Since I’m starting to use this more regularly after precisely 16 months of sporadic activity (counting from the welcome post), I figured I’d analyze said welcome post and see how much of it I have managed to stick to.
Welcome to my blog of code, freedom, gaming, computing, and some other stuff. (I will say it now: most of my blogging will probably be software-related.)
How right that last part has been. Since establishing this and letting it (most of the time) just sit here, my computing focus has switched almost entirely to software. I just haven’t felt inclined to blog about the other stuff.
I have many software projects going on now. I am in the process of placing all of them onto my Subversion server, but the ones I work on the most are there. Check it out (literally) at https://svn.stump.jstump.com/svnroot/ (read-only – I commit through svn+ssh) or browse around at https://svn.stump.jstump.com/websvn/. Patches are always welcome! I will always post when I tag a release, including full build instructions.
It’s http://svn.jstump.com/r/ and http://svn.jstump.com/websvn/ now, but help is of course still welcomed. Some projects have even grown their own mailing lists and Trac instances now that I run my own VPS. I haven’t stuck to what I said about blogging releases, but I didn’t feel any were that major anyway – the only stuff with release tags is Python extension modules used by FoFiX (which I probably should move to the FoFiX repository). There’s stuff that’s nearing completion that is more blog-worthy though (if, say, the kexec project’s intentions are any guide to go by). Also, when I amass the willpower to rewrite lots of my infrastructure code, we’re going to git, as mentioned in my most recent post before this.
I write software for Windows and GNU/Linux; nearly all of it is under “GPLv3 or later”. I will post about specific software projects whenever something interesting happens.
Since that post, I have indeed maintained a habit of writing strictly cross-platform code unless there is a reason not to, and have stuck to the GPL wherever it makes sense.
I am an avid player of Dungeons and Dragons (version 2) and the Classic Marvel RPG. (My GM is the very best.) When it comes to downtime, it’s hard to beat rolling oddly-shaped dice. Knights of the Dinner Table is the most epic magazine.
The place in which I played in said campaign closed up in July 2009, and the campaign died with it, but I got involved with other campaigns around that time. Unfortunately, moving into college killed those, and nothing I have found since has been the same. (In a way, though, the timing of the closing of the store worked out for the best, as I’m not sure how well I could have borne having to leave that campaign behind were it still active.)
Until Stump GNU/Linux works (which is probably quite a long time from now), I primarily use Ubuntu and Debian. (Naturally, I will be “eating my own dogfood” once it’s feasible.) My preferred non-free OS is by far Windows Server 2003, and I know both Windows and GNU/Linux quite well (as both a user and an administrator). (Indeed, I have dabbled in Windows enough to gain a certification or two.)
I shelved Stump GNU/Linux very soon after that post but am interested in picking it back up again at some point. ’03 is still my favorite non-free OS, even with Windows 7 now out, though 7 came close to unseating it.
See you when something interesting pops up
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