6 May 2000 crackmonkey   » (Master)

Lag

One of the more irritating things I find about advogato is all of the entries that say "Boy howdy! I sure haven't posted in a big-ol' longtime!", so I'll spare you the anguish of having to read another. I assume you're all competent enough to calculate time periods based on the date headers.

Nwall

Yeah, so it's a lame little program, but I finally added opt-out to nwall. It's become more popular now that users know that people can opt out. I actually keep my mutt and irc windows in nwall -n mode to keep from having to hit ^L every time someone enters a line of nwallishness.

I plan to use some popen, fork, and dup-fu in order to cause longer messages to be formatted to 72 columns. I was going to hack in fmt code, but I figured it was just easier to fork and run it as a filter. I figure I'll also require users to hit return twice in order to send a message. I imagine that will encourage longer uninterrupted trains of thought, and won't give you the massive asynchronous confusion headache that IRC causes.

Kernel Class

Well, I did a dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hda bs=40960 on the box I was going to use as part of my project. I had to leave it behind. I got an extension, but now I have to get cracking and find more boxes. I may just end up using the Linux Cabal for that.

Rachel

Rather belatedly, I will say a big hello and Beaujolais! to rachel. I probably won't be hanging out around there much any more, so your chances of running me over on your velocipede are rather less than they were before. Congratulations on the legality of various aspects of your life.

Meta

Would anyone else here like to be subscribed to diary-digest@advogato.org? I'd like to see a mailing list I could subscribe to in order to receive a day's digest of diary entries. Some of the HTML formatting would be lost, but I'd be happy with lynx -dump as the format (or, shudder multipart-alternative).

I don't always make it to the site, and e-mail is just about the only thing I do regularly any more.

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