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by slacker_101
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Programming and Scripting
Topic: Favorite Programming Language
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Favorite Programming Language

For my job, I have to manipulate and extract useful information from text files. So far, awk has been really good at this and I enjoy working with it.

When I have to do some math, python's Scipy has been really helpful.

In the future, I would like to learn Fortran (for my job), perl, python, and C
by slacker_101
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What phones do you guys use?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: What phones do you guys use?

I use an iPhone 7. I choose it over android only because I have some personal issues with Google as a company. However, I have an interest in the pine phone that's coming out. If I can get some of my proprietary applications to work on there, I'd switch to the pine phone.
by slacker_101
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: FOSS Philosophy and Advocacy
Topic: A friendly reminder from FSF
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: A friendly reminder from FSF

This is a great video that outlines the piratical reasons why one should use free software over a proprietary option.
by slacker_101
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: FOSS Philosophy and Advocacy
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Browsers

I use w3m with a VPN for privacy. When I need a graphical browser, then I use Firefox with the following extensions:

ublock origin
uMatrix
decentraleyes
skip redirect
neat url
https everywhere

And when I want to do something I don't want my VPN provider to see, I use a stock Tor browser.
by slacker_101
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Command Line
Topic: fzf search tool
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: fzf search tool

You can do some really neat things with fzf. For instance, the fzf wiki has a shell function named cf that lets you fuzzily cd into a directory on your system. That alone is really nice.
by slacker_101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Blog and Article Content
Topic: The lead void linux dev is back.
Replies: 2
Views: 124

The lead void linux dev is back.

Some time ago, the lead dev of void linux, Juan, disappeared. About a week ago, He announced on r/voidlinux that he is back: https://www.reddit.com/r/voidlinux/comments/enoepn/hi_im_xtraeme_and_im_back/ and working on improving the void linux package manager. As a void linux user, I was very delight...
by slacker_101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction thread.
Replies: 24
Views: 799

Re: Introduction thread.

Hi, I'm slacker. I use linux to make my computing experience enjoyable, yet productive. I tend to stick to cli programs and emacs since they suit my workflow. I've several distros in the past, and they were all really good, but I prefer void linux and slackware. At work, I use GNOME (no extensions) ...
by slacker_101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The Command Line
Topic: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

I saw st was the most popular here, so I thought I might try it. It ended up being the first application I successfully compiled from source, that was kinda fun. st was the first program that I learned to use git for version control with, and also how to use patch and diff. These suckless tools tea...
by slacker_101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Linux Discussion
Topic: What Linux-y thing have you been playing with?
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: What Linux-y thing have you been playing with?

I flashed libreboot on an x60 recently and installed parabola on it. I'm trying to see how difficult it is to run a fsf compliant computer. It hasn't been too bad, but I miss firefox and its extensions.
by slacker_101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Linux Discussion
Topic: What method/tools do you use to do backups?
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: What method/tools do you use to do backups?

I use rsync to back up my system. Average Linux user has a good tutorial on what flags to pass to rsync to be able to restore your system:
https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=oS5uH0mzMTg

It's worked for me in the past