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Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2021/12/06 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2007/12/11-14 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:48782 Activity:kinda low
12/10   Let me ask again: How do I post on ValleyWag? -got juicy stuff to tell
        \_ Go to the valleywag website.  Note the IM address
           of the editor, Owen.  I think its 'imthevalleywag'.
           Introduce yourself.  Start IM'ing him stupid shit.  The end.
           \_ Ok I just wanted to confirm the protocol before I make a
              complete fool of myself. I'd like to rant on how a
              company that people used to die to work for has now become
              an unwieldy dinasaur filled with layers and layers of
              management and processes, is now very consensus driven, and
              is afraid to innovate from within. Does this sound familiar
              to anyone who has been in a SV company too long?  -op
              \_ hello dans!
                 \_ Um, hello.  I'm not the pp.  Slide is in SF, not SV, and
                    we're still kicking ass. -dans
              \_ This sounds like the natural evolution of many
                 organizations, not just in SV.
        \_ Or you could just sign up for an account and start posting to
           the "comments" section.
2007/2/23-26 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Editors] UID:45811 Activity:moderate
2/23    Pnews - get error
        "/bin/cat: /etc/news/organization: No such file or directory"
        any ideas?
        \_ I've created that file, and Pnews seems to be working now.  --mconst
        other error:
          \_  /usr/bin/Pnews: line 448: /usr/local/bin/jove: No such file or
              \_ Ok, I added a symlink /usr/local/bin/jove.  Could you
                 please let me know if that works for you?  --mconst
                 \_ works.. thanks :)
                 \_ Why would that be necessary? Is that path hardcoded
                    somewhere or did he have that as his EDITOR or VISUAL?
                    (if he did it's stupid not to get it from PATH)
                    \_ It's not hardcoded; I assume the original poster just
                       had it as their $EDITOR.  But there's no harm in having
                       /usr/local/bin/jove as a symlink, and it'll probably
                       fix similar problems for other people. --mconst
2006/11/6-7 [Computer/SW/Editors, Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:45202 Activity:low
11/6    Poll: How are you avoiding kchang's identifier on ? I'll start:
        scp: .
        cp, vi, cp: .
        it's wrong most of the time (at least for my posts), so why care?: ..
        Didn't know kchange was back: .
        \_ man, kchang's message is out of date
           "WARNING: Random aliases shown are solely for the purpose of
           entertainment. Real logins, as well as randomized names really
           didn't post these messages."
        \_ I always launch my editor (Vim) when I login to soda and load the
           motd into the buffer.  When I write to the motd, I load my comment
           into a buffer, reload the motd and then write the change.  Since I'm
           always running the editor, kchang nearly always flags me as a a
           possibility.  Thus my actual comments are lost in the noise. -emarkp
        \_ I don't give a rat's ass.  -John
        \_ I don't give a man's ass.  -John
        \_ I don't give yermom's ass.  -John
2006/7/15-18 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs, Computer/SW/Editors] UID:43675 Activity:nil
7/14    Do you like cscope or ctags? What do you prefer and why?
        \_ They do totally different things.
        \_ etags (since I use emacs).
2021/12/06 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2005/10/27-28 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:40292 Activity:low
10/27   My new job is completely Windoze based...anyone know of a windows
        version of TextWrangler.  I'm looking for a free text editor with
        extended capabilities.  Thanks.  -scottyg
        \_ I'm completely in love with Crimson Editor.
         \_Thanks, I downloaded SciTE and it seems to rock.  I've heard good
           things about Crimson Editor though. -scottyg
           \_ Thanks, I downloaded SciTE and it seems to rock.  I've heard
              good things about Crimson Editor though. -scottyg
        \_ a friend of mine uses visual slick edit. You could always try
           \_ most expensive dedicated code editor you can buy
              != "free text editor"
2005/9/6-7 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Security] UID:39523 Activity:low
9/6     Probably old news to some of you, but what do you all think of the
        "Street Performer Protocol"?
        \_ I'd probably never go for it.
        \_ I think the ideas sounds interesting in parts, but I don't
           see how it could work as the primary mechanism for funding of
           copyrighted works.  An author who wishes to publish his first
           novel will not be able to get donations, so he needs someone
           else (i.e., a publishing house) to decide he is worth it,
           market the book and put it in stores.  That publishing house
           needs to have control of the copyright to at least some extent,
           because they publish and promote a lot of books by first-time
           authors and most of them don't make money, so to fund their
           operations they need to make their money from the few successful
           The idea might work for Stephen King.  -tom
           \_ Stephen King tried it and it failed him if I recall.
