An idea has been bouncing around in my head for a while now. An organisation that gives guidelines on what software advances freedom for individuals and grass-root communities. Of course the Free Software Foundation already exist but they have a rather different notion of freedom to libertarians like myself plus they have always been rather… Continue reading A Libertarian Software Foundation?
Some months ago I started a website for listing local clubs and charities in my corner of New Zealand. The site is at http://hurunui-index.nz. Admittedly, we at the Tech Club need to organise another burst of activity, getting contacting organisations and promoting the Index as a whole.
As part of a much larger project I have made a simple gem for automatically realigning strings to an arbitrary right hand margin. require “marginalise” puts “This is a long string for the sake of testing the marginalise gem”.marginalise(10) This is a long string for the sake of testing the marginalise gem The full code… Continue reading Announcing the Marginalise Ruby gem
The first thing I have to do when I log into KDE is move Firefox windows to the activities they ought to be in. One to Programming, another to Writing, Administration, Internet, etcetera. KDE deserves a browser that takes advantage of activities and other features of the Plasma Desktop. Activity awareness The browser would have… Continue reading KDE ideas – A better browser
I have just discovered a script that figures out what you just got wrong at the Linux/BSD/Mac command line and generates the correct command. It is called fuck.
Its home, complete with documentation is
The following essay is on a matter that has been bothering me for some time but that the main texts on it are a long way down in my reading lists. I just want to get my two-cents out in case I get hit by a bus or otherwise become incapable of writing. Every so… Continue reading Free Will and Determinism
Before I start I would like to make three things clear: My criticism of the phrase “left-wing” is not an endorsement of right wing groups. Nor is it an accusation of deliberate deceit. I renamed this article repeatedly and am still not happy with it. While I acknowledge that societies politics are often divided into… Continue reading Left wing is a misleading term
Welcome back to my tutorial on Vimperator. In this section I will give an introduction to the command line and some pointers on configuration. If you enjoy this post or believe reading was a waste of time please tell me why below. Remember this tutorial assumes familiarity with vi and also that you have read… Continue reading Vimperator for Firefox Part 2
I know last time I promised to cover the command line mode and configuration files. That article is drafted and but I realised I neglected a few commands in my previous article which I will cover in this. If you haven’t read my previous article please do so now. CTRL+o Go back one page. CTRL+i… Continue reading Vimperator interface for Firefox Part 1.5
Vimperator is a plugin for Firefox that completely overhauls the GUI to behave like Vim making your mouse unneeded for most web sites. If this was not available I would be attempting to create something much like it. Quick start guide Like Vim, Vimperator is based on different interface modes. These are Browsing: Opening links,… Continue reading Vimperator interface for Firefox Part 1