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by pidsley
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: HOW-TO (/usr/share/man)
Topic: Emacs tips and tricks
Replies: 411
Views: 31358

Re: Emacs tips and tricks

^ Interesting. I think calling that a systemd replacement is a little like calling a bicycle an M1-abrams tank replacement. It does show how little an "init" system really has to do, though.
by pidsley
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: ✞ Obituary ✞
Replies: 206
Views: 18984

Re: ✞ Obituary ✞

by pidsley
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: ✞ Obituary ✞
Replies: 206
Views: 18984

Re: ✞ Obituary ✞

Cokie Roberts

This makes me sad. You guys outside the US might not know her, but here she was a well known and respected journalist. She was a fixture on National Public Radio for many years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/obit ... -dead.html
by pidsley
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1292
Views: 60057

Re: /dev/null

"I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations." -- what an idiot.
by pidsley
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

Finished the Coolidge bio, and started on this one, another president I know very little about): https://i.postimg.cc/ZK08HkFp/hoover.jpg Next up is this (a little out of order, I know; this one is part two of a three-part series, I read the first book a little while ago) https://i.postimg.cc/zDQbJy...
by pidsley
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

Finished this:

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And I am about halfway through this:

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I think the Wilson biography is much better, but there are not many books about Coolidge out there. Both are interesting reading for me.
by pidsley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

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by pidsley
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

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by pidsley
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Replies: 169
Views: 10992

Re: Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Also noticed the short downtime, but trusted that wux would fix it. Thanks.
by pidsley
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Distros of interest
Replies: 253
Views: 19258

Re: Distros of interest

I remember when we were all running sid. For me the upgrades just got too big and slow, and major things started breaking (remember the xorg fiasco?). I also remember on the munchwhistle forum when el_K admitted that he had gone back to stable and I thought "huh, that's interesting..." -- took me a ...
by pidsley
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Distros of interest
Replies: 253
Views: 19258

Re: Distros of interest

Debian Buster is out. I will probably wait a while before upgrading. I don't mind using oldstable as long as it is LTS.

https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190706
by pidsley
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

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by pidsley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

^ There's not as much etymology as I thought -- there is a lot about her travels in Greece and other stuff. But it's still an interesting read. I love my Kindle for etymology -- I used to read with a dictionary so I could look up the origins of words, but the Kindle has it built in. Now I need to fi...
by pidsley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)
Replies: 323
Views: 20455

Re: BOOK! (Hardcopy edition)

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I love etymology, and this book has lots of it.
by pidsley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: POLLS (/usr/bin/dialog)
Topic: What display/screen font do you use?
Replies: 54
Views: 4736

Re: What display/screen font do you use?

Still using tamsyn here, both in the console and urxvt. I have not changed anything about my desktop for some time.
by pidsley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1292
Views: 60057

Re: /dev/null

Oh, a philosophy degree will help you get a good job. Wait, that's not right. At least it will be interesting. I really enjoyed my philosophy classes (general education requirements for my undergraduate degree).
by pidsley
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Distros of interest
Replies: 253
Views: 19258

Re: Distros of interest

CRUX 3.5 is out. Upgraded my test box with no problems at all.

https://crux.nu/Main/ReleaseNotes3-5
by pidsley
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: POLLS (/usr/bin/dialog)
Topic: What are you actually running for daily/primary usage?
Replies: 254
Views: 17181

Re: What are you actually running for daily/primary usage?

Still running Stretch on the main machine (Athlon X2) and CRUX, Alpine, and Arch on test machines.
by pidsley
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: LINUXBBQ NEWS (/var/mail)
Topic: Propaganda
Replies: 385
Views: 32478

Re: Propaganda

"This video requires Flash 9 or newer" -- no thank you.
by pidsley
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1292
Views: 60057

Re: /dev/null

"The history and evolution of the Unix operating system is made available as a revision management repository, covering the period from its inception in 1970 as a 2.5 thousand line kernel and 26 commands, to 2017 as a widely-used 27 million line system. The 1.1GB repository contains about half a mil...