              \_ King tried putting his books up for download by serial,
                 with small payments, but without any escrow.  So very
                 few people actually paid for them because they were all
                 available on the the file-swapping services for free.
                 If he said "OK I want to make $100K off this book" and
                 waited until there was $100K in escrow, the file-swapping
                 problem would be mitigated.  -tom
        \_ It's overly optomistic about a performer's skill. One of the
           greatest resource of a publishing house is it's editors. First
           novels are hardly ever insta-classics without the vicious advice
           of an editor. Plotholes, meandering writing, lack of character,
           inaccurate facts, etc. sinks books even before they are finished.
           A good editor will fix that. Plus, a partially written book does
           nobody any good. Authors should create a finished product or they
           will find themselves lost like a potter  trying to glaze a wet
           piece of clay.
2005/4/18-20 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:37250 Activity:nil
4/18    I'm thinking about getting a TV Tuner/Video input card for my Mac,
        specifically this one (AlchemyDVR ~ $120):
        Does anyone have experience w/ this card (or alternatives)? I'm mostly
        looking to convert VHS/8mm tapes into DVDs.
        \_ If you want to make DVDs, then you eventually have to encode
           to mpeg-2. The original instructions, as I recall, recommended
           that you either capture in mpeg-4 or MJPEG. MJPEG takes huge
           amounts of disk space. I have the alchemy, but I also have the
           eyetv200. The eyetv has better software, encodes using mpeg-2,
           and the built-in editor is pretty good. EyeTV also works well
           with toast and popcorn since the founder of roxio also founded
           the eyetv company. The alchemytv is pretty decent for the bucks,
           but if you have the bucks, the eyetv is way better.
           \_ So my plan was to play the tape and then use iMovie to
              capture and edit the video and then use iDVD to burn a
              DVD. Is the software that comes w/ EyeTV better/easier
              than this solution?
              \_ I haven't used those programs to do what you are trying to
                 do. However, I was under the impression that Apple's tools
                 work with DV. If that's correct, then DV takes up a lot of
                 space which is one thing to consider. I did hear that the
                 iMovie editor is kinda nice. It may be better than the eyetv
                 editor, especially if you can cut to an individual frame,
                 and do final cut pro style edits. The nice thing about
                 importing directly into eyetv is that the file is in mpeg-2
                 (smaller file sizes), and the quality presets are pretty
                 good (highest quality is about 3GB per hour, standard
                 about 2GB per hour, etc.). You will probably have nicer
                 DVDs using iDVD (nice themes, compared to toasting them).
                 I've been using eyetv to import videos, cut with FCP, and
                 then using DVDSP3 to build a DVD on the hard drive. Then
                 use popcorn to burn the disk if I go over 4.39GB.
                 \_ I think you are right re Apple's tools and DV however
                    I'm not that worried about disk space b/c I have a 250
                    gb drive w/ 100 gb free and I'm going to pick up another
                    one when fry's has them on sale. I'll think about the
                    eyeTV but for what I'm trying to do I'm not sure the
                    extra $100 or more is really worth it. Thanks.
2004/8/16 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:32926 Activity:nil
8/16    What are the pros/cons of using ctags/etags/cscope? ok thx.
2004/7/29 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:32566 Activity:high
7/29    Someone is using a motd-editor that replaces tabs with spaces.  While
        I think spaceing is better than tabbing, you're munging up motd
        comparing and archiving scripts.
        \_ comparing scripts should ignore whitespace
           \_ they should but it wasn't that hard for me to convert to
              retaining tabs.  there are tabs in the file and the editor
              should retain them.
2004/5/2 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:29944 Activity:very high
5/1    waner, cut the binary shit out.
        \_ waner is smushing the motd with binaries?  waner the good
           stalker christian?  no way!
        \_ what binary was he using? I ran strings on it the first time
           but I couldn't really see.
        \_ how did you figure it out?  -waner
           \_ I propose waner's account be suspended.
           \_ second that.  tell us how did you figure this out.  by
              knowing who did the last motd destruction/censoring, may be
              we could stop motd censoring altogether.
