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  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Ha...

(09-02-2021, 12:14 PM)vain Wrote: (how … how is that fun?) I guess this is the sort of thing you either get or don't. But in the case of UHH, I think it's safe to say that they are complaining becau...
zge Community & Forums Related Discussions 24 1,662 10-02-2021, 02:39 PM
  Thread: Are you a member of any ~tilde's
Post: RE: Are you a member of any ~tilde's

I kind of have one, at my university (as jkl mentioned), but sadly I appear to be the only one who uses it as a tilde, and not just cloud storage. But I too have my own VPS, and as far as I know, I g...
zge Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 1,354 24-11-2020, 07:30 AM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(20-11-2020, 10:33 AM)s0kx Wrote: I guess it's time for a new screenshot from me as well. Please enjoy: [Image: https://envs.sh/01.png] What's that link?
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,687 841,921 20-11-2020, 06:06 PM
  Thread: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game
Post: RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game

(13-11-2020, 05:36 PM)phillbush Wrote: You could use cat -v, but that's considered harmful This line confused me, how did that help?
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 171 64,190 15-11-2020, 05:58 PM
  Thread: You worst moment on a Unix system
Post: RE: You worst moment on a Unix system

(13-11-2020, 05:31 PM)vain Wrote: Was that a figure of speech or did you really start this young? No, I started browsing the web somewhere between 2001 and 2003, and I distinctly remember gathering ...
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 22 6,320 13-11-2020, 05:43 PM
  Thread: You worst moment on a Unix system
Post: RE: You worst moment on a Unix system

I think it's pretty obviously when I dd'd an ISO over my old Window partition, and lost my bookmark collection I had started when I was 4 years old.
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 22 6,320 13-11-2020, 03:24 PM
  Thread: File extensions
Post: RE: File extensions

The problem is that the Unix filesystem doesn't embed file-types (or miscellaneous file attributes), creating the need for stuff like magic bytes or file extentions. I'd imagine it would be better if ...
zge Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 17 1,162 12-11-2020, 04:36 PM
  Thread: A simple licensing question.
Post: RE: A simple licensing question.

(28-10-2020, 08:32 AM)stratex Wrote: In many countries you can't give away something to public domain while you are still alive, and even if you could, there are ways to restore your ownership/copyr...
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 26 10,004 28-10-2020, 06:35 PM
  Thread: Logos and Artworks in the Unix World
Post: RE: Logos and Artworks in the Unix World

(27-10-2020, 02:49 PM)phillbush Wrote: I'm still looking for a high-res version of this poster for me to print. There was a Thread on Reddit a few months ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments...
zge Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 28 9,964 27-10-2020, 08:02 PM
  Thread: Unix memes
Post: RE: Unix memes

(21-10-2020, 09:53 AM)venam Wrote: [Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek2RrfaXYAE_...name=small] There are plently of people who ventured further and found vi, ed, acme and sam. Some even Emacs!
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 24 10,200 21-10-2020, 11:10 AM
  Thread: twtxt
Post: RE: twtxt

(08-10-2020, 07:13 PM)prologic Wrote: (08-10-2020, 07:01 PM)jkl Wrote: (08-10-2020, 06:11 PM)prologic Wrote: it should not be limited to just "Hackers" See, here's the interesting issue: Why not...
zge Community & Forums Related Discussions 51 7,604 16-10-2020, 12:27 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(01-10-2020, 05:56 PM)nuaNce Wrote: Padding is nice. [image](http://0x0.st/iUF_.png) I wonder, do you actually use this in your day-to-day life? I tried playing with 4+ pixel margins on terminals a...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,687 841,921 07-10-2020, 06:11 PM
  Thread: Emulating/Looking-like a WM Webpage
Post: RE: Emulating/Looking-like a WM Webpage

(06-07-2020, 06:29 AM)z3bra Wrote: There is also https://poolside.fm which has a boot sequence, and serves some pretty cool playlists ! Though if you're only opening it for the playlists, it might j...
zge The WWW 27 12,113 07-10-2020, 06:08 PM
  Thread: The Gemini protocol
Post: RE: The Gemini protocol

(05-08-2020, 02:29 PM)bouncepaw Wrote: No images. That's a pity, non-inline images can be quite useful, even if they aren't automatically loaded. The limitation was added for TUI/CLI people...
zge The WWW 14 3,412 07-08-2020, 08:52 AM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(31-07-2020, 07:42 PM)opFez Wrote: Actually, I set up Emacs with evil today and found https://github.com/mtreca/emacs-theme-sorcery. It's pretty great. The best dark Theme in my experience is the RG...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,687 841,921 01-08-2020, 06:46 AM
  Thread: Hobbies
Post: RE: Hobbies

