So far the updates to my old Vi User how-to are going quite nicely, all things considered.
I've come to using GNU Make for automation work, to be honest if I had to use make features that are not standardized. GNU Make is the best bet to learn extensions any way because it is the most available set of extensions.
I'm not partial to BSD or GNU Make in the least, I only care about a working tool.
BSD Make failed to accept the makefile I setup for TeX documents, GNU Make accepted it without problem while BSD Make seems to barf at it. As long as the document gets build without me having to abuse my shells history features I don't care lol.
The main problem is all of my projects are on a snails creep right now, courtesy of my family.
You know, I think I would love to take a pot & ladle from the kitchen. Then go pace back and forth in front of them banging the ladle on the pot; shouting "How do you like it" until I'm blue in the face -- let them experience rest on their days off like *my* days off are spent doing things!
Oh what fun it could be to just be a cruel bastard for a change...
And how peaceful life could be if any one could head my words instead of [as good as] spiting at them.