              \_ If you squish tom you'll end most motd censorship.
              \_ Maybe keep one window tracking changes, and another tracking
                 people's idle or last login.  This would only work for hosings
                  in the middle of the night.
                  \_ there is no middle of the night.  people post from all
                     time zones.
                     \_ Some time zones are more active than others.  There is
                        a middle of the night for a machine where most of the
                        users are in California.
                        \_ I'm going to measure activity as a function of time
                           over a few 24 hour periods and see if you're right.
                           i'll get back to you on this.
                           \_ I haven't measured it scientifically but I know
                              motd activity is primarily M-F/8-6.  I'd like to
                              see what you measure and what the numbers look
                              like when you're done.
           \_ i log fstat and diff on motd.public.  it's usually not hard to
              figure out who's modifying the file with what, particularly if
              the person does it repeatedly.
              \_ except that some (many?) editors don't keep a file open while
                 they're editing. so the window during which they have the
                 file open (i.e., reading or writing) is rather small.
        \_ he's a stalker too?  do tell.
           \_ There was a world-readable text file in his home directory which
              in obsessive detail chronicled his every interaction with this
              particular girl over the past year or two.  Someone posted the
              filename to the motd.  Then everyone was creeped out, then waner
              made the file non-readable.
              \_ It was a great file.  I've never had such a deep look into the
                 mind of a psychotic/stalker before.  Did anyone figure out who
                 the girl is and warn her?
                 \_ maybe if anyone knows felicia, presumably ex-cal student,
                    religious, looks like the righthand chick in
2004/3/17 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Apps] UID:12731 Activity:nil
3/17    I need to edit a PDF file, what's the best program to use?  It's
        strictly text changes, no graphics/format alterations, so I'd
        prefer something not too expensive but effective.  Cad-Kas's
        PDF editor didn't work too well, and a few others can't handle
        text when it's flipped 90 degrees.
        \_ Well, Acrobat (not Reader) is obviously the best choice. Fair
           warning, though, pdf isn't really made for editing.
        \_ agree with above.  Acrobat version 6 is a blowed beast, though,
           so you are being warned.  Moreover, not all PDF files are editable
           even if you have all the tools you needed.  No, I am not talking
           about digital signature what not.  I am talking about when PDF
           files are being made, there are number of things author can do
           which make PDF file editing difficult.  First, he/she can convert
           everything into bitmap, in that case, you are out of luck.
                 \_ Acrobat OCR is pretty darn good, actually.
           Secondly, if he/she embedded certain fonts inside the document,
           and if you don't have that font, I am not sure how would that turn
           out.                         -kngharv
2004/3/8 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:12558 Activity:nil
3/7     Note to self: Debian cleans out /var/run on reboot.  This is a bad
        thing if you place Cyrus imapd's config directory under /var/run.
        \_ linux = sux0rz!
        \_ heh, it also cleans out /tmp -- which sucks when you work on
           some stuff on there, and then you kill your system =[
           \_ you should never work on anything important in /tmp as
              many systems use a memory fs for /tmp which will always
              be cleared on reboot.
              \_ yea... I know, bad habit... but speaking of tmp...
                 screwdriver: /var/tmp -> /tmp
                 Don't important things like editor recovery files end up
                 in /var/tmp?
                 \_ noone ever said screwdriver was run well.
                 \_ Seeing as I was bit on the ass on /var/run, it would
                    be unfair of me to think you foolish for making the
                    same mistake with /tmp, but I kind of took /tmp not
                    being preserved across reboots for granted.  And to
                    whoever asked if editor recovery files end up in
                    /var/tmp, you shouldn't need editor recovery files
                    after a clean reboot.  Do you think it is reasonable
                    \_ Um..  Multiuser system, anyone?
                       \_ Um, if you leave your *unsaved* edits to your PhD
                          thesis open for hours at a time on a system that
                          someone else may remotely reboot, you get what you
                          deserve. -op
                    to expect editor recovery files to *reliably* survive
                    a catastrophic system crash? If you think it is
                    reasonable, could you kindly explain how it is
                    possible, and cite an example of an OS that does
                    this? -op
                    \_ Yeah, put the editor recovery files in each user's
                       home directory.  It's not rocket science.
