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sickgut


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Apr 2012, 15:04    Post subject:  

I now have a handle on the seizure type health problems and ill be back helping out around here again soon.

When i was struggling with my health it used me up so much that i couldnt do the puppy stuff and my project that is pussy at the same time i had to pick either or. Now i am recovering and have a more positive outlook on life i may be making regular contributions to the puppy community again as well as continue with my pussy project.
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Apr 2012, 16:06    Post subject:  

I'm no health expert, but nevertheless I recommend:

(a) Non-intense and FUN physical exercise in the open air.

e.g.
(b) I found skiing was good healthy fun.
I found it promotes a happy frame of mind.

(c) The most stress-free activity I ever tried was keeping an allotment.
Enriching the soil...
Cultivation...
Growing fruit and veg.
Harvesting....
The resulting feeling of one-ness with the whole.
Feels rather spiritual.
It generates a deep sense of tranquility.
You will only understand when you stand gazing into the distant land and sky...
With mother natures' breeze rustling through your hair...
Her wind caressing your face...
And rustling the trees...
And the grasses...
In the "fields of Gold"...
Feeling that all is exactly as it should be.
That the world has existed for aeons...
And nature sustains you...
Nourishes you without demands...
And love goes goes on...
Within you...
And through you.
And beyond you. Very Happy
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr 2012, 04:45    Post subject:  

sickgut

Getting the balance right between life and self is often much deeper than just stress
Delve a little into the spiritual side, and also look at what constitutes 'nourishment' as that word includes not just foody stuff that's good for you, but other forms of input....social, visual, aural, sensory, books/entertainment/PC and physical touch - [massage is good Wink ]...however a dietary regime change can have beneficial effects on whether flashing images cause seizure type experiences, as can removing frustrations and finding something satisfying or otherwise rewarding to the inner being

There are many big changes going on this year, in terms of individual and collective consciousness, and flexibility...the ability to respond to changes by not being stuck with old/bad habits/repeat behaviour is important for all of us

Whatever you decide...always remember you have choice and hence the power to make things different, if they cause you problems....and we only get what we need, spiritually, not what we want, physically and mentally

good luck Very Happy

Nice words, Sylvander

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sickgut


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 08:58    Post subject:  

thanks for words of encouragement people

I will be back working on Pussy very soon as i have a handle on the health thing now. However i will post here on the forum about puppy stuff if i can help, i wont be developing puppy things anymore, i realize that to lead a balanced life i only have time for one OS and that is Pussy and Pussy for the Rasp Pi.
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 14:48    Post subject:  

I am thinking the raspberry might make a very nice file server
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Puppyt

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 16:30    Post subject:  

sickgut - I'm a bit alarmed at your symptoms - an over-active thirst center PLUS the epilepsy, to my muddled mind point to something going on with your hypothalamus. I'd have myself booked in for a scan (but that's just me), and probably easier said than done in rural Tassie.

Just to echo Aitch and Sylvander - http://shantimission.org/shantimission/ (not linked for fear of complaints I may be spruiking) - not in Tassie or Queensland yet, but they and their reputation are growing...

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012, 14:54    Post subject:  

Puppyt wrote:
sickgut - an over-active thirst center


Over-active thirst is also a classic symptom of diabetes, which is well controlled in my case, but an interesting intellectual challenge.
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sickgut


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 01:09    Post subject:  

I have trouble expressing my thoughts into words.

The leaving community soon thing in hind sight was a bit of overkill, a bit harsh.

In my overworked and negative state i thought i was facing problems that where larger than they where. My holiday from coding (9 months or so) seems to have put me in a much more positive mindset.

Infact its working out quite nicely hanging around here, even tho im not working on Puppy packages anymore, im only doing Pussy things, i havent left and i dont think i will leave the community at all, its just my contributions to the community have changed. There seems to be a Puppy AND a Pussy (as well as ubuntu and other OSes) community here kind of coexisting. I think i over estimated the difficulty of running a Pussy thread on a Puppy forum. Initially there where some setbacks and negative vibes but that seems to have faded.

Pussy isnt Puppy but it initially started out as a project to be as Puppy as possible while trying to keep it 100% debian compatible, while branching off in a direction that isnt as Puppy goal oriented as it started, we are still trying to keep the basic interface the same and there are alot of crossovers regarding apps and configuration.

