Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:December:06 Sunday <Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/12/6 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:15077 Activity:nil 54%like:14690
12/5    Housing available. See /csua/pub/housing/GrizzlyPeak.txt
1998/12/6 [Recreation/Activities] UID:15078 Activity:nil
12/5    Snow damnit snow!
1998/12/6 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:15079 Activity:very high
12/5    I want some funky kool scientific looking thing running on my
        desktop with meters and stuff and rotating things, like in those
        movies where somebody's using a computer to do stuff. Any ideas?
        \_ which movies and scenes in particular are you refering to?
                \_ I dunno. Any typical movie with some "computer dude"
                   doing something on a computer usually shows some
                   stuff on the screen which has nothing to do with
                   what the person is supposed to be doing, but looks
                   kinda cool anyway.
        \_ I don't know how funky looking you want to get but I've seen
           some really neat stuff running on unix like top/netstat
           running on a transparent eterm.  If you run windowmaker or
           afterstep there are some really high-tech looking things
           like wmclock, wmcdplay, asload, as/wmppp, as/wmeth, etc..
           \_ For processes you can use something line perfmeter (solaris)
              or procmeter (linux). Other possibilites include gmemusage,
              loadmeter, qps, xosview, glload (an openGL based load meter)
                \_ Anything for NT?
                   \_ probably not.  Windows needs a huge makeover to even
                      look slightly kool/scientific/funky.  The best is
                      probably winamp plugins but unless you want to be
                      playing mp3 constantly you're SOL.
                   \_ perfmon can show some rolling graphs of current system
                      usage.  Better than nothing.  What sort of look are
                      you trying for?  Most movies use c64s.
                \_ is a substitute NeXTStep-ish shell for
                Win32, with themes and all ala Afterstep/Windowmaker. My
                personal favorite is Fallout2 theme.    -muchandr
1998/12/6 [Uncategorized] UID:15080 Activity:nil
12/5    I need to hire someone to help clean my room. I am willing to pay 5/hr
         It should take 2 or 4 hours at most. Anyone know some lib arts major
         in need of money? -nesim
1998/12/6 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:15081 Activity:kinda low
12/5    Are there any good/new games that work on NT4.0 given that
        there is no DirectX upgrade for NT? QuakeII will probably
        work. Anything else?
        \_ Install 95/98 in another partition.  NT5/2k is sposed to have
           directx6 or 7 in it but nt4 is dead.
1998/12/6 [Uncategorized] UID:15082 Activity:nil
12/5    What physically distinguishes serial cables and 10 baseT ethernet
        cables (and any other types of communication cables) that allow
        one to transmit at 10MHz and the other to only transmit at
        \_ In some cases, it's just a matter of certification -- sometimes
           a given cable can do a lot more than what it's rated for.  But
           there can be a lot of deep magic related to RF interference and
           crosstalk under certain circumstances.  (There are stories of
           people running communications spec X on cables intended for some
           other spec Y, and saving the day and lots of money.  But if you
           want to have confidence that weird RF problems won't pop up, you
           should use cables for purposes for which they are rated.)
1998/12/6 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:15083 Activity:nil
12/5    Does anyone know how to get color coding on C/C++ on emacs.  I
        tried copying all the /usr/sww/share/emacs/2.02/list/cc* to
        my home computer from the instructional machines but it doesn't
        seem to do the trick.  Any suggestions?
(setq text-mode-hook (quote turn-on-auto-fill))
(setq find-file-hook (quote turn-on-auto-fill))

(load "hilit19")

      (hilit-translate classes 'RosyBrown)
      (hilit-translate stk-keyword 'MediumVioletRed-underline)
      (hilit-translate defun 'red)
      (hilit-translate list-procs 'Chartreuse)
      (hilit-translate mutator 'red)
      (hilit-translate conversion 'orange)
      (hilit-translate define 'skyblue)
      (hilit-translate comment 'yellow-italic)
      (hilit-translate string 'thistle)
      (hilit-translate type 'orange)
      (hilit-translate keyword 'ForestGreen)
      (hilit-translate include 'green)
      (hilit-translate function-name 'purple)
      (hilit-translate decl 'purple)
      (hilit-translate args-list 'orange)
      (hilit-translate label 'red-underline)
      (hilit-translate caps 'blue4)

  (set-foreground-color "white")
  (set-background-color "black")
  (set-cursor-color "green")
********************************* Next time, put an e-mail address -allenp
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:December:06 Sunday <Saturday>