2016 Site Update History

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Mar 18 - Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v1.5 for GNU/Linux  (Software Release)       Mar 29 - Navig 2.0, or Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v2.0 for GNU/Linux  (Software Release)
Jul 30 - Updated the blog post about Teeccino

This page lists many of the major and minor additions and changes to Astroblahhh.Com in 2016.


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Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v1.5 for GNU/Linux
Friday, March 18th, 2016
00:37:36 GMT


Software Release

I finally updated my "Navig" Perl script - now also known as "Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt for GNU/Linux".

Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v1.5 for GNU/Linux
(Zip File - 13 KB)


Source code files, readable on the web:

Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v1.5 for GNU/Linux

Navig Shortcuts

The most important change is that it's now possible to store the shortcut list in a separate file.


In the process of updating my Puppy Linux Setup Kit, I ended up building a perhaps overly elaborate system for automatically splicing together various path fragments stored in JSON files.

That system makes it possible to refer to locations by a name like "Disk C" instead of a path like "C:/" (in Windows), "/mnt/sda1" (in Lucid Puppy Linux 5.2.8 version 004), or "/media/DiskC" (in Lighthouse 64 Puppy Linux 6.02 Beta 2).

The current version of my "Navig" script doesn't interact with that new system at all.

But, future versions of my "Navig" script probably will, because I think it will be convenient to not have to maintain separate but largely repetitive Navig shortcut lists for Lucid Puppy Linux 5.2.8 version 004 and Lighthouse 64 Puppy Linux 6.02 Beta 2.

(Or even Windows or MacOS, if/when I ever get around to making Navig useable in Windows and MacOS. Hopefully it wouldn't be difficult, and it would make those annoying occasions when I have to use Windows or MacOS more pleasant.)


I'm been working on my Puppy Linux Setup Kit for almost 3 months now, and I might still be months away from finishing a releasable update.

But I'm amazed at how un-awful Bash is once you get used to it. I really might be able to get by building the infrastructure of the setup kit out of mostly just Bash scripts and a lot of JSON files, processed by the jq command-line JSON processor.

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Navig 2.0, or Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v2.0 for GNU/Linux
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
03:29:15 GMT


Software Release

Here's another new version of my "Navig" Perl script, also known as "Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt for GNU/Linux".

Navig 2.0, or Apollia's Navigation Command Prompt v2.0 for GNU/Linux
(Zip File - 46 KB)

Finally, Navig has colorized text as a result of some Bash libraries I wrote while trying to update my Puppy Linux Setup Kit, primarily the library I call the Fashionizer.

The config settings, the shortcuts list, and the fashion settings (which you can customize to use whatever colors and styles you want) are now all in their own separate files.

Navig uses its own copies of my Bash libraries, rather than depending on the ones that my Puppy Linux Setup Kit will someday install for its own use.

If I had the time, I'd probably like to make a native Perl version of the Fashionizer to use with Navig, since it might be a little faster. But, at least it's neat that it's possible to use my Bash libraries with my Perl software.


Navig still doesn't yet interact with my not-yet-done-enough system for splicing together path fragments and making it easy to refer to locations by a simple nickname like "My Music Disk", instead of a specific path which can vary depending on what OS you're using, or even what order you plugged in your disks.

My next goal for Navig is to make it use that system, though I also want Navig to still be able to use old-style shortcuts which refer to an actual path instead of a location's nickname.

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Updated the blog post about Teeccino
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
16:30:44 GMT


I added a lot to my blog post about Teeccino, since I tried all the flavors from this sampler pack, and also discovered that mixing flavors together is fun.

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