September 22, 2014

Disk Archaeology: slayGrab.sh

During some recent data archaeology I found this here old script which I wrote back in 2006-2007. At the time I was living in Tokyo and it was quite difficult for me to manage to tune in on Slayradio’s live-shows due to time difference, and I especially missed the BBB show. This gave me the first real situation to write a piece of software to solve something I could not do and thus it had to run unassisted and do the right-thing™. Read more

September 17, 2014

A Lucky Find!

Today I installed a Java application, and found that the font was not rendering properly. It did not seem to render to the subpixel properly, so I went to check that my _JAVA_OPTIONS environmental variable was still in place. Finding it looked good, I then theorized that perchance there is a difference in how OpenJDK and Oracle’s JDK treated the options, I decided to install OpenJDK to have a look. Upon validating which Java was called in my path I did the usual: Read more

September 8, 2014

A trip through time, OS installation discs.

I have finally mustered enough courage to start cleaning out old boxes, whether it is enough to finish the task will be for the future to show. So far I have found a trove of treasures, including my collection of OS installation discs. On cd-r! Here we go, in chronological order! Linux Distribution Version Release Debian 2.2Aug. 2000 Knoppix 3.3Sep. 2003 Slackware 9. Read more

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