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Monday, January 12th, 2009
10:57 pm - tickling insanity


I just added Insane Journal capabilities to Tickle Text, my super gro0vy, fully featured, tcl/tk text editor....

I so rock.
Now back to my translation work...

current mood: amused
current music: delasonica

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009
11:22 pm - something useful?

I added a third menu to the Tickle Therapy (tcl/tk Insane Journal client) interface called "Insert", with menu items to insert:
- an LJ cut
- an IJ user
- an IJ asylum
- a hyperlink

Now I can go to bed feeling like I've done something useful.

current mood: amused
current music: none

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3:48 pm - said to my nephew

I'll give up my 'nix boxen when they pry my cold, dead hands from the keyboard and mouse...

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9:34 am - who's the nut directing this asylum?

I thought I'd just introduce myself a bit more for the purposes of this asylum.
I, [info]tonybaldwin, have used gnu/linux exclusively for about 8 or 9 years.
I have "created" a gnu/linux distro for translators, Linguas OS (essentially a remaster of PCFluxboxOS, with some changes in software line-up to accomodate professional translators), and have written a few other programs, pretty well nearly all in tcl/tk, all of which I have released under the GPL, including Tickle Text, a pretty nifty text editor, and a few other little odds and ends.
I am not a real hacker, yet, though, and only started learning to program late in 2007, a little over a year ago, at the time of this writing. A lot of what I "created" contains a lot of borrowed code...That's the beauty of FOSS, isn't it? Take what's already been done, and modify it to your own ends. Good stuff!
I can read and make sense of perl and python, and have written a few little scripties in those languages, but haven't really even begun to learn them, in all truth. It's on my todo list.
Even my bash script skills are barely out of the novice range.
At the moment, tcl/tk has served my purposes to create the programs I wanted to help automate and facilitate certain parts of my translation agency business for which I previously lacked resources, and has been fun to learn.
So, I hope that those who have greater knowledge and real hacker skills (of whom I am in awe) will join us, as well as those who, like me, are not so skilled, and even those who are just now venturing into the world of FOSS, whether by learning to hack, or using gnu/linux for the first time, etc.

Oh, yes, and I am making this post with Tickle Therapy, the little Insane Journal client that I also made, in tcl/tk.

current mood: enthusiastic
current music: caetano veloso

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9:30 am - Tickle Therapy

Since this is a FOSS/GPLed project:
Just yesterday I modified my existing LJ client, TKLJ, and made:
Tickle Therapy - a tcl/tk Insane Journal client.


current mood: accomplished
current music: caetano veloso

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9:20 am - Welcome to FREEDOM

Welcome to the software freedom asylum.
Feel free to ask questions about free/open source software, gnu/linux, bsd, etc.
Feel free to ask for tips on hacking tcl, python, perl, java, c, ruby, php, etc., etc (after you've done your homework, RTFMed, and exhausted uncle google, etc, etc. of course).
Feel free to share new FOSS projects.
Feel free to discuss your thoughts on the world of FOSS, open file formats, open technology standards, etc.

Just be Free, FREE!

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