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le Area 51 plug

I'm the proposer of the Decentralized and Federated Networking proposal over on Area 51. You should come support it; decentralization and federation are bloody fascinating.

le bio

I'm an aspiring UNIX system administrator and programmer. I'm also an operating system design hobbyist.

My favorite kernel is the Linux kernel; my favorite research kernel, Mach; my favorite research operating system, Plan 9 from Bell Labs. My favorite init system is systemd; favorite window manager/desktop environment, Awesome GNOME; favorite UNIX distribution, Arch GNU/Linux. I want to try Gentoo, but I'm afraid that I'll like it and end up spending all my time waiting for things to compile. I'm more at home in the commandline using coreutils than I am in Nautilus.

I vocally support the free software movement. I'm very strongly against DRM. I'm a bit of a security enthusiast too - I love encryption.

I know a bit about UX. I spend a lot of my time reading technical documentation (think FreeDesktop, GNOME Wiki, stuff like that), Wikipedia, and articles about GNU/Linux, with a little BSD mixed in.

When I grow up, I probably want to hack on Gecko, join Mozilla's IT department and help administer their systems, or do one of those things but for GNU or GNOME. Basically, I want to end up at some awesome organization working on their codebase or their infrastructure. (I used to count Canonical as one of those organizations, but not anymore.)

I have written a short introduction to my computer history on meta.unix.se.


Aug
18
comment What is dummy filesystem?
so you're spreading misinformation. and no, they don't both generate the same information. manpages are much more complete and detailed. manpages are for when you have never used a command before, --help is for when you've just forgotten the exact argument name.
Aug
5
comment What is dummy filesystem?
just btw: manpages are accessed via man e.g. man df. not --help.
Aug
5
comment What is dummy filesystem?
@Creator it means that the "filesystem" doesn't correspond to a physical device. it is purely virtual. examples include e.g. /proc and /sys.
May
15
comment Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)
ok, first of all, just because something was forked from something else doesn't mean they're the same. quite the opposite, in fact. are Cinnamon and GNOME the same thing? no, but Cinnamon was forked from GNOME 3. second of all, Darwin is not a fork. it's a set of modifications, sure, but Apple contributes back to FreeBSD and keeps the two relatively in sync.
Apr
7
comment Why don't I have a password for “su”? Problems with “sudo”
do not use sudo su, as it will screw with the environment and things will break. instead use sudo -i.
Apr
7
comment Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)
see unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4091/is-linux-a-unix
Apr
7
comment Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)
BSD is not Darwin. they are very distinct, and in fact you would be relatively accurate saying that Darwin = Mac OS X. and there really is no one thing that is "UNIX" anymore.
Apr
7
comment Is using PepperFlash plugin unsafe because it isnt open source?
Shumway is getting very good. and it is subject to the security restrictions imposed by JavaScript sandboxes.
Mar
27
comment Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format?
"not an installer" - Arch uses .tar.xz (LZMA4) as its package format ;). and I believe Slackware uses tar.gzs, but don't quote me on that.
Mar
24
revised Kernel editing of my boot loader?
remove useless conclusion; add nomodeset tag
Mar
24
revised “ls” with one-digit pattern gives me strange results
vmware is completely irrelevant
Mar
24
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Mar
24
comment Cannot load Eclipse .tar.gz file
also, use a checksum if provided.
Mar
24
comment Cannot load Eclipse .tar.gz file
@FreidM yes, but you didn't show us the command that generated the errors. how are we supposed to tell you what you're doing wrong if we don't know what you're doing in the first place?
Mar
24
comment lightdm.conf is empty: what do i do?
why are you trying to log in as root? this is a terrible idea from a security perspective. if you say what you're actually trying to accomplish, we can probably point you in the right direction.
Mar
24
comment Cannot load Eclipse .tar.gz file
@karel I said as it is. it has the potential to become a good question but as it stands there is nothing we can do, because there isn't enough information.
Mar
24
comment Cannot load Eclipse .tar.gz file
as it is, this question is useless. tell us at least the following: what command did you execute to try to open the archive? where did you download the archive from? why are you downloading an archive instead of the Ubuntu package?
Mar
24
answered Kernel editing of my boot loader?
Mar
24
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Mar
15
comment How do I add a new user with specific configuration files?
@n00b no, but they're planning to migrate. when they do, Ubuntu will inherit the changes.