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new.sfxz text-based archive creation utility, C version

Posted 05-20-2015 at 04:53 AM by rainbowsally

new.sfxz text-based archive creation utility, C version

Today's fantastic adventure in Computer Mad Science is the creation of a utility to create the 'sfxz' text-based archives, such as this one (see below). But for anyone not familiar with amazing, magical, and mystifying power of Computer Mad Science, there are some other interesting things going on here.

  • A simpler, faster, more reliable sfzx sytem using the C slist variation.
  • 'new.codeblocks code=c'
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Cloning a git repository in an idempotent way

Posted 05-20-2015 at 02:08 AM by sag47
Updated 05-20-2015 at 02:25 AM by sag47

In config management, it is best to do setup in an idempotent way. After some basic research here's a way to clone a repository in an idempotent way. In this example we'll be cloning my home repository into ${HOME}/git/home.

First, check to see if the repository directory exists. Then change the working directory to it.

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Quick Init for CODE::BLOCKS IDE.

Posted 05-19-2015 at 07:16 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 05-20-2015 at 11:07 AM by rainbowsally (possible memory leak fixed)

[Revised May 20, 2015. Deleted "outfile" string list at end of main(), fixed bug in 'srcdir=<dir>' automatic files loader]

Note: Currently still testing. Likely to add switches to include target options, such as the output from wx-config --cflags, pkg-config <blah> --libs, and so forth.

Today's amazing feat of Computer Mad Science is the creation of a commandline utility that will quickly create a relocatable codeblocks project file right where...
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Generic scrapes.

Posted 05-19-2015 at 01:38 PM by peonuser
Updated 05-19-2015 at 02:17 PM by peonuser

Look at astrology as an intellectual cartoon and an insight into human thinking. So I will peek at it once in a while. Also gave a chance to play with page scraping again.

$ ./ Virgo

Daily Horoscope for Tuesday 19th May 2015

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Through friends of someone close, you could learn more about their
background. This extra information, particularly if it's related to how
they acquired their qualifications, and the...
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siduction tips for beginners!

Posted 05-18-2015 at 06:28 AM by beachboy2
Updated 05-19-2015 at 04:38 PM by beachboy2

From its outward appearance, siduction may appear to be just another Debian-based Linux distribution, but don't let that fool you. Here be dragons!

I have put together a few short, but essential, tips for newcomers wishing to install and use siduction which is a full rolling Linux release based on Debian Unstable (sid).

Tip #1:
As an absolute minimum, it is essential to read the siduction Quick Start Guide before even thinking about proceeding further.
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