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  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

I do really like awk as well, and I'm using it more and more, but I don't think I could use it as a general purpose scripting language, that's just not what it's meant to be used for.
sulami Programming On Unix 13 1,062 24-03-2021, 04:10 PM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: Favourite Scripting Languages

I, and I imagine many others, have a wide collection of miscellaneous scripts to perform various tasks. "Scripts" in this case is defined as interpreted/not compiled/fast startup over runtime performa...
sulami Programming On Unix 13 1,062 24-03-2021, 06:40 AM
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

I've been fully remote before 2020, so there wasn't really a big adjustment for me, save for the closure of coffee places and such, also everyone being at home all the time now. (04-01-2021, 04:12 A...
sulami Community & Forums Related Discussions 11 1,320 07-01-2021, 09:00 AM
  Thread: Tiling vs Stacking
Post: RE: Tiling vs Stacking

(25-11-2020, 12:40 PM)opFez Wrote: wow, a wm you have to pay for?Yeah, it's also on the pricier side. I don't mind paying a few bucks to help fund development on some tools that I use, but this is n...
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 55 19,429 25-11-2020, 01:23 PM
  Thread: Tiling vs Stacking
Post: RE: Tiling vs Stacking

I've been on and off with tiling, but mostly off, because it keeps being more in the way and shuffling around windows than I want it to, but every now and then I want to select 2-3 windows and say "ti...
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 55 19,429 25-11-2020, 07:18 AM
  Thread: Remote work solution
Post: RE: Remote work solution

(23-11-2020, 10:21 AM)eye Wrote: Do you have any problems with it? Do you like working from home? Do you hate it? I generally like it, but this year has been harder then previous ones. (23-11-2020...
sulami Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 26 5,896 25-11-2020, 06:36 AM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

I mostly agree with the stated opinions here, extending coreutils is fine, but replacing is a no-no. One other reason I’m hesitant to jump onto all those “like X but nicer (and in Rust)” tools is tha...
sulami Programming On Unix 26 4,507 24-11-2020, 06:23 PM
  Thread: Remote work solution
Post: RE: Remote work solution

Slack & Zoom & Email (& IRC) for comms. Documents live somewhere between GitHub (engineering) and GDocs (everyone else). We used to have Dropbox Paper, which was nice, but apparently proh...
sulami Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 26 5,896 18-11-2020, 06:28 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

That reminds me of Jon Blow’s talk, which has a lot of similar themes around complexity growing too quickly for anyone to keep track. He’s also especially worried that we’ll lose the knowledge of the ...
sulami Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 11,323 15-11-2020, 04:59 AM
  Thread: Your PROMPT
Post: RE: Your PROMPT

(11-11-2020, 01:20 PM)jkl Wrote: I would assume that such a low contrast is very hard to stare at for a long time. This is the stock Solarized dark theme. I don't like too high contrast because I fi...
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 49 20,107 11-11-2020, 04:57 PM
  Thread: Your PROMPT
Post: RE: Your PROMPT

Mine's quite boring, this is ZSH without any frameworks or so. I used to be a vim user (before Emacs) and my workflow hinged on suspending/resuming vim to get to my shell, so I've got the background ...
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 49 20,107 11-11-2020, 07:11 AM
  Thread: Favorite music for getting things done
Post: RE: Favorite music for getting things done

Mostly non-distracting electronic music. Some of my favourites: Sadowick - The Icarus Project (actually bought it for .flacs) Anything by Extrawelt Moby is also pretty good Glitch Mob Also vario...
sulami Off topic 19 9,154 13-06-2016, 09:48 AM
  Thread: building lemonbar for openbsd
Post: RE: building lemonbar for openbsd

I assume you have used GNU make (`gmake`) as opposed to BSD make (`make`)? If so, I can fire up one of my OBSD boxes to do a quick test build.
sulami BSD 5 3,889 27-12-2015, 07:35 PM
  Thread: Am I the Only One?
Post: RE: Am I the Only one?

(24-12-2015, 02:20 PM)xikuuky Wrote: I like FrankenWM.I've also used Luakit. Great to hear!
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 5,244 24-12-2015, 09:48 PM
  Thread: Everything is a file
Post: RE: Everything is a file

I think EIAF is an incredibly elegant solution to a problem that only became really relevant decades later. I cannot believe how people are actually programming systems which expose super-simple stuff...
sulami Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 21 9,155 17-12-2015, 04:27 AM
  Thread: Let's talk amdgpu
Post: RE: Let's talk amdgpu

I personally did not have too many problems with my 5870 and radeon (the OSS one), my only problem is that fan control seems to not exist, so the card defaults to 35%-40% which is already pretty noisy...
sulami Hardware talk 4 2,940 25-11-2015, 12:43 PM
  Thread: Let's talk amdgpu
Post: Let's talk amdgpu

AMD just released 1.0 of amdgpu, their new official open-source driver that (I guess) will replace radeon and catalyst in the future. I made a roundup of supported cards from the chip-ids in the drive...
sulami Hardware talk 4 2,940 24-11-2015, 06:17 PM
  Thread: Following OpenBSD-current
Post: RE: Following OpenBSD-current

I'm not 100% sure what you want to do, but afaik anything is possible as long as you update. Anything going back in time is explicitly not supported and might break your system. So stable -> snapsh...
sulami BSD 4 4,053 08-08-2015, 05:59 PM
  Thread: Switching From Machine To machine
Post: RE: Switching From Machine To machine

I converted to a Thinpad X200 a couple of months ago, which is docked in and thus connected to all my usual stuff, big screen, keyboard, sound system etc. When I want to go somewhere else, I can just ...
sulami Hardware talk 23 10,745 29-07-2015, 01:35 PM
  Thread: Encryption
Post: RE: Encryption

I use gpg for the most part to encrypt really sensitive stuff. I also have copies of some things I must not lose under any circumstances encrypted with scrypt, just in case I happen to lose my private...
sulami Security & Cryptography 9 5,002 28-06-2015, 06:07 AM
  Thread: Nixers Podcast ideas and talks
Post: RE: Nixers Podcast ideas and talks

(07-06-2015, 01:12 PM)z3bra Wrote: Sooo.. there are less and less people showing up at the meetup every week. Maybe that's due to the time of the meetup. Is that too early? Would you guys be more li...
sulami Community & Forums Related Discussions 151 52,167 07-06-2015, 02:52 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...

You're old :D My oldest piece of hardware that is still in use is a NEC Multisync XV15, a 15" monitor built in '94 according to the label. Still works fine. I almost threw it away last year with a bu...
sulami Old school stuff 26 16,484 06-06-2015, 06:27 AM
  Thread: Post your ringtone
Post: RE: Post your ringtone

Because phone speakers suck and this beauty sounds on my phone pretty much excactly like on my stereo (also memories): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9STiQ8cCIo0
sulami Off topic 15 6,399 05-06-2015, 05:34 PM
  Thread: Uses for Rasperry Pi
Post: RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi

(31-05-2015, 05:00 PM)RoastPotatoes Wrote: Already that seems quite impressive. I have the old one with 256MB as well as the new one, which I think has around 500. Does it really run that well? I in...
sulami Hardware talk 17 9,064 01-06-2015, 08:56 AM
  Thread: Uses for Rasperry Pi
Post: RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi

I currently have a model B (the old one with 256MB) at home with an uptime of almost 500 days. It is used to share an external drive to the network, serves some static pages to the web and is a gamese...
sulami Hardware talk 17 9,064 31-05-2015, 03:27 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

It's not like I should have time for ricing, but it's 2 am and I am bored. Don't judge my stream choice, Twitch is dead right now and I need someone talking to me to stay sane. [Image: http://i.imgur...
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,691 884,429 03-03-2015, 09:27 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

Conky can actually be quite a nice bar. [Image: http://i.imgur.com/aOYqsla.png]
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,691 884,429 01-07-2014, 09:17 AM
  Thread: Show us your first scrots!
Post: RE: Show us your first scrots!

I think this is the earliest one I still have, from early 2012. Fedora 16 with Xfce. Even back then I prepared my configs in VMs before porting them to my machine. [Image: http://i.imgur.com/Q9SdYw1....
sulami Desktop Customization & Workflow 62 30,165 18-06-2014, 05:00 PM