I love Perl

If you ever learn one line of Perl, learn this. It’s so useful. I used this to fix a playlist which got messed up when I changed the server that holds my network drive with all my music on it. I first exported the playlist as an .xspf file which had lines like this in it:

?:\Music\00 - Ambient...

you see at the beginning of the path the ?: which is not right. My network drive is at M: so it should look like this:

M:\Music\00 - Ambient

this is really easy to change with Perl:

perl -pe 's/\?/M/g' my_playlist.xspf

you will notice that I had to escape the ? above because it is one of the special control characters which must be escaped inside a regular expression when it occurs outside a character class: .^$*+?()[{\|

To view the output of the command above just pipe it to the pager less:

perl -pe 's/\?/M/g' my_playlist.xspf |less

once you’ve examined it and are sure you have your regex substitution working correctly, redirect the output to a file:

perl -pe 's/\?/M/g' my_playlist.xspf > my_playlist-new.xspf

If you have no idea what any of this is or what I’m talking about: This is stuff you do in a command shell. If you’re on Windows you would want to install Cygwin and a nice console app like ConEMU. On Mac you already have a console built in, same with Linux.

Here’s a good reference on Perl regular expressions.

Alt-Right Proposition

The Alt-Right movement is progressing along. Here is a summary of the state of things:

1. Anti illegal-immigration. It is perfectly acceptable and healthy to advocate against illegal immigration. To attack anyone on the basis of their position opposing illegal-immigration is outrageous and such people immediately abdicate all credibility. There is an ecological aspect of this also which relates to sustainability and sound policy which should be discussed. A sustainable future is one in which the human population decreases and in which societies reward the most intelligent, not cater to an ever-decreasing lowest-common-denominator.

2. White nationalism. Whites have a right to exist. They have a right to advocate for their continued existence. They have a right to exist and act collectively in their interest. They have a right to advocate for policies and laws which promote their interests. The hypocrisy surrounding the way white nationalism is portrayed in mainstream media and politics is outrageous. The mainstream media and many politicians have abdicated their credibility.

3. White genocide. Intelligent, evolved people who have lower reproduction rates should not be forced into a breeding war with huge swarms of illiterate, low IQ illegal alien third-world invaders. Public resources should be devoted to citizens in economic and other circumstances who find it difficult to have families, not to swarms of illegals and their offspring (who are also illegals and do not deserve any entitlements). White genocide is a fact and it is not acceptable. Policies must be changed to allow whites to continue to exist and to help promote their existence.

4. The absurdity of the “sanctuary” movement, which is a direct challenge to the sovereignty of the United States. Every people deserve their sanctuary. Even white people. To force third world invasion upon their countries is itself the greatest violation of their sanctity and right to sanctuary. Each group already has its own sanctuary: Mexicans have Mexico. That is their sanctuary. If they fail to sustain that sanctuary or turn it into an intolerable place, it is their responsibility. Chinese people have China. People from every country invading the United States already have their countries of origin. If those countries truly are unsuitable for any reason, then the appropriate response is to build sanctuaries for them in regions nearby to their homelands. Forcing “sanctuaries” of third-world invaders upon white and only white populations is a violation of basic human rights.

4. Betrayal. This is a major point and should not be missed. Citizens of countries are being subject to wholesale betrayal as their countries are literally invaded with swarms of third world migrants. Their precious societies, their cultures, and their institutions are being irrevocably damaged and/or destroyed. This may amount to the most comprehensive, extensive betrayal of any group of people in history. It is an arch-crime being perpetrated in what amounts to a conspiracy of globalist oligarchs and their minions.

5. Open discussion about race. While of course many people from different races can and do get along well, there are serious problems which are not being addressed in the mainstream. To even discuss such issues invokes accusations of racism. Racism is a charged word but the discussion about race needs to go beyond the word.

There is a significant amount of information and research related to race. It is a fact that some racial groups are less intelligent and much more prone to crime and violence. Other racial groups which are less prone to crime and violence and in almost every situation freely choose to live separate from more violent and crime-prone ones.

6. America needs to rethink it’s history. Most Americans have been indoctrinated with a view of American history that paints Abraham Lincoln as an unqualified hero but the reality of what occurred during and after the time of the Civil War is far more complex.

Value judgments aside, the result was a serious problem that is plaguing communities across America to this day. It is the story of the past century that American urban centers are subject to high influxes of blacks, the crime levels increase, whites move away, institutions and city centers collapse. No one is discussing this issue, why it’s happening, or what we should do. We are not even allowed to have a conversation, but we need to. Clearly integration has failed. Clearly the African-American and White-American cultures have major points of abrasion which are often highly detrimental to whites. The converse is also true – African Americans if they feel that White-American society is unjust and unfair to them, have a right to form their own society.

