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  Thread: The June Events
Post: RE: The June Events

Thread Promotion I'm making this a thread promotion as a discussion on who would be interested in setting up similar activities for next month. Namely: week in the TTY, workflow compilation, scaveng...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 7 2,916 03-05-2021, 04:42 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Programming
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #4: The Art of UNIX Pr...

Oups posted in advance Chapter 1 and 2 are about the underlying philosophy and culture of the Unix movement. In my opinion, from the reading these two lines sum it up really well: "Mechanism, not p...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 4 67 01-05-2021, 11:11 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

I recently discovered https://www.datafari.com/en/index.html, it's more of an enterprise document management system, which is a whole new domain but I thought it would be interesting to link it with t...
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 47 15,009 27-04-2021, 03:44 AM
  Thread: Interfaces of the future
Post: RE: Interfaces of the future

(27-04-2021, 03:23 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: I really hope it progresses to a point where end users can simply install arcan/xarcan and their wm(lua script) such as pipeworld or Prio or Durden from repos...
venam Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 33 9,705 27-04-2021, 03:35 AM
  Thread: Less Ties With A Machine
Post: RE: Less Ties With A Machine

Alright, one of my favorite thread. I've been trying out nix the past few days and as the people in this thread have noted, it's indeed a wonderful way to have less ties with a machine. Do you have ne...
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 30 11,094 26-04-2021, 10:57 AM
  Thread: Interfaces of the future
Post: RE: Interfaces of the future

(26-04-2021, 03:24 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: Was this renamed to Pipeworld or is this a fork? This, along with Prio are really interesting. Druden is still pretty cool on its own, but Pipeworld takes the...
venam Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 33 9,705 26-04-2021, 04:06 AM
  Thread: gkh vs umn, or: what IS human research, anyways?
Post: RE: gkh vs umn, or: what IS human research, anyway...

(21-04-2021, 10:20 PM)sth Wrote: Given enough time and energy, malicious code can make it past review. Given enough time, money, and energy you can achieve anything.
venam GNU/Linux 5 167 22-04-2021, 01:45 AM
  Thread: The Hosting Thread
Post: RE: The Hosting Thread

(20-04-2021, 03:26 PM)sth Wrote: is it just running on a regular machine at your house or is it a pihole/alix/pcengines-type embedded box?It's running on my personal laptop, it's not a dedicated mac...
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 9 222 20-04-2021, 03:27 PM
  Thread: The Hosting Thread
Post: RE: The Hosting Thread

I'm hosting my stuff on DO VPSs, it's cheap and my bank still allows me to disburse my monthly foreign currency allowance there. I have two small instances. I host my blog, the forums, my personal mai...
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 9 222 20-04-2021, 03:23 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #3
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #3

(20-04-2021, 07:25 AM)phillbush Wrote: For us who are X11 hackers, what do you think of Wayland after reading it?I quite like the concept of Wayland as a protocol definition, with the tools to autom...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 5 128 20-04-2021, 08:12 AM
  Thread: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive?
Post: RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's st...

Alright, what's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? Personally, I don't have much hardware around other than my main laptop: Acer aspire v5-551 from 2012. I guess it can be considered "...
venam Old school stuff 26 14,735 19-04-2021, 09:49 AM
  Thread: Sharing Media
Post: RE: Sharing Media

With remote working this topic is more important than ever. Have you changed anything from your previous practices and file sharing/syncing setup?
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 24 7,741 12-04-2021, 02:29 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

Chapter 10-12 XDG Shell in depth Oh a mention of client-side decoration, finally. The xdg_toplevel has states that can be updated, it knows it needs to update them whenever it receives a configure e...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 461 10-04-2021, 06:06 AM
  Thread: Alternative formats
Post: RE: Alternative formats

I recently had a go with kaitai format parser and thought it would be interesting to bump this thread. A similar tool called GNU Poke also comes to mind. So anyway, let's discuss alternative format of...
venam Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 14 1,059 06-04-2021, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

Here's my summary/review/notes on chapter 7 to 9. These were more heavy and hands-on chapters, after getting to know the basic ideas from previous chapters regarding interfaces and decoupling, we now ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 461 03-04-2021, 09:08 AM
  Thread: What font are you using now?
Post: RE: What font are you using now?

