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Michael Zucchi

 B.E. (Comp. Sys. Eng.)

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Friday, 13 March 2015, 13:25

ahh shit, google code is being scrapped

Joy. I guess it's not making google enough money.

I'll make a copy of all my projects and then delete them. Probably sooner rather than later (probably immediately because i'd rather get it out of the way, i have a script going now). I'm keeping all the commit history for now although i never find it particularly useful. Links in old posts may break.

Some of them may or may not appear later somewhere else, or they may just sit on my hdd until i forget about them and delete them by accident or otherwise.

Wherever they end end up though it wont be in one of the other commercial services because i'm not interested in doing this again.

I need to do the same to this blog, ... but that can wait.

Update: So ... it seems someone did notice. Don't worry i've got a full backup of everything. In part I was pissed off with google and in part I wanted to make it immediately obvious it was going away to see if anyone actually noticed. Who could know from the years of feedback i've never received.

If you are interested in particular projects then add a comment about them anywhere on this blog. All comments are moderated so they wont appear till i let them through but there is no need to post more than once (i'll delete any nonsense or spam unless it makes you look like a bit of a wanker). I will see about enabling anonymous comments for the moment if they are not already on. I can then decide what to do depending on the interest.

I will not be using github or sourceforge nor the like.

In a follow-up post i'll see where i'm going with them as well as pondering the future location and shape of the blog itself. I've already written some stuff to take the blogger atom stuff, strip out the posts, download images, and fix the urls.

(in resp to Peter below) I knew the writing was on the wall when google code removed binary hosting: it's kinda useless for it's purpose without it. This is why all my new projects subsequent to that date are hosted differently.

Tagged android, beagle, code, dusk, games, gloat, hacking, imagez, jjmpeg, mediaz, pdfz, puppybits, readerz, socles.
Wednesday, 06 January 2010, 20:07

gloat 0.1

I'm sure i'll live to regret this (i can already hear the glee of some kid discovering a buffer over-flow - well, in the unlikely event anybody ever downloads it), but i've uploaded my news snarfer 'gloat' to Google Code.gloat - it's a bit like brag ... err, geddit?

I'm going a bit loopy today. I was up till around 4am working on a 'matrix' clone (C64 - llamasoft), although now i've lost interest in it somewhat. And after a little mucking about in the garden have been solidly stuck behind my machine reading the net, manuals, and poking at bits of code all the way through till nearly 8pm - again. Well I had some lunch and coffee somewhere in all that.

Oh - it was too hot today to do much outside, but I suppose I should be using the weather to go to the beach or do some cycling or something I can't do all the rest of the year.

Tagged gloat, hacking, linux.
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