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Snapping Again

Posted 06-02-2010 at 11:41 AM by brianL

Back in the early '80s, photography was my main hobby,including developing and printing. Black and white mostly, because monochrome prints were said to last longer than colour. After two or three years I lost interest in it. But now I've moved into the 21st century, and got round to buying a digital camera, a Sony DSC H55. A compact with quite a lot of features (must RTFM soon!).
I gave it a bit of a test run, using one of the easy "point & shoot" modes in the local cemetery....
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Think before you act, Brian!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 08:58 AM by brianL

Suffered a major disaster late last night. Completely ****ed up my Slack64. Should have run this before I started:
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.brain
/etc/rc.d/rc.brain start
The trouble began when I read another member's posts about Gnome SlackBuild. I'm not keen on Gnome, but I was in the mood for experimenting, so I gave it a try. Everything installed and worked OK. After playing about with it for a while I decided I didn't really want it. Got a bit reckless, didn't RTFM properly,...
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Rethink on "Shall We C?"

Posted 02-01-2010 at 08:43 AM by brianL

No, I've changed my mind. I don't want to concentrate on learning C to the exclusion of everything else. There are too many other aspects of Linux I want to explore and learn about. All the CLI stuff: coreutils, grep, sed, less and more and most (more or less), and the rest of the GNU odds'n'sods. Shell scripting. And on and on.
So, what I really want as far as C is concerned (not to mention any other language) is enough insight into it to read and understand source code. Maybe write simple...
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We shall C

Posted 01-22-2010 at 07:52 AM by brianL

I mentioned in my first blog entry that it was programming that spurred my rather late in life interest in computing. Well, how much have I learned, in any language, since then? Next to nothing. I keep getting diverted. There's so much to learn using Linux, as soon as I start on one thing, something else grabs my attention.
Anyway, I'm finally going to put some effort into learning a language. Forcing myself to concentrate on one: C. So I've bought, via Amazon, these three books:
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Going Multilib

Posted 09-01-2009 at 06:50 PM by brianL

Converted Slack64 to multilib today, following the procedure in the article by Eric (Alien Bob), which is excellent - clear and informative as usual. As far as I can tell, everything went OK. I could do with finding some means of testing it, but my knowledge of programming is limited to cut & paste, or just copying programs, to compile. I have edited "Hello World" programs in several languages to read "Hello, Brian! How are you today? You're looking GOOD!!", but that's the...
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