Archive for March, 2007

Recycled LISPers ?

Who else could do things such as solving Sudoku puzzles… in XSLT ?

2007-03-30 08:54:40+0100

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Close-up

I just saw that on TV. The guy is amazing. He’s this year’s close-up world champion.

2007-03-17 23:57:55+0100

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diffing

I always assumed the diff algorithm to be quite standard and used anywhere there is a diff function, well it seems it is not, and it also seems that human readability is very dependent on the tool you use:

Here is what diff -u, git diff and tla diff give:

@@ -42,10 +42,9 @@
 
 include $(DEPTH)/config/autoconf.mk
 
-include $(topsrcdir)/config/rules.mk
+EXTRA_COMPONENTS = nsKillAll.js
 
-libs::
-       $(INSTALL) $(srcdir)/nsKillAll.js $(DIST)/bin/components
+include $(topsrcdir)/config/rules.mk
 
 clean::
        rm -f $(DIST)/bin/components/nsKillAll.js

This is the least human readable output. In comparison, svn diff, svk diff and bzr diff do output:

@@ -42,11 +42,10 @@
 
 include $(DEPTH)/config/autoconf.mk
 
+EXTRA_COMPONENTS = nsKillAll.js
+
 include $(topsrcdir)/config/rules.mk
 
-libs::
-       $(INSTALL) $(srcdir)/nsKillAll.js $(DIST)/bin/components
-
 clean::
        rm -f $(DIST)/bin/components/nsKillAll.js
 

Mercurial outputs:

@@ -42,10 +42,9 @@
 
 include $(DEPTH)/config/autoconf.mk
 
+EXTRA_COMPONENTS = nsKillAll.js
+
 include $(topsrcdir)/config/rules.mk
-
-libs::
-       $(INSTALL) $(srcdir)/nsKillAll.js $(DIST)/bin/components
 
 clean::
        rm -f $(DIST)/bin/components/nsKillAll.js

which is pretty similar.

I got too fed up with tla and baz to try more (and didn’t even go up to committing a file in baz, so there’s no diff result for it)

2007-03-16 21:55:44+0100

miscellaneous, p.d.o | 3 Comments »

DPL platforms summaries

Enrico, you forgot your own advanced ways of wasting time (and have some fun). ;)

Here are the summaries of the candidate DPL platforms, in one sentence each:

93sam

Once we don’t Select a friendly community where the packages towards a lot of software, community are most noticeable use to show their packages towards a problem good job.

aigarius

While I were elected DPL, I have to time leave Debian Developers Corner Site, map Search about it should not have not be Even if he has, the NM; process is before.

ajt

Ideally, I’d expect that we ought to make It work together in Linux and a DPL review of the community and October firmware resolutions recall vote maybe That’s been some of stuff I’ve been a server near you United States.

hertzog

The sponsorship, principle.

sho

I believe admit volunteers to scratch our bug tracking system I do what I would like LowThresholdNmu to happen again; Admit it has rhymes with a few of it Debian; is to be really like to automatically see them.

sjr

To the web site, map Search Not Published Yet Back to the Debian Project Select a server near you United States; the web Site, map Search Not Published Yet Back to the debian For other contact information, See the Debian Project Select a server near you United States.

stratus

It is today in the web team, the users: and waited supergroups i will that any Debian support: this change our major Desktop, with Lenny development website, we’ve now almost our official status and how a statistics page.

svenl

To the ban.

wouter

I am of a native Dutch is not an area where possible.

These summaries have been generated by the following script:

for i in 93sam aigarius ajt hertzog sho sjr stratus svenl wouter; do
  echo $i
  lynx -dump -nolist http://www.debian.org/vote/2007/platforms/$i | dadadodo -c 1 - 2> /dev/null
done

It is somehow subobtimal, as aigarius and sjr’s summaries show: the headers and footers of the page have some influence, but well… it was fun anyways.

2007-03-02 14:09:56+0100

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Google Keywords – Feb 2007

I think I’m going to make a tradition of this google keywords list that I reinitiated last month. Anyways, here’s the list for February 2007:

“google keywords” – waw, already on the first page for this
“i am a dumb ass” – me too
“blackout in europe” – that happened
“firefox 2 debian package” – you’re looking for iceweasel
“mozilla firefox japanese symbols” – it’s called characters, not symbols
“rebrand firefox as iceweasel” – not even done yet :(
“debian iceweasel replaces firefox” – surprised ?
“fucked up resizing partition” – welcome to the club
“hobbit debian” – I’m not a hobbit !
“how can i change firefox to iceweasel on kubuntu” – waw, I’m impressed
“web 2.0 vs. web 1.0″ – not here
“bugzilla bts (hate or sucks)” – bts sucks less
“cmd to download firefox on ubuntu” – apt-get install ?
“i need firefox with debian” – not happening
“what is a esx flat file” – basically, a raw disk image
“linux ext3 noload option” – does not work as expected
“fact about a horse” – persistant…

2007-03-01 08:51:11+0100

p.d.o, website | 1 Comment »