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Attn: bear’s Slackware 14.2 mirror (32bit) will be removed due to space constraints

I have been maintaining a mirror for the Slackware 14.2 (32bit) distribution on my ‘bear‘ server. Its URL is http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/slackware-14.2/ . Unfortunately this server runs off a SSD disk which is just 120 GB in size. It has its limits with regard to what I can store there. Lack of disk space is forcing me to […]

Welcome slackware.nl

I acquired the slackware.nl domain. More precisely, the domain was given to me – for free – by its previous owner whose name I will not divulge unless he gives me permission to do so (someone sympathetic to Slackware but no longer using Slackware himself). Thanks! So, I setup some server configurations using slackware.nl for […]

Alien Pastures is moving soon

The URL for my blog is going to change. I need to have full control over my content. At this moment I do not own the server my blog is running on, and I do not own the domain. To prevent running into weird situations down the road – for whatever reasons – the blog […]

Brabantse worstenbroodjes – take two

A year ago, I already wrote a lengthy article about Brabantse worstenbroodjes or dutch sausage rolls as you would call them in english. They are a regional delicacy in the area where I live, and have a unique flavor due to use of freshly ground nutmeg and a sizable amount of white pepper. You can read that […]

Build box: step 1, install Slackware

The new computer with its Ryzen CPU created some issues for me. To start with… I had not considered the possibility that a Ryzen CPU would not have an embedded GPU and so I did not order a graphics card. Bad idea! I ended up ripping a GPU from one of my other computers (the […]