Posts Tagged ‘OCUUG archive’

April Meeting 2010

The April Meeting is almost upon us. Just as a reminder, Wednesday (April 21) is the third Wednesday of the month. For those who do not remember, that means the Ottawa-Carleton Unix Users Group gets together for an evening of conversation, beverages and food (not necessarily in that order). Come out and share a story, bring a question, lurk! Read the rest of this entry »

February Meeting – 2010-02-17

The February Meeting is almost upon us. Just as a reminder, Wednesday (February 17) is the third Wednesday of the month. For those who do not remember, that means the Ottawa-Carleton Unix Users Group gets together for an evening of conversation, beverages and food (not necessarily in that order). We had a surprising turnout in January, so let's see if we can keep the momentum going. Details: Colonnade Pizza & Restaurant, 280 Metcalfe (at Gilmour) 18:00 (6:00pm) Thursday, February 17, 2010 Read the rest of this entry »

Scratching the historical itch with uwm

I can safely be accused of having retro tastes, whether it’s antique cameras, typewriters or hi-fi cabinets. (I recently acquired my parents’ Silvertone Hi-Fi, which seems to be in good working order except for the strong burning smell it emitted when Oldies 1310 started playing an Anne Murray song. Draw your own conclusions.) Read the rest of this entry »

Linux-centric coverage a disservice to overall Unix community

I should preface the following by saying that I have absolutely nothing against Linux nor the Linux community. In fact, Linux was my point of entry to the world of Unix, and for that very reason I am thankful it exists. I also see it as an invaluable hotbed for new ideas and permutations. Read the rest of this entry »

9twm (twm with a “Plan 9” theme)

Pasted below is a .twmrc file I've been hacking the past few days. In conjunction with a simple mod to .xinitrc (see below), it is my attempt at making twm impersonate Plan 9 from Bell Labs as much as possible without adding any extra software or widgets other than those native to X. (For example, the .xinitrc lines suggested below use xload in place of stats from Plan 9.) Read the rest of this entry »
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