There is a strong Rasp Pi community here as well, and Pussy will eventually be running on the Pi in all its glory, yet another binding factor and crossover with Puppy/ Pussy happening here. I already have a server/ console version of Pussy for the Pi ready to download from www.thepussycatforest.info but the desktop/ graphical version is on hold until there is OpenGL driver support for Linux.

Looks like old sickgut is here to stay. Thanks for putting up with me and i do regret posting stuff in a negative mindset previously. A tiny bump in the road really does seem like a snow capped mountain when your strung out on coding psychosis.

Peace out yall
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 02:46    Post subject:  

great to see you back, and in such a positive frame. Onwards and upwards!
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Xtanova


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 11:45    Post subject:  

Hi sickgut,

Thanx for changing your mind about completely leaving the puppy community.

This is my third week btw as a linux user, after a loOng life with the micro $oft world.

In brief, my first two days was an ubunto user, then moved to the mother Debian, then this week i settled to be a puppy user .. yet it took me just two weeks to decide that.

I wish you accept this advice from a noob .. Puppy is the innovation for the future in my opinion VS the full installation Distros (fedora, debian, ubuntu , .., etc).

The puppy community is lacking funds, and the Devs number is very small as compared to those Distros (but its so remarkable how committed and helpful they are) .. But I can see in Puppy more future, as nothing can prove that than the idea of making a super computer out of a dead machine with no hard disk, like the one im using now Wink .. imagine then how it would be like in brand new computer !

You can just take the idea of puppy and merge it with Debian .. and leave .. Or you can contribute to make this project take the lead that it deserves.

syntax : If there were no puppy Linux, there wouldn't have been Pussy Linux.

I don't think the package management will remain an eternal issue for puppy, with the help of brilliant Dev like sickgut, puppy linux will reach a solution for this issue, and finally there will be a unified package manager, sfs, and pet .. that can be installed on every puppy derivative.
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 12:55    Post subject:  

@xtanova - welcome Cool . one problem with the repositories is that maintenance is a lot of work and can be quite tedious. Something not easily resolved, even with brilliant devs. Pussy addresses this by being 100% compatible with Debian's repositories. There is a long discussion about package management here- http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=75383

@sickgut - glad your sticking around. everyone needs a break sometimes.

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Xtanova


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 11:23    Post subject:  

Thanks Darkcity,

I do agree with your point .. I use myself pemasu's SMP distro Dpup Exprimo 5.X.3.4.1, debian compatibility yet still under puppy. very impressing project I dare to say.

And this is what i like about puppy or linux overall, where every distro's group has a kind of a workshop and each group shares what it got with others, unlike with microsoft guys a one workshop talking to themselves Laughing .. ending by dooming themselves by making the win8 unfriendly environment for desktops.

Reaching the universal independent package manager and the universal pet for puppy linux, will happen one day .. we just keep testing in different ways for now .. and i see nothing in that but FUN.

People will look back one day and say wow that was good damn hard work!
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2012, 01:09    Post subject:  

sickgut wrote:
Also once this process is working ok, there will be a "rebranding" wizard, like a linear process of filling in a few custom things, like start menu icon or text, rename background icons etc, also the wizard would ask to provide a new background and also boot splash screen etc, rename boot options etc and usernames/ accounts and passwords for the purpose of providing server functionality.

This will open the distro to be useful to OEMs, computer stores and even businesses that just use alot of computers who would like to have their own branded and recognizable operating system.


Wow, nice idea! I was just looking back on the earlier parts of this discussion and I really like this idea sickgut. "Just add corporate logo and have your own linux_on_a_stick".
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sickgut


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2012, 03:58    Post subject:  

Xtanova wrote:
Hi sickgut,

Thanx for changing your mind about completely leaving the puppy community.

This is my third week btw as a linux user, after a loOng life with the micro $oft world.

In brief, my first two days was an ubunto user, then moved to the mother Debian, then this week i settled to be a puppy user .. yet it took me just two weeks to decide that.

I wish you accept this advice from a noob .. Puppy is the innovation for the future in my opinion VS the full installation Distros (fedora, debian, ubuntu , .., etc).