Easy thread for this week, what font are you using?
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 98 46,277 29-03-2021, 03:03 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

Here are my notes/reviews of chapter 4-6. In chapter 4 and 5 we're presented with the concept of global singleton objects, core globals, that implement features requested by all other objects, omnipr...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 461 27-03-2021, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

I've always used Perl for scripts when they get long enough to be annoying to write in shell. It's supported and installed by default on almost all Unix-like machines and has one of the most extensive...
venam Programming On Unix 13 380 24-03-2021, 07:31 AM
  Thread: Logos and Artworks in the Unix World
Post: RE: Logos and Artworks in the Unix World

The initial podcast episode related to this was kind of abstract, maybe not well-researched, but the topic is interesting. Do you have cool artworks or logos that you like related to Unix you'd like ...
venam Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 21 9,059 22-03-2021, 06:15 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

Here's my summary/overview/review of the first 3 chapters. The book starts with a very high-level view of what computer interaction is about: input and output devices as shared resources, the kernel ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 461 20-03-2021, 11:29 AM
  Thread: Tiling Wallpapers.
Post: RE: Tiling Wallpapers.

What kind of wallpaper are you using? Are tiling wallpapers still rocking your world? Share your collection or links we've missed out on.
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 60 31,515 15-03-2021, 03:29 AM
  Thread: What are simple Operating System in these days?
Post: RE: What are simple Operating System in these days...

(12-03-2021, 02:02 PM)rainlofi0703 Wrote: So that mean I should stop using Linux?Definitely not, it's seems like you're describing operating systems like a relationship with a lover. I think purpose...
venam Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 12 507 12-03-2021, 02:35 PM
  Thread: What are simple Operating System in these days?
Post: RE: What are simple Operating System in these days...

Hello rainlofi0703, welcome to nixers. Distributions cater to users, they are more shaped by them than the users shaped by the distribution. So maybe try to find users that have a need for minimal sy...
venam Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 12 507 12-03-2021, 01:48 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #2
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #2

(11-03-2021, 04:40 PM)movq Wrote: Skimming over it, it seems pretty short, doesn’t it? Hmmm.We could possibly complement it through our discussions of the chapters, which I hope is what will happen.
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 4 281 12-03-2021, 02:00 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

http://www.lunchclock.com/ [Image: https://i.imgur.com/Yxbud1E.png]
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 57 3,552 10-03-2021, 02:28 AM
  Thread: trackpad gestures for switching workspaces
Post: RE: trackpad gestures for switching workspaces

Let's bring back "gestures". Do you use gestures on your machine? If yes, for what? Any other UX trick that you know is related?
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 6 1,067 08-03-2021, 04:26 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #2
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #2

(01-03-2021, 03:27 PM)phillbush Wrote: The Art of UNIX Programming.This is pretty good, I read it a long time ago. (01-03-2021, 03:27 PM)phillbush Wrote: The Wayland Book (this book is not comple...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 4 281 04-03-2021, 02:16 PM
  Thread: Emulating/Looking-like a WM Webpage
Post: RE: Emulating/Looking-like a WM Webpage

Looking back at this thread is a lot of fun. So many pages were listed. Have you got any new ones?
venam The WWW 27 11,213 01-03-2021, 02:32 AM
  Thread: Try and review tools.
Post: RE: Try and review tools.

skip is pretty useful, it can help do things that would be complicated with sed, awk, or cut. However, as phillbush has shown, it's still relatively easy to implement. It remains to be seen if I'll r...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 287 27-02-2021, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Ha...

Chapter 13 - The file system This is a critic of UFS (UNIX File System) and derivatives, which are barely used today, apart from NFS. So it's not relevant but interesting, I've always been fascinated...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 24 1,123 27-02-2021, 10:25 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

(26-02-2021, 03:16 AM)TheAnachron Wrote: So it seems like you're not the type of guy who would like reddit.com/r/datahoarder :-)(I'm not a fan of reddit, the netizens structure there isn't balanced ...
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 47 15,009 26-02-2021, 04:12 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

Alright, yet another person overdoing it, some people take self-optimization to the next level.
venam Desktop Customization & Workflow 47 15,009 25-02-2021, 11:51 AM
  Thread: Screencasting & Video streaming
Post: RE: Screencasting & Video streaming

I remembered this project called the olive-editor. I haven't tried it yet but it seems interesting.
venam Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 14 6,180 25-02-2021, 06:12 AM
  Thread: how many projects per repository?
Post: RE: how many projects per repository?

(22-02-2021, 10:12 PM)freem Wrote: I wanted to ask a question: what do you think about "mono-repos", aka: one repo for a bunch of projects. One of the alternatives, which seems to me the more common...
venam Programming On Unix 3 270 23-02-2021, 05:49 AM
  Thread: What will the world of Linux be like in 3 years time?
Post: RE: What will the world of Linux be like in 3 year...

I like looking at these prediction threads similar to this one from today's point of view. What do you think? Were some people on point? How do you see the next 3 years in the Linux world?
venam GNU/Linux 21 5,514 22-02-2021, 08:33 AM
  Thread: Try and review tools.
Post: RE: Try and review tools.

I made a wiki page here. We can start with some of pranomostro's mini-tools:skip — skip text between two strings uu — unsorted uniq that does not lock up your pipeline
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 287 21-02-2021, 09:54 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Ha...

Chapter 10 — C++ I don't get the point of this particular chapter. I'll reiterate: The author does indeed like lisp a lot. Regarding the last Hello World example, I've seen similar things with over-a...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 24 1,123 20-02-2021, 01:03 PM
  Thread: Activities proposals
Post: RE: Activities proposals

(18-02-2021, 03:57 PM)phillbush Wrote: I can open a thread for those try-and-review activities and get in charge of them.Sure, that would be fantastic. Maybe try to keep the threads separated, one t...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 9 498 18-02-2021, 04:12 PM
  Thread: Logs in the Unix World
Post: RE: Logs in the Unix World

(17-02-2021, 09:38 AM)freem Wrote: I disagree that "developers can do absolutely whatever they want". All those methods are normal logging, so it's possible to discuss them. Many, too many daemons i...
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 6 2,110 17-02-2021, 10:29 AM
  Thread: Logs in the Unix World
Post: RE: Logs in the Unix World

I wrote a transcript for this. It's a very old episode, not very deep and badly researched but still interesting. Especially, that it's the subject of the day on IRC because members are working on rel...
venam Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 6 2,110 16-02-2021, 04:21 PM
  Thread: Sci-fi and Futurism
Post: RE: What movies do you recomend?

Is this other thread Related?
venam Off topic 13 1,192 16-02-2021, 02:41 AM
  Thread: Unix and the Industry
Post: RE: Unix and the Industry

Considering I've kind of dismissed discussing UNIX in the original post, let's bring the discussion towards it. We were recently discussing the UNIX® certification and it's link with the industry and ...
venam Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 7 2,671 15-02-2021, 03:40 AM
  Thread: Fixing the forums
Post: RE: Fixing the forums

(13-02-2021, 02:03 PM)freem Wrote: I think fonts are too small or hard to read, as discussed on IRC.I've increased all the fonts by 2px. The change should be live. The forums layout is flexible enou...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 79 30,595 13-02-2021, 02:34 PM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

Alright, last hint: my nickname is corkami That should unlock this thread again!
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 57 3,552 13-02-2021, 01:42 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Ha...

Chapter 7 was a rant about X11. It's interesting how the nagging about X11 memory usage is similar to today's nagging about Electron-apps and web-browsers. Quote:Even today, the X server still turns ...
venam Community & Forums Related Discussions 24 1,123 13-02-2021, 08:09 AM