PLUG meeting July 13th 2022: Self-Hosting with Chris Winkworth and Leetcode with Tim-Hinnerk Heuer: https://www.plug.org.nz/2022/07/july-self-hosting-and-adventures-in-codeland/
I’m doing better now. Thank you to everyone who was concerned.
Of particular note: the nickcolor.pl script doesn’t work since this update. I recommend switching to nickcolor_expando.pl. Worked for me.
Irssi v1.4.1 released; lots of bug fixes, some IRCv3 features, and a move to a Meson/Ninja build system.
We have had to cancel this meeting as both speakers, the meeting chair, the President, and the Vice-President are all absent or unwell! We have decided to cancel the meeting and will try to re-schedule the talks.
New versions of Windows might change the UI or underlying components, but they don't change the only thing important to know about Windows: it's nonfree software. Choose software that actually respects its users instead. https://u.fsf.org/3eu
PLUG meeting June 8th 2022: Inkscape with John Flower and Leetcode with Tim-Hinnerk Heuer: https://www.plug.org.nz/2022/06/june-inkscape-and-adventures-in-codeland/
Or the first time you try to print the string "-n" and you try `echo -n` and it doesn’t work and you try `echo -- -n` thinking you’re clever and it *still* doesn’t work and someone tells you about `printf` and how even the POSIX standard recommends not using `echo` but they can’t deprecate it because people just won’t stop
Or the first time someone tells you that you don’t need to use `dd` to copy block devices, you can just use `cat`, `cp`, `pv` etc
That one sometimes makes people reel so much that you have to get them to try it out and do a checksum afterwards before they’ll believe you
Or the simultaneous relief and anger you feel when someone first explains to you that /bin/sh and /bin/bash are not at all the same thing, but on some systems /bin/sh invokes Bash, but it still behaves slightly differently to be more historically consistent and POSIX-fearing, but doesn’t actually turn off at least some of its non-POSIX features, etc, etc
It’s a bit like the gotcha of GNU Bash’s “builtin” commands behaving slightly differently from the programs with the same names documented in `man` pages, if nobody tells you about e.g. `help -m printf` vs `man printf`, `help -m echo` vs `man echo`, etc
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko