[CentralOH] 2015-11-25 Napkin Scribbles from Aladdin's: bounties; exit values; GPL in EU; 3.5-3.1; js; bug; eat poop you cat; pong; ladder(ane); $5 Pi

jep200404 at columbus.rr.com jep200404 at columbus.rr.com
Thu Nov 26 11:26:33 EST 2015


Python Bounties

    https://hackerone.com/python
    http://www.toledoblade.com/MattMarkey/2013/01/20/Pythons-attract-bounty-hunters-to-Florida.html
    wp:Burmese pythons in Florida

Python exit status values

    eat at aladdins:~$ cat exit.py 
    #!/usr/bin/env python

    from __future__ import print_function

    import os

    # print(repr(dir(os)))
    for name in dir(os):
        if name.startswith('EX_'):
            print(name, getattr(os, name))
    eat at aladdins:~$ ./exit.py | sort -nk2
    EX_OK 0
    EX_USAGE 64
    EX_DATAERR 65
    EX_NOINPUT 66
    EX_NOUSER 67
    EX_NOHOST 68
    EX_UNAVAILABLE 69
    EX_SOFTWARE 70
    EX_OSERR 71
    EX_OSFILE 72
    EX_CANTCREAT 73
    EX_IOERR 74
    EX_TEMPFAIL 75
    EX_PROTOCOL 76
    EX_NOPERM 77
    EX_CONFIG 78
    eat at aladdins:~$ 

It is curious that they avoid error values less than 64.
Perhaps to avoid conflict with common error values?

General Linux exit status values.

    eat at aladdins:~$ grep -r EXIT_ /usr/include/stdlib.h
    #define EXIT_FAILURE    1       /* Failing exit status.  */
    #define EXIT_SUCCESS    0       /* Successful exit status.  */
    eat at aladdins:~$ 

Don't know what to make of this licensing stuff from Europe.
"... it seems that in European law the fact of linking two programs and the
technology used for it does not by itself produce a derivative work ..."
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/eupl/news/why-viral-licensing-ghost

Python 3.5 versus Pyton 3.1

Is the Web better without JavaScript?
http://www.itworld.com/article/3007311/linux/is-the-web-better-without-javascript.html

how to baffle web trackers by obfuscating your movements online
http://www.wired.com/2015/11/clive-thompson-10/

Some Python bug is in all versions and is too hard to fix.

wp:Elixir (programming language)

game
    eat poop you cat
    https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=eat+poop+you+cat

    pong on broadcast TV WCMH 4-3

    wp:Snakes and Ladders

wp:Ladderane

$5 Raspberry Pi can run Python
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/
wp:Beowulf cluster


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