Not only is xjack (now a part of xscreensaver) brilliant, but the manpage is
sheer excellence; proof that jwz is actually capable of doing good.Moving?
Moved house (only about 400-600m down the road) on about 15 minutes' notice the
other day, which was ... fun. It was even better when I had half of my clothes
at the new place, half at the old, my bathroom gear at the new place, and my
bed at the old (as well as the desk and computer) - back and forth reasonably
It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate without realizing it - despite having
already moved a bit recently, I was quite amazed when the contents of my room
(excluding the desk, chair, and bed) filled the entire back of a large Commodore
station wagon with both back seats pushed down. How'd I get all this ...
A couple of months ago, I rediscovered that old Debian pastime of
Cocklefighting. A few of us developed Perl and Python fighting scripts, as well
as exploiting other vulnerabilities. You get "points" to allocate, as with most
games, when you get to certain levels, but after a brief outage, I came back
with -5 (yes, negative) points to spend - and I could spend them! They were
obviously testing for points == 0, not points < 1, so I made the most of it by
replaying a points allocation setup a few thousand times, until I could take on
the top cockle (at level 550), and win every time, while I was at level 40 or
so. Unfortunately, they realized this, and smacked the accounts of two of us
back down to not nearly as many points. The reason I'm rambling about this is
that I just discovered my Perl script (it's very simple - as I could beat
everyone in the game, I just had it fight whoever came up, as opposed to my
previous Python AI effort), and it makes me chuckle at how evil Perl can
A very, very cool announcement is due to be made this week; something that the
open source/free software community has really needed for quite some time.
"You really think you're looking like a gangsta rapper/like Ice Cube's hanging
out in Parramatta/your ghetto is a food court, so what's the deal?/some call
it Harlem, others call it Westfield" - Two Up
- Why Do I Try So Hard?
: Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney (slightly dodgy, I'm told).