Comments for Logikal Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress For people with attention spans longer than a Tweet Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:44:31 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 Comment on The Bottom for Technical Recruiting Just Keeps Getting Lower by So You Are Thinking About Becoming a Technical Recruiter? – Interesting Authors Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/professional-technical-recruiting/#comment-6599 Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:44:31 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4086#comment-6599 […] yesterday I wrote another really good one because a pimp pissed me off and then had an email system that didn’t allow any in-bound […]

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Comment on CopperSpice Experiments – Pt. 9 by CopperSpice Experiments - Pt. 14 – Logikal Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/diamond-text-editor-current-state/#comment-6586 Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:29:50 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=3782#comment-6586 […] actually implemented that. If you want a rundown on the features I’ve been working on you can read it here. I had to add a clipboard viewer just so I could test this […]

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Comment on CopperSpice Experiments – Pt. 9 by CopperSpice Experiments - Pt. 11 – Logikal Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/diamond-text-editor-current-state/#comment-6585 Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:39:14 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=3782#comment-6585 […] those who haven’t been following the entire saga, this post mostly sums up the new features that are not yet part of the code […]

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Comment on CopperSpice Experiments – Pt. 4 by CandL https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/copperspice-experiments-pt-4/#comment-6582 Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:26:48 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=3635#comment-6582 I saw your post on the Copperspice Forum and decide to check it out.

Should be an interesting review. I write software using Qt both Commercial & Open Source, on Windows and Linux, using any number of compilers.

My work with Copperspice has been limited due to compiler constraints…. for 3’rd party packages I have to use older compilers. But I have just installed MSVS 2019 so giving that a whirl.

I looked forward to future discussions.

Regards
CandL

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Comment on Secret to G fonts in LibreOffice on KDE Neon by Some LibreOffice and OpenOffice Differences – Logikal Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/secret-to-g-fonts-in-libreoffice-on-kde-neon/#comment-6581 Fri, 31 Jan 2020 23:24:17 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=3363#comment-6581 […] readers of this blog will note I posted about the ham fisted decision of the Ubuntu world to force in the “O” versions of Linux Libertine fonts instead of […]

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Comment on Secret to Fixing Virtualbox VM ISO by OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 – Logikal Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/secret-to-fixing-virtualbox-vm-iso/#comment-6580 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:17:02 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=3400#comment-6580 […] you got in a hurry and didn’t select the ISO when starting I’m going to assume you can read this article and fix the problem yourself. This particular discussion is going to pick up at the build-essential […]

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Comment on Secret to G fonts in LibreOffice on KDE Neon by Why People Pay $400 for WordPerfect Professional – Interesting Authors Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/secret-to-g-fonts-in-libreoffice-on-kde-neon/#comment-6579 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 23:07:36 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=3363#comment-6579 […] you knew it was going to start here. You especially knew it if you read this article on my geek blog. For a long time the default font in Libre/OpenOffice was Linux Libertine. It just was. If you used […]

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Comment on How Canonical Fixes Most Major Ubuntu Bugs by neilrieck https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/how-canonical-fixes-most-major-ubuntu-bugs/#comment-6578 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:42:16 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=2939#comment-6578 We do heterogeneous computing in our shop with a mixture of OpenVMS and CentOS-7. I have noticed a funny thing in that mistakes made on other OSs decades ago (RT-11, RSX, VMS) are being repeated in the Linux world -AND- there is no way to stop it. One example is when someone installs a new version of Python which breaks a lot of stuff including YUM and the Firewall GUI to only name two of many. Most people coming from a VAX/VMS background know that DCL was changed with the introduction of VMS-5 and this caused problems when some people modified installation scripts which would not work on VMS4. This caused DEC to move from DCL scripts to the PRODUCT command. Anyway, I have a few more Linux anomalies listed here: http://neilrieck.net/docs/openvms_notes_linux.html#realworldlinuxproblems

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Comment on Expires Faster Than Milk by neilrieck https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/expires-faster-than-milk/#comment-6577 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:16:06 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=2755#comment-6577 I loved Dr Dobb’s Journal. I’m not sure when all the cool stuff went off the air but you may find what you were looking for over at the wayback machine. https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.drdobbs.com

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Comment on It’s okay to hate the 12 year old boys who write the bulk of OpenSource code by seasoned_geek https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/its-okay-to-hate-the-12-year-old-boys-who-write-the-bulk-of-opensource-code/#comment-6576 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:16:51 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=2721#comment-6576 In reply to neilrieck.

I thought I included the link. The code comes from here.
https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/blob/7595bed1898109b34eb072093902071fcb75fea9/misc-utils/logger.c
It’s the logger utility shipped with most every Linux distro. Used for testing syslog, rsyslog, etc. Lots of production shell scripts use it to write information to the system log.

Wow! __NEW_STARLET 1

I used to know the story behind that. Oh, yeah, Itanic. The port/common code base began with version 7. You will remember that both INTEL and HP were caught read handed stealing Alpha technology for their disastrous 64-bit failure which was already a decade late to market. GQ Bob sold out the universe to buy himself more suits. Rather than doing the ethical thing of suing and taking over both HP and INTEL he made them change the return register and a bunch of other things, still allowing INTEL to be second source for Alpha. Given the sheer and utter incompetence of G.Q. Bob, DEC continued it’s downward spiral. The ultimate screwing of DEC and the OpenVMS faithful came when HP bought DEC/Compaq and forced OpenVMS to be the first operating system ported to the G.Q. Bob bastard because no other OS wanted to use such an unwanted hate child. The common code base lowest of the low level code in STARLET had to straddle one set of register rules for the Alpha and one set for the Itanic. Hence the need for __NEW_STARLET. Prior to adding support for this unHoly demon spawn, all of the chips VMS (and Linux for that matter) had ever been on used the same group of low number registers in the same way. By convention, I believe it was always R0 which held the return value…assembler days well behind me. It was a different register on the Itanic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVMS

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Unlike the port from VAX to Alpha, in which a snapshot of the VAX code base circa V5.4-2[17] was used as the basis for the Alpha release and the 64-bit source code pool then diverged, the OpenVMS Alpha and I64 (Itanium) versions of OpenVMS are built and maintained using a common source code library and common tools. The core software source code control system used for OpenVMS is the VMS Development Environment (VDE).[23]

Two pre-production releases, OpenVMS I64 V8.0 and V8.1, were available on June 30, 2003 and on December 18, 2003. These releases were intended for HP organizations and third-party vendors involved with porting software packages to OpenVMS I64.

The following are recent OpenVMS I64 releases:

OpenVMS I64 V8.2, the first production-quality Itanium release, was shipped January 13, 2005. A V8.2 release is also available for Alpha platforms.
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