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arauzo, try find /tmp/ -name '*.net' -print | xargs rm -f

Due to a sprained ankle confining me to the sofa I've done some open-source hacking for the first time in nearly a year ... finishing the rewrite of PStreams I've been threatening for aaaaages. I still haven't got paperwork in place from my employer to work on open-source projects though. I really really must sort that out.

28 Jun 2006 (updated 28 Jun 2006 at 10:35 UTC) »
lkcl, the diary ratings are stored, and used when displaying recentlog, but are not loaded when you view someone's personal page, so you can't tell from their page if you've rated them before. As for setting the threshold, you can't. But I always view recentlog at thresh=4 - I have a link with that threshold on my homepage and when I type "adv" into firefox's location bar the first match is recentlog.html?thresh=4 - which works for me.

As for lost personal details - on the several occasions it happened to me I noticed that my certs no longer appeared on my personal page, but were still applied in the trust metric (I was still a journeyer, despite no certs being shown on my page). IIRC the certs you've received are denormalised on your personal record, but as long as the person who gave you that cert hasn't been wiped the trust graph will still use that cert. Or something like that, I haven't looked at mod_virgule for years. I've recorded some observations on lost accounts in the diaries for redi and returnoftheredi

21 Jun 2006 (updated 21 Jun 2006 at 16:38 UTC) »
lkcl, have I misunderstood, or does thresh=4 not work for you?

There's a large attack going on, with dozens (maybe hundreds) of new accounts (see front page) created and cert'd as Apprentice by 3 other names, linked alphabetically, check out persons Alyhlftye25 - xdbenjidx and all the names in between (not linking to their pages to deny them googlejuice)

18 Apr 2006 (updated 18 Apr 2006 at 18:03 UTC) »
cdfrey, cert'ing everyone as journeyer is a silly policy and doesn't help make the trust metric any more reliable. I've noticed some oddities with certs anyway - to pick one example (and I'm not making skills judgments either) herzi. And fxn is a Master now even though most of the Master certs he has are from people who aren't cert'd at all or are not regular contributors. Update hmm, I've forgotten of course that some certs are invisible, due to vanishing accounts - most of my own certs don't show up on my personal page, but still contribute to my Journeyer rating. Upupdate Chris, I see the point you're making better now.

I don't even have my computer at the moment, let alone a FSF copyright assignment, so no non-proprietary code from me this year :-(

21 Mar 2006 (updated 21 Mar 2006 at 11:32 UTC) »

And VC6's asm output has what to do with Free Software? htonl() on real hardware's a no-op anyway ;-)

14 Mar 2006 (updated 14 Mar 2006 at 11:38 UTC) »
firefly, copy-in copies from stdin to the filesystem, copy-out copies from the filesystem to stdout. Or maybe you'd prefer to think of copy-in as copying files from an external medium (e.g. tape archive) in to the system. Now that I've answered your question, how about answering mine?

nconway and ncm, C99 also allows declarations mid-block, so you can declare the variable where you initialise it.

firefly, that apgcc page seems to be missing some important information. What happens if I apgcc with 3.3.6 and 4.0.2 ? Should I be able to run at least one of those binaries on a similar system with any GCC version > 3.2.0 ?

fzort, I think that UMB Scheme crash is RH bug 170533

operationalize? What a stupid word.
3 Feb 2006 (updated 4 Feb 2006 at 21:51 UTC) »
Whitespaced

Can anyone identify something I read last year that suggested that whitespace and brace placement in C should be strictly enforced by the standard, so that we can get on with writing code instead of squabbling about the bits in between?

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