19th of May 2017

Submitted by jeff_mitchell on Friday, 19/05/2017

So as usual I'm not updating this web site much. I want this web site because it allows me to host stuff with pretty much zero censorship - which is great for fighting political correctness, the biggest illness of our time. I had thought that maybe I should write more about programming and technical topics but I'm not interested in turning this Drupal web site into a CV or a blog about anything specific. Anyway here is an update of the past week.

Dabbling in Linux

I tried the XFCE Spin of Fedora Linux but the damn thing gave me an ACPI error. I doubt there's a way around it. Fedora is supposed to work, and when it doesn't work, then I try something else. I've settled with Xubuntu 16.04 as an alternative, I'm dual-booting with Xubuntu and Windows 10. For some reason Xubuntu made pop-ups about "errors" when I first logged into the desktop, I clicked report and it has gone away for now. The most irritating part is that sometimes I cannot do package operations because something else has a lock on that resource. Mind you, it's probably an auto-update and I doubt it'll be a recurring issue. I'm going to keep trying Xubuntu so that I don't forget about Linux.

Programming

I looked at the job requirement of a specific company (to show a guy in my class) and the company required knowledge of Perl and Ruby. I looked up Perl today because this company was on my mind, and apparently Perl is excellent for parsing text. This could be useful for me personally, should I wish to make an HTML generator thingy. I reckon that I could write my own cheap, nasty CMS using Perl. Think about it - you could give an ID to each post, and if there was a certain amount of things on your front page, at the time of script execution, then you could fark them off to an archive page. Just like in a real CMS. Only that you'd need to run the script manually or automate it with CRON.

Politics

It has become impossible for me to describe my political views, because I have many opinions on many things. I haven't mentioned this publicly but I'm really impressed to meet guys who're 10 years younger than me who not only hate feminists, but who would most likely never marry a feminist, either. There's a generation of folks that's growing up in a world where nobody has social skills, and no-one knows what dial-up internet is. But I digress! Back to me, my ideology is the ideology of gas chambers. I think that if New Zealand really wants to progress then we should construct gas chambers and load 'em up with politicians. Honestly it'd solve a lot of problems! :-) ................ windows what's wrong? Why is my enter key not working? I wanted to start a new paragraph and write a conclusion. Arrghhh what the hell. One day I'll move away from Drupal.

Update the next morning: It's probably Edge Browser. It hasn't hit a glitch recently, until now.