* Posts by Ozan

238 publicly visible posts • joined 31 May 2010


FFmpeg 6.1 drops a Heaviside dose of codec magic


Re: great tool

And under documented. I once put a logo on a video starting from 1 minute mark (I thou counted frames to get the point expect). All in command line.

Do we really need another non-open source available license?


Who remembers "Shared Source" by Microsoft?

BOFH: Groundbreaking discovery or patently obvious trolling?


Ahh. It's been a while since I seen dummy mode.

Have a beer and bear. It's friday and I once again have access to Kozel Dark.

Binance and CEO admit financial crimes, billions coughed up to US govt


Re: Where's the $10 billion coming from?

My past experience says if they can, they will.

BOFH: Monitor mount moans end in Beancounter beatdown


I think I'm very lucky that everyplace I worked in accountants only did accounts (book keeping, taxes etc.). Cost always left to the cost professionals (always an engineer). It might be the construction companies I worked in thou.

Scarlett Johansson sics lawyers on AI biz that cloned her for an ad


Re: The Beatles – or what remains of the band

Sorry but there's money to make.

Sorry Pat, but it's looking like Arm PCs are inevitable


Apple is too expensive for corporations. Maybe possilble for Big managers but not for the masses

BOFH: Adventures in overenthusiastic automation







2010 was a fine vintage.

Ask a builder to fix a server and out come the vastly inappropriate power tools


Re: Shocking!

I remember fking up a RAM DIMM with static electric around 20 years ago. I dont build my own machines for a long time now anyway.

What did the VisiCalc fairy bring you for Spreadsheet Day?


And here I am preparing report files for a engineering project in excel. All we have is a hammer so every problem is a nail.

Red Hat retires mailing list, leaving Linux loyalists to read between the lines


Slackware has couple of nice mini install tag files or even isoes. Alien BOB has those things:http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/mini/

However, Slackware still expected to be installed full.

Lenovo PC boss: 4 in 5 of our devices will be repairable by 2025


Thing is you cant out-Apple Apple.

Online tracking is alive and well in link decoration


Re: Link decorations

Is it useful if it's same for everyone?

Long-term support for Linux kernels is about to get a lot shorter


Six years is rather long but two years is rather short.

Why Chromebooks are the new immortals of tech


Re: Data

I still use Office 2010 at work. I just wont update it to anything new. It already have all the features and UI I need anyway.

GNU turns 40: Stallman's baby still not ready for prime time, but hey, there's cake


It's not easy to like the guy but he was spot on with GPL.

Google on trial: Feds challenge deals that set your web search defaults


Re: The end of Firefox

Remember Microsoft actually stopped development of IE6 when they conquared the browser market.



Ah Simon, you really love DUNGEON.

Slackware wasn't the first Linux distro, but it's the oldest still alive and kicking


Re: Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday-yay-yay)

Still using Slackware after all those years. It's like habit I can't shake off by now. I can't use anything else after 20 years on Slack :D

Network died, hard, during company Christmas party, leaving lone techie to fix it


I have nightmares where I work in IT instead of construction.

California man's business is frustrating telemarketing scammers with chatbots


Re: Definitely a good use for chatbots

I don't know when but it won't be my home. My home is analog.

Rocky Linux claims to have found 'path forward' from CentOS source purge


All I could think of is "IBM at work".

BOFH: Cough up half a grand and we'll protect you from AI


Perfect start for my week long vacation. I'll be the one who reads a book under shades with lots and lots of sunscreen. I'm not blond nor a redhead but sure I got skin of one.

Without competition, TCS wins back UK pensions body in £1.5B mega-deal


Re: Get used to it ...

The oldest trick in public tender is to put something that only one company can satisfy.

Yeah, Rishi, it's AI that'll make Britain great again


Doesn't he sound like the boss from BOFH who follow any new buzz word written in a shiny computer magazine?

Oh Snap... Desktop Ubuntu Core to arrive in 2024


Re: Snap rhymes with crap

We can static link with libraries thou (NOt always possible due to licensing terms).

Since when did my SSD need water cooling?


So do we really need that speed?

Why you might want an email client in the era of webmail


I use Evolution as well. I started using it because Work used exchange server for email. I like it. Kind of big and they really really don't want you to minimize it to system tray.

