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#1 2012-11-24 13:40:54

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
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cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

After mild psychological trauma caused by Waldorf's twisted sense of humor my attention was drawn by corenominal to contributing to #! via github. See this post: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23228

cb-user-fortunes are the chosen project for contributing, but I thought a separate dedicated to the important task of compiling user generated adages/fortunes would be useful. corenominal's existing post (http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=19548) is dedicated to using cb-user-fortunes as a way of people learning how to use github. Have a look at that post to get an idea of the steps needing to be taken to contribute via github. Pretty simple really.

This post is dedicated to compiling the user generated adages that Waldorf can distribute back to us.

I have very quickly made some up, and added them to those already there by John raff, onms, and big boss man. Nothing too entertaining. This is a great chance to share thoughts, etc., with others. So many interesting things get said on these forums, and they should be remembered....perhaps.

The existing cb-user-fortunes:

%
"Life is not a practice!"
--corenominal
%
"It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
--corenominal
%
"Thanks for trying #! CrunchBang, you rock! :)"
--corenominal
%
Q: What is pink and hard?
A: A pig with a flick knife!
--corenominal
%
"I am therefore I think"
--omns
%
"Talk is cheap. Show me the code."
--Linus Torvalds
%
"I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member."
--Groucho Marx
%
"Look, it's very simple - say what you mean, make it rhyme and put a backbeat to it."
--John Lennon
%
"You can fool all the others, John, just don't fool yourself."
--johnraff's grandfather
%
"You are great. Everything is fine. Drink more beer."
--dura
%
"It's just a gameshow. Take your pick."
--dura
%
"I am struggling to understand your intentions here. Please make them clearer, perhaps with italic characters."
--dura
%
"Oh be quiet and just type."
--dura
%
"Stop wasting time and get on with more important things."
--dura
%
"What did you do that for?"
--dura
%
"Oh forget it then. I'm off."
--dura
%
"If that logic was applied to everything then nothing would ever get done."
--dura
%
"Listen to the Good Doctor."
--dura
%
"Never let education get in the way of learning."
--dura
%
"Go tidy your room."
--dura
%
"Don't eat that!"
--dura
%
"Need more input!"
--dura
%
"I'm not here to entertain you. You are pretty funny though...."
--dura
%
"Do not underestimate conky. It will destroy you"
--dura
%
"Nothing to see here. Move along"
--dura
%
"Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn."
--Henri Bergson
%
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
--Henri Bergson
%

I guess when there is enough that they can be exchanged for the existing general adages/fortunes that Waldorf has.

Last edited by dura (2012-11-24 13:57:04)

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#2 2012-11-24 15:19:22

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

I haven't got my head around how to make cb-user-fortunes to come up as well as the default fortunes- not through notify anyway. So I just added them to the default fortunes file in /usr/share/games/fortunes   

Now just waiting  roll

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#3 2012-11-24 15:36:04

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

Got some up now. I added the cb-user-fortunes into the default, but don't think that made it work. Got some up by going to /usr/share/games/fortunes then opening a root terminal there, and...

strfile cb-user-fortunes

...to make a dat file.

screenshot-241112-153359.php

screenshot-241112-154828.php

Last edited by dura (2012-11-24 15:50:51)

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#4 2012-11-24 19:59:55

omns
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Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 5,131

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

This thread seems like a duplication of effort. Just add them to the github project.

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#5 2012-11-24 20:07:10

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

The point of it is to draw attention to the possibility of doing so. I don't really think people actually go over and look at github. This thread is a prod, to draw attention to contributing to github cb-user-fortunes, rather than compiling them here.

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#6 2012-11-24 20:12:32

omns
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Posts: 5,131

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

Ok. Feel free to prod smile I seem to have misunderstood this part of the OP.

dura wrote:

This post is dedicated to compiling the user generated adages that Waldorf can distribute back to us.

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#7 2012-11-24 20:16:32

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

OK, point taken, I should make the OP clearer, but I don't think its really that much of a problem. I was just trying to draw attention to something that I thought #! users would enjoy. The thread has by now become useless anyway by introspection as to its own function.

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#8 2012-11-24 20:20:52

dura
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Posts: 2,108

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

Of course, another point of this thread could be that it would allow some discussion around the fortunes compiled. But you might as well delete it.

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#9 2012-11-24 20:29:30

omns
#! wanderer
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Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 5,131

Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

As long as the intent of the thread is now clear I see no reason not to have some fun with it. It just needs to be clear that members need to add the fortunes themselves to github. Unless of course there is a kind soul prepared to do it for them wink

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#10 2012-12-02 16:45:22

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Re: cb-user-fortunes: Let's Make Up Waldorf's Adages/Fortunes!

Anyway, Dura, I liked your additions.
Agreed we really need lots more to make it a usable database.


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