Category Archives: Bsd

Typing Korean (and Japanese) in Linux

A while back, I wrote a post on typing Japanese in FreeBSD, but since I started learning the Korean language too, alongside Japanese, I decided to revisit the subject. The default method these days for inputting Japanese or Korean is … Continue reading

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The Amitabha Sutra, Online

So, one of my personal projects that I’ve had for over 2 years was to print a copy of the Amitabha Sutra (amidakyō 阿弥陀経 in Japanese) in order to complete the “liturgy” section of my Buddhist texts page. I finally … Continue reading

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Anki and FreeBSD 7

While playing around on FreeBSD 7.2 at home, I got Anki to work on there without too much issue. The main issue is that the stock install of FreeBSD is missing lot of libraries for Qt4 and Python-qt4 plugins necessary … Continue reading

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FreeBSD and Japanese text

In our last episode, I showed how to get FreeBSD 7.2 with Gnome working with SCIM-Anthy, thus allowing people to type Japanese. But despite getting this working I ran into some other internationalization issues: Text-based browsers still didn’t work. Text-editors … Continue reading

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Web, Japanese and UTF8

Getting Japanese text to work on a webpage was something that came up recently at work, so I felt inspired to touch on the subject briefly. This piece is a bit more techinical than other posts, but on the other … Continue reading

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Typing Japanese in FreeBSD

Thanks to some helpful guides on the Internets, I managed to finally get my installation of FreeBSD to type Japanese. The technology has definitely come a long way since I last tried this a few years ago, and documentation hasn’t … Continue reading

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Achieving BSD samadhi

On the lighter side of things, I have been playing around a lot with BSD operating systems at home late night, trying to sharpen old UNIX skills, and to just have some fun.1 I’ve always been a big fan of … Continue reading

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The problem with the world is people

My writing in this blog has dropped off again lately, but I haven’t really felt like explaining why, until I read today’s comic by Xkcd: I’d say this sums up my thoughts on certain things. For some reason, after some … Continue reading

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Strict ANSI C programming

So, as I continue my quest to be a better developer, and finally learn C at last, a co-worker pointed out something very important. For Linux (and probably BSD) developers, the obvious choice for a C compiler is gcc, but … Continue reading

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The life of a new C programmer

For the last few months, I’ve been striving to refresh old tech skills and maybe learn some new ones. I’ve been in the IT industry, first as a student, then full time since 1997. That’s not nearly as long as … Continue reading

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