entries by topic: debian

2017/6/21 extracting your photos from flickr
2017/1/7 initial notes on the dell xps 13 developer edition (9360)
2016/11/2 some things i have been using lately
2016/10/25 I’ve been getting back into the exciting world of desktop Linux cat vacuuming yak shaving lately. (I never completely leave, but I guess the intensity of my presence varies.)
2016/7/11 extracting all (?) of the filenames from packages available in debian
2016/4/26 It’s some time well after midnight. There’s a storm rolling in over the mountains and up from the south. On the radar, the colored splotches are over Boulder now and not quite here. There’s that heavy feeling to the air and the smell of flowers. The thunder is almost continuous, and you can hear rain on the trees though it’s not exactly raining. I’m sitting in my back room with a window open so I can hear. Someone’s windchimes are making intermittent noise and there’s a breeze where there wasn’t one a few minutes ago.
2015/10/24 userlands, 1 of ?
2015/1/28 on replicating process - what makes programming hard? - debian packaging again - vagrant
2015/1/27 what version of what linux distribution is this? - armhf
2015/1/12 Debian packaging - MS-DOS / AGT
2014/3/23 Erik Winn was tall and skinny and had skin like tanned leather. He wore glasses and shaggy sweaters and tall leather boots. His teeth were terrible, until he had them all out and got dentures. He smoked constantly – hand-rolled cigarettes from a big can of American Spirit tobacco. He rolled more expertly and effortlessly than anyone else I have ever met. He drank coffee, slowly, all day long. He seemed to live on peanut butter sandwiches, bananas, now and then a baked good from Trident, where he was very nearly part of the physical structure of the place when he was living in Boulder. He was, whatever else my description might suggest, a handsome man, and I know there were women in his life before I knew him, though by the time we worked together he was almost monk-like in his ascetism and claimed variously to have given up on love, on art, on a lot of what my Christian heritage is always calling the things of the world. He played classical guitar, skillfully, and sang, though I always had a hard time getting him to start.
2013/8/1 My ThinkPad has quit booting. Wanting a text editor, I wrack my brain and ransack half the apartment looking for a working machine. One Eee PC has given up the ghost, and the other is nowhere to be found. I have a whole stack of old laptops somewhere, but I’m pretty sure none of them will actually power on. All my desktop hardware has been stashed at the office for years now.
2011/7/22 So I got into a bit of a disagreement with my Ubuntu install the other month. It went something like this:
2009/9/22 So a while ago we hired a guy at SparkFun to start doing random desktop support. Help-my-printer-won't-print kinds of things. And then we hired another guy who is way, way smarter about network stuff than me.* And not too long after these events, a really strange thing began to happen: My job where I'm supposed to be a programmer turned into a job where I actually write programs.
2008/12/16 Debian, I love you.
2006/10/3 resume class
2006/1/28 Today it finally becomes apparent that my 5 year old homebrew computer is direly in need of repair, as vibrations in the floor and some keypresses cause the power to die suddenly. Once I've extracted the power supply, I'm sorely tempted to crack it open and see if I can find a loose connection of some kind. The "no user serviceable parts inside" warning, however, gives me pause - I sort of understand this to be doublespeak for "there's a big fat capacitor in here, dumbass, and it is not our fault if you get zapped".
2001/6/3 I just grabbed abcde, a CD ripper/encoder script for Linux. (Which is in Debian, so if you're fortunate enough to be running this most excellent of distributions, just apt-get install abcde and you'll have everything you need.) Just pop a disc in the drive and run abcde, it does the rest. Niiiice. There goes my last excuse not to rip my paltry CD collection...
2001/4/26 Having downloaded the recent Opera, I have to say that this remains (despite the obnoxious banner ad thing in the free version, and the obvious fact that it's not open code) one of the best pieces of software I've ever used. And the mouse gestures? To my surprise, they not only work - they do so extremely well. Calling any computer interface intuitive is a little dishonest, but this is quite clearly one of the closest things I've ever seen.
2001/1/15 WOOHOO!
2000/9/27 Wednesday, September 27, 19:31 CDT / Watched "Midnight on the Firing Line" on Sci-Fi a little earlier...
2000/9/26 Tuesday, September 26, 21:52 CDT / Well, KDE certainly seems cool at first glance. Except that it took forever to load, and it's being painfully sluggish for some reason, this is definitely worth checking out further. Looks to be ahead of GNOME in a number of ways, lagging behind in others. At least initially, there's definitely more of a feeling of cohesiveness to the whole thing, and a more complete set of basic apps and config tools.
2000/8/29 Tuesday, August 29, 23:21 CDT / Well, I was going to get something done, but instead I wound up watching Strange Brew. If you haven't seen it, well, um... Let's just say it's that rare kind of stupid bad comedy that's entertaining anyway.
2000/7/13 Thursday, July 13, 16:32 CDT / Well, I'm running Helixcode's GNOME distribution. They have it all nicely packaged for a number of Linux distributions, including Debian. (GNOME, if you don't know, is one of the big free software desktop projects.)
2000/6/29 Thursday, June 29, 11:08 CDT (posted later) / I'm nearly finished downloading 120 megs or so of Debian packages from the unstable tree... Installing this stuff should be fun.
2000/5/17 Wednesday, May 17 (posted later) / Ahhh, a shiny new Linux installation.
1998/11/18 Wednesday, November 18, 18:37 CST / Well, I'm back. I know you're all thrilled. ;)