As you will know there is only one Linux distribution for me, Slackware Linux. As the old joke has it, “The best from 1995.”
Well in an attempt to modernise the image of Slackware, version 12.1 introduced for the first time ever a graphical splash screen.
As you can see, hardly complex graphically, but [...]
I’m pleased to announce that my Slackware 12.0 server is still up and running and serving you this blog at an all time record of:
davidw@SlackFTP:~$ uptime 23:46:11 up 296 days, 5:18, 1 user, load average: 0.03, 0.03, 0.00
So just a couple of months to wait for the magical 365!
William Blake’s questioning yet exhorting visionary poem is often held up as a masterpiece of literature. I think that is taking it too far, especially when it’s used as the text for the christian hymn. The connection with christianity and English patriotism further diminish it in my mind. For your entertainment, here is a literal, [...]
My latest poll has produced some disappointing results.
27% of you voted for the “safe option” of diplomatic pressure and economic sanctions. This tied with the mercenary “Sell them more arms” which was more encouraging. An obvious and sole Liberal Democrat voted for “Sit back on the side-lines and merely “tut” in disapproval.”
This meant [...]
Jeremy Paxman is from Yorkshire. We all know Yorkshire is a god-forsaken county full of weirdos who believe that they are the centre of the universe, have been anointed by some higher power and are righteously superior to all other “folk.” This can be a somewhat irritating trait, although it can be hilarious when extended [...]
More proof (if it were needed) that cats are evil.