Safe For Seneca

Too often (as everyone knows) a service online asks you to register but it doesn’t seem warranted, perhaps all you want is to download a demo or try something or just look around. For years I’ve been using a website Mark Paruzel told me about, but I’ve never written about it because I figured not …

Continue reading Bug Me Not

Grumble grumble, me back to NFS from SSHFS (previous post). Turns out that: root has no permissions to do anything on the SSH mount, which sort of makes sense but I wonder if it’s security through obscurity. Regardless – I need root to be able to do stuff in there like “make install”. For some …

Continue reading Back to NFS

For years I knew about the security issues related to NFS, but there wasn’t really a solution to that and I didn’t have a multiuser environment to worry about so I lived with it. More recently though I’ve experimented with sshfs and found it to work really well. So I figured why not try to …

Continue reading Replacing NFS with SSHFS

I was going to show the OSTO to Chris Tyler and earlier that day, because demos never work, I tried it, from the Seneca network. Turns out already the OSTD is a victim of its own success. When translating the ISO Master POT file I get almost 6000 translated strings in 153 languages. I you …

Continue reading Size matters

Finally a couple of days ago the import of all the translated strings from most of the software in Debian into OSTD has been completed. Now there is a grand total of 11236263 translated strings! It took 1059647 seconds, which is just over 12 days. That’s 0.094 seconds per translation. I’m sure it could be …

Continue reading Debian import complete

Most of the po files in the Debian tarball follow the naming convention packagename_version_languagecode.po So for all of those I could figure out the language code using a regular expression (or three) on the filename. Armed with that and the exceptions I mentioned in the last post on this topic I was able to get …

Continue reading Language codes, part 2