Monthly Archives: September 2010

Re: Imam says violence will ensue if Pk 51 isn’t built

Note: This is a direct reply to a forum post I encoun­tered last Thurs­day. The text above the video on the page you linked great­ly mis­con­strues what the Imam said in the video. If the author of that arti­cle has evi­dence to sup­port his claim, he should present it. What the Imam said had noth­ing […]

Giving WindowMaker Another Try

Once upon a time, I was a Lin­ux user who had just grad­u­at­ed from n00b to adven­tur­er.  I loved the flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vid­ed by Unix, and the free­dom pro­vid­ed by open source soft­ware.  Min­i­mal­ist graph­i­cal user inter­faces appealed to me, before I ever dared to shed X entire­ly, and enlight­en­ment was the great­est thing that ever […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout Graduates to 1.1

After some thought, I decid­ed that I didn’t real­ly need the mul­ti­pli­ca­tion oper­a­tor (dead­key + “equals”).  After all, it has been more than a decade since I was intro­duced to Algebra—when the “x” shape tran­si­tioned from oper­a­tor to operand.  I next thought about what might be a suit­able addi­tion to that key, both in terms […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout

This is an object les­son in the flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vid­ed by two prin­ci­ples of Unix-like oper­at­ing sys­tems: 1. Every­thing is a file. 2. Almost every file is human-read­­able text. Most impor­tant to this project was a corol­lary to the sec­ond point: that which can be read can be edit­ed. Search­ing Google for “Dvo­rak inter­na­tion­al lay­out” result­ed […]