I'm not ashamed to say that I took a mental health day today. With the whole #FOSS migration, I've been on the verge of a burn-out for a while now. Losing a full weekend worth of work (why am I working during the weekend anyway?!) last night took its toll.
Today I''ll mostly be doing some gardening and seriously contemplating a very cushy job offer in the corporate world.
Jesus christ I'm so upset. I have spend the better half of my weekend working on an important document in Libreoffice. I just opened it again, and all of the formatting is gone. It's just looks like ugly word vomit now. I've tried everything, but it seems like I will have to start over. This document needed to be finished by tomorrow, I was so happy that I was almost done. WTF @libreoffice , WHYYYY!! 😫
So we've given our users tools, but now it's time to see if a. they manage to use those tools well and b. if they have the functionality they need. User training and feedback now, surveys in a month.
Next up: Guacamole for Windows, Zammad, Zabbix, Mautic, WikiJS, maybe Discourse, a new VOIP system, and Apache Superset.
Finally a #FOSS adventure update. We've had weekly trainings with our users where we've discovered some interesting things.
#Rocketchat turns out be to a buggy piece of shit. I'm working on an issue now where public channels aren't public. That's the main feature guys.
Our #Linux Mint desktop needs a second roll-out script based on feedback we got from users.
#Nextcloud is fine, but apparently confusing and scary to users. Some are 'secretly' still using shadow IT like Google Drive 🙄🙄
I'm doing intermittent fasting, eating insanely healthy, ran a 5k this morning, went to crossfit during lunch, and I'm just now walking out of the gym. Can't wait to not look like a lazy sack of shit anymore.
RIP in pieces, pizza. 🍕💔
A few months ago, Microsoft decided to collaborate with Google and drop its web engine in favor of Google's.
Earlier this week, Google blocked all ad blockers, and now Microsoft has de-listed UBlock Origin (a powerful ad-blocker). Without real choice, monopolies will dictate what you see and do on the Internet.
Real choice comes with Free/Open Source Software.
Ok, we're at the end of our first week of working with our new #opensource / #FOSS IT environment. The mail server #migration is done, everything looks well. I still get a lot of user support requests, but more in a general 'where can I find this and this' sense.
Our users now have access to email (Zimbra), files (Nextcloud + Collabora), chat (Rocketchat) and