I am great need of keeping long words set in teletype fonts on the same line of output in both TeX and LaTeX documents. Neither TeX nor LaTeX breaks the line ahead of teletype text when horizontal boxes overflow. The command
\allowbreak exists in Plain TeX, and maybe it even existed in Basic TeX back in the late ’70s. Sadly that command doesn’t do what I want. Maybe I’m missing something vital. Continue reading \goodlinebreak in TeX and LaTeX
I had a FreeBSD setup I wanted to replicate to another, identical computer. The source system runs ZFS and so should the receiving system. A recursive snapshot in combination with the
zfs send and
zfs receive commands proved most fruitful. Continue reading Replicating an entire FreeBSD system using ZFS
… FreeBSD gives you the ability to make a choice how you want your boot prompt, splash screen, X login, desktop environment and applications. This, in my opinion, makes it very professional compared to systems that force a given set of settings upon the user, and there is no way to make a different choice.
Expressed by “Polytropon”, 27 Feb 2015.
Når binlad’n jagar osama, går hele ver’i til helvete.
Svensk FRA avdekka merkelige ord fra Sogn senterparti. Selv tolken hadde store problemer med oversettelsen.
Fra NRK P2, Hallo i uken, 2008-12-13.
A few days ago I wrote a program that writes its reversed input to output. Here’s an UTF-8 version of that program. Beware, this program is not non-UTF-8 safe. Have fun. On second thoughts, maybe the source file should be named
8-ftu-esrever.c. Continue reading esrever-utf-8.c
I have a new computer on my desk at work. Today I felt the need to install CygWin to get mosh up and running. Continue reading mosh and CygWin 1.7.34 64-bit
Configuring X11 is more or less a dark art, and you must almost be a wizard of the Slytherine House to get modern X.org 1.14.7 working on a FreeBSD guest in VirtualBox.
Nonetheless, through lots of experimentation this evening, have I finally arrived at this configuration file:
Identifier "Keyboard Defaults"
Option "XkbLayout" "no"
Identifier "Mouse Defaults"
Option "CorePointer" "on"
Somehow, you need both the
InputClass and the
InputDevice sections to get the mouse working as it did in previous versions of X.org. The option
CorePointer is also key to the success.
Not only have I achieved Norwegian keyboard layout, the mouse sends its events to the X Server, and the mouse cursor is able to leave the FreeBSD guest whenever I want.
Maybe I’m the next Voldemort afterall.
Today at work, we received an ATEN/ALTUSEN KN2132 KVM switch. Unlike our previous KVM switch, this model has IPv6 capability.
Sadly, version 1.8.174 of the firmware contains an annoying bug. If you want to use SLAAC, then the firmware neglects to invert the universal/local bit while transforming the MAC-48 address to a modified EUI-64 format interface identifier. Continue reading ATEN/ALTUSEN KN2132 and SLAAC
I had some fun this afternoon, writing a small program that writes its reversed input to output. Beware, this program is not UTF-8 safe. Have fun. Continue reading esrever.c
For those of us subscribed to the freebsd-mobile mailling list, some of the more recent postings are both alarming and hilarious, at the expense of George Neville-Neil, a well-known name in the circles of ACM and FreeBSD.
See, in received order, messages 1, 2, 3, and 4.
I’m sure more will follow. LinkedIn will hopefully be able to stop this nonsense. It’s a sad example of identity theft, and more of that sort is regrettably on the rise.