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  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 6,455 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 14 782 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 380 149,474 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 2,788 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 1,769 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 13,950 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 2,788 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 9 942 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 2,788 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 2,788 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 2,788 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 2,788 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 17,421 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 380 149,474 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 2,126 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 99 55,650 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 1,428 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 1,428 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 380 149,474 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 6 795 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 104 45,097 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 8,609 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 4,397 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 21,306 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 21,306 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 21,306 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 11,717 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 24,161 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 41,476 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 5,703 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 5,979 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 5,703 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 1,702 932,670 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 2,287 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 1,829 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 380 149,474 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 3,596 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 1,829 26-08-2020, 08:09 PM
  Thread: What spoken languages do you know?
Post: RE: What spoken languages do you know?

I can read German to some extent, can understand someone speaking it to a lesser extent (if they don't go too fast), but can only write or speak it at a very elementary level. Some of that carries ov...
ckester Off topic 88 39,428 25-08-2020, 08:43 PM
  Thread: Interfaces of the future
Post: RE: Interfaces of the future

(25-08-2020, 03:25 PM)phillbush Wrote: I dream of writing a GUI interface made up of individual programs glued together via pipes just like a TUI is made up of several cli programs glued together vi...
ckester Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 33 13,473 25-08-2020, 08:22 PM
  Thread: Interfaces of the future
Post: RE: Interfaces of the future

(25-08-2020, 09:24 AM)z3bra Wrote: However, the input system is changing, and I think that sounds (people's voice mostly) will be the next user interface. If you'd asked me 5 or 10 years ago whether...
ckester Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 33 13,473 25-08-2020, 07:50 PM
  Thread: Reverse Engineering Tools on Linux
Post: RE: Reverse Engineering Tools on Linux

I currently use the nemiver frontend to gdb. It's OK, but nothing to shout about. I used cgdb and ddd in the past but (like me) they're both showing their age. Clunky. Been meaning to try lldb and...
ckester Security & Cryptography 23 22,350 21-08-2020, 01:42 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(17-08-2020, 10:03 PM)freem Wrote: (17-08-2020, 03:16 PM)ckester Wrote: I What I have in mind is creating a small declarative language for user interfaces, with special attention to ncurses- or ot...
ckester Programming On Unix 380 149,474 17-08-2020, 10:37 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Here's a screenshot of the current iteration of ncplay https://pasteboard.co/JmR865s.png This is running in an st terminal under spectrwm and MX Linux. Mononoki font. The file selection pane on th...
ckester Programming On Unix 380 149,474 17-08-2020, 08:58 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

I'm not doing any coding right now, but I am doing some reading on constraints and "little languages" for layout. http://hcil2.cs.umd.edu/trs/98-13/dissertation.html http://www.layx.org/ What I hav...
ckester Programming On Unix 380 149,474 17-08-2020, 03:16 PM