Tag: UNIX

Maxwells’ Silver Doofer: Episode 2: Reasonable Gratuitous Incompatibility

The Idris Users Manual is a tutorial-plus-reference-manual for "plain-old" users of an Idris system: Excellent tutorials on logging-in, how to enter commands, use of files and directories, text-editing, using the command-shell, and so on; plus reference manpages for the commmand-line programs, specific file-formats (password file, /dev/null, timezone, login-history file, mounted-filesystems list-file, etc); plus a system-administration … Continue reading Maxwells’ Silver Doofer: Episode 2: Reasonable Gratuitous Incompatibility

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Maxwells’ Silver Doofer: Episode 1: How Not to Start a Project

Sheesh! January so far has been insanely busy with overtime at work, and if you add in the start of the Mens' hockey season and the first Firemans' Run of 2016, I am turning up a little late to this months' Retrochallenge event. My original intent was to get started 10 minutes after the start … Continue reading Maxwells’ Silver Doofer: Episode 1: How Not to Start a Project

Maxwells’ Silver Doofer: Crass-Compiling

Once more unto the breach: Retrochallenge 2016/01 draws near and it is time to decide what my entry project should be. Icebergs: This time it is really hard to decide what on Earth to do - as outlined previously, the "Galaxy Pressed" project is just too expensive (although there has been a recent post on … Continue reading Maxwells’ Silver Doofer: Crass-Compiling