News from Joe's Life
- I wrote some tools to enable me to use rsync to maintain
this site. Formerly I used lftp which was tragically,
dramatically slow. I used the new tools to make a bunch of
revisions to this site.
There once was a barber named Ware
Who was sadly allergic to hair.
When customers called,
Unless they were bald,
He would sneeze them right out of the chair.
--- Ogden Nash
- I put a few new links in my computing
links page. If you want to see them, search on "sed", and
you will get the old and new links about "sed".
- I upgraded to Slackware 13.37. (Here's a link to the Slackware
- I've been building a little, on my Curtis Robin.
- I've even been flying my Wanderer occasionally.
- I've been staying busy, but not by working on this
website! I've posted a few new links and a few new
- Here's what I have been doing:
- I integrated a Linux box into our home entertainment
area. Now we can watch TV, internet movies, or
- I upgraded my rsync-based backup system with some software
improvements plus two new, one-terabyte hard drives in USB
- I migrated my daily computing to Slackware 13.1.
I've had it on my box for a long time, but had to work out
- Another detail was my e-mail software. I had been
using kmail, but it doesn't work well in Slackware 13.1.
So I migrated to Thunderbird (which works great!).
- I bought an MP3 player and learned how to use it. I
wrote some tools to manage putting songs on it.
- I downloaded and installed the new Adobe Reader 9. Ah,
progress.  New data formats require new software.
The good news is that it was free!
- I made some improvements to my Fvwm2 desktop.
Mainly, I made a bunch of new MiniButtons to make it easier to
invoke my commonly used apps.
- I discovered that "links -g" works great in my new
Slackware 13.1. Is this because I'm using a different
- I learned how to better use USB sound devices, and I
managed to get my old PPA 6channel USB sound adapter to work
(after about three years of trying).
- It has been a full year since my
last entry. I made a few revisions to this site in the
links area. Looks like I've also made some revisions to my
- I've made a little progress on this website.
- I've been working on a website that lives on my camera's
flash memory stick. That may sound a bit odd. It is
another of my humble inventions. It helps me to organize,
view and share the pictures that I take..
- OK, the website is shaping up a little. I've been
adding pictures, and there is a page of links. You may have
noticed that this site replaces my previous website.
- Ya, hi. Joe here. Hope you like the website.