With regard to White Americans, they have a right to live, a right to have cities, to have urban centers, and to live among their own people sustainably. They have right to not have their countries be turned into third-world pits due to pathological altruism or the covert interests of a globalist oligarchy. They have a right to their schools, their social and cultural institutions, and to their own standards which others may or may not choose to follow. They have a right to preserve and propagate their society, their culture, and their people.

Any member of a society who does not agree with these principles, who does not accept their society’s right to exist, promote, and propagate itself, is of course free to live in another society of their choosing, but they are not free to destroy their society.

It is now time that these things are recognized and spoken about openly.

Celebrate the 2016 extra second the Linux way!

This year at exactly 23:56:60 on December 31 UTC there will be one extra second added. It will therefore be at 18:59:60 EST or 15:59:60 PST. What better way to celebrate the extra second than by watching the date change in a Linux console?

Here is a command to display the UTC as it counts down:

watch -p -n 1 date -u

Kubuntu users: Backport upgrade to Plasma 5.8 now available!

Ok, so this was available for a few days now but I’m reporting it here now after having used it for the past several days. If you’re using either Kubuntu 16.04 “Xenial” or 16.10 “Yakkety” you can now upgrade Plasma to version 5.8 via the Kubuntu Backports PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

A huge thanks to the Kubuntu guys and all the KDE developers for continuing to do amazing work in creating such an excellent desktop environment which truly defines the cutting edge!

More good news for LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.3 which will feature the new MUFFIN interface is planned to be released in February.

Also, if you’re on Ubuntu you can use the LibreOffice “fresh” PPA which will give you a more recent stable version.

To use the PPA just do:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

LibreOffice will be getting a ribbon UI

I admit that I’m kind of an app slut. I don’t believe in Open Source purity when it comes to applications. Operating system: Absolutely. A major app like a web browser: Definitely. But then there are a lot of other apps for things and I’m happy to use the best tool available.

That said, I’m happy to run things under Wine, which I must say has made my transition to being a full-time Linux user that much easier. The apps I now use under Wine are: Adobe Acrobat, Notepad++, Amazon Kindle for PC, and MediaMonkey. I also have Photoshop installed and use it although there are some issues with it.

One thing I don’t run under Wine is MS Office 2013 although I would if I could. Crossover Office just released the newest version of their Wine-based tool that allows you to run and easily install many apps on both Linux and Mac OSX and that version does now support MS Office 2013, so I also expect it to start working on regular Wine soon.

LibreOffice is the leading Open Source office suite and I do use it quite a lot. However the interface has not been my favorite and has left me longing for Word 2013. But now there is news that the upcoming version 5.3 release of LibreOffice will support a ribbon! Good news!

This is a great time to switch to Linux. Now more than ever it should be overwhelmingly clear why it’s important that your operating system be under your control and be based on Open Source software, not under the control of any company.

Run on it what you will. I really like the idea of running things in their separate containers – then I don’t have to worry about security issues nearly as much. There’s no substitute for the freedom and security gained by using a free, Open Source operating system. It’s crucially important.

Check out KDE Neon user edition or Linux Mint Cinnamon “Serena” release. Get used to a totally different way of existing and comporting with both personal and collective information logos.

If you need help, get an IRC client and check out some of the channels on the Freenode network such as #linuxmint, #kubuntu, #ubuntu, and others. Community is what makes free Open Source software great.

Some notes on Linux, Ubuntu PPAs, Wine apps, and more

1. Check out KDE Neon User Edition. It is based on the current Ubuntu long-term support (LTS) edition which is currently version 16.04 codename “Xenial”. Neon seems to be the way of the future for KDE. But I must qualify this statement because there is also criticism of Neon since it is not an offical Ubuntu derivative any longer. For the most part this doesn’t seem like an issue, but it potentially could be although the possibility is very slight. If you’re running Kubuntu you can setup the Kubuntu Backports PPA to upgrade to KDE Plasma destkop version 5.8.4.

Another distro to check out is Linux Mint Cinnamon which is based on the Cinnamon desktop. Linux Mint are also the developers of the Cinnamon desktop environment which is derived from Gnome. Linux Mint is also based on Ubuntu like KDE Neon above (and many other distros). The latest Linux Mint Cinnamon version 18.1 codename “Serena” features Cinnamon 3.2 which brings significant updates including support for vertical panels.

2. If you install Ubuntu or an Ubuntu-based distro like either of the two above, here are some useful extras that can be added. Most of these use what are called PPA’s – personal package archives – which are basically repositories for different projects:

The main Ubuntu page for PPA’s: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas

Owncloud client
If you use Owncloud then you need the client.
https://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=isv:ownCloud:desktop&package=owncloud-client
Note that Nextcloud has forked from Owncloud, and I’m not sure but it looks like Nextcloud is gaining momentum at the moment so you might want to check out Nextcloud. Also KDE and Nextcloud are apparently working on tight integration of Nextcloud into KDE. Also expect other things to integrate with Nextcloud/Owncloud in the future. Any app that supports remote backup or storage functionality could potentially integrate with it. Plus there are other cool features in Owncloud/Nextcloud like galleries, collaborative document editing, calendaring, and more. All you need to do is wean yourself off the “free” shit that is provided by companies like Google and Facebook, pay a little bit of money to a hosting company each year (or set up your own server at home if you have decent bandwidth and a plan from a non-fucked-up Internet provider who doesn’t try to block it or charge you extra for a static IP which is robbery – the bottom line is they don’t want people going the Owncloud/Nextcloud route. They want you addicted to their “free” apps so they can steal your data, money, and freedom.)

Skype
Now available as a 64-bit build for Linux

Before installing skypeforlinux_1.14.0.5_amd64.deb you have to install gnome-keyring.
When the Skype package is installed it will automatically set up its own PPA.

Enlightenment 21
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niko2040/e19
This is yet another window manager which goes way back. Way back. Is really cool with a unique look. And you can run it on a system running KDE, Cinnamon, or anything else because this is Linux and you can do what the fuck you want freely. You just select Enlightenment (or any other desktop environments you have installed such as LXDE, Xfce, etc) from the login screen. The PPA listed above is for the latest version 21 even though it says 19.

Wine
To run the latest version of Wine, which is always increasing support for more programs and compatiblity:
sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install –install-recommends winehq-devel wine-mono0.0.8

Don’t forget about winetricks which is a great way to do simple installs of a wide variety of programs. I recommend the latest version from the link above, and not installing the Ubuntu version from the package manager. You can also install playonlinux (install with the package manager similar to other apps using Discover as mentioned below) which is similar to winetricks and simplifies the installation and configuration of apps under Wine.

Ubuntu Containers Team LXD stable
If you plan on using virtual machines then check out Ubuntu LXD. This is their PPA for the latest stable builds.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-lxc/lxd-stable

Ubuntu Graphics Drivers Team PPA
For proprietary (NVidia) drivers.
Useful if you have an NVidia graphics chip.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

3. Wine apps
Below is a list of some Wine apps and the commands to create their containers and run winetricks:

Acrobat
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.acrobat bin/winetricks

Notepad++
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.npp bin/winetricks

MediaMonkey
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.MediaMonkey bin/winetricks

Kindle
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.kindle32 bin/winetricks

Photoshop
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/..photoshop32 bin/winetricks

Some other useful programs:

To install most if not all of these you can just hit the Win key or click on the menu and type “software” which will open the Discover app.

LibreOffice – includes LibreOffice Writer (word-processor) and Calc (spreadsheet) apps

pavucontrol – PulseAudio Volume Control, the best mixer app

smplayer – the best video player for Linux. vlc is also good.

hexchat – excellent IRC client.

okular – KDE-based PDF viewer

kate – KDE-based notepad app

The sovereignty of the United States is under attack

The sovereignty of the United States is under attack both externally and internally. The United States is being threatened and harassed militarily while it is under a massive third-world invasion, with large numbers of public officials committing open acts of treason.

No words for this, it’s so beautiful


wikimedia: Sonate f-moll D. Scarlatti ( Longo Nr. 382 / Kirkpatrick Nr. 69 )

Imagine making a sacrifice: Giving up all forms of music except owning a spinet, and any other acoustic instruments, and of course the voice. That is all you have. The only music is what you or others create with their voices and hands.

One thing that makes me sad – a true loss of our times – is the music playing everywhere you go, in all the stores. It is really disturbing. People don’t even comprehend what they’ve lost – a precious part of themselves – a beautiful sonority that thrives in silence. The ubiquitous music drowns out the sound of life.

MS Office 2013 comes to Linux via Crossover Office

softpedia.com: CrossOver 16 Debuts with Support for Microsoft Office 2013, 64-bit Windows Apps

Crossover Office website

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