Contradiction

Did you really get jealous back then?

How’s that?

When I asked your colleague instead of asking you when you were there?

How’s that relevant?

Just curious.

Your prejudice is your own making and I have nothing to blame.

And?

And now, you know the answer.

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Pillow

After several hours of being puzzled of how to run Odoo on Windows because of PIL module, how hard could the idea of reinstalling Pillow be?

$ pip3 uninstall Pillow
$ pip3 install Pillow
$ python odoo-bin

There you go, the server is running and you’ve got another issue coming in from running installation. Thanks people on Github.

Into the Mists

Gone might be the right word but in some cases, it isn’t. Choosing to disappear bears too many consequences and if after all of these, reappear is inevitable, questions might demand answers.

The mists contain different realities and thus provide different answers for same question. Once one begins a journey into the mists, foothold from where one came would consequently become irrelevant. Brain would immediately start different constructs for different realities. Eyes would see past, present, and future. One is in every place imaginable and yet no where at the same time.

Once again, gone might be right word for anyone who has gone into the mists. Even if they come back someday, those – who has ventured into the mists and come back – are not ones you think you have known for a long time.

Shades of White

Is that really the question? One would normally thought that world is divided into three colors; black, grey, and white. Some would consider two; black and white without things in between.

During the journey one has been through, one eventually came across a type of figure whom possess ability to convey message with subtle opportunity to bend the message to one’s will. Once the message is conveyed, one would be still in control and at times could change the message without the listener questioning the integrity of the message. Because everything about it is true and being false is just another perspective.

Always.

Where Is the Binary?

There is one of many questions regarding how Linux works:

Where is the binary files stored in Linux?

There is a command we are all familiar to use, such as these.

$ sudo yum install <package name>
$ sudo apt-get install <package name>

When using sudo, is the application installed on currently active user only, or is it usable by other users as well? After looking around, the binary is found under /usr/share instead of /home.

I know this is stupid but as someone who rarely use Linux unless it is absolutely emergency, I couldn’t help it. It is revealed to me that if I want to configure my own environment, I have to create my own application folder structure. i.e. Application under /home/<username>/ and then later download every package I need and put them all on PATH. After that, I need to figure out how to make my PATH automatically set every time I start my computer. Seems a lot of work.

Casual Gaming Entry #1

Welcome to Lion’s Arch. It’s been a while since the city was last visited. Wonder what to do this time.

Command Line Interface

The funny thing about command line interface, or CLI, is that most people I know tend to stay away of this and prefer using graphical user interface, or GUI, to do their job. There’s no one to blame actually since today’s GUI is so pretty and intuitive. That, however, makes me wonder of several points.

Working on laptop means limited computing and storage capacity. After years of funny experience of expanding memory and storage, I may have come to a conclusion that GUI takes space much more than CLI. The processing power required to operate GUI is also more than those of texts.

When you’re using Git, for example, using GUI such as Tortoise Git is a good idea. It allows to to basic stuff easily, such as commit, remove, pull, push, merge branch, even solving file conflicts. But then, I realize that I have to install Tortoise after installing Git. That makes up space.

The other example I have come across is of remote access. I usually use Putty. It makes thing simpler, of course. You can choose your desired server address on your already-saved list, your public key to get access, and so on. Using CLI could mean that you have to remember all those things and where you put them in filesystem.

So, in this era of storage abundance, do you still need to compress your GUI? Some might say yes but I prefer to say no. GUI makes things easier even though you still need to make some clicks and see loading screen instead of typing as fast as you can and see if you make a typo or two. CLI is still necessary, however. You still see that when accessing Linux servers. I haven’t found anyone who use Remote Desktop Connection in such servers. If that’s available, I would gladly give it a try.

Cheers.