Now just need some framework on top to assist with common programming :)
Can we please have a «font» tag?
I have seen some really cool fonts linked here, that are usually tagged as «text», which makes sense, but being able to quickly find all those fonts would be great.
but part of the fun of submitting here is the elaborate process of trying to find an appropriate tag ;)
Since it’s a paper and we don’t have a permacomputing tag, I chose propaganda, not intended as a pejorative.
im really impressed that they made a pager in sh in so few lines! something I was considering for bollux for quite a while, lol. I think I over thought it, in fact this script makes me think I overthought a lot of things!
ps about the name ‘bollux’: bc it started as a Gemini browser, I wanted to give it a name like one of the twins – Pollux. then I just put a B at the front for ‘bash’!
Ahh, so you weren’t being childish? (completely unaware of Pollux, I assumed it was a way of saying script was nonsense by calling it bol**cks but in a different spelling). I suspect it would be worth adding that description to the manual or README.
Edit, I made that assumption because bollux is in the dictionary as such.
what no how would that be childish?
Childish by resorting to vulgarity. (remember this is based on not getting the Pollux reference and looking bollux up in the dictionary)
this looks nice!
came here to mention bollux1, and am glad to see they mention it under Inspired By. i like bollux because it looks nice, it supports gemini and gopher, it prints links to stdout, so you have a breadcrumb trail / history upon exit (which i guess you could even redirect to a history.txt) and it uses less(1) as its pager so it feels very familiar and natural.
I like it too, wish the name was different though.
astro seems to be based around coreutils? (doesn’t play well on macOS, just various tools the script invokes complaining, such as dd)
dd is the only way to read a single character using posix sh, which seems to be what theyre targeting. no idea what dd macos uses.
you could edit it to have a /bin/bash shebang and use read -n1 instead of dd there. not sure what else you’d need to tweak.
Need a permacomputing tag :)
Need a DOS tag? :)
Are they not leaking their writing style by blogging about it? 🤔
I know! I just don’t get it haha
I wonder if a similar architecture would be used again for computers. If an institution had a T6 connection for example.
Ken Shirriff did a thread on the i960 a while back.
As the article said, the reason the hardware was replaced was because it lacked the memory capacity to hold the internet routing table at the time (will be significantly more now, not major in modern terms but beyond the capabilities of older hardware).
Transcribed version of the Strange Loop talk.
Hi, I’ve used Guix before. I do like certain aspects of it more than NixOS. It seems to be more coherent in design, but alas, can’t really use it currently on my hardware because I’m just using wifi pretty much and can’t be plugged in anywhere. Because of only the libre kernel and libre software, it feels a bit lacking in some areas, but if you do desire other software, you can install the Nix daemon on Guix or Flatpak.
I have it installed as a package manager on an instance of Debian (armbian) alongside everything else, to learn it. Not touched the distro itself yet.
There’s going to be a talk at the Internet Archive
links to Intro & chapter 1 of the audiobook.
Feel free to share your creations!
I’ll start: [[[[[[[[CCFCFCFCFCFCFCFR]]RR]]R]R]R]]
I haven’t read the instructions yet, but I think this is really cool.
I’m not too much of a fan of them ragging on her religious views… but yeah, this is pretty on-brand Gnome.
I’m not a fan of the article’s author nor what they’re trying to do in the linked article.
I don’t know the article author but the article makes a very good point: that person seems to have no software nor technological nor even organization managing experience.
To add insult to injury, this person does not even seem to have core free software values as she run and advertise a business through Facebook.
It is also concerning that the person seems to be trying to erase some of her past while not even managing to do it properly (keeping the facebook page). This seem to indicate a lack of technological awareness.
So there’s a lot of questions here about how that person was chosen has the executive director of GNOME. The profile is very very different from previous directors and doesn’t seem to fit at all the post.
The shamanism aspect is also quite controversial in technological/scientific communities centered on rational thinking. While everybody is free to have its own views, the problem here is that the person is presenting herself has having a business centered around superstition. So it might be interpreted less as the expression of a deep belief and more as the exploitation of credulity (which is, as every religion demonstrates, is a very thin line), something that would deeply be at odd with lot of people in the free software community.
This latest aspect would not be enough to be a red flag alone as we could consider that a person has the perfect right of having a side-hustle making herbal tea and branding it “shamanism” while keeping it completely separate from her work at GNOME but keep in mind that the GNOME director is the public face of the project. When Elon Musk says something frivolous, its bad for Tesla and Twitter, even if unrelated. Same applies here and that’s why a director position is so hard and important.
I find the linked article badly structured and written. It raises the good issues but is on the verge of attacking the person while the real question is “who choose her and what was the process and the rationale?”.
It is possible that the person might become a very good GNOME director. But, yeah, the choice is at first concerning and should be supported by strong arguments.
Plugin if you selfhost. I’ve not tried it.
Nice one, can’t wait to give it a try. av-98 allows legacy OS’ to access Gemini as long as you have Python 3, which means you can browse Gemini on things like OS X Tiger, this would be nice to have on such systems. :)
Ah, py-cryptography adds a Rust dependency which is not possible on such “mature” operating systems.
py-cryptography should be optional (if it is not the case, this is a bug). In fact, most of the py dependencies should be optional (but you won’t get http and html support without py-requests and py-bs4).
ok, thanks. I’ll give it a try :)
fyi, bandcamp has been sold on
super computing is in the same ballpark as quantum computing, right?