I've read too many Frequently Asked Questions online that were clearly never asked by anyone. So a more honest title is NAQs, or Never Asked Questions. Here are answers to questions no one has ever asked, but regardless, I felt like answering.
A:/> No. If I did what you wanted, that wouldn't be thran.
A:/> Proudest? I'm reserving that accolade for something truly worthy. I'll instead share a proud moment:
In 2009 I was one of the 502,672 people who helped ensure Rage Against the Machine was the U.K. Christmas Number 1, beating the X-Factor off the chart for the first time in a half-decade. I remember the MP3 download was priced at 29p on Amazon MP3. Perhaps we had a man on the inside?
It is an outstanding moment because it was the first time I noticed the power of voluntary self-organisation. I enjoyed every moment of it.
A:/> Error reading device in drive A.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
A:/> Too many. I will describe some. Later I might upload photos if I can be arsed.
Other systems include: Multiple Raspberry Pis, a Pine Rock64, A heap of Dell R200 servers, a useless HP Pavilion box, a Thinkpad T61.
I am a programmer. Computers just appear in my house overnight.
A:/> I put in some effort in making my desktop look presentable, in keeping with my own preferences. I shrug whatever hideous flat trend exists in whatever way I can.
The latest screenshots I've taken may be seen here: August 2021 Screenshot Showcase
A:/> These were:
A white MacBook (Late 2009). 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo. It ran Snow Leopard, which was an excellent release of Mac OSX.
iMac G3, Bondi Blue, 400MHz Power PC. I have a fondness for see-through plastic; this was the most see-through plastic on any single item I've ever owned.
Thinkpad 600e. It was my first own computer. It give out quite a kick for the Pentium II 366MHz processor. It ran Windows 98 on a 6GB hard drive. I installed a 20GB and had to upgrade the BIOS before it was recognised.
A:/> No. This website is built using Pelican, a static HTML blogging system. No code is executed by the server. What this means is that there is no means for the website to take your comments.
Notwithstanding that, I don't fritter in the face of debate. A suitable commenting or discussion system may be installed in the future.
A:/> I'm partial to the 'do one thing and do it well' rule because that is the Unix philosophy. The philosophy works well for small and well-defined software tools. Now, I don't consider myself a tool, software or otherwise.
Besides, though I am a programmer by trade, who says my opinions have to stop at programming? I'll apply curiosity where I please until I dry up my restless, inquisitive side.
A:/> Because I like owning things. I like owning my own blog template. I like owning my own words. I hate advertisements. I hate needless over-engineering.
I couldn't stay sane offering my effort and passion to the closed, corporate web. Hence, this site. Proudly independent for as long as I can support it.