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  Thread: gkh vs umn, or: what IS human research, anyways?
Post: RE: gkh vs umn, or: what IS human research, anyway...

(Yesterday, 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 16 8 hours ago
  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 16 Yesterday, 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 14,438 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 13 168 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 7,551 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 13 244 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 343 119,767 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 98 44,980 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 13 244 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 13 244 24-03-2021, 08:00 AM
  Thread: What are simple Operating System in these days?
Post: RE: What are simple Operating System in these days...

Today I learned that Nokia had still owned valuable assets. Well, one less now: https://www.bell-labs.com/institute/blog...yberspace/
jkl Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 12 387 23-03-2021, 02:31 PM
  Thread: What are simple Operating System in these days?
Post: RE: What are simple Operating System in these days...

(12-03-2021, 01:25 PM)rainlofi0703“' Wrote: I really need some simple operating system to play with it. I'm just unsure which one. You won’t get much simpler than what you get with Plan 9 (9front, 9...
jkl Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 12 387 13-03-2021, 12:39 PM
  Thread: pass, gnupg, managing keys and migrating password-store
Post: RE: pass, gnupg, managing keys and migrating passw...

I have been considering to migrate from KeePass to pass/gopass a while ago, but I could not find a working converter yet. All I could find were outdated Python 2.7 scripts which only spawned errors. ...
jkl Security & Cryptography 10 237 12-03-2021, 11:53 AM
  Thread: Favorite Terminal Applications
Post: RE: Favorite Terminal Applications

Update 2021 - something old, something new - and I stopped using e-mails and managing files on the terminal. music: mpd video: mpv terminal emulator: st text editor: ed, emacs gopher: phetch image v...
jkl BSD 102 33,858 10-03-2021, 10:30 PM
  Thread: how many projects per repository?
Post: RE: how many projects per repository?

(23-02-2021, 05:49 AM)venam Wrote: In subversion, for example, everything is under a certain path and you clone something on that path, that is not feasible with git as far as I know. Correct. Only ...
jkl Programming On Unix 3 239 23-02-2021, 03:15 PM
  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...

Most distributions today are basically Debian with an even uglier default desktop, so that’s that about distro differences. Gentoo and Slackware will probably keep up the flame of systemd refugees.
jkl GNU/Linux 21 5,321 22-02-2021, 03:43 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

Finally, a sane sense of window tiling. Even although I stopped using that on a desktop, I have to thank you for your work. :)
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,687 805,524 19-02-2021, 07:02 AM
  Thread: Logs in the Unix World
Post: RE: Logs in the Unix World

Binary logs are broken logs. Change my mind.
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 6 2,035 17-02-2021, 03:30 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

After a short discussion on the IRC and finding out that macOS has no easy way to do that unless I want to install half of the GNU system, I wrote a tool that lets me ask for today in a week et al. wh...
jkl Programming On Unix 343 119,767 16-02-2021, 09:51 AM
  Thread: Unix and the Industry
Post: RE: Unix and the Industry

I run an illumos (ex-OpenSolaris) server. One could argue that Solaris 11 is an actual UNIX system.
jkl Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 7 2,595 15-02-2021, 02:08 PM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

Someone screenshotted my favorite window manager: http://www.windowmaker.org One easier: [Image: https://i.imgur.com/XjyhBci.png]
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 57 3,250 13-02-2021, 02:34 PM
  Thread: Share your file-opener script
Post: RE: Share your file-opener script

Almost on-topic: In a C++ software of mine (which I really should develop further... some day), I wrote a function to open a text file with the default editor. I would guess that, if one removes the V...
jkl Programming On Unix 4 1,064 10-02-2021, 03:40 PM
  Thread: Activities proposals
Post: RE: Activities proposals

How about 0 A.D. for a game?
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 9 413 09-02-2021, 03:55 PM
  Thread: Unix file hierarchy
Post: RE: Unix file hierarchy

As you already have noticed, much of systemd introduces many Windows concepts into the Linux world. It won’t stop to amaze me that this is a Good Thing™ now.
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 11 4,843 03-02-2021, 06:29 AM
  Thread: Blackbox in Windows lives!
Post: RE: Blackbox in Windows lives!

My problem with Blackbox was its menu-driven user interface when I had tried it in the early 2000s. Yet, I like that it still exists.
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 3 271 27-01-2021, 07:43 AM
  Thread: Post the strangest, most unique distros you've encountered
Post: RE: Post the strangest, most unique distros you've...

