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  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 377 144,104 6 hours ago
  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 18,122 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 12 1,374 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 12 1,374 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 3 290 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 4,689 23-08-2021, 04:06 PM
  Thread: display managers
Post: RE: display managers

That’s a nice one!
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 12 2,564 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 5,266 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 14,188 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 13 718 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 24 11,239 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 20 8,631 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 2,448 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 161 75,371 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 161 75,371 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 0 441 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 4 420 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 1,614 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 13,350 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 18,844 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 38,040 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 1,614 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 3,398 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 48,623 26-05-2021, 10:11 AM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

What happened before the nuke?
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 48,623 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 9 794 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 377 144,104 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 9 794 25-05-2021, 01:41 PM
  Thread: IRC
Post: RE: IRC

Weechat, obviously.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 81 48,623 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 377 144,104 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 48,623 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 48,623 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 1 406 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 12 1,374 11-05-2021, 02:26 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

I use [CODE] for indentations.
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 53 19,950 04-05-2021, 01:58 PM
  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. I’m rather sure that other projects apply a more thorough review.
jkl GNU/Linux 5 763 22-04-2021, 06:11 AM
  Thread: gkh vs umn, or: what IS human research, anyways?
Post: RE: gkh vs umn, or: what IS human research, anyway...

According to various news, there had been malicious patches which were added to the Linux kernel with not much review, so at least the experiment was successful. If they hadn't written an article abou...
jkl GNU/Linux 5 763 21-04-2021, 10:06 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...

The oldest piece of hardware that's still alive and in regular use is my IBM Model F XT keyboard. I'm positive that it is unlikely that I will ever own an even older piece of hardware. (No room for a ...
jkl Old school stuff 26 17,078 19-04-2021, 10:26 AM
  Thread: POSIX Shell Programming Challenge
Post: RE: POSIX Shell Programming Challenge

"Using bash" does not disqualify you as long as you stick to the POSIX standard. :P
jkl Programming On Unix 15 1,242 12-04-2021, 01:34 PM
  Thread: Sharing Media
Post: RE: Sharing Media

Why is it called “min” when it uses Kubernetes?
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 24 10,158 12-04-2021, 04:25 AM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

Tcl is lovely, but it is unusual.
jkl Programming On Unix 13 1,233 11-04-2021, 03:47 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

The thread about your favorite scripting languages mentioned awk often enough for me to start finally learning it. (Yes, I am the weird guy who uses Perl and sed and grep without ever having needed mo...
jkl Programming On Unix 377 144,104 10-04-2021, 04:02 AM
  Thread: What font are you using now?
Post: RE: What font are you using now?

Mostly, Hack and Fira Code Mono. sans-serif varies a lot though.
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 99 54,409 29-03-2021, 04:48 AM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

(24-03-2021, 09:11 AM)mattrose Wrote: I tend to go to python, just because it's more likely to be pre-installed on any system I work on. I would assume that Perl comes with more systems than Python....
jkl Programming On Unix 13 1,233 24-03-2021, 12:47 PM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

It depends. For system automation, there is no better option than a POSIX shell. (I don’t even have a bash. Problem solved.) I usually recommend Schily’s shells for that, unless you have a POSIX-comp...
jkl Programming On Unix 13 1,233 24-03-2021, 08:00 AM