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  Thread: industry buzzwords
Post: RE: industry buzzwords

Quite close. “Serverless” roughly equals “having an uncertain number of unknown servers”.
jkl Off topic 11 1,369 11-01-2023, 11:14 AM
  Thread: industry buzzwords
Post: RE: industry buzzwords

(29-12-2022, 01:21 AM)pizzaroll1 Wrote: A real failure of terminology. Have you heard the word “serverless” yet?
jkl Off topic 11 1,369 29-12-2022, 05:54 AM
  Thread: industry buzzwords
Post: RE: industry buzzwords

“CI”/“CD” is an empty phrase that is usually used to tell people that your code is compiled on a server instead of your computer.
jkl Off topic 11 1,369 15-11-2022, 03:49 AM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

According to a number of GitHub tickets, the gopass developers plan to have full repository encryption with the “age” backend that might eventually replace GPG. Once implemented, I may switch over.
jkl Security & Cryptography 60 38,750 09-11-2022, 09:20 AM
  Thread: Microsoft GitHub is being sued for stealing your code
Post: RE: Microsoft GitHub is being sued for stealing yo...

It will also be an interesting case considering the future of "Fair Use" which doesn't exist in wide parts of the world, but Microsoft GitHub's lawyers claim that (e.g.) my code on GitHub is freely ac...
jkl Off topic 2 1,336 03-11-2022, 07:01 PM
  Thread: Microsoft GitHub is being sued for stealing your code
Post: Microsoft GitHub is being sued for stealing your c...

Good news, everyone: Quote:Today, we’ve filed a class-action law­suit in US fed­eral court in San Fran­cisco, CA on behalf of a pro­posed class of pos­si­bly mil­lions of GitHub users. (...) By train...
jkl Off topic 2 1,336 03-11-2022, 06:10 PM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

(07-10-2022, 10:52 AM)venam Wrote: This one: https://www.gopass.pw/ ? That one. :)
jkl Security & Cryptography 60 38,750 11-10-2022, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

I gave gopass a(nother) serious try this week, but the fact that its files are (necessarily?) named like the passwords (often = like the websites) is a red flag for me. If anyone gains access to my ha...
jkl Security & Cryptography 60 38,750 06-10-2022, 12:55 PM
  Thread: What spoken languages do you know?
Post: RE: What spoken languages do you know?

(02-10-2022, 01:54 PM)venam Wrote: That's a lot of languages. Not really, unless you’re from the US where even a second language is a lot. :-p
jkl Off topic 94 54,036 06-10-2022, 12:50 PM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

I use the rc with readline port, not the p9p version. Maybe it works differently. (I sometimes use p9p because it has Sam and Acme, but most of the systems on which I want to use rc don’t even have a ...
jkl BSD 89 52,501 16-09-2022, 11:57 AM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

(03-06-2020, 01:44 AM)jkl Wrote: rc is quite awesome on Plan 9 because all of its history commands are meant to be used with mouse chords. But I couldn’t even modify its prompt easily. FWIW, I found...
jkl BSD 89 52,501 12-09-2022, 12:34 PM
  Thread: CB UNIX: DevOps before it was cool
Post: RE: CB UNIX: DevOps before it was cool

After all, obscure computer utilities are an interesting hobby. ;-) Thank you.
jkl Old school stuff 2 1,926 12-09-2022, 12:05 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Well, at least I hope that someone finds a use for it. :) edit: Redbean - https://redbean.dev - is a similar project indeed. It does not seem to support asset conversion (like zb does), but it is a c...
jkl Programming On Unix 402 212,869 30-04-2022, 12:06 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Ted Unangst wrote that creating a self-contained website in Go does not work well because Go has broken support for zip files. I still found the concept interesting, so I wrote one in Rust instead. h...
jkl Programming On Unix 402 212,869 29-04-2022, 12:27 PM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

(15-11-2020, 09:40 PM)mattrose Wrote: I am desparately trying to get used to zsh after macos stopped shipping recent versions of bash. macOS also has the tcsh. :)
jkl BSD 89 52,501 27-04-2022, 05:02 AM
  Thread: Syntax help error
Post: Syntax help error

i noticed that the nixers syntax help is incorrect: Code:[size=3]This text is size 3[/size] This should, according to the help, produce quite readable text. It does not: "3" seems to be "3pt".
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 1 2,331 11-03-2022, 10:39 AM
  Thread: Your top 10 commands
Post: RE: Your top 10 commands

Just in case anyone wonders, this command works on macOS (with the tcsh): Code:% history | awk '{print substr($0,index($0,$3))}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n 10 (I won't post my ...
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 18 4,801 05-03-2022, 10:27 AM
  Thread: What do you use as a system monitor
Post: RE: What do you use as a system monitor

I’m perfectly fine with the built-in tools. I noticed that the additional overhead is just not worth it.
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 13 3,988 21-02-2022, 11:31 AM
  Thread: Mechanical Love
Post: RE: Mechanical Love

My Unicomp PC122 had met my living room’s floor. The “4/$” key cap broke in multiple parts. I could get a replacement key cap from eBay. For more shipping cost than actual cost. (Living in Germany...
jkl Hardware talk 67 44,239 21-12-2021, 03:28 PM
  Thread: Retrospective 2021
Post: RE: Retrospective 2021

I won’t speculate about my 2021 before I arrived in 2022.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 2 2,570 19-12-2021, 10:21 PM
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

I have become famous (as a member of the city council), still working on becoming rich though. My code projects are mostly dormant these days. I should change that.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 17 4,228 03-12-2021, 08:12 AM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