The puppy community is lacking funds, and the Devs number is very small as compared to those Distros (but its so remarkable how committed and helpful they are) .. But I can see in Puppy more future, as nothing can prove that than the idea of making a super computer out of a dead machine with no hard disk, like the one im using now Wink .. imagine then how it would be like in brand new computer !

You can just take the idea of puppy and merge it with Debian .. and leave .. Or you can contribute to make this project take the lead that it deserves.

syntax : If there were no puppy Linux, there wouldn't have been Pussy Linux.

I don't think the package management will remain an eternal issue for puppy, with the help of brilliant Dev like sickgut, puppy linux will reach a solution for this issue, and finally there will be a unified package manager, sfs, and pet .. that can be installed on every puppy derivative.


I was fairly unimpressed with linux and didnt see it as a viable alternative until i found Puppy. There wasnt anything in between Damn Small Linux that was small and fast and PCLinuxOS that was large and full of eye candy and slow for a desktop OS. For server stuff i had been using Red Hat since version 5 and that is where it excelled. Puppy was the only thing that impressed me for every day use.

However, even having been professionally working in the I.T industry since i was 17, it still took me atleast 2 months to switch over from Windows to Puppy. And that would never have happened at all if it wasnt for the handy XChat icon in Puppy 4.2 that automatically logged me into the official puppy IRC support channel. Without those people there, i would never have been able to make the change over.

You are right in thinking that Pussy wouldnt have existed if it wasnt for Puppy as i initially tried to make Pussy as Puppylike as i possibly could. The whole idea of full featured apps running on the lightest possible desktop interface is pure gold. I dont mean to offend people but its like running Windows 98 rather than huge bloated Windows XP in comparison.
The larger bloated Linuxes like Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS where like Windows XP or Windows Vista.. while advertising themselves as being faster than Windows, but they where even slower (in my experience)... Puppy was the only Linux that was actually faster, as fast as Windows 98 while retaining all the functionality of Windows Vista or XP.

The only real concern i had about making the change over from Windows to Linux was games. In recent years there have been a whole slew of multiplayer first person shooter free games for Linux with large online communities and now Linux can be a sweet gaming system.

The only reason Puppy exists is because i was and still am trying to bring debian or ubuntu apt-get functionality to Puppy. However, i dont believe this can be done. Instead of OS specific package management (rpm's for fedora/ centOS and debs for debian/ ubuntu, pets for puppy...) vendors simply need to make high quality static applications/ programs (completely self contained within one directory/ folder, everything it needs resides in this one dir, there is no need to have dependencies and libraries scattered all over the OS) that are compiled to include all the dependencies in the application and then people from all major linux distros could create a central universal software repository for all the applications rather than debian and puppy and fedora keeping different, incompatible repositories and package managers.

However greed is the only reason it isnt practical now, not really green for financial gain but credit. everyone wants to be the best and they are competing with each other. Realistically it would only take about 5 people from each Linux OS to talk to each other and then inturn consult with vendors releasing linux software about the standards that are expected.

Maybe another 5 years maybe 10, maybe it will never happen. but i hope it does.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2012, 11:28    Post subject:  

sickgut wrote:


The only reason Puppy exists is because i was and still am trying to bring debian or ubuntu apt-get functionality to Puppy. However, i dont believe this can be done. Instead of OS specific package management (rpm's for fedora/ centOS and debs for debian/ ubuntu, pets for puppy...) vendors simply need to make high quality static applications/ programs (completely self contained within one directory/ folder, everything it needs resides in this one dir, there is no need to have dependencies and libraries scattered all over the OS) that are compiled to include all the dependencies in the application and then people from all major linux distros could create a central universal software repository for all the applications rather than debian and puppy and fedora keeping different, incompatible repositories and package managers.

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Maybe another 5 years maybe 10, maybe it will never happen. but i hope it does.


You mentioned your choice of Puppy and DSL...for purposes of speed due to lack of bloating. DSL was just updated, I noticed, but they're keeping the old kernel so it's specifically for old computers. Likewise, Puppy is fast because it's efficient. You only load what you need. The tradeoff for lack of bloat is not everything in the universe works out of the box.

There are apps like CDE that easily create static builds in one folder. The problem is that they are large....the opposite of efficient, where many apps share the same tools. Linux offers different choices for different needs.
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