                       \_ This will not preserve the files in the event of a
                          catastrophic system crash.  Modern filesystems
                          buffer writes in memory for performance. -dans
                          \_ If you're going to play *that* game then no
                             modern OS is 'safe'.
                    \_ Yes it is reasonable and most OSes do this. Examples
                       are Linux, HP-UX, and Solaris.
                    \_ the whole *point* of editor recovery files is to
                       recover work lost in a catastrophic system crash. -tom
                       \_ Someone take root away from the OP immediately!
                          \_ no, learning by screwing up is the best way.  im
                             certain op will never make that or similar
                             mistakes on any OS again.
                       \_ Actually, no tom.  The whole point of editor
                          recovery files is to recover work lost in a
                          catastrophic *editor* crash.  In a catastrophic
                          system crash, you cannot *reliably* reconstruct the
                          state before the crash so you cannot *reliably*
                          recover.  In order for an editor to be able to
                          reliably recover from a catastrophic system crash,
                          it would need to write its recovery log to an
                          ACID-compliant store.  I am not aware of any editor
                          that does this, nor am I aware of any widely
                          available OS that features an ACID compliant
                          filesystem.  Perhaps veritas makes something like
                          this, but such a filesystem would be of limited use
                          since its performance would be awful. -op
                          \_ are you a complete moron?  /var/tmp has been
                             around for longer than ACID or Veritas have been.
                             It's not meant to be some kind of bank transaction
                             rollback log, it's meant to be "oh shit, I was
                             working on something important, can I recover
                             any of it?"  -tom
                             \_ not on debian!  hah!  Sorry op.
2004/1/5-6 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:29742 Activity:nil
1/5     Puns:
        \_ "innvoation"?  I don't get it.
           \_ I would suppose that's a typo.  You'd think a copy editor
              would catch that.  You'd be wrong.
              \_ not a typo
2003/12/20-21 [Computer/SW/Editors, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:11539 Activity:nil
12/19   New post below restored.  Watch your overwrites!!!
        [deleter was the guy who pruned the s.a.d. thread]
        \_ Use ME or get used to being overwritten. I am tired of having
           to exit my editor and redo my post simply because you refuse
           to wait in the queue. You can redo your post just as easily
           as me.
           \_ this is why me sucks. you shouldn't lock the file and sit there
              composing a post. anyway if you learn to use your editor you
              won't have to exit to update the file.
              \_ I agree.  If you use motdedit you still shouldn't be
                 overwriting people.
                 \_ Well, I disagree. Changing the motd on someone when
                    they have a copy checked out to write is the same
                    as "overwriting". If a**holes intend to change it
                    out from under me, I am not going out of my way
                    to preserve their changes. And I am not going to
                    whine about it when they overwrite mine either.
                    \_ Aside from motdedit/me being in /csua/bin, is there
                       any other way its use has been officially sanctioned?
                       \_ No.  Just some pompous lazy jerks decided that ME
                          IS THE STANDARD MOTD EDITOR! and enforce their will
                          at every opportunity with self righteousness.  As a
                          non-ME user who *does* patch in the diffs, I have
                          nothing but disdain for the lazy, inept, and
                          simply childish fools incapable and unwilling to do
                          such a trivial thing to avoid unnecessary conflict.
                            \_ how is patching in the diffs better than
                               using me in the first place?
                          \_ ME is the STANDARD EDITOR! ME! ME! ME!
           \_ This entire thread could be rendered irrelevant if motdedit
              simply used a patch-based system.
              \_ Then write it and put it up.
2003/12/12-13 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/SW/Security] UID:11423 Activity:nil
12/11   Does anyone know of a free SFTP client for MacOS 9? --dim
2003/11/10-11 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Database] UID:11000 Activity:nil
11/8    I'm looking for free websites that allow you to dig up information
        on people.  Stuff like phone numbers, email addresses, driving
        records...  Any ideas of sites?
        \_ ever notice how in old comic books they would always
           print the address of people writing letters to the editor?
           I wonder when they stopped.
        \_ google?
           \_ this is so fucked up.  Is there anyway to protect myself
              against this?
              \_ I'm not on it, why not?  [formatd]
                 \_ are you a student?  few students have done enough in life
                    to get into any public records.  when They can start
                    tracking you, you've entered the adult world.  public
                    records are the least of your privacy concerns.
