What in the hell is with programmers and their completely unusable error messages?
I could at least respect "Error 0: I hate you." or the slightly less insulting "Dude, I can't handle that.". A smart program would not only give a real response like "Unknown codec" but it would give a hint as to the name of the codec and maybe even where to go to get codecs or troubleshoot further.
Reading earlier things I've written, I'm like some kind of half-drunk crotchety old man on a rocking chair on his front porch, shaking his fist and muttering at "those crazy kids".
Since I'm becoming more confident with shell programming every day, on a whim I jotted down some scripting ideas.
The notes sat there for only a day before I decided to stay up late and work on them. I actually managed to figure them out too!
Holy shit. I was able to complete my largest and most complex shell script to date. It was a nearly total rewrite of a series of scripts that act as an automated testing environment.
That sounds fancy, but it's not. The basic idea is that as you edit, you save a lot. Well, I do. Now every time I save, the change is noticed and the script is run automatically. It even goes one step further, doing some debugging if your script fails to run.
I've been doing some work on a scripting test environment which would automatically run a test suite while I'm editing, triggered when I save.
I've already completed a rather complex version of it.. well I've completed three versions of it.
I want to merge all this effort into one mega-script which can be easily adapted to any scripting/programming language. Therein lies the problem. There are some tricks which I want to invoke in a bash and zsh environment in order to do some extra debugging.
"The GNU Find Utilities" is one of those packages that's installed everywhere.
find is one of those programs everyone ends up using and ends up being horrified at.
Software > Ruby >
Apparently it requires sqlite - but gem is fucking insane and locks my system up trying to update.
nice -n gem install sqlite
TODO - make a proper page
Blogging is an interesting concept. It's something I've toyed with since before the term was coined.
It's never seemed to be particularly useful to me. Each item is a kind of pointless bit of gossip whose usefulness is at first questionable and which becomes less and less valuable over time.