Ohhh that would be cool. Would the contributions go under a review process of the L1T staff? Do you have editors on the payroll or as interns? That last question might be too personal, I’m not trying to pry, genuinely curious about the org
That would be aweeeesome. I’ve worked with Linux professionally for a couple of years now, but that intro course you made still showed me a lot, especially with tmux. I just used it as a ghetto “window manager” until I watched your segment on it. Now I work on my laptop, detach, go to my desktop, attach, and pick up where I left off; ssh sessions, vim sessions, tailed logs, and moar!
Are you going to stick to the Linux admin stuff or move into a webdev/DevOps/CI-CD platform? Perhaps pursue embedded as hinted from the last ESR video?
With regards to:
I would love for people to start being less critical of one’s workflow and more critical/helpful with their ideas or projects. I’ve observed, frequently, that when someone starts a thread on their project or asks a question about troubleshooting, the thread devolves into “Why are you using Ubuntu? Use Arch!” or “Windows? lol. You can’t write software on Windows.” Some of the moderation staff has even encouraged this behavior, pushing their anti-telemetry agenda and dismissing any arguments for using Windows.
I don’t want this to turn into a tirade or rant, I’m not pointing fingers or calling anyone out, I’m just asking that it stop. If someone makes a thread and asks how to block Windows 10 from calling home, that’s great, fire away, but if someone is asking how to run a PowerShell cmdlet or get something working on Windows, as soon as someone prattles on about spyware or says “use Linux”, the hammer should come down and messages should be altered or deleted. I’m not saying “ban everyone”, but sometimes threads just get locked rather than cull the behavior that prompted the lock.
It’s incredible how much more interest you pique and support you gather when you approach free and open source software in a sensible, practical manner.
I suppose the same can be said for AMD vs the world and CLI vs GUI. While less prevalent, the CLI vs GUI screamfest does not benefit anyone. The AMD crew is akin to the Rust community, though, in that you must use it or die in the resistance. Evangelicalism and fanboyism are two different things. One can be a proud user and advocate without attacking others.
The threat of consequences for violating the rules is not as effective as immediate action. An extreme example of this is why the Death Penalty doesn’t deter crime.
I also think the rules could use some revamping. It doesn’t say anywhere to be kind, supportive, etc. While that should be a given in an online community, it is not.
I tend to be outspoken, often confusing others with my dark/sarcastic sense of humor being interpreted as rage. That being said, I will say the lack of empathy demonstrated on these forums is alarming. Some would rather show how smart they are or would rather “own” someone in a discussion rather than kick back and discussion the merits of x or y technology. This can backfire, for when the former does make a joke, it is interpreted as their “normal” behavior. Others just need a proverbial slap in the face. There are three or four members on this forum I know exactly what their response to a thread is when I see they’ve responded, before opening the thread. While these are personal problems that I just need to get over and ignore, (here comes the outspoken part) others have shared this sentiment in that they blanket block certain sections or users, or just flat out ignore the forum all together. As a member, it pains me to see this, considering the once positive light this forum was cast in by all. I can’t imagine as a moderator or as an owner how this must feel.
While my own personal experience is not reflective of others, I was brought here because of a love of technology. The L1T banner found me, almost by accident, as I was on the outs of two other communities, and I’ve been here ever since. I refuse to let pervasive fanboyism and a few bad apples censor my thoughts or break my workflow because I don’t do things their way. When I joined this forum, no one behaved like this. It’s been said to me several times that “it’s always been that way”. Well, I disagree. I find it ironic that all of the Windows users hide out in the various Lounges, generally reserved for off topic, because the Windows sections are plagued with such nonsense. I also find it interesting that the people with the most *nix knowledge are also holed up in the Lounges, because when they engage in the OSS sections it’s arguing over pedantic, frivolous shit that doesn’t matter. KDE, or Gnome, or i3wm, or XFCE, what does it matter. BUILD, DREAM, HACK. Do something besides allow others to threaten your workspace or make others feel inferior because they’re not like you. If everyone in this world was just like you, this world would suck.
I would rather collaborate with others in FOSS using Java and Kotlin and Scala than collaborate by myself using C and Assembly. Those of you that know me should understand the significance of this statement. Those of you that don’t, know that my skin is crawling and I just threw up my breakfast
Well, this turned into YARATBAD (Yet Another Rant and Tirade by AdminDev) even after I said it wouldn’t. But really, it’s because I care and want this place to be better than it has been the last few months. Things went from bad to worse and it seems like the apathy that spawned from it is holding everyone back from making improvements. We made a BSD section and overnight it blew up into it’s own underground community, like what Linux was back in its day almost, and now it’s dead and desolate. If I can help to prevent that from happening again I will. Support and structure is needed, though.