I stopped using Linux for FreeBSD and I have since stopped using FreeBSD in favor of OmniOS and OpenBSD. (Talking about servers, exclusively. My desktops are a mess.) The two things which matter to m...
jkl GNU/Linux 16 4,381 17-11-2021, 12:04 AM
  Thread: Community gopher hole
Post: RE: Community gopher hole

I usually recommend just using Gophernicus behind inetd. Never had a problem with reliability here.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 47 13,947 04-11-2021, 12:41 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

I uninstalled my last own FreeBSD server (I still am in charge of one for a local community who wants to do it themselves one day) last night, replacing it with another OpenBSD server. There are too m...
jkl Programming On Unix 402 212,869 26-10-2021, 12:15 PM
  Thread: Making the best CLI programs
Post: RE: Making the best CLI programs

Heh: Quote:The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn’t have a mouse and therefore you’ve got all these commands. Bill Joy, 1984. https://web.archive.org/web/200607010830...joy84.html
jkl Programming On Unix 31 27,240 12-10-2021, 05:59 AM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

It works now. When I clicked it, it went to /p.
jkl GNU/Linux 16 4,381 02-09-2021, 04:01 PM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

^ pm is 404 here. (I wish musl was supported by more applications.)
jkl GNU/Linux 16 4,381 01-09-2021, 03:00 PM
  Thread: how do you know which tools you (really) use?
Post: RE: how do you know which tools you (really) use?

I like to play with tools which I don’t know much yet, just for the knowledge itself. So I guess that I don’t use most of my tools. But I do notice missing POSIX tools on servers, as I usually try the...
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 1,407 27-08-2021, 07:27 PM
  Thread: best solution for virtualizing multiple operating systems?
Post: RE: best solution for virtualizing multiple operat...

Doing Docker, but wrong: https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/posts/2021-08-13-13-37/
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 9 6,761 23-08-2021, 04:06 PM
  Thread: display managers
Post: RE: display managers

That’s a nice one!
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 13 5,348 23-08-2021, 06:03 AM
  Thread: 2038 - The Borking of Unix Systems Across the World
Post: RE: 2038 - The Borking of Unix Systems Across the ...

Don't worry - we'll be doomed two years before 2038. https://blog.koehntopp.info/2021/08/18/epochalypse.html
jkl BSD 10 7,702 19-08-2021, 09:06 PM
  Thread: Less Ties With A Machine
Post: RE: Less Ties With A Machine

(19-08-2021, 07:41 AM)_-_Specter_-_ Wrote: I'd recommend playing around with the (unstable) Flakes feature, which can be used to set up a new machine running NixOS with all of your dotfiles on it a...
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 33 22,159 19-08-2021, 12:17 PM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

Quote: How do I Ubuntu ? Please don’t.
jkl GNU/Linux 13 2,929 06-08-2021, 02:40 PM
  Thread: Backing up and Deploying
Post: RE: Backing up and Deploying

Currently I’m cross-storing .tbz2 backups between my servers. I hope that not too many of them will stop working at the same time.
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 25 17,762 02-08-2021, 11:12 AM
  Thread: Launchers
Post: RE: Launchers

I still use the terminal and/or - I have become lazier - the desktop‘s default launcher, depending on the OS and the application.
jkl GNU/Linux 28 14,408 19-07-2021, 10:38 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

I wonder what C standards will be named in 60 years from now. C11 is - in theory - before C89.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 7,743 03-07-2021, 12:14 PM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

It probably would; however, although I find GNU Emacs amazing for serious programming, its export functionalities are annoying to use in my opinion. A matter of taste, I guess?
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 163 105,746 30-06-2021, 06:31 PM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

As all WordPress (yes, I still use that) Markdown plugins I tried (which is exactly one) are quirky and org2blog is too complex for short one-sentence blog entries (I’d need to spend more time on usin...
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 163 105,746 30-06-2021, 10:30 AM
  Thread: CB UNIX: DevOps before it was cool
Post: CB UNIX: DevOps before it was cool

At least Columbus UNIX - an internally used UNIX at Bell Labs - seems to have come with the allofc command which I could not find in any other system. Quote:The allofc utility program was created to ...
jkl Old school stuff 2 1,926 29-06-2021, 10:50 PM
  Thread: Command-line interface on GUI programs.
Post: RE: Command-line interface on GUI programs.

In my opinion, a GUI should never be more than a number of knobs to control the underlying CLI application - or library, of course. Not only would that allow severe upgrades of the underlying code wit...
jkl Programming On Unix 4 1,387 25-06-2021, 01:08 PM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

I must admit that I won't find a chance to use the week as planned - I'll need to use this machine for work and Cmd+Tab'ing from/to the nixers environment with all of 2021's glory would feel like chea...
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 4,855 24-06-2021, 07:32 PM
  Thread: Scripts to be "quick and efficient"
Post: RE: Scripts to be "quick and efficient"

(17-06-2021, 01:56 AM)venam Wrote: What's your take on those, do you recommend any of the tools listed, do you have one installed? I use bat (aliased from cat - technically, bat is a less replacemen...
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 30 21,811 17-06-2021, 07:06 AM
  Thread: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?
Post: RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?

(18-12-2018, 04:02 PM)jkl Wrote: I find non-QWERTZ layouts weird, to be honest. Update: I still use QWERTZ exclusively, but, depending on the keyboard, I started to use layers; e.g. my F XT has both...
jkl Off topic 43 27,220 14-06-2021, 05:19 AM
  Thread: What spoken languages do you know?
Post: RE: What spoken languages do you know?

Good quote above! Also, my attempts at adding Japanese have not come any further during the pandemic - I even unlearned Greek!
jkl Off topic 94 54,036 07-06-2021, 12:28 PM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

In theory, the "week of the vintage software stack" sounds exactly like something I should participate in - have we agreed on a definition of "vintage" yet?
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 4,855 01-06-2021, 02:36 PM