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  Thread: Switching From Machine To machine
Post: RE: Switching From Machine To machine

Ohhh, p.s., adding a new machine to the fray is not too bad. I don't PXE boot my FreeBSD machines as I have very fast disks in my desktop, and RPIs are more annoying to PXE boot; but I could do so tri...
Halfwit Hardware talk 23 10,801 11-01-2021, 04:52 PM
  Thread: Switching From Machine To machine
Post: RE: Switching From Machine To machine

I love this thread, nice! So I have a few machines at the moment. A laptop, a desktop, a server, some raspberry pis, and a phone. I have other machines that could be used eventually, but this is wha...
Halfwit Hardware talk 23 10,801 11-01-2021, 04:47 PM
  Thread: Plan 9 and derivates
Post: RE: Plan 9 and derivates

I was mostly working from Equis, which is an X11 server that builds on plan9
Halfwit Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 27 8,019 28-11-2020, 10:26 PM
  Thread: Plan 9 and derivates
Post: RE: Plan 9 and derivates

It's literally just a DDX for Xserver though, and I get X11 apps and Xwayland baked in. Like the code itself is fairly well trivial, most of the work was on draw for 9. (I don't know if it works yet, ...
Halfwit Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 27 8,019 28-11-2020, 09:07 PM
  Thread: Git updater shell script
Post: RE: Git updater shell script

I did ~/local for all my xdg dirs, so ~/local/cfg was under git revision, it was entirely painless. Suggestions if you do: gitignore *, and git add -f whatever
Halfwit Programming On Unix 7 1,255 28-11-2020, 09:00 PM
  Thread: Plan 9 and derivates
Post: RE: Plan 9 and derivates

Yeah, netsurf is ported, it works pretty damn good. There's even a native UI for it! There's git, even git/serve to host from; and a plethora of other cool shit being worked on pretty much every day. ...
Halfwit Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 27 8,019 26-11-2020, 03:12 AM
  Thread: How Many Ways To Start An Xserver
Post: RE: How Many Ways To Start An Xserver

I always liked this, a friend made some time back. https://github.com/Earnestly/sx
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 40,785 06-09-2020, 02:16 AM
  Thread: Git as a Plan 9 file system
Post: RE: Git as a Plan 9 file system

Ohhhh man, netsurf just full on works now. git9 is stable, etc etc. I use 9 as a daily driver, and if I ever need a modern browser I just vncclient into something on a Unix/Linux machine.
Halfwit Programming On Unix 14 5,083 12-05-2020, 03:13 AM
  Thread: Unix Ricing
Post: RE: Unix Ricing

(Also minor edit, I renamed ubqt to altid, located now at https://github.com/altid. Ubqt was used just everywhere)
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 17 16,642 05-04-2020, 01:41 AM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

(25-01-2020, 08:27 PM)eduarch42 Wrote: Yeah, i have tried 9plan (9front actually) because i want to take inspiration to a set of programs i'm trying to develop. A DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) tha...
Halfwit Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 6,686 28-01-2020, 08:58 PM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

In plan9 there's control.h, which could be technically mangled into a file server for creating UI applications from say, a shell script. It's crazy cool. It uses channels internally (think Golang chan...
Halfwit Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 6,686 28-01-2020, 08:54 PM
  Thread: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?
Post: RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?

Switch. Just do it. And take the opportunity while you've obliterated your muscle memory to undo every last poor typing habit you've developed. If you're a perfect Qwerty typist, you aren't reading th...
Halfwit Off topic 43 17,995 18-10-2019, 01:23 AM
  Thread: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?
Post: RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?

I know both US qwerty and Dvorak, I can mooostly fluidly change between the two
Halfwit Off topic 43 17,995 09-10-2019, 04:46 PM
  Thread: Battlestations!
Post: RE: Battlestations!

