The single line print format for
pwutils never worked right.
Well now it does. The
pwutils collection are some very small
programs written in C, Perl, Python and Bash that do, among other things:
Should build and run on almost any Unix/Linux/BSD system.
I was thinking about doing another article about X windows when I realized not much has changed on the surface. So instead, to tide us over until I finish the current article I snagged a few old school simple window manager pictures from Xwinman.
For anyone who knows anything about me outside of my work/hacking stuff
(that would be non-computer) you know I have two other past times I am
pretty passionate about: surfing (as in waves not the world wide wait)
and skateboarding (additionally longboarding and surfskating... all
distinctly different). For a couple years I have been kicking around in
my head that I really wanted to ink out some of my thoughts on those;
specifically my perception of them which I have noticed, is vastly
different than what most people would think. It would be
really cool if there was some reasonable way to integrate
those thoughts into this site (and maybe there is and I haven't stumbled
on it yet) but this site has its own
thing (which I have yet to
easily define other than weird interesting one off *nix stuff...
which I think is as good as it will ever get).
For the time being, this site idea is being prototyped, beta, whatever - on this same webserver. That means hellish chaos may grip it at any given time as I work out the design (flaws...) and hastily reddit my own awful writing. In the meantime, take a look if you are interested:
With no lubricant! A few years ago I was involved in an effort to move
the payloads that were embedded in the Nmap code (and hence, compiled into
the executable) to a file. I learned a lot, especially that I am a lousy
C++ coder (my
work basically had to be rewritten from scratch...
but it was still fun!). I did learn one thing though, Maps in C++ are
really friggin cool and if I were a C++ programmer I would probably use
them every chance I could. They kinda sorta remind me of anon hashes in
Perl ... but not exactly the same. Regardless, here is a short text on
why we did it and an overview of how it works:
Ever wanted to process your own photos so they look older (for some strange reason)? A quick down and dirty how to add some vignette and edge shading effects to images using the GNU Image Manipulation tool or GiMP. Enjoy, have fun and if you find mistakes... I might fix them!