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Another geek still trying to decipher the meaning of “42”.

It seems that amount his main interest are:

  • online communities of practice and the way they evolve in time
  • product design, simplicity in design and accessibility
  • productivity and the way the IT solutions are impacting it

Sep
30
accepted How to prevent “Write Failed: broken pipe” on SSH connection?
Sep
10
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
13
awarded  Favorite Question
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
3
comment Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?
@saiarcot895 seems to indicate what I was looking for, being able to use a placeholder inside the .list files so you could stay on "current" release and not have to patch them each time you upgrade.
Aug
2
comment Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?
You are right that I asked why, not as in how to fix it. I was I was looking more to a link to feature request. From the technical point of view it should be possible to make it work smart (as in detecting matching releases, so you would not have to fix them manually).
Aug
2
comment Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?
It seems that it does not really work as expected. I was looking to a smart solution that doesn't work only with official repositories. If apt would be able to detect releases from remove repository, it could pick the best option. it can even have a configurable preference.
Aug
2
asked Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?
Aug
2
comment Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?
@AndreaLazzarotto quite happy to see that I am not the only one seeing the same problem. I guess for the same of implementing the next big thing some devs fail to see the power of simplicity and the importance of hiding the complexity. I don't give a **** if this is an old/new stype service, as an user I should be able to control all services using an easy interface. The irony is that here Microsoft made some good progress, they do have a pretty good command line utility for that.
Aug
2
asked Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?
Aug
1
comment Upgrading LTS to LTS (server) — why wait for the first point release?
Something is clearly broken in this logic, as of today 1st of August 2014, do-release-upgrade does not to anything on 12.04, even if 14.04.1 is released.
Jul
5
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
awarded  Good Question
Jun
14
accepted How to get nginx with spdy on Ubuntu without having to compile it?
Jun
13
awarded  Popular Question
May
22
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
23
asked Why do-release-upgrade does not show 14.04 even if it was officially released?
Apr
9
asked How to auto restart services when you get security updates?