That's a pretty looking update! I'm without a room at the moment, let alone a battlestation but I'll try to remember to update when I'm actually settled in properly
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 256 134,041 29-09-2019, 10:08 PM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

I actually used mpv as my front end to mpd for a long while, but went to ogg123/mpd123 out of frustration with it having to draw a window. I'd simply "hide" the thing, but at the end of the day I neve...
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 9,067 22-09-2019, 05:03 PM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

Yeah, it's pretty much what I have in my hooks.lua, I do a bit of window management to handle resizes when the video switches (the tiling I use maintains video aspect ratio for no black bars anywhere)...
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 9,067 22-09-2019, 05:02 PM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

I use mpg123/ogg123 for audio and pipe the now playing title to a file, which is then read by my status bar. It's super useful, and works well with external mpd/radio streams. Mpd you can have as a mu...
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 9,067 21-09-2019, 02:11 PM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: RE: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

> Did you implement it yourself, or is there some library for this? I'm using a Go lib for it, https://github.com/mischief/ndb Also worth noting that practically speaking most everything on plan9 ...
Halfwit Programming On Unix 9 3,896 13-09-2019, 12:09 AM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: RE: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

There's a page on the Arch Wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/XDG_Base_Directory) outlining how to achieve a pretty clean home dir. I have a pretty clean setup, mostly everything lives in ~/lo...
Halfwit Programming On Unix 9 3,896 12-09-2019, 02:07 AM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

Anyways for me, https://github.com/halfwit/dsearch is my main utility for any query, from opening a file, to a link in the correct program. It uses dmenu as a backend, and many bespoke pieces are tigh...
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 9,067 09-09-2019, 03:12 PM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

Hey, https://github.com/cloudef/bemenu works fine on Wayland
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 9,067 09-09-2019, 02:52 PM
  Thread: Hey Nixers, what do you do when you are stuck on a programming/tech problem?
Post: RE: Hey Nixers, what do you do when you are stuck ...

Rubber ducking and paper programming are fundamental tools, though indeed getting out and burning off energy is key to all manner if productivity.
Halfwit Off topic 10 3,990 29-07-2019, 10:28 AM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

I literally just add the colour after generating. It's as easy.
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 161 72,408 24-07-2019, 11:49 PM
  Thread: How much do you actually care about your ideologies?
Post: RE: How much do you actually care about your ideol...

*throws plan9 into the ring* (9front, a fork, runs perfectly well on both systems mentioned; and VNC exists if you need access to a very modern browser
Halfwit Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 11 7,581 19-07-2019, 02:20 PM
  Thread: blogs
Post: RE: blogs

I made mine in POSIX sh, with a really naive parser. It's at github.com/halfwit/blog, I think I hard code stuff, but you could adapt for your needs I'm sure if you're so inclined.
Halfwit The WWW 27 14,195 01-07-2019, 12:47 AM
  Thread: managing dotfiles with gnu stow
Post: RE: managing dotfiles with gnu stow

I use a custom zdotdir to wrangle all my dots into one $XDG_CONFIG_HOME, which is a repo using a gitignore with * in it. i git clone once, and never link anything and am good to go. It's really th...
Halfwit GNU/Linux 23 10,928 29-06-2019, 10:35 PM
  Thread: Scavenger Hunt (June 2019)
Post: RE: Scavenger Hunt (June 2019)

I was playing for a bit with this, but I'm pretty busy working on a few projects, so this hit the backburner.
Halfwit Community & Forums Related Discussions 5 3,533 14-06-2019, 01:28 AM
  Thread: ROCK64 is amazing
Post: RE: ROCK64 is amazing

I just got an rpi3 due to hardware support on plan9, but they have arm64 now... maybe this will be my next upgrade!
Halfwit Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking 8 4,969 09-06-2019, 09:30 PM
  Thread: Raspberry Pi <3
Post: RE: Raspberry Pi <3

I use a pi as a thin client at a station I use to write documentation and do research/drawing. It's powerful enough, really. I'm actually waiting for an Rpi3b+ to come in, and I'll be able to PXE boot...
Halfwit Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking 63 33,554 03-06-2019, 11:44 PM
  Thread: Simple encryption software
Post: RE: Simple encryption software

Yeah I'd like that, I'll work on that over a few days' time here.
Halfwit Security & Cryptography 31 10,273 01-06-2019, 01:02 PM
  Thread: Simple encryption software
Post: RE: Simple encryption software

