
  Thread: What is your favorite programming language to program on *nix?
Post: RE: What is your favorite programming language to ...

Part of it is that I prefer the flow of goroutines and channels, part of it is that concurrency in C is difficult while concurrency in Go is so easy even a moron like me can do it. Take your pick on w...
evbo Programming On Unix 13 7,429 01-04-2019, 12:46 PM
  Thread: What is your favorite programming language to program on *nix?
Post: RE: What is your favorite programming language to ...

This question is highly subjective, but I guess that's the point My basic rule for picking languages is as follows: Scripting: Perl if I can, Python if I must. Programs: Go for concurrency or web. ...
evbo Programming On Unix 13 7,429 01-04-2019, 12:36 PM
  Thread: Scripts to be "quick and efficient"
Post: RE: Scripts to be "quick and efficient"

I used to futz with configs constantly to "prettify" everything, things like hyper-confiured oh-my-zsh and .vimrc. These days I just want to work, and pretty systems are too time consuming. Some ways ...
evbo Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 30 21,806 17-01-2019, 01:47 PM
  Thread: How much do you actually care about your ideologies?
Post: RE: How much do you actually care about your ideol...

I agree with jkl, computers are tools. I don't mind using proprietary software, but only after I try to find (or create) a free alternative that fits the bill. Evaluation of free choices is important,...
evbo Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 11 12,185 17-01-2019, 01:36 PM
  Thread: Keeping machines alive
Post: RE: Keeping machines alive

As to your point about 80's hardware, companies just figured out they could sell more parts if they had to be replaced every year. If I want something quality that's going to last (like a great mechan...
evbo Old school stuff 13 11,625 17-09-2018, 11:24 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Very cool, kirby. In some of my free time (Stellaris eats the rest) I've been writing an SDL2-based game engine in D to learn the language. It's not ready to show off yet but I'm really enjoying D.
evbo Programming On Unix 402 212,843 27-02-2018, 01:15 PM
  Thread: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game
Post: RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game

#define SARCASM Group Policy?
evbo Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 173 107,513 22-02-2018, 02:05 PM
  Thread: Musl Distros
Post: RE: Musl Distros

Quote:As for void, I wouldn't say it's the best distro though. Some thing are even plain stupid IMO. Ever tried to install imagemagick? I took me more than 5 minutes, just to figure out that the packa...
evbo GNU/Linux 39 34,687 07-02-2018, 08:24 PM
  Thread: Musl Distros
Post: RE: Musl Distros

jkl on Linux? Say it isn't so! I definitely had issues running void-musl for the same reasons: missing packages that only work on glibc. Void is pretty awesome though, it's by far the best Linux dist...
evbo GNU/Linux 39 34,687 07-02-2018, 01:24 PM
  Thread: Loosing the root password
Post: RE: Loosing the root password

Like citrus said, my first go-to would be systemrescuecd and a chroot
evbo Security & Cryptography 4 6,396 01-02-2018, 01:30 PM
  Thread: Hi!
Post: RE: Hi!

Welcome to nixers! Void is easily my favorite Linux distro. If I wasn't wholly committed to running OpenBSD on everything, I'd definitely use Void on my workstation. Pretty rad ansi art. I've been ...
evbo 9 6,471 23-01-2018, 09:07 PM
  Thread: Struggling to use linux in college
Post: RE: Struggling to use linux in college

I'm a Windows sysadmin during the day that's implementing Office 365 Enterprise, so I know all about Office. If you're a college student, your best bet is to get a free student account to Office 365 a...
evbo GNU/Linux 32 25,698 08-01-2018, 07:57 PM
  Thread: OpenBSD on personal laptop?
Post: RE: OpenBSD on personal laptop?

Older laptops are definitely the way to go with OpenBSD. I have a Thinkpad T430 that used to run OpenBSD. The one thing I had to do was disable the Nvidia card on there and set the IGPU as the primary...
evbo BSD 16 21,836 07-12-2017, 02:31 PM
  Thread: How do I go about sharing an external HDD between GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD?
Post: RE: How do I go about sharing an external HDD betw...

Is this sitting on your internal network? If so I'd use either samba or NFS to setup a network file share
evbo BSD 13 11,316 16-08-2017, 02:55 PM
  Thread: Howdy
Post: RE: Howdy

Welcome to the forums. Crunchbang was pretty great back in the day.
evbo 8 4,983 16-08-2017, 12:05 PM
  Thread: nixers community git
Post: RE: nixers community git

I've always used BSD 2-Clause aka the FreeBSD License, as it is (1) GPL compatible for those that care about such things (I don't) and (2) has a simple non-liability clause, which is really important ...
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 86 77,881 03-08-2017, 01:57 PM
  Thread: nixers community git
Post: RE: nixers community git

I like pizza's idea a lot, it's based on how most major (non-github) OSS development is done and gives people who have no patching experience a taste of that workflow, but in a less "stressful" enviro...
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 86 77,881 02-08-2017, 12:31 PM
  Thread: Getting an External IP Address
Post: Getting an External IP Address

So I have a FreeBSD server that needs to know its external IP address and set it as an environment variable. So far, my method for doing this has been Code:EXTERNAL_IP="$(dig +short myip.opendns....
evbo 2 2,496 31-07-2017, 06:10 PM
  Thread: Hi all!
Post: RE: Hi all!

Hey there Cherry, welcome to nixers As far as a more Unix-y *nix, you can always give one of the BSDs a try.
evbo 15 9,236 31-07-2017, 06:05 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Quote:Expect me to send you patches to fix your software on OpenBSD/sparc64 That is just downright cool. I love old tech like that.
evbo Programming On Unix 402 212,843 31-07-2017, 02:37 PM
  Thread: Nixers Self Assessment (End Results)
Post: RE: Nixers Self Assessment (End Results)

Quote:But are we truly a reflection of /r/unixporn, just an extension? Obviously not but that still bring some discomfort to many of the early members and others who've joined for other reasons. I wo...
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 4 7,761 31-07-2017, 12:52 PM
  Thread: Community Packaging Initiative
Post: RE: Community Packaging Initiative

Quote:the history of updates etc. will be stored in the version control of the OS you added the package to. I did not consider that, but that makes a lot of sense.
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 23 14,470 28-07-2017, 11:11 PM
  Thread: Community Packaging Initiative
Post: RE: Community Packaging Initiative

How about Code:/ports/{openbsd,freebsd,crux}/
evbo Community & Forums Related Discussions 23 14,470 28-07-2017, 05:34 PM