Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-08-03 21:46
Today's pet peeve:
Idiot web designers who block wget as a user agent, so I can't use it to play something off the web.
It doesn't buy you any "security" -- you can trivially defeat it with "-U bugger-off" -- and it really irritates those of us who do want to use wget.
Posted by David at 2006-08-03 13:03
Software to run games of Diplomacy by email
Possibly worth installing on pils
A game based on an email responder -- how quaint!
If you do install it on pils, please make sure it's safely sandboxed in its own account, and chrooted if possible; I'm a bit uncomfortable about having something not-terribly-well-audited responding to email requests...
Actually, please don't, since it's non-free software.
If I go ahead, I was planning its own account. Will look into chrooted.
It also does system() with user-provided data far too often for my liking, and furthermore does bizarre things like "sprintf(fixed_size_buffer, "mv %s %s", ...); system(fixed_size_buffer);".
So no, I'm not comfortable having that on pils; sorry.
Righty, not a problem
Posted by David at 2006-08-03 08:27
"JK Rowling says she will go through a mourning period when she finishes writing the Harry Potter series."
Would it be too cynical to suggest that JKR has just noticed that its been a while since she released a book, had a film made of a book, or recieved an aware for writing a book, and thus has come up with this in an effort to promote herself some more?