The factotum and secstore pair isn't without it's imperfections. Mostly due to age of it, the paranoia of the crypto isn't quite where you'd want it to be; though 9front (A plan9 fork) has done work o...
Halfwit Security & Cryptography 31 10,273 01-06-2019, 01:00 PM
  Thread: Simple encryption software
Post: RE: Simple encryption software

Definitely! I use it frequently, both on plan9 proper and via plan9port on Unix; it's quite nice, and when it's integrated well into other things it's near perfect. (The secret store could be handled ...
Halfwit Security & Cryptography 31 10,273 01-06-2019, 03:37 AM
  Thread: Simple encryption software
Post: RE: Simple encryption software

Oh right! "DO NOT store secrets in memory" --> this method uses an rpc through a tightly namespaced socket (well, it's plan9 so it's just a file read/write) from the factotum to the client program,...
Halfwit Security & Cryptography 31 10,273 31-05-2019, 06:59 PM
  Thread: Simple encryption software
Post: RE: Simple encryption software

With the `secstore` on plan9, you lock files into a vault of sorts. It works in tandem with the `factotum` agent, which handles all authorization on behalf of the user, and secstore. You can't directl...
Halfwit Security & Cryptography 31 10,273 31-05-2019, 06:54 PM
  Thread: Key And Trust Store on Unix-like OS
Post: RE: Key And Trust Store on Unix-like OS

Hey, I would like to throw secstore and factotum in the mix from plan9port. Secstore is a secret store, and factotum is an agent to act on behalf of authorized process (like ssh-agent). It isn't well ...
Halfwit Security & Cryptography 2 2,267 31-05-2019, 05:04 PM
  Thread: Unix Ricing
Post: RE: Unix Ricing

I've never heard the edit of this yet, wow this turned out great!
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 17 16,642 31-05-2019, 04:56 PM
  Thread: Brainstorm About Scientifically Proven Digital Attention Helpers
Post: RE: Brainstorm About Scientifically Proven Digital...

I can attest to at least perceived effect of a good majority of those points. Though, I am sort of inclined to tune my colorscheme to change away from blue-based at night having read this again.
Halfwit Off topic 9 6,834 29-03-2018, 03:40 PM
  Thread: Workplace benefits
Post: RE: Workplace benefits

xero, that sounds wonderful.
Halfwit Off topic 16 7,865 12-04-2017, 01:02 PM
  Thread: Nixers Default Theme
Post: RE: Nixers Default Theme

I like the blank and night mode. It's awesome on my phone
Halfwit Community & Forums Related Discussions 45 18,849 28-03-2017, 01:28 PM
  Thread: Ahoy!
Post: RE: Ahoy!

Nice to meet you!
Halfwit 8 3,984 15-03-2017, 03:12 PM
  Thread: Less Ties With A Machine
Post: RE: Less Ties With A Machine

I came up with a solution I'm going to try for this. Basically, i'm going to set up a server on my desktop, serving up many things - one of which is a PXE server I'll then have my main work machines,...
Halfwit Desktop Customization & Workflow 33 13,524 02-03-2017, 03:45 AM
  Thread: The reliability of cat-v.org
Post: RE: The reliability of cat-v.org

It's been pretty rock solid for me, but you could always venture on to #cat-v on freenode to investigate whether this was an anomoly.
Halfwit Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 5 3,183 27-02-2017, 03:03 PM
  Thread: messaging app
Post: RE: messaging app

I just use a signal-like app called Silence
Halfwit Android & Iphone 18 9,563 27-02-2017, 01:08 PM
  Thread: Your personal (programming) hero
Post: RE: Your personal (programming) hero

I'm a huge fan of Brian Kernighan. From Awk, to his ability to write amazingly good books he's always been someone I look to.
Halfwit Old school stuff 14 7,463 24-02-2017, 08:51 PM
  Thread: Hello everyone I guess ?
Post: RE: Hello everyone I guess ?

Lol jkl. Setting the great impressions, right off the bat. Welcome MssRobot!
Halfwit 4 2,133 19-02-2017, 02:01 PM