My own computers run
Ubuntu and Trisquel configurations.
- My Web materials are generated by
PHP programs. Each page has a link to the source code in the footer. You
may also view my HTML
directory hierarchy with all of the supporting files. If something interesting is
inaccessible, that's an accident: just ask. (There are still a few
legacy items in raw HTML.)
- My desktop Ubuntu/Debian GNU/Linux system is called
Celionati. It has no unfree code on it. It is so old and noisy that I will turn it off soon, alas.
The name comes from a character in the story Prinzessin Brambilla by
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.
I have a futile HTML page called
Wild Worb Weed.
That's an anagram of "World Wide Web," except that I don't think "Worb" is really a word.
- My laptop is called
It runs the latest stable
- My netbook is called Barataria (for the fictional yet
true island in
Don Quixote de La Mancha).
It runs the latest stable
- I am in the process of validating all of my actively maintained
Web pages to
HTML 4.01 transitional. The button at the lower right corner of each page
indicates my progress, and invokes a validating parser.
- OK, I still see discussion of whether we should call it
``Linux,'' or ``GNU/Linux,'' so I guess I'll have to explain why I
call it ``GNU/Linux.'' It has nothing to do with my view of Richard
Stallman's personality---I don't even need to have an opinion about that.
It has everything to do with reading carefully what he wrote on the
subject, and realizing that he's exactly right. The packages of
stuff that people refer to as ``Linux'' normally contain the Linux
kernel, plus a whole lot of software, most of which either comes
from GNU, or is derived from work at GNU. I might sensibly call it
``GNU+.'' But, since the leader of GNU suggests that I call it
``GNU/Linux,'' giving equal emphasis to the kernel and all of the
other software, I'll go along with him.
- I'm working on specifications and design for a
network handle system.
- I think someone claimed that a chicken could be trained to
install Debian Linux by tapping the "ENTER" key with its beak. That's nothing.
I let an inanimate object install my Ubuntu LAMP server on
Celionati from a CD on a flakey drive. Well, pretty much. I had to
type in a bit of configuration, then the installation kept failing due
to read errors from the bad drive. So, I left a small dead weight
(a 9 volt battery) on the "ENTER" key while I went to my singing lesson.
When I returned, I had a working LAMP server. Who needs the chicken?.
- It seems to be almost universally accepted that central control
of the Domain Name system is crucial to the health of the
Internet. I used to use the deviant DNS root provided by the
Open Root-Server Confederation DNS root,
and never noticed the difference. My Wild Worb Weed
HTTP server operates without a domain name. On the other hand, I
have often been led astray by the authoritative and supposedly
reliable DNS approved by ICANN.
Last modified: Sat Dec 29 14:50:51 CST 2012