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  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 391 179,734 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 391 179,734 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 83 44,104 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 1 366 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 1,844 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 11 1,119 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 39,070 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 2 570 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 2,963 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 3,312 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 43 9,805 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 391 179,734 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 23,205 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 3,312 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 3,312 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 3 842 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 5,913 23-08-2021, 04:06 PM
  Thread: display managers
Post: RE: display managers

That’s a nice one!
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 13 4,046 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 6,777 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 18,432 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 2,102 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 14,860 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 26 11,795 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 5,336 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 92,284 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 92,284 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 0 1,205 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 4 982 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 3,365 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 17,918 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 23,672 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 88 47,155 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 3,365 01-06-2021, 02:36 PM
  Thread: Idea for a "week of the vintage OS"
Post: RE: Idea for a "week of the vintage OS"

(31-05-2021, 03:46 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: what the heck it TECO? (it's ok I googled it) looks pretty annoying to use so I'm gonna give it a go haha. It is not quite annoying once you got used to how i...
jkl Old school stuff 10 4,521 31-05-2021, 04:05 AM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

Sounds childish. Anyway, none of my channels are affected then. Good!
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 57,944 26-05-2021, 10:11 AM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

What happened before the nuke?
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 57,944 26-05-2021, 10:05 AM
  Thread: What is your coding style?
Post: RE: What is your coding style?

Here’s the GNU Emacs equivalent: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manua...ables.html
jkl Programming On Unix 9 1,700 26-05-2021, 09:55 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

That looks nice. :)
jkl Programming On Unix 391 179,734 26-05-2021, 04:32 AM
  Thread: What is your coding style?
Post: RE: What is your coding style?

I don't even think I have a coding style, especially as most of that depends on the underlying language and - in some cases - the compiler's tolerance.
jkl Programming On Unix 9 1,700 25-05-2021, 01:41 PM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

Weechat, obviously.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 57,944 24-05-2021, 08:11 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

I wrote a cat in Common Lisp because I was frustrated that I couldn't do it in ASM.
jkl Programming On Unix 391 179,734 21-05-2021, 04:26 PM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

Good idea. Let's see how this will end. After all, the previous freenode replacement (OFTC) is not quite alive anymore either.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 57,944 19-05-2021, 10:40 AM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

Popcorn, anyone? Looks like freenode is a dead cow now as well: https://www.kline.sh
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 57,944 19-05-2021, 10:18 AM
  Thread: Arbitrary code execution bug in the reference Turing Machine
Post: Arbitrary code execution bug in the reference Turi...

This is either good or not good: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cg...2021-32471
jkl Old school stuff 1 811 11-05-2021, 07:27 AM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

What’s wrong with Gentoo?
jkl GNU/Linux 16 3,312 11-05-2021, 02:26 AM