Intel mulls cutting ties to 16 and 32-bit support


Well, Some people noticed lack of 16bit in 64bit windows. For me, it was Need for Speed Most Wanted installer. Bloody thing was 16bit. At that time, I remember installers being 16bit. Also, I remember installer makers made tools available so we can install our games. That was a long time ago. I don't remember that well anymore.

Get ready for Team America: AI Police


When do they form Turing Police?

Ads for lucrative jobs in Asia fail to mention chance of slavery as crypto-scammer


I'm not in IT but I always check out any job offer before I even say HI in email. Too common.

First ever 64-bit version of Windows rediscovered … and a C compiler for it too


Re: Windows XP x64

All I remember about 64bit XP is that it was weirdly buggy.

Cheapest, oldest, slowest part fixed very modern Mac


I remember the times when I faced SATA disks at home for first time. The disks, DVD writer worked only with one set of cable connection but never with any other possible connection way.

BOFH: Ah. Company-branded merch. So much better than a bonus


Re: When do people understand that cash rules?

It's a good and simple way to extract money for some friends of upper management.

Meta wheels out Deloitte to plug the metaverse. Is anyone actually convinced?


Re: It's entertainment, stupid

Architects and interior designers do show using VR for like 30 years now? Only thing changes the quality of graphics now.

When it comes to Linux distros, one person's molehill is another's mountain


Re: The question is how much you want to compromise

Documetation do matter indeed. Ask in IRC channel is not documentation as you said. I love Arch Linux Documentaiton. It's usually my go to place to look up things even thou I use Slackware.

For me, there's three applications I need for work for full switch: Office (LibreOffice handles taht well), Primavera p6 (wine almost got it working) and AutoCAD (Bane of my work).

Rest I can cook up with whats around.

BOFH takes a visit to retro computing land


Re: Depreciation

Two companies ago, we had a junkyard to store all those old cars and buses. Dropping them meant that we had to pay a lot of taxes defered so instead they just kept them.


Lovely reference to one of my favorite BOFH story. He is one dedicated gamer.

Oracle's examplar win over SAP for Birmingham City Council is 3 years late


AS far as I know, only netcad was able to standardize across local and central governments. But it's Turkey only solution and tailored for Turkey's laws. Netcad is for buildings, measuring, building codes and zoning.

Anyone else knows anything similar around the world?

Linux 6.3 debuts after 'nice, controlled release cycle'


Re: Giving it a try

Would ccache be a good idea for kernel?

Red Hat at 30: Biggest Linux company of them all still pushing to become cloud power


I am old enough to remember the days when Motif was the library. But QT and GTK ate their lunch later. I never used Motif so I can't comment on it, thou.

Pager hack faxed things up properly, again, and again, and again


My machine's modem can't do fax. Maybe I can fake it but I don't know.

Microsoft stumps loyal fans by making OneDrive handle Outlook attachments


Google pulled that years ago.

Soon all the storage count will be one number like google did years ago.


I have all the email for my all my work like archived for future use. And They do come handy. Because basically my work depends on past project performances, I really need to see the past regularly.

I need a better way to store and search them. Any recommendations? As you said, outlook was OK with search and now just terrible with search.

Uptime guarantees don't apply when you turn a machine off, then on again, to 'fix' it


I'm oldie but I never installed Slackware from floppies. I did boot and root dick but packages were on the cd.

So you want to integrate OpenAI's bot. Here's how that worked for software security scanner Socket


It's like superheroes. You got superheroes then criminals will up their game you will get supervillians.

Microsoft scrambles to fix Windows 11 'aCropalypse' privacy-battering bug


I remember Word had a function that removes that cropped sections from file. I remember you have to find it and run it as well. Nothing automatic. Word keeps the original file by default.

Curl, the URL fetcher that can, marks 25 years of transfers


Re: wget

Wasn't the literal reason for wget is to download files across networks reliably? It does it well.

curl is not a file downloader per se. It is full flag url tool with awesome library.

How the Internet Archive faces potential destruction at the hands of Big Four publishers


I personally found out that a lot of manga scanners upload to internet archive as well. There's so many things that is blatantly copyright violation. However, the case is not about them.

Hands up who DIDN'T exploit this years-old flaw to ransack a US govt web server...


That's not a day old patch also. Why took so long to patch it?