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#1 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-02-06 15:23:53

Thank you for your time and efforts, Philip. #! was a pretty cool model, which many others went on to copy.

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2015-01-21 03:58:58

Haven't been here for a while, this may be the last thread I posted in. I had been using Slackware for a couple of years, but I have now abandoned the Linux world in favor of BSD (OpenBSD to be exact). Beasties instead of penguins.  ]:D

#3 Re: Introductions » Slack user turned Crunchbang user. » 2013-08-22 22:02:37

KrunchTime wrote:

Is Slackware-current kind of like Debian Testing/Unstable?  I see they're using a more current kernel than what Debian Unstable provides.

Slackware-current would be akin to running Sid, but the kernel and packages are more current than Sid, generally.

#4 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Joe's repo grab-bag (testing like it's 1999) » 2013-08-16 17:45:03

Heading out behind you, DJ.

So this is some funny shit. Hmm, one year, one year, one year...

jed wrote:

Second, in the last year, just in case Philip hasn't noticed, this forum has degenerated into such petty, harping, and hateful vitriol, that I personally rarely come around anymore.


And what a bunch of crap...

jed wrote:

Fourth, and lastly, the need of some of you to speak down to others and be so arrogant and pompous (speaking directly here, the BBQ bunch that has split off from Crunchbang and created their own 'offensive' little group) is seriously hurting Crunchbang!

Whatever. Y'all have fun!

#5 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-10 16:13:54

GekkoP wrote:

I need help to give up Google too. GMail and Blogger mainly. GMail has a lot of space I need for my inbox, and Blogger works fine for my blog, but I'm tired of Google.

The EFF website Prism Break has a great rundown of various options for many things:

#7 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-10 15:59:46

antiv0rtex wrote:

How is that arrangement working out for you?

It works just great for my needs: keeping files I access often in a place where I can get to them easily, from any computer with an internet connection, and for files-in-transit. Easy peasy.

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-10 15:56:53

hinto wrote:
Joshua wrote:

A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?


No... Global Thermonuclear War, please. wink

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-09 15:49:55

JeremyR wrote:

@JWJones, I'm also preparing my move away from Google.  I found myself too reliant on many of the services and of course, the popular privacy issues...

I also dumped Dropbox last week. It uses a ridiculous amount of resources (to me, anyway) on both Linux and Mac. And unless you encrypt the files you put there, the security sucks. In the meantime, I keep the files I used to keep there on the 10GB of storage I have with my ISP, via FTP. Works just fine for me.

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-09 15:38:02

GekkoP wrote:

...because they weren't answering emails anymore...

This is something I have noticed about Facebook: it seems to replace most other forms of communication for many people. Sad.

#11 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-08 18:27:17

I pulled the plug for the third and final time back in January. Best move I ever made. What a useless time suck. Like you, I had no reason to be on there, but somehow found myself on there all the time (a drawback of being behind a keyboard 9-10 hours a day, I suppose). There was a short period of withdrawal, but now I can't imagine ever going back.

All the security and privacy issues aside (and those are enough not to be there), I just got tired of endless pointless drivel, and sometimes drama caused when things were misconstrued and such.

I also got rid of all Google products and services at the same time.

#12 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What System Do You Have For Naming Your Devices? » 2013-07-08 18:15:29

I don't really have a system for my Linux boxes, I usually make those up at install time, but here at work, new workstations are named after dead rock (and other music) stars: Garcia, Cobain, Sinatra, White (Barry), etc.

#13 Re: Introductions » Slack user turned Crunchbang user. » 2013-07-04 14:40:41

KrunchTime wrote:

Never mind.  I just checked a review on and Slackware is not bleeding-edge.

Running Slackware-current is pretty bleeding edge. Not Arch bleeding edge, but still fairly bloody.

#14 Re: Introductions » Slack user turned Crunchbang user. » 2013-07-03 16:16:13

Welcome from a fellow slacker! As you are used to editing text files for configuration, like a true *nix user, you'll do just fine.

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Le Tour, 2013 » 2013-07-02 15:06:49

kiiroitori wrote:

By the way I am surprised that many people thought he was clean. I am not sure a single racer is clean in pro-cycling for that matter.

Seriously. Doping has been going on for years in pro cycling. I thought it was pretty naive that people thought otherwise. Pharmstrong ain't alone, just an easy target.

#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-07-01 20:33:55

junkie wrote:

Slackware is like a chastity belt and starts to feel cob Webby after a couple of years. I love it but after you build it up, it's hard to convince yourself to hop around..

Ain't that the truth! I have two desktop machines at work that serve as Linux experimentation boxes. One is now dedicated to Slackware 14, as I have it set up exactly how I want it, and don't want to compromise that, while the other box serves as the distro-hopper. It's currently running siduction 13.1.0 LXDE, which I'm liking very much.

I'm also running LinuxBBQ "Enough" on my ThinkPad T61, along with #!. Quite hooked, too.

#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Dropping Dropbox (RYO) » 2013-06-27 17:50:02

I also dropped Dropbox, just today. I had been thinking about doing it for quite some time, but hadn't found a solution that I was happy with yet. Right now, I have the files stored on the 10GB of free FTP space I have with my ISP.

I had considered SpiderOak for security, but as that is a proprietary software solution, I think I will forego that. I'm considering git-annex or BitTorrent Sync, and looking at other options, as well.

#19 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-06-26 17:03:15

apprentice wrote:
JWJones wrote:

switched from their custom, beautiful FVWM desktop (I still have the disk), to E17.

he/they changed a couple releases ago
hope they go back
the e17 is nowhere near as nice

could never get the damned thing installed though
i tried to copy their configs and put them on a bbq spin but that was a disaster

i dont think any desktop looks and works as nice as that setup they had

Yeah, I think 2.6.5 was the last release with FVWM (I still have the disk). I didn't have a clue how configurable and beautiful FVWM could be made until Austrumi. I agree, the E17 setup isn't nearly as nice and distinctive.

My experience with installation is the same... never could do it successfully. That would have been a nice LinuxBBQ spin!

#20 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-06-25 17:15:03

Messing around with Austrumi 2.7.2 this morning. It seems they have switched from their custom, beautiful FVWM desktop, to E17. I'm not a huge E17 fan, but they have done a good job with it.


#21 Re: CrunchBang Talk » OSCON 2013 ...coming up » 2013-06-24 17:51:41

I love that OSCON is usually held in Portland, just 45 minutes up the road from me.

#22 Re: CrunchBang Talk » I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours? » 2013-06-24 15:37:03

My favorites are in my sig line, but what I'm currently using and liking are:

Crunchbang 11
siduction 13.1.0 LXDE
Kanotix 2013 LXDE
LinuxBBQ "Enough"
Slackware 14 Xfce

#23 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » June 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-06-24 15:25:52

Different OSes, same wallpaper...




#24 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » June 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-06-13 15:49:38

Rollin' with a little siduction LXDE on an old desktop machine here at work:


#25 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » June 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-06-09 15:06:43

Fairly stock #!, I don't change very much:


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