                \_ I'm not on it, why not?
              \_ it's all public information.  you can kill yourself, but oh
                 wait that will get you into the death certificate db.
        \_,,, or better yet just pay a
           PI $50.  An unscrupulous one won't ask you any questions about
           why you want to know where you ex-gf fled with your dog, car, and
           nintendo and what the butcher knife is for.
2003/10/1 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:10401 Activity:nil
10/1    sex.exe, can't get rid of it, can't find it on hd. how to get rid of?
        \_ Install woman.exe.
        \_ format, reinstall OS
        \_ Isn't that the NullSoft text editor?  Pretty harmless, isn't it?
           \_ it's more likely some virus, worm, or bomb.
                 \_ foolish mortal.  nothing says his binary is the one from
                    your url.  also nothing says the binary at your url isn't
                    infected from another source or isn't a v/w/b also.  for
                    example, go check out the software versions the zonelabs
                    guys are using.  they're a software security outfit that
                    doesn't keep their own servers up to date.  why would you
                    expect any better from guys who wrote a text editor?  trust
                    no one!  stay alert!  keep your laser handy!
2003/9/30-10/1 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:10387 Activity:nil
9/30  what happened? The site has been super slow.
        \_ oops, that was me constantly hitting the reload button.
        \_ I hit the (k)rash item on the menu.  sorry.
2003/9/3-4 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:10062 Activity:nil
9/3     What editor can be controlled by another program?  What I want is to
        have my program launch, say ED, and the user edit a given file.  Only
        a subset of ED's command is avaialbe to the user.  The rest of the
        functionality is controlled by the parent program, so that ED is
        acting like an embedded editor.
        \_ rex
           \_ Do you mean red?
        \_ I should have said that I want a VISUAL editor that can be embedded.
        \_ list the restrictions you want... if you just want to, e.g., limit
           file access, you can probably wrap it in a jail or something like
           \_ Suppose my program asks the user to type/edit some documents at
              some stage, and I don't want to write an embedded editor just
              for that.  The user is not allowed to edit any other file or
              change buffer (as in emacs).  And the parent program can change
              the file/buffer without relaunching the editor.  I guess the
              EMACS way is to write the program in elisp etc so everything
              is inside editor.  I want the other way around.
              \_ What are you actually trying to do?  If you want that level
                 of control you're going to have to completely manage the
                 widget.  This isn't as bad as it seems, many toolkits have
                 powerful rich text editor classes.
2003/8/7-8 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:29272 Activity:high
8/7     Anyone remember the name of that windows text editor that was
        created by that Jesus freak guy? Its like (free|share)ware or
        something. I remember someone posting a link here a while ago
        and reading the guy's account of how he was divined by god to
        create it. I was telling some friends about it and they didn't
        believe me. thanks.                             - rory
        \_ nevermind, a bit more creative google'ing revealed the link
           if anyone wants a humorous read.
        \_ Man i am glad i've always pirated ultraedit.
        \_ Who cares who made it?  It's a good editor.
           \_ it doesn't matter... but that's a funny read, if you ask me
        \_ Wow, I didn't know Jerry Falwell could write a good editor. I
           use it daily. I guess the Opiate of the Masses does do something
           useful every once in a while.
        \_ Sex and Safesex are good note editors. written by Justin Frankel
           of winamp fame. personally, i like good ol' Textpad.
        \_ Just cuz you have no religion ( i dont either) doesnt mean you
           should call him a freak. it is his source of drive. you and him
           are just one in six billion. we draw inspiration from diff places
           \_ Yah, it's not like it stopped Dubya from squishing Saddam et al.
              \_ More blood has been shed in the name of Jesus Christ than any
                 other cause in recorded history.  GWB doesn't have a lock on
                 that plan by any means.
           \_ Or the Taliban from creating suicide bombers. Go god!
              \_ The Taliban didn't create suicide bombers.
                 \_ Are you being a semantically nitpicky ass, or is there
                    some bigger point you're trying to make?
2003/7/13 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:29018 Activity:moderate
7/12    In Linux, what's the best way to get info on a partition:
        whether or not it is formatted, etc? (thanks editor)
        \_ prompt# dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/xxxx count=99999999 bs=1024k
           replace "xxxx" with your hard drive device name.
