Tuesday, February 26, 2013

didiwiki save new

If you are new  to didiwiki on Puppy linux and have a half-height netbook acreen, you may be baffled if you are not experienced at saving wiki pages.

TIP: SCROLL DOWN your new  page.

Ah-Ha ! There are the hidden SAVE and PREVIEW buttons.

I really must rewrite this app in Curl ( from www.curl.com ) — arguably the easiest way to create new Puplets in RAM ...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Precise Puppy tagainijisho folies

Precise Puppy linux running in RAM on a netbook is a delight — but surely no ordinary user could have configured the tagainijisho app to run after install !

The problem was not just the absence of Qt libraries; the challenge was to configure and update the package manager so as to find them !

The chief reason to use a variant of Ubuntu linux ceteris paribus is precisely the pkg manager.

The Precise Puppy 5.4.3 ISO may have been built before the optional packages were in the respective repositories.

Had the last step in ISO preparation been an update of the pkg mgr, could this stumbling block have been avoided ?

Not entirely ... not without a menu item and with Tagaini installing elsewhere than /opt ... the user still required a script.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

useful kanji pages

The two most useful kanji pages for me at my own site are currently the Henshall sorted-by-id page and the Henshall sorted-by-UNICODE+urlencoded page.

At the moment both are just simple blank on off-white pages : I am using them so often because I put the Henshall number and the UCS value into the margins of my kanji exercise book.

The page that I use the most often is the radicals page at jisho.org

My current favourite kanji are that for 'loom' and 'elephant' - and that for a few reasons ! Do you recall anything of note about these two characters ?



Thursday, February 7, 2013

red PL

An improved video presentation is now on YouTube for the current state of the Red programming language.

Red is an alternative implementation of an expression-based PL, Rebol.

Red is one-level above the Red/System language that can be used for performance at a lower level.

Programming in Red does not require C or C++ or D expertise and Red retains the strengths of Rebol.