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226  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:30:12 PM
By default you can't open a file, make a change and then open another file without saving the first one. That seems odd, but I am sure there is some Unix explanation for it.

I don't know about the Unix part of it, but if you think of it as opening another file into the buffer you are working in (so you might lose changes if opening is successful), then may be it doesn't seem so odd?

FWIW, at least in gvim here if you choose "Open Tab..." (:tabnew) after making a change in the current buffer, I am not being asked to save changes.
227  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
I think it adds a bit to the complexity of starting to use Vim that you have to fiddle with settings to get it to behave similar to what you would expect.

Can be a tricky issue when everyone doesn't share all expectations Wink

FWWI, I prefer syntax highlighting by default (and even expect it these days), but it doesn't seem on in vim (or gvim) by default...

:syntax on
228  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:23:13 PM
Also, by default vim doesn't open another file from the same folder as the current one. If you just opened "C:\data\long\path\foo.c", and then want to open foo.h from the same folder, you need the entire path again. I know there's command history, but you get what I mean -- most other editors would start by looking in the same folder.

I tested this in the default installation of gvim (7.4.214-1) in Manjaro Linux and didn't reproduce -- i.e. I got the behavior of not having to navigate again.  May be it has been tweaked to behave nicely?
229  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 18, 2014, 02:38:00 AM
Ha ha ha Grin
230  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR works ok in crunchbang linux on: April 17, 2014, 11:05:12 PM
Nice!  Had tried before to get FARR working under *NIX + WINE but didn't get nearly as far as you did.

Now if mouser would consider WINE a real target Wink



Sorry I don't have any good ideas about your question.
231  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 17, 2014, 04:36:45 PM
He he.

Thanks for the link -- I had looked for some tutorials but found that there seemed to be quite a few.  Having specific recommendations is helpful!



BTW, if the serial approach doesn't work...the following was inspiring:

  http://tasksofohm.wordpre...-a-tp-link-tl-wa801nd-v2/
232  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 17, 2014, 02:01:43 AM
IIUC, the goof I made had to do with restoring to the manufacturer's firmware -- wrote the file starting at the wrong location (or put differently, didn't tell the command line utility to skip an appropriate number of bytes from the file before starting to write) [1].  From the logs and memory I believe this luckily "missed" the bootloader.  If this is correct, then the bootloader may still be functional -- if it can just be connected to and communicated with, then additional attempts to restore may be possible.  Am interested in building appropriate "firmware" for this model anyway, so having serial access sounds like it'd help there too.

FWIW, I specifically chose this model because it was 1) available locally, 2) wasn't too expensive, and 3) there had been one report of compatibility with DD-WRT and OpenWRT (unfortunately, this was for V1.x, not the 2.X I got though).  This makes it much less stressful to experiment!



[1] Another point to be wary of -- file size of "firmware" smiley
233  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: How NOT to Sort by Average Rating on: April 16, 2014, 09:51:47 PM
Does seem interesting -- not so easy to get through and understand here smiley



Have a suspicion that there is an assumption of ratings having a certain distribution (given the mention of "95%") -- anyone who understands, can you confirm?
234  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 16, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
I managed to brick my router smiley



On a side note, it looks like I've got a chance of debricking if I can manage a serial hook-up.  One way forward seems to be to get some header pins attached to the router's PCB, but it's been decades since my first soldering activity.  Anyone have recommendations regarding learning how to solder?  (I looked for press-fit / solderless header pins but haven't managed to find any locally so far.)
235  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 16, 2014, 08:02:37 PM
This year marks my 20th year using vi, but I still don't know that many commands.

I keep forgetting useful ones through lack of use -- this is the sort of thing that I think "standard" GUIs can be helfpul for (i.e. rediscovery).

For emacs I made a small bit of code that presents a menu of commands I'm trying to learn (those that aren't already show via menus).

I'd be interested to see if there's something like that for vi -- as a first step I've installed gvim so that I can leverage the menus.



My .emacs contains a line specifying the Dina font -- when I set up a new machine I often get a start-up error because I haven't installed Dina yet Wink
236  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are your websites secure? The heartbleed bug on: April 16, 2014, 07:37:19 PM
For reference, here's a page from Sparkfun regarding their response along with informing users of what they ought to do:

  https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1455
237  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft open-sources the .NET compiler on: April 15, 2014, 05:56:35 PM
Beware of geeks bearing gifts.

Ha ha ha  Grin
238  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 14, 2014, 06:07:17 AM
Late to the party, but I got OpenWRT running on a TL-WR940N (V2.1) today.



I got reminded that the model number alone can be insufficient in making a good purchasing decision.  It turns out that if I'd gotten a V1.x device, installation would have been a lot easier -- V2.x turns out to not work with V1.x firmware (though there was some reworked version in the forums that ended up working luckily -- though unfortunately the official docs don't mention it).

Better to be able to verify such details before purchase it seems!
239  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: About the Python 2 to 3 Transition... on: April 13, 2014, 07:17:15 PM
Thanks for that link.

One of the comments seems to clarify (slightly edited to cope with the forum formatting):

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The core developers are not required to maintain 2.7 post-2015, and most of them won't be involved in it. That part hasn't changed.

What is happening is that Red Hat is preparing to cut a RHEL 7 release, which AFAIK depending on how much you pay them they support for 13 years. So they will need to figure out how to support 2.7 themselves at least through 2027.

