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Hmmm General musings and random thoughts: things that make you go Hmmm.

Slave to the dotfiles.

Posted 03-09-2018 at 05:09 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 03-09-2018 at 07:04 AM by GazL

Linux Journal re-runs the Editor Wars.
Vim: 35%
GNU Emacs: 19%
So, probably no surprise there to anyone.

I think Emacs suffers because it has some bad initial behaviours and some awkward or hard to remember key strokes. These can mostly be fixed of course through customisation but it takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention learning a little elisp along the way!

Up until recently I was a 'vi' kind of guy, 'elvis'...
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It's funny because it's true...

Posted 02-06-2018 at 06:02 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 02-06-2018 at 06:05 AM by GazL

This entertaining and rightfully sarcastic presentation from fosdem 18 is a must see for anyone who has had to suffer through building other people's programs from source. It certainly resonated with me as a Slackware user.

"How To Make Package Managers Cry", by Kenneth Hoste

Go check it out when you have a spare 20 minutes.
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Distraction free writing?

Posted 12-03-2017 at 11:08 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

I really don't understand what these text editors that specialise in
'Distraction free writing' are all about. I use emacs and I just type
into a blank screen. I use vi/vim and similarly I just type into a
blank screen.

I don't get it... where's the distraction: M-x tetris?
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What's wrong with this picture?

Posted 03-07-2017 at 09:46 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 03-07-2017 at 09:53 AM by GazL

# cat etc/profile 
# /etc/profile: system-wide defaults for bash(1) login shells

if [ "$UID" = "0" ]; then
        export PATH="/sbin:/usr/sbin:/opt/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/opt/bin"
        export PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/opt/bin"

if [ ! -f ~/.inputrc ]; then
        export INPUTRC="/etc/inputrc"

export LESS="-R"
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Slackware wins LQ's Members Choice Award: Desktop Distro of the Year 2016

Posted 02-08-2017 at 04:14 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

My congratulations to Mr. Volkerding.

Slackware has always had a strong and loyal contingent here on LQ. We have Slackware users here who have been using it for decades and who wouldn't dream of using anything else -- which says a lot: either about it, or them, or both, and I'll let you decide for yourself on that one. -- so it's no surprise that Slackware did well in the vote: it always does.

What I find interesting though is that this year there was no stand-out...
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