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Think before you act, Brian!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 07:58 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 07:43 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 06:52 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 05:50 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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Waiting For Thirteen

Posted 08-25-2009 at 04:34 PM by brianL

Today is Boomtime, the 18th day of Bureaucracy in the YOLD 3175.
There's great expectations, nervous tension, and a large dose of silliness in the Slackware forum. All caused by the imminent arrival of Slackware 13.0.
I've been messing around with the two versions of current: 32 & 64 bit, trying to decide what to run when 13 materialises. Think I'm pretty sure now. I shall have 12.2 on my laptop (sharing the HDD with XP Pro), and 12.2 and the 64 bit 13 on my desktop. I'm keeping...
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