Elementary not so elementary

Ha ha, I couldn't resist it, I posted a comment here:

But next day, Mr Hoogland has removed it.

I wrote a little program in BaCon, that did the same as his Python/Elementary example, but was a fraction of the number of lines, easier to read and understand, and compiles to a tiny and fast 46KB standalone binary executable.

I posted my BaCon program as a comment to his blog
and a link to my example GTK app:

I just posted the code and link, no provocative comments, but it was obviously too confronting for Mr Hoogland.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 16:57


Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 20:31 by ICPUG
Not Provocative?
The blog is clearly about Elementary and Python and you post something about Bacon!

That's a bit like someone coming along to the Puppy Forum and posting something that says here's how to do it with Tiny Core Linux (or whatever).

Maybe your post was deleted due to irrelevance.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013, 3:55 by adi
start coding
coding abilities are wanted for the future world and these are very rare taught. raspberry pi was released for learning how to code. i think children can learn how to write programs from easy examples. may be an easy puplet for coding will appear along with other specialized platforms.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013, 8:27 by Ted Dog
Chicagoland Linux
Jeff Hooligan's bio-- I grew up in the Chicagoland area and I am a certified

BK, the rumors of Chicago is true, been there and was threaten with arrest for just waving howdy (Like we do in Texas) to someone who waved at me first. Just be glad all he did was just delete your post(s). They have great Pizzas there and the elevated trains are fun to ride.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013, 8:30 by technosaurus
cross pollination
The draw of puppy is the we _do_ want and even encourage people to post better,cleaner code from any source or any community. The forum has several threads about tiny core, slitaz, and several others including a general "other distros" thread. Humble pie tastes great if you ask me. What is the saying about immitation and flattery?

enlightenment's "not-invented-here" attitude is part of what took so long for e17 and it will continue to be marginalized unless they adapt to reduce the entry barrier ... they currently have no decent rapid application development programs like glade, qtbuilder or fluid, so as much as I like it in concept, I have been avoiding it to keep more in the mainstream.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013, 9:24 by Dewbie
"me" or "we"?
What part of "community" does he not understand?

Posted on 2 Feb 2013, 22:28 by mavrothal
Although hijacking a blog is certainly not kosher, I think that was this review that probably pissed him off with BK and puppy. You see he is the project manager of Bodhi Linux ;)

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 10:33 by BarryK
Re review
Oh wow, that's a savage review.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 18:19 by linuxcbon
In the Puppy Package Manager, is it possible to display the size of a package too ?

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 18:24 by BarryK
Re size of package
No, only the installed (expanded) size.

Only the installed size is in the pkg db entries.

However, if someone clicks on the "More info" button, it usually leads to pkg size info.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 20:30 by 01micko
perms on /tmp
There is a syslinux error if perms on /tmp are 777, they need to be 1777 (yeah i know it happens somewhere in system init but needs to be in the main sfs)

ref: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=677630#677630

I have seen this bug before.

@line 2152 in 3builddistro

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 21:54 by BarryK
Re perms on /tmp
OK, fixed in 3builddistro.

Posted on 5 Feb 2013, 7:31 by don570
latest chromebook
PCMag.com article on intel based chromebook...

Earlier today Google unveiled its latest Chromebook, the HP Pavilion 14), available today for $329.99 in the U.S. via HPDirect.com. Featuring a 14-inch screen with 1,366-by-768 display, the Pavilion 14 runs a dual-core Intel Celeron processor and includes 4.25 hours of battery life, as well as built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet, plus Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility.