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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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Finally Published Physics::Ballistics to CPAN!

Posted 07-09-2017 at 05:57 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Around 2007'ish I started collecting/writing formulae related to the physics of ballistics, but they were a disorganized mish-mash. In 2014 I decided to straighten them out, write unit tests and documentation, and publish them to the CPAN central code repository.

This weekend I finally got it submitted!

https://metacpan.org/pod/release/TTK.../Ballistics.pm

I feel like it should be a huge milestone, but it gives me...
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Another systemd zero-day security vuln

Posted 07-06-2017 at 11:26 AM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Systemd falls back to root privileges when an invalid user account is specified.

Shadow-tools allows the creation of invalid user accounts.

Face, meet palm.

https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/6237

The systemd devs aren't being gracious about it, either.
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New Blog -- Entropy Pump

Posted 06-25-2017 at 03:19 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I've started a new blog, Entropy Pump, hosted on my own colo server.

I'm not sure yet what the division of labor is going to be between Entropy Pump and this LinuxQuestions blog. The current notion is to make the LQ blog mostly about software (and Linux in particular) and Entropy Pump about everything else.

If that pans out, I will update the description of the LQ blog accordingly.
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