(30-07-2020, 07:00 PM)twee Wrote: I've also been trying to get into Go. I'm still at the stage where I lose every match in embarassing ways though. I can relate to that. Are you on online-go.com/sim...
zge Off topic 39 6,349 31-07-2020, 03:03 PM
  Thread: Hobbies
Post: RE: Hobbies

I like going on bike tours, reading on my Ebook, and did a lot of Bowling before Corona with a few friends of mine. Recently I've been getting into Go (the board game), but I'm still a beginner. And ...
zge Off topic 39 6,349 30-07-2020, 10:01 AM
  Thread: Hi everyone o/
Post: RE: Hi everyone o/

(14-07-2020, 07:28 PM)ConalKeller Wrote: Hello everyone! I find it unnecessary to create a new topic just to introduce myself so I take advantage of this one to say Hello! :D There's nothing wrong ...
zge 5 1,504 16-07-2020, 07:25 AM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

(21-06-2020, 12:21 PM)phillbush Wrote: (18-06-2020, 04:15 PM)zge Wrote: On the topic of shells, does anyone know how to get ksh's "horizontal line scrolling" feature in bash? That's really the onl...
zge BSD 79 28,472 08-07-2020, 08:16 AM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

(03-07-2020, 07:13 PM)ckester Wrote: What GitHub alternatives, if any, do you guys recommend (and could they use some money)? Well one popular alternative is sourcehut (at least in our circles), and...
zge Off topic 28 5,729 04-07-2020, 08:20 AM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

On the topic of shells, does anyone know how to get ksh's "horizontal line scrolling" feature in bash? That's really the only thing (except maybe for the cleanness of ksh) that I notice and prefer ove...
zge BSD 79 28,472 18-06-2020, 04:15 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

(09-06-2020, 09:55 AM)jkl Wrote: When it comes to Emacs development, the FSF is a problem, not the solution. There are reasons why many people have stopped trying to contribute to GNU Emacs. The cop...
zge Off topic 28 5,729 15-06-2020, 04:54 AM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

Sending it to hardware manufacturers to get out of their bondage with Microsoft could be a good idea. More free software drivers and less spyware would make purchasing new hardware easer (and hopefull...
zge Off topic 28 5,729 09-06-2020, 09:44 AM
  Thread: display managers
Post: RE: display managers

Usually the preinstalled DM (for me lightdm), but if I configure a system from scratch I just pick xdm.
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 6 1,605 05-06-2020, 06:19 PM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation 2020 [finished]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation 2020 [ongoing]

Here's my submission: https://diode.zone/videos/watch/f8b1f5ec...ef2b9f8ceb -- representing the Emacs Gang! A new notes: - For some reason the recording was sped-up, so it seems like I'm a fast, even...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 66 15,138 22-05-2020, 06:30 AM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

(20-01-2020, 10:34 AM)jkl Wrote: Basically, that's how Plan 9 works: Piping into GUIs by exposing GUI elements as filesystems. Are you sure? I've played around with Plan 9 a few times, but didn't se...
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 5,842 24-01-2020, 05:43 AM
  Thread: Favorite Terminal Applications
Post: RE: Favorite Terminal Applications

(27-12-2019, 12:07 PM)gmk Wrote: (05-11-2015, 05:22 PM)October Wrote: screenshot: emacs Is this really possible/Has someone done this? (I'm a vim guy so sorry for my ignorance) Sure, why not. Ther...
zge BSD 102 37,104 30-12-2019, 06:00 PM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: RE: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

(12-09-2019, 07:28 PM)z3bra Wrote: I like the idea! and you're certainly not the first one to think about it. The best example I can find is the linux kernel itself that can be tweaked dynamically f...
zge Programming On Unix 9 3,330 13-09-2019, 05:38 AM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: RE: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

(11-09-2019, 10:53 PM)budRich Wrote: Good luck sorting out the dotfiles standards on linux. Many projects doesn't even respect XDG_CONFIG_HOME. Oh, I'm not even trying, but on that note, I was shown...
zge Programming On Unix 9 3,330 12-09-2019, 03:54 AM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

I've recently wrote about the subject here, but I wanted to ask this community specifically if there were any thoughts about this. To recap, I think there's a value in using the directory hierarchy as...
zge Programming On Unix 9 3,330 11-09-2019, 01:19 PM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

Thanks, but shouldn't the regex be have a ^ and a $? If I'm not mistaken, your bloking anyone who has "jkl" as a substring. ^^ Also, not sure how clever it is to use googleapis...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 8,043 11-09-2019, 07:05 AM
  Thread: What software have you made to improve your workflow or rice?
Post: RE: What software have you made to improve your wo...

Usually I fix my workflow with Elisp, which works well, but when I need something to work system wide I tend to fall back onto C or shell scripts. The most recent example is probably mkskel, that I us...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 26 8,043 27-08-2019, 06:46 AM
  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 ...

If you've been working on it for more than a week, then you've probably already taken a break. Usually that helps, but otherwise I like 1. trying to explain the issue (both the problem I'm solving as ...
zge Off topic 10 3,459 29-07-2019, 12:31 PM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

(22-07-2019, 06:00 PM)jkl Wrote: The one big feature missing in Markdown is a way to add CSS classes to specific paragraphs though. Still blogging in HTML. I wonder what will replace it one day. Wha...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 154 65,025 23-07-2019, 10:01 AM
  Thread: Really Weird Shell - the structural regular expression shell
Post: RE: Really Weird Shell - the structural regular ex...

(12-05-2019, 11:32 AM)z3bra Wrote: I disagree with that. The shell's job is to handle IPC, and that's it. Text processing is done by the processes themselves, the shell only connects outputs to the ...
zge Programming On Unix 12 3,825 18-05-2019, 01:12 PM
  Thread: To reboot or not to reboot
Post: RE: To reboot or not to reboot

(18-04-2019, 09:14 AM)z3bra Wrote: I shutdown my dekstop everyday to save polar bears, and turn it back on in the morning when I use it. Now I'm not an expert when it comes to energy usage, but if y...
zge Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 14 4,780 18-04-2019, 01:32 PM
  Thread: To reboot or not to reboot
Post: RE: To reboot or not to reboot

I usually don't ever reboot my machines, except if I accidentality hit the power button, and it turns of.
zge Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 14 4,780 18-04-2019, 04:42 AM
  Thread: Network Managers
Post: RE: Network Managers

I used to be a fan of wpa_supplicant, when I used void, but since switching back to Debian, NetworkManager has been quite sufficient. If I had a proper desktop computer, I might reconsider my choices,...
zge Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 13 4,154 17-04-2019, 10:18 AM
  Thread: Simple encryption software
Post: RE: Simple encryption software

(05-04-2019, 09:00 AM)z3bra Wrote: but I want to drop usage of asymmetric keys and use only a master password instead (ie. symmetric encryption), so all I need to do to unlock my password store is a...
zge Security & Cryptography 31 8,942 12-04-2019, 12:19 PM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

(05-04-2019, 02:24 PM)z3bra Wrote: Maybe but I run a linux machine, not an emacs one ;) Whoever doesn't use Emacs, is doomed to reinvent it ;^)
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 154 65,025 12-04-2019, 02:08 AM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

(16-03-2019, 06:22 PM)grah Wrote: My latest workflow improvement is a simple one and is probably something that everyone is already aware of: using Ctrl-Backspace or Ctrl-Del to delete a whole word ...
zge Desktop Customization & Workflow 154 65,025 01-04-2019, 09:55 AM
  Thread: A capital 'i'
Post: RE: A capital 'i'

(17-03-2019, 07:53 PM)Igrom Wrote: Online handles are, from my experience, for life*. Regrettably, mine was chosen before embarking on my computer adventures, and so it begins with a capital letter....
zge 14 5,134 18-03-2019, 09:23 PM
  Thread: "Purple Card"
Post: "Purple Card"

I've been up on Unix history, and I happened to find out about a so-called "Purple Card" Quote:For [Unix] v6 and v7 Lorinda Cherry prepared a pocket reference, familiarly known as the ‘‘Purple Ca...
zge Old school stuff 0 1,121 16-03-2019, 02:50 PM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

It's worth remembering that the GNU coreutils were replacement utilities once too, and still can often be used as such. So IMO it's hard to say anything about them in general, if anything it's a plus ...
zge 26 3,671 14-03-2019, 04:32 AM
  Thread: A simple licensing question.
Post: RE: A simple licensing question.

(28-02-2019, 04:28 PM)jkl Wrote: Where is the difference between CC0 and other pseudo-Public Domain licenses? As mentioned above, my understanding is that this section is the critical part: Quote:3...
zge Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 26 10,004 28-02-2019, 08:43 PM