           \_ wow it's the linux comedian!  i hope flies shoot
              out of your penix, ok tnx.
           \_ you are terrible. the count and bs are unnecssary.
        \_ Is this asb?
2003/5/22 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:28517 Activity:high
5/21    Is there any decent open source html2pdf converter?  I've seen some
        that do the reverse, but the only html2pdf are commercial.  Thanks.
        \_ OpenOffice?  Has HTML editor and 1.1 beta can save as pdf.
        \_ /usr/local/bin/html2ps $1 | /usr/local/bin/ps2pdf - $2    -crebbs
           \_ Perfect, thank you.
        \_ Now how about a util to convert a pdf file to a 2up (2 pages per
           side, like enscript) pdf?
        \_ pdf->ps->psnup->pdf
           \_ Thanks.
2003/5/3-4 [Computer/SW/Editors, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:28319 Activity:very high
5/3     Question for motd grammarians.  What do you think of words like
        "nonlinearity" and "uncorrelated."  These words are used in common
        speach among scientists *constantly*, but they're not in the
        dictionaries.  Editors let us use these words in publications, but
        i wonder what you purists think about it.
        \- "uncorrelated" is in my dictionary. i didnt check nonlinear,
           but i dont see what the issue is. these are simple modifications.
           are you wondering if the correct negation for a particular word
           is "in-" instead of "un-"? or if nonlinear should be hypenated?
           see if you dictionary has "ruth" or just ruthless. i think it
           is more interesting when the derivative exists but the original
           is gone. --psb
           \_ Disgruntled.
        \_ "nonlinear" is perfectly acceptable in technical publications.
           medical terminology isn't in common dictionaries either.  so what?
        \_ Hello, I'm not a grammarian.  However, if someone used either of
           those words I wouldn't bat an eye.  Purists can bite me.  --PeterM
        \_ Oh, and "speech" is spelled "speech" not "speach."  Thank you.
        \_ Your words are impure.  You shall be purged!  -purist
        \_ a slew of useless responses in typical motd fashion.
           \_ it was a useless question. lighten up, it's just entertainment.
2003/1/9-10 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:27039 Activity:high
1/9     Is there a program that keeps diary?  I know any text editor would
        suffice but I would something which has a nice way of letting me
        go to a particular day's entry etc.
        \_ ED! ED is the STANDARD diary editor!
        \_ Dunno about windows, but for FreeBSD/linux there's a gtk app
           that does something like this, and can publish to a weblog too.
           The name escapes me, but you can find it in the misc directory
           of the ports tree.
        \_ It would take you about 5 mins to write such a progam in c
        \_ It would take you about 5 mins to write such a program in c
           or perl.
           \_ There are so many things you could do yourself....
           \_ i have noticed that not every member of the csua can code.
              i believe this is by design.
              \_ so there's always someone around to mock?
        \_ I like MacJournal for OS X.
           \_ Thanks.  What about something that does flowcharts?
                \_ OmniGaffle is supposed to be pretty good, but
                   its not free.
2001/10/25 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:22821 Activity:high
10/24   What's the easiest way to edit a single binary byte in a file?
        \_ emacs
           \_ M-x hexl-mode
        \_ hex editor?
2001/1/3 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:20223 Activity:kinda low
1/2     I hate M$, use Linux, and ride bike. Having that said, in Winblows,
        I'd like to change my CD-ROM drive to Z drive. However that
        will affect all of the installation registry. How do I change them
        \_ Use Win2K! Ride SUV! Bow to God Gates!
        \_ Too bad.  You have to change the references manually in the
        \_ there are a number of shareware utilities that can do perform
           search/replace operations on the registry.  Search for one on your
           favorite shareware site.  An alternative is to export the registry
           as one big .reg file, do the search-and-replace in your favorite
           text editor, and then import it back in.
        \_ there are a number of shareware utilities that can perform
           search/replace operations on the registry.  An alternative is
           to export the registry as one big .reg file, do the
           search-and-replace in your favorite text editor, and then
           import it back in.
2000/9/18-19 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:19277 Activity:high
9/18    Tab=4 or Tab=8 in coding standard -- which is more popular?
        \_ I use tab=2, tolerate tab=4, and hate pricks who use tab=8 (for
           high level languages. assembly is different)
        \_ I use tab=8, but I mostly code assembly.  -- yuen
        \_ Tab width correlates strongly with line ending, if that helps.
