Pete's Log: nerdcore

Entry #1759, Thu, January 31, 2013, 21:36 CET (Coding, Hacking, & CS stuff)
(posted when I was 34 years old.)

Dear VMware,
It is kinda dumb that your notice that a new version VMware Player is available pops up halfway through booting a VM. Because if my VM is already booting, I'm not going to feel terribly inclined to do an upgrade. So I keep clicking "Remind me later" and you keep reminding me later ... halfway through booting.
Love,
Pete


So I found a slightly newer .fvwm2rc to play with. This one is dated Apr 4 1998, nearly 5 months newer than the one I found on Sunday. Of course, it's hard to say what the timestamps on these files really mean. This one is labeled "generic," but actually feels more familiar than the other one. Here's the header:

##################################
#     Generic .fvwm2rc file
#     created by Pete Rijks
#            4-1-98
#
# more info:
# http://www.nd.edu/~prijks/unix
# email: prijks@darwin.cc.nd.edu
##################################

Anyway, FvwmButtons still doesn't seem to work with this configuration, so I still have some playing around to do. Making fvwm work again isn't going to be a terrible long project, even if it is filled with nostalgic goodness. And I've decided I need a silly project to keep me busy (and off the streets). I happened to come across an old log entry discussing my plans to write a kernel forth interpreter.

I don't remember having ever gotten terribly far with this idea, and the few other entries I've found on the topic don't indicate much in the way of progress. I did find some source code, but it's only 80 lines of C. It starts as follows:

 /*\
 *
 *  forth.c -- interpreter prime
 *
 *  by PWR  
 *  on this fifth day of October in the 2000th year of our Lord
 *
 *  may God have mercy on me for the code I am about to write
 *
\*/

I'm a silly person. So I'm thinking I should give it another try. However, it's been ages since I last did anything with forth or kernel modules. I guess it's about time I got started.


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