Take a look at it here.
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In case you're wondering about the bizarre title, it's from the multitude of spam messages that I found on my Forth wiki. So, after getting hijacked, I decided to do a few things about it:
- Save my wiki
- Write an extension to help other mediawiki users revert these changes
- Perform analysis on what I found
Contrary to popular belief, I am quite alive. I have just been very busy with school and work, and I have been completely unable to polish any of the articles and programs I want to post.
In the meantime, you can check out my work on Forth, including a Forth Wiki and a live Forth CD (based on Debian Live) to give you a taste of Forth. The live cd uses LXDE as a desktop, which I find I am starting to like more and more (given Gnome's bloat and KDE's insatiable appetite for resources - read more here).
A load of old Windows scripts
While digging through some old backups during Backup Day (and ensuring that I had set up my computers to rsync), I found a set of rather useful scripts that I used during my time as an IT volunteer.
They immediately reminded me of my experience with Windows administration: while it's often easy 1, Windows administration can be very frustrating.
Two outstanding issues come to mind: first, that every program insists on having its own updater (often just a nagscreen to "recommend" you go to the site and download a new version; and second, that there is hardy any support for Unix-style shell programming. Most management programs on Windows are either HUGE in scope, or too narrow. So narrow in fact, that it can't be applied to most situations... just as I discovered one fateful week when trying to use delprof.exe...
Well, maybe not completely unrelatable. I don't mind Smalltalk at all, and Squeak is rather fun. You'd think I'd get Perl for all of my incomprehensibility, though. :P
Wait, what? Apple DOS 3.1? Really? Hey, at least I'm not Windows Vista.
'Bout time!Yes, I did a slight site redesign. I hope you'll find the site slightly more accessible.
Finally got "About" done!Please do check it out.
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