And to think…

And to think, I wrote what became parts 42, 43 and 44 of “Twenty of Two – The Infamous They” soooo many months ago. Apparently the news media didn’t bother to read them, because once again they are going to immortalize a school shooter, perfectly preserved in the on-line archives for all time. They will …

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And Still We Learn Nothing

People get upset with me when I say the bulk of OpenSource code is written by 12 year old boys, even if they happen to be north of 40 they simply never progressed past the age of 12 where it counts. This morning I’m digging into some rsyslog code and found this in datetime.c /* …

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FileZilla and OpenVMS

Oh, you’ve all been there. For whatever reason you are forced to edit something on your Linux desktop (because no professional uses a Microsoft product)  Even the editors which _claim_ ftp support are completely worthless at file versions. PC based systems simply don’t understand what professional grade operating systems provide and the services production requires. …

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Xterm and VT Emulation

Many years ago, when I was writing this book I did so using a Linux desktop using Xterm and the following configuration script. #!/bin/sh # vax # 09-17-96 Bob Ess – initial creation # 09-26-96 Shig Katada – Additional keybindings # # Script file to incorporate keybindings and command line # options for connecting to …

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