My first weird Linux was WinLinux, a late-90s distribution which came with a starter .exe for Windows, so I could reboot into Linux from my Windows desktop. I don’t really know much else about it, I h...
jkl Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 20 9,302 25-01-2021, 05:57 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

pip upgrade rarely works well on at least some of my systems, especially those not using a system-provided Python installation. Python is a mess, honestly...
jkl Programming On Unix 343 119,767 22-01-2021, 06:57 PM
  Thread: i am so satisfacted. greetings
Post: RE: i am so satisfacted. greetings

Welcome to nixers.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 288 20-01-2021, 09:44 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(19-01-2021, 12:41 AM)Evolution Wrote: Mostly: https://github.com/iheanyi/bandcamp-dl Ah, the world is small. And you even have one of those CoCs. I had to switch to Campdown on Windows because Band...
jkl Programming On Unix 343 119,767 19-01-2021, 07:12 AM
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

As the software failed me again last night (the browser crashed, the article was restored - but I couldn’t add files, error 50x, until I restarted the browser again), I also hope to finally find the t...
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 11 643 18-01-2021, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users
Post: RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable F...

Most Linux tools which are “ported” to Windows require a thin emulation layer as well, like MinGW. So that’s similar. WSL2 is the actual Linux kernel.
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 20 5,656 05-01-2021, 07:35 PM
  Thread: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users
Post: RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable F...

(04-01-2021, 10:26 AM)freem Wrote: As for the WSL question... I've seen that crap at work, in my last job (not on my computer, but on a colleague's one). It's slow and buggy, better to use virtualbo...
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 20 5,656 04-01-2021, 03:01 PM
  Thread: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]
Post: RE: New Year Resolutions [2021 Edition]

2020 was the year I failed to find a better job thanks to that pandemic. Maybe 2021 will be it. Also, I plan to become rich and famous with one of my long-term development projects.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 11 643 04-01-2021, 05:07 AM
  Thread: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users
Post: RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable F...

I use Wox as a launcher, OpenShell as a start menu and (recently) Cairo Shell as a desktop replacement. It makes Windows slightly less annoying to use. I fail to see why the WSL is so popular. I actu...
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 20 5,656 04-01-2021, 03:52 AM
  Thread: Using different editors for configuration and actual development...
Post: RE: Using different editors for configuration and ...

I haven’t changed my habits that much in the past three years, except that I narrowed my installed set of editors - still, I use different editors for code, notes and system-related stuff, but I don’t...
jkl Programming On Unix 32 14,042 14-12-2020, 05:46 PM
  Thread: Less Ties With A Machine
Post: RE: Less Ties With A Machine

I surely hope that Python will fall into obscurity soon. It was an awful idea to overrun the Perl ecosystem with a teaching language as a vehicle. The victims are yet to be identified. TOML predates ...
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 28 10,780 09-12-2020, 03:03 PM
  Thread: Less Ties With A Machine
Post: RE: Less Ties With A Machine

NixOS works just like GuixSD in these regards. Still, you’re tied to this very configuration format then.
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 28 10,780 09-12-2020, 06:22 AM
  Thread: The demise of old software because of Firefox
Post: The demise of old software because of Firefox

OK, that’s a bit short as a summary... Chris: Quote:As FTP sites stop being indexed, accessed, or usable in browsers, people also start running out of reasons to keep them operating. Many of the mos...
jkl Old school stuff 1 462 07-12-2020, 05:09 PM
  Thread: My panel scripts
Post: RE: My panel scripts

Back when I used dwm, I added my battery and WiFi status to my status bar. If anyone cares: https://code.rosaelefanten.org/dotfiles/...p&name=dwm
jkl Desktop Customization & Workflow 6 551 03-12-2020, 12:14 PM
  Thread: Running a Mainframe in your basement
Post: RE: Running a Mainframe in your basement

If all you do needs to increase your employment prospects, your whole life is work.
jkl Hardware talk 6 3,579 03-12-2020, 01:37 AM
  Thread: Stickers! Which one's do you have, where'd you get them?
Post: RE: Stickers! Which one's do you have, where'd yo...

In my experience, people with certain stickers on their laptop have less interesting merits and views than others.
jkl Hardware talk 18 6,801 03-12-2020, 01:36 AM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

(30-11-2020, 08:48 AM)z3bra Wrote: Oh, and did I mention that vis has a '|' command, to use external tools to edit selections ? Try to figure out the following: Code::x/caesar/ |tr a-m n-z Which is...
jkl Programming On Unix 26 3,225 30-11-2020, 11:09 AM
  Thread: Browser options for limited mem/cpu resources?
Post: RE: Browser options for limited mem/cpu resources?

(30-11-2020, 05:15 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: Setting up ad blocking etc on webkit browsers requires updating of blocklists etc.. Id' rather just install UBlock and be done with it. Good news: https://chr...
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 9 609 30-11-2020, 05:49 AM
  Thread: Browser options for limited mem/cpu resources?
Post: RE: Browser options for limited mem/cpu resources?

It does not become better with Firefox though.
jkl Community & Forums Related Discussions 9 609 30-11-2020, 04:11 AM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

tcsh. Supporting it is not prioritized either.
jkl Programming On Unix 26 3,225 26-11-2020, 12:59 PM