Rust Is Not For Me

Posted on Sun 18 April 2021 in Opinion

I’m not going to really get into it here, but after giving RustLang a bit of a try, it just really isn’t for me. I got frustrated even more quickly than I did with Python, and just looking at the community…I didn’t want to even try …


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Why Linux?

Posted on Wed 14 April 2021 in Opinion

So, something I’ve had asked of me recently is “Why Linux?”. Why do I use it? And the truth is, the answer is somewhat simple: it has the tools I need, for the devices I use.

So, I’ve mentioned before that I stick mostly to the terminal/command …


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The FOSS Community’s Civil War is Driving Me Nuts

Posted on Thu 08 April 2021 in Opinion

I’ll be blunt about this. I’m sitting here, staring at my Win7 SSD, sorely tempted to switch back to it for my daily driver OS. Why? Because the FOSS community’s little civil war over the FSF and Richard Stallman is driving me nuts.

Normally, this wouldn’t …


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The FOSS Community, Anxiety, and Social Hell

Posted on Fri 26 March 2021 in Opinion

I was going to write a little about my efforts to get into more advanced shell scripting. I’d recently gotten a copy of the O’Reilly Media sed & awk book to help in that endeavor. But… The last few days have been mentally wearing on me. To the point …


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Getting Worse

Posted on Fri 26 March 2021 in Opinion

This whole Stallman Civil War thing is getting out of hand. People are going to extremes to cherry-pick whatever they can find negative about the opposing side’s members, while completely ignoring or defending their allies. And this is happing on both sides, not just one. And even worse, those …


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The Gitlab debacle

Posted on Thu 25 March 2021 in Opinion

So, today I learned about the debacle surrounding Gitlab back in 2019. The dev behind the app, Thomas, recieved a lot of hate for momentarily blocking Gab users from using Fedilab, but then recending that block because he wanted to remain neutral due to his own beliefs. All hell broke …


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Blogging is far more satisfying

Posted on Thu 25 March 2021 in Opinion

I find I much prefer blogging for getting my thoughts out into the open. It’s much more satisfying to put enough information onto a page to give those thoughts context, rather than trying to fight tiny character limits from social media. And when I do just need a small …


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Discord selling out? More likely than you think.

Posted on Thu 25 March 2021 in Opinion

So… VentureBeat is reporting that Discord is looking for a potential sale, and I honestly believe it to be true. Discord is going well, but can’t seem to be profitable, even with the whole Nitro thing. The thing is, even if they’re not looking to sell, this is …


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On Richard Stallman

Posted on Wed 24 March 2021 in Opinion

So, I’m not going to link to anything, but I do want to talk about the whole Richard Stallman Rejoining the Free Software Foundation Board thing.

I’ll be blunt about this: I don’t think he should be in such a position. I think it’s a bad …


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Spam Comments

Posted on Tue 23 March 2021 in Opinion

So, I was reading through some of the blog posts I’ve had in my Reading List, and one of them was about how they were re-implementing how tabs work in Epiphany/GNOME Web. It’s a browser which I’m looking at with hope for replacing Firefox as my …


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