Johnny A. Solbu

Merry Christmas, in legalese

Posted December 27, 2020 by Solbu in Christmas (Christmas, Jokes)

Positively effective tidings, to you and those you legally claim as dependents. We wish you, but in no way guarantee, a reasonably satisfactory Christmas, and/or festive period and/or a non-denominational capitalist wintertime gift-giving season, and a reasonably satisfactory new twelve (12) month period. Your mileage may vary, please consult with your attorney.

This seasonal greeting does not constitute a binding agreement of, or consent to engage in, festive merrymaking. «Merrymaking» is hereinafter assumed to mean «making oneself merry». Counsel does not condone making others merry without their consent.

No part of this agreement is to be construed such that I am commanding merriment to be engaged in. But if engaged in may not be as construed as marryment, but only engaged in slight happiness, or no happiness at all. Please see State law Santa Clause, paragraph 1d 14 a of us code 9b.

Heavily inspired from this short «LegalEagle» video :-)
This was allegedly hilarious, and in the comments section, we intend to have witness testimony to support that allegation. Of course, «hilarity» is subjective, and we can make no finding of fact that this is, indeed, universally hilarious, but we believe that the statistical evidence will lead the jury to conclude that to the extent anything can be called hilarious, this, indeed, was.

New Oidentd development

Posted April 22, 2017 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux (GNU/Linux, software)

This year seems to be the year that I started maintaning packages as the Upstream maintainer, and not just package them for distributions. Today I forked oidentd from the ojnk project into a new oidentd project.

The most serious bug that remains to be fixed, as I see it, is …

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Forking Grip. Help wanted

Posted December 30, 2016 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux (GNU/Linux, software, Grip)

I have been thinking for some months now about forking Grip, the GTK cd ripper. Mainly in order to ensure it's still usable and included in the various distributions, as it is my prefered cd ripper. The last release was in june 25, 2005, and it show all the signs …

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Welcome to Johnny Solbus web page

Posted December 29, 2016 by Solbu in News

And now I've changed my web page yet again. The old site wasn't wery mobile friendly. So here is a new attempt.
I've been trying out static site generators for some time, and have landed on Pelican, at least for the time being.

I am a "normal" man who were …

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att: You self proclaimed Gnu-Linux gods

Posted May 07, 2002, last updated December 28, 2016 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux (GNU/Linux)

This is something I sent to a usenet group in 2002 in response to a posting which I thought was rude, and I blew up.

Subject: att: you selfproclaimed Gnu-Linux gods
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 14:03:28 +0200
From: Johnny Solbu

On 7. mai 2002 09:04 Frank …

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To stupid for GNU-Linux

Posted April 07, 2002 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux (GNU/Linux, software, Jokes)

This usenet post was posted on alt.os.linux.mandrake by someone some time ago.

Sorry for not crossposting to 7 other newsgroups as I could not figure out how to do that.

I decided to try Mandrake Linux as I heard it was a l337 system.
The first thing …

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Math problem

Posted February 18, 2000 by Solbu in Christian issues (God, Science)

The Biggest Mathematical Miracle in the World!

Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding 2 or 3 million people requires a lot of food. According to the Quartermaster General in the US-Army, it …

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