I suppose the secret is out; a desktop image was leaked a week or two ago into the Unix screenshot area of reddit.
That can mean only one thing: Yes, I’ve been answering e-mails and concocting some low-end systems again, for better or for worse.
So yes, I suppose I am … you could say, if you want, maybe, it’s possible, kinda-sorta … back in the game.
But there’s been a definite sea change. After a year and a half of inactivity, I can’t just suddenly pick up and run.
The best way to handle a transition of this magnitude is to acknowledge the closure, and start again fresh.
So without any further ado, here’s a new page for you to visit: inconsolation.wordpress.com.
That’s meant to be a double- or triple-entendre there. I want the focus to be on software for text-based systems, the kind of software that was a joy to write about here, again and again, for so many years.
Therefore, in the console. (Cheesy, I know, but with the layered meaning that I know geeks will appreciate. )
Fewer personal rants, fewer esoteric system settings, and more applications that are useful for embedded, text-only, or very low-end hardware. More of the goodies.
And good grief, I know I still have enough software to skim through. My hands were full when I shut down this site, and are still full now.
Either way, this is the end of the end — things are starting up again, albeit in a new location. If you can take the time, please stop by and see what new toy I discovered. And tell me about your favourite. I do love a good text-based gizmo. …