Here is where I am reading between the lines. RH are well within their right to fork Python and keep their maintenance patches to themselves and their customers (Python's not copyleft). But, they are nice guys and so maybe they are willing to upstream their changes at least for awhile if there is still a Python project willing to accept them. Again, this is my speculation based on the ML discussion, not what RH has actually said they will do.

An analogy can be made to Rails LTS, a commercial fork of Rails 2.x that patio11 was involved in. Inevitably somebody is going to step in to support 2.7, and so let's see what we can do to avoid a situation where the only way to keep running 2.7 is to subscribe to RHEL.

Meanwhile, there are some large companies that use 2.7 extensively on Windows (e.g. Enthought, Anaconda) and the thinking goes that somebody can probably be found to produce a Windows installer once in awhile, assuming that Python.org will still host a download.

So really what is happening here is not very exciting. The core committers aren't doing anything different than leaving the project as originally planned. What is happening is that they will leave the lights on in the source control repository and on the FTP server, so as to capture the free labor from people at large companies who have an interest in continuing to support 2.7.
240  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Favorite GUI File Managers? on: April 12, 2014, 09:32:14 PM
Sunflower is surviving here smiley

Some nice points:
  • Handy to use the "Command entry" field to start an HTTP daemon (e.g. mongoose) for quickly making some files available.
  • Somehow the candidates that come up for "Open with" are more to my liking than with the analogous in SpaceFM.
  • Breadcrumb navigation is unobtrusive - works by clicking on an appropriate portion of a displayed path.

Some puzzlement:
  • Failed to locate a way to change the currently showing directory via editing a text field representing a path. - Clicking on the folder icon next to the path seems to help smiley
  • Control-selecting something after some row is already highlighted doesn't appear to include the already-highlighted row in the ultimate selection.

Appear to be using 0.1a (58), FWIW.
241  Other Software / Developer's Corner / About the Python 2 to 3 Transition... on: April 12, 2014, 09:43:52 AM
Curious as to the current state, went looking and came across:

http://blog.startifact.co...x-gaynor-on-python-3.html
http://alexgaynor.net/2013/dec/30/about-python-3/
https://plus.google.com/+...Bicking/posts/iEVXdcfXkz7

Any one seen more recent things?
242  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are your websites secure? The heartbleed bug on: April 09, 2014, 08:52:22 PM
Here are some links describing some steps involved in recovery...looks like there could be a fair bit of work if they are correct:

243  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are your websites secure? The heartbleed bug on: April 09, 2014, 05:29:01 AM
Thanks lanux128.

The following is from the last link:

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What is leaked primary key material and how to recover?

These are the crown jewels, the encryption keys themselves. Leaked secret keys allows the attacker to decrypt any past and future traffic to the protected services and to impersonate the service at will. Any protection given by the encryption and the signatures in the X.509 certificates can be bypassed. Recovery from this leak requires patching the vulnerability, revocation of the compromised keys and reissuing and redistributing new keys. Even doing all this will still leave any traffic intercepted by the attacker in the past still vulnerable to decryption. All this has to be done by the owners of the services.

What is leaked secondary key material and how to recover?

These are for example the user credentials (user names and passwords) used in the vulnerable services. Recovery from this leaks requires owners of the service first to restore trust to the service according to steps described above. After this users can start changing their passwords and possible encryption keys according to the instructions from the owners of the services that have been compromised. All session keys and session cookies should be invalided and considered compromised.
244  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Very Cool A* (Astar) Project on: March 21, 2014, 08:31:08 AM
Yes indeed you did!

Perhaps the author of the code could use the search algorithm to enumerate all possible such names...I guess there are easier ways for that though smiley
245  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Very Cool A* (Astar) Project on: March 21, 2014, 06:21:28 AM
He he - though I like your candidate choices, they don't seem to share the nice property of the existing names, each of which can be reversed to get the other...
246  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Very Cool A* (Astar) Project on: March 21, 2014, 04:34:37 AM
Interesting tidbit at the bottom of the codeproject page:

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Passion for most programming languages and my kids Aidan&Nadia.

Nice names...
247  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Very Cool A* (Astar) Project on: March 21, 2014, 04:32:58 AM
Obligatory Wikipedia page for the A* search algorithm smiley
248  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Favorite GUI File Managers? on: March 21, 2014, 01:16:36 AM
I don't do Google+ either.

My sense is that the idea is likely to come up at some point if it hasn't already smiley
249  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: March 20, 2014, 01:39:25 AM
A bit off-topic but anyway related with the change of user interface. I've bought an androd tablet 7'' in size recently,  the problem is that if you dont put it on a table you are limited to work with just your  thumbs besides the default keyboard is not qwerty with arrows. Id like  that you managed the virtual keyboard from behind being the rear part of the tablet tactile as well if you hold it with yor hands, this way all fingers would beavailable and a tablet could be far more comfortable  for gaming and working on train or when you sit on an armchair. id like also to have to tap as many times as possible to magnify anything, be it a button, link, input box..a magnified region should be brought up for anything.
Keyboard should  be semitransparent  whith a key magnified as soon as the user puts a finger over it. Wrapping huge text conveniently is very important to avoid having the user scroll too much, uff I find myself scrolling\enlarging all the time.  

Mmm, some nice ideas smiley  I hope some relevant folks incorporate some or all of these!
250  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sStockQuote on: March 19, 2014, 03:47:59 AM
Yes, that's a nice touch!
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