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Concerning free software, programming, and whatever else I find interesting. Also the blog for my Web site, frigidcode.com.
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Running a free Gentoo

Posted 10-29-2012 at 05:52 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Gentoo is overall a great distribution, but unfortunately it is not dedicated to free software with the same determination as distributions like Trisquel and gNewSense. If you have been running Gentoo for a while, but are not familiar with this issue, you may be surprise to learn how much non-free software is in your system, from application software to the kernel.

The offset to this, however, is that built-in Gentoo mechanisms make it very easy to change this configuration, so as...
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Haskell shell scripting!

Posted 10-25-2012 at 12:19 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Practical shell scripting AND full-fledged Haskell functional programming at the same time!? Is it really possible to have your cake and eat it too!? I'm sweating with excitement at my recent discovery.

Not only is it possible, but there is a well-developed module that allows you to do shell like programming with Haskell, without losing any of the benefits of the language:

http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/...ml/Shelly.html

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Iced Tea does taste good

Posted 10-20-2012 at 06:50 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 10-20-2012 at 07:19 AM by hydraMax
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A long time ago I stopped using Java programs because of the proprietary aspect. But I recently tried out Iced Tea on my Gentoo box and it seems to work pretty well, at least with one program, Planet M.U.L.E:

http://www.planetmule.com/

Planet M.U.L.E. is a free clone of a old economics video game, but with much better graphics. It is rather addicting, but somewhat frustrating if you don't take the time to read the how-to-play guide, which explains in detail all the...
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More bunny rabbit videos!

Posted 10-19-2012 at 01:21 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

I've uploaded a few more videos of the cute, furry creatures:

https://frigidcode.com/multimedia/more-bunny-videos/
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Story: Justice Dept. to defend warrantless cell phone tracking

Posted 10-03-2012 at 04:34 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...hone-tracking/

Hmmm... Giving the U.S. Justice department legal permission to track our movements, via our cellphone signal, 24 hours a day without even mentioning it to a judge... I'm not too sure about that one. Anyone else have doubts?
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