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Lusus 0.1: Source Package Released

Posted 12-31-2009 at 06:03 AM by CoderMan

I have made available my first source code distribution of Lusus,
available at

I'm hoping to get more work done on Lusus during the last two weeks of
the Winter Break, but I wanted to have an official release available as
early as possible since I know most people do not want to deal with the
inconvenience of installing Git and autotools. I spent a lot of time
trying to properly set up my configure...
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Java Applets: The Adventure Continues

Posted 12-30-2009 at 10:46 PM by CoderMan

Java applet programming is actually turning out to be a pretty good experience so far. I've already figured out the (very) basics of how to paint objects on the screen and how to handle mouse click events, and that pretty much covers the essence of all the future interface programming I am going to do for this work project. Except, I still need to figure out how to make GET/POST requests... If I find out that you can't do that in Java Applets I'm probably going to shoot myself.
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Marketing to home users.

Posted 12-30-2009 at 11:39 AM by rich_c

I've been wondering of late what can be done about stepping up the marketing of Linux to home users. Probably the only company that would have any interest in doing this is Canonical. The other big Linux players aim themselves more at corporate use and those large organisations that do supply Linux PCs to home users no doubt have pressure put on them to keep it low key from Microsoft.

There was the Linux Foundation video competition some time ago and Ken Starks' foray into radio advertising....
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Keeping Slackware Up-to-date...

Posted 12-30-2009 at 10:01 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 01-28-2010 at 08:08 AM by Lufbery

Starting from scratch, here's what I do:

Keeping the Stock Slackware Up-to-date
  1. Install a fresh Slackware from the iso.
  2. Use lftp with the mirror option to mirror the /slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/ directory from my favorite Slackware mirror:
    lftp -c "open ; mirror -e -n packages"
  3. READ THE CHANGELOG! This is inportant even when using Slackpkg. There's important information
Senior Member
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Dilbert: Pointy-Haired Boss Considers Open Source

Posted 12-27-2009 at 04:23 PM by CoderMan
Updated 12-27-2009 at 04:27 PM by CoderMan

Yeah, you guys all knew I was going to embed that one.
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