The end of the end

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. :shock:

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. :shock: 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. … ;)

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14 Responses to “The end of the end”


  1. 1 Tim Beech 2013/01/01 at 6:30 AM

    Great to see you back, Kmandla!

    By the way alpine works well with Gmail and is easier to set up than mutt.

  2. 2 evidex 2013/01/01 at 9:40 AM

    My Christmas wishes have been answered! Great to hear you’re back mate!

  3. 3 Spoofing 2013/01/01 at 11:08 AM

    Fuck yeah! Welcome back. <3

  4. 4 johnraff 2013/01/01 at 11:38 AM

    Wow. Welcome back Mandla-san! Heading over to inconsolation right now…

  5. 5 stressat 2013/01/01 at 4:52 PM

    OMG, I’m glad you came back, it’s a wonderful news, I am eager to learn new things!!!
    Happy new year!!! :D
    http://i.imgur.com/waSmI.png

  6. 6 Chris 2013/01/01 at 6:05 PM

    I have a feeling, that 2013 will be good :) Happy new year to you, sir.

  7. 7 Henrik 2013/01/01 at 6:25 PM

    YES YES YES! Welcome back. This is certainly a great way to start the year.

  8. 8 jbee 2013/01/01 at 7:19 PM

    That’s so good to hear. So after all, there was a reason I never purged this blog from my feed reader. Looking forward to your posts, mate!

  9. 9 lothar_m 2013/01/01 at 7:40 PM

    And thus 2013 starts with a very positive note. Welcome back.
    Adding rss feed as we speak.

  10. 10 fi_fi 2013/01/01 at 9:30 PM

    Welcome back!
    I hope that you will still keep this old site up and available in the interwebz? :)

    • 11 K.Mandla 2013/01/05 at 8:31 PM

      Of course! :) I would be in big trouble myself, if I ever removed those notes from the web. No exaggeration, but I probably refer to this site once a week for some silly script or plugin that I mentioned five years ago. It may become a fixture of the Linux landscape … it’s already a fixture in my household. :roll: ;)

  11. 12 Duncan Snowden 2013/01/01 at 11:03 PM

    Good to have you back, K. I did a trim of my RSS feeds at the end of the year, and for some reason your blog slipped through the net. Lucky escape. :)

  12. 13 totalizator 2013/01/02 at 4:21 AM

    Yeah! ;_; (tears of joy)

  13. 14 devnet 2014/04/18 at 12:28 AM

    some of us never left you here btw ;) We’ve just had your RSS feed idling in the background for cases such as this…all the while knowing you’d be back.


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May 6, 2011
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