Hacks

This page is a grab bag for hacks that don't fit on any of the other pages.

gkrellsun

[GKrellSun]The gkrellmoon plugin for GKrellM shows the current phase of the moon. For some silly reason, that didn't quite satisfy my desire for useless trivia on my desktop. I had once had the wmSun plugin for WindowMaker swallowed in one of my panels, but I'm using GKrellM for that sort of thing now. (My window manager of choice, back in the day when I wrote this, for those who might be curious, was FVWM.)

So the obvious thing to do was spend an evening hacking “C” instead of “XSL” (ya gotta use your skills or you lose 'em) and port that sucker. That was the obvious thing, right?

You can get it from SourceForge. Remarkably enough, it still compiles.

Mozilla Site Navigation

This hack enabled site navigation in some ancient version of Mozilla.

Linux Mount Info (V1.1)

I went to give a presentation once and when I powered up my laptop, a room full of spectators got to watch my machine run fsck over one of my partitions. Thankfully, a small one. I decided what I really needed was a tool that would warn me when automatic disk checking was about to occur. (We've all long since switched to journaling filesystems so it hardly matters anymore.)

Anyway, I haven't used it in ages, it doesn't seem to work anymore, and I'm not motivated to fix it.