           Unix=8; PC/Mac=4
        \_ Tab = 8, and I want to throttle and maim every single human
           being that has contributed to four-space tabs in code editors.
           \_ problem with tab = 8, is if you stick with the no more
              \_ That's why your code should have spaces inserted when you
                 hit tab.
              than 80 character lines, then the code can start looking
              quite constricted.
           \_ tab 8 is too spread apart, you can't scan the lines well
              \_ When you hit tab in code, the editor should insert 4
                 spaces.  When you hit tab in text, then insert 8 spaces
                 or an actual tab that's as wide as 8 spaces.
        \_ I typically use 4, but only because that's standard for Windoze.
           What I really hate are the fuck ups that use a tab size of 3. -phale
        \_ use tab = 2 pi
2000/8/23-25 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:19079 Activity:moderate
8/23    What format are man pages stored in and is there some front-end
        editor for creating one?  also, is there some kind of man page to
        Tex or postscript converter?
        \_ format: troff on most Unixes, sgml on Solaris (though troff is
                   \_ roff.  that's why it's roff mode and not troff mode.
                still supported/used for third-party man pages)
           editor: emacs roff mode
           conversion to ps: yes, just use normal *roff tools
        \_ Also, something like "cat | nroff -man | more" will
           work.  This doesn't answer your question in any way, but I
           wanted to stick that in there.  :-)
           \_ YAUUOC: USE 'nroff -name <file> | more' instead of abusing
              your poor cat.
2000/6/19 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:18495 Activity:nil
6/19    perhaps we should all sign posts by what editor we use, and everyone
        can see what kind of editor users post the most useful stuff.
        \_ ED! ED! ED is the STANDARD! motd-post-signature.
2000/3/20-21 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/Editors] UID:17809 Activity:high
3/20    grr!  we need a check out procedure for the motd.public.
        \_ Current one works fine for me.
           \_ What current one?  (though i just wrote my own script to
              do what i need, testing now)
              \_ motdedit is for fags.  real men just know when it's safe to
                 write the motd.
              \_ "which motdedit"
                 \_ thanks, but that doesn't keep someone who has opened
                    up a version before me but saves after me from un-
                    intentionaly deleting my changes. Does it?
                    \_ Your editor doesn't tell you that the file has changed?
                        \_ the file doesn't change until afterwards.
                           \_ no, thickhead, the issue is that while
                              YOU are editing it, someone else changes it.
                              Then your braindead editor saves over with
                              YOUR changes, obliterating other peoples.
                              Real editors warn about this.
1999/6/30-7/1 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:16042 Activity:kinda low
06/30   ED!  ED!  ED is the STANDARD!  Text Editor.  Don't let those
        locking text editors fool you!  Protect your right to use ED
        on the motd!
        \_ Eat flaming death.
        \_ I edit with /bin/cat.  Down with so called more advanced editors
           such as ed!  Up with cat!  Down with ed!
1999/1/6-7 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:15171 Activity:low
1/4     What brand/model of UPS comes with driver/software for Linux? Which
        one is affordable and reliable? Thanks.
                \_ Beware the hobgoblins and their little hobgoblin thoughts.
        \_ Learn how to use an editor. Dork.
                \_ Beware the hobgoblins and their little hobgoblin thoughts.
1995/1/5 [Computer/SW/Editors, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:31697 Activity:nil
1/4     bpatch (binary editor) installed in /usr/local/bin. Man page
        is in /usr/local/man. Use at your own risk - fetched from
        comp.sources.unix. If someone has a updated Curses package
        for dynix then a better binary editor can be installed --jules.
        \-use emacs, hexl-mode [via hexl-find-file]
1994/2/1 [Computer/SW/Editors] UID:31476 Activity:nil
1/31    Where is the file that has the 'more /etc/motd'?  I can't seem to
        find that line in the .login or .cshrc.  Also, could someone repost
        the line to show only the changes in the motd since last read? Thx
        \_ You MUST be joking!
        \_ You add the line 'more /etc/motd' to your .login file.  Here's
           how:  type "pico .login" (or any other editor you like) and then
           add that line on.
           \- That's "teco .login", to you son.
              \_ Don't you mean "femto .login" ?
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