Profile

Cover photo
Paul Smith
82 followers|60,240 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great new book on writing GNU makefiles, from John Graham-Cumming.  If you think you know how to do everything with GNU make, you'll discover you're wrong... I was!

Full Disclosure: I was a technical reviewer for this book.
1
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hah!  Love it!
A new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion produced by YOU! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
1
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've published the last of the planned posts in my series on "metaprogramming make"; the final post discusses the eval function, with side-trips into foreach and call.  Previous posts discussed constructed include files, secondary expansion, constructed variables, expansion and evaluation.  I'm toying with the idea of a final post with some examples that combine them all, but it may need to wait.
1
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
The programmers among you may be interested in a new series of blog posts I've started about more advanced topics in GNU make.  The posts so far go over the basics, but there's more to come!
3
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Elite women bottom of Heartbreak Hill #bostonmarathon
1
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Men's wheelchair, bottom of Heartbreak Hill #bostonmarathon
1
Ellyn Stecker's profile photo
 
what is he dragging behind him?  
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Less than $2,000 left to raise... but only 3 days to do it in!  Get your pledge in now!
Our goal is to get the truth about JFK’s assassination and why he was killed to a younger and more visually inclined audience.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
82 people
Adam Abrevaya's profile photo
mary todd's profile photo
Brian Sensale's profile photo
Tom Gates's profile photo
Sean Selitrennikoff's profile photo
Lynne Yansen's profile photo
Ryan Schumacher's profile photo
Paul Lothridge's profile photo
Nivedita Mehra's profile photo

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
The GNU Manifesto and the GPL, really, increased the quality of my professional life immensely.  Thinking about it now it's not too much to say I would probably not be working as a software developer anymore without them.

Happy Birthday!

PS. One thing this article misses as that while "user-visible" free software programs are not as popular as proprietary versions, the entire infrastructure of the Internet and the Cloud runs on free software almost exclusively: free software has absolutely destroyed proprietary programs in the lower layers.  Onward and upward!
Richard Stallman, who published his manifesto in March of 1985, has been known to say that, “with software, either the users control the program, or the program controls the users.” Credit Photograph by Denis Allard / REA / Redux
1
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Can't wait to try a holiday #Pandemic... Thanks +Wil Wheaton​ and #TableTop for the ref!
1
Paul Smith's profile photoShelley Douglass's profile photo
3 comments
 
cooperation always wins ---- in the end
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Elite men bottom of Heartbreak Hill #bostonmarathon
1
FooBar Betty's profile photo
 
Wow! Talk about a front row seat! ;)
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
#bostonstrong started long before 2013. Battle of Lexington, Lexington, MA
2
mary todd's profile photo
 
Were you serving pancakes this morning?
Add a comment...

Paul Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Congratulations, we're on the verge of a successful campaign!  I can't wait to see the finished product.  There's still one day left to get in on the goodies; funding closes at 1pm EDT tomorrow, Oct 16.  Let's keep it going!
Our goal is to get the truth about JFK’s assassination and why he was killed to a younger and more visually inclined audience.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
82 people
Adam Abrevaya's profile photo
mary todd's profile photo
Brian Sensale's profile photo
Tom Gates's profile photo
Sean Selitrennikoff's profile photo
Lynne Yansen's profile photo
Ryan Schumacher's profile photo
Paul Lothridge's profile photo
Nivedita Mehra's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
"Please remain calm: I may be mad, but I am a professional!" -- Mad Scientist
Introduction
I've been a free software advocate and hacker since I first encountered GNU Emacs at college.  Currently I'm the maintainer for the FSF's GNU make utility.

Professionally I've been involved in software engineering/development for my entire career and continue to be enthralled by new technology and the opportunities it provides.  I've been using UNIX-based systems at home and at work since college, and Linux since 1993.  I tell my family, "I don't do Windows!"

For recreation I ski, scuba dive, bike, run, and take walks with our dogs.

-----
Linux Counter #5235
Bragging rights
GNU make maintainer, Advanced OW Diver, Married 20+ years, two kids
Links
YouTube
Other profiles
Contributor to
Paul Smith's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

The GNU Manifesto is characteristic of its author, Richard Stallman—deceptively simple, lucid, explicitly left-leaning, and entirely uncompr

CLICK HERE to support Con Man
www.indiegogo.com

A new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion produced by YOU! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your

JFK and the Unspeakable: Graphic Adaptation
jfkhedieditmatters.com

JFK and the Unspeakable Graphic Adaptation, as the name suggests, is an adaptation of the award winning book by Jim Douglass, JFK and the Un

A Test to Measure How Rational You Really Are
ieet.org

Standard IQ tests are problematic on many levels — not least, because they do very little to tell us about the quality of our thinking. Look

The Humble Indie Bundle 6: Pay what you want for awesome games and help ...
www.humblebundle.com

Pay whatever you want to get Dustforce, Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z., Torchlight, Vessel, and five breathtaking soundtracks -- all while suppo

Welcome to LWN.net [LWN.net]
lwn.net

LWN.net Logo. Advertisement. Writers Wanted. Front, Kernel, Security, Distributions, Development. See your byline here on LWN.net. Advertise

Linux
plus.google.com

Linux - doing it right

Waze Social GPS & Live Traffic
market.android.com

A cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers. *** Social GPS: Save Time & Gas on the Road by Outsmart

Google+ Your Business
plus.google.com

The official page for businesses using Google+ to connect with their customers

Just for Fun!
9gag.com

9GAG is the easiest way to have fun!

NASA Unveils New Detailed Photos of Apollo Moon Landing Sites | Apollo M...
www.space.com

NASA released new photos of the Apollo moon landing sites that were taken by the agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned probe in

Internet giants place full-page anti-SOPA ad in NYT - Boing Boing
boingboing.net

Internet giants place full-page anti-SOPA ad in NYT. By Cory Doctorow at 6:13 am Wednesday, Nov 16. Congress may not want to hear from oppon

Conservatives, don't despair - CNN.com
www.cnn.com

David Frum says conservatives who see creeping socialism in America don't understand how U.S. politics work

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Freefalls From the Edge of Space, Sets World ...
laughingsquid.com

Today, for the Red Bull Stratos mission, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped from a pressurized capsule more than 24 miles up in the

Beat the Traffic
market.android.com

Beat the Traffic® is the easiest way to enjoy a hassle-free commute. NEW: completely redesigned version! More features, new tools and great

When Patents Attack! | This American Life
www.thisamericanlife.org

Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The

C25K Couch to 5K by RunDouble
market.android.com

Master the Couch to 5K training program, also know as C25K, using this app. Goes way beyond just a C25K app! GPS tracking, and now includes

Netflix
market.android.com

Supports Android 2.2, 2.3, and 3.x in the USA, Canada, and Latin America. Download the free Netflix app to instantly watch TV shows & mo

Google+ Tips
plus.google.com

Getting the Most Out of Google+