Is Python a “scripting” language?

Well I’m glad I’m finally doing some basic programming with a modern language like Go. The fact that one of Go’s creators is Ken Thompson, certainly gives it geek cred. So now I can finally call myself (according to many) a real programmer, because Python is just a “scripting” language. Never mind that I started …

Tumbleweed updates part 2

Why I continue to look at this? I don’t know. Updating specifically is something very important to me. As a matter of fact on a recent episode of the Destination Linux podcast, someone pointed out that they were able to successfully update their OpenSuse, Tumbleweed I believe system many months later. I assume that this …

What happened to my Internet speed?

Lately pages are loading much slower. I especially notice it on YouTube, I’ll scroll down the main page and the static images for the videos are blank and the spinney progress thing is spinning I click the notification bell and once again it just spins (because that little notification box takes so much bandwith)…same thing …

Hey Wikipedia…how about a “I already gave” button

I gave a little more than 2 weeks ago. And lately every time I use their site I get…”Hi reader. This is the 3rd time we’ve interrupted your reading recently, but 98% of our readers don’t give. Many think they’ll give later, but then forget. This Thursday we ask you to protect Wikipedia. All we …

Small changes to my greenbar program

I made a few color changes to my greenbar program inspired by Matthew R. Wilson’s greatly superior Hercules greenbar program. I didn’t actually look at his code. I used the eyedropper tool in a color picker program to get the r,g,b values from one of his PDF outputs. Changed the shade of green. And the …

Fantastic greenbar program.

I watched a Moshix video where he’s offering a print service for hercules/MVS. He pointed to a video from the guy who wrote the greenbar program, who he partnered with for his print service. His YouTube channel is Mainframes & More with Matthew. This particular video is here. The program source is here. The only …