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Precompiled Slackware Packages from Insanely Witty Stupidity

Congratulations on your acquisition of Slack from Insanely Witty Stupidity! You do J.R. "Bob" Dobbs proud. ;)

Insanely Witty Stupidity's Slackware page was started to share precompiled Slackware packages with users who are running SlackwareArm on systems such as the Raspberry Pi. And (for the time being), the site still shares those software suites. Unfortunately, SlackwareArm's developer (Dr. Mozes) seems to believe that computer systems are shiny hot-rods pre-destined for forced obsolescence. In reality, computer systems are scientific instruments designed for conducting research (and were engineered by *real* electrical scientists like Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla to last forever). And so-- Insanely Witty Stupidity continues its endeaver to share works of art and literature on top of Bonslack ports, instead.

Packages hosted by Insanely Witty Stupidity are built (primarily) for the convenience of its network's local maintainance. But, there's no good reason other Slackware users can't borrow pre-built packages from our servers (I mean-- if people find them useful). Several years ago, it was considered to be a joke to run something like ffmpeg or VLC on top of a Raspberry Pi (for example). Nowadays, ffmpeg is *included* with SlackwareArm (because-- the hardware is just as capable of running that type of software as any old, old, old x86 caveman system). But, other very useful and trivial packages (like say-- libdvdcss) still require building from source. Today's GNU/Linux developers are not what they once were. And, many of them (like Dr. Mozes) are lazy introverts who have no interest in conducting scientific research or contributing to the world we live in.

But, that doesn't mean that hacking has to conform to their standards. Insanely Witty Stupidity will continue to build for Slackware and contribute to free software projects. But if those libraries' maintainers decide my computer systems should not run their programs anymore, this site will simply proceed in a different direction. Bonslack-15.0 (ARMv7) is the official operating system used to host insanelywittystupidity.com. The website is now passed back and forth between a set of 64 gigabyte Micro SD disks. And, it is delivered by a Raspberry Pi 2B (well-- except when it is hosted temporarily by a Raspberry Pi 4, running Bonslack-15.0 (AARCH64) from a 30 terabyte mechanical disk RAID during maintenance periods).

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Random Fact: Insanely Witty Stupidity has its own chatterbot (Candice). You can speak with her any time you feel like talking to someone (just-- be polite). There is even a PHP version of Candice for internet browsers that don't support JavaScript (although, JavaScript browsers will switch to the JavaScript version by default-- and vice versa).

html revised 2022-09-30 by Michael Atkins.

The maintainer of insanelywittystupidity.com does not care if people duplicate this page or any part of it-- as long as this notice remains intact.