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Projects: Slackhammer, ZACL, testing Perl on Slackware-current

Posted 07-26-2018 at 08:01 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I try to stay focused on a small number of projects at a time, so that they get finished sooner, but I seem doomed to spread myself thin.

Slackhammer

Sometimes it's because someone gives me a nudge and gets me all excited. Earlier this week, Idlemoor pointed me at https://release-monitoring.org which tracks packages' upstream sources, which is one of the core functions of my Slackhammer project http://ciar.org/ttk/codecloset/slackhammer/

Work on Slackhammer...
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##slackware-help community support update

Posted 04-07-2018 at 06:09 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

There is a ravenbot in ##slackware-help now providing one-line summaries of Slackware64-current ChangeLog entries as they appear:

Code:
2018-04-07 15:01:49 * ravenbot ChangeLog updated: 10 packages: btrfs-progs-v4.16, sysstat, kdev-python, exiv2, glib, glib2, pango, slang, dhcpcd and 1 more
It also notes kernel versions when there's a kernel upgrade, counts CVEs when an update patches security vulnerabilities, and gets appropriately excited when it detects a new Slackware...
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systemd haters resource page

Posted 09-20-2017 at 11:05 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I've been putting links to relevant systemd resources into this page for my own reference, but enough folks have appreciated it that I thought y'all might like it too:

http://ciar.org/ttk/public/systemd.html

It's very ugly and primitive at the moment. I might turn it into a "real" web page later, or might not.
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New ##slackware-help community support channel on Freenode

Posted 08-23-2017 at 04:58 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

A new channel for providing Slackware community support has been created on Freenode.

It is similar to the previous existing ##slackware channel, in both charter and composition (a lot of the users in ##slackware-help are also in ##slackware).

The differences are mostly of tone and technology -- the new channel has a factoid-bot for easily pointing newbies to existing resources. For instance:

Code:
<ttks> !tutorial
<tiddy> ttks: https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide
...
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Reorganizing My Personal Programming Projects

Posted 08-04-2017 at 04:05 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I've been working somewhat directionlessly on my various programming side-projects, and decided to take a couple of days to organize them all a bit and decide on some priorities.

The numbers came up better than I'd feared -- of my seventy-one projects (11 C projects, 2 python projects, 50 perl projects), twenty-two are in working condition. That's nearly a third of them! Six of those projects have been published, either to CPAN or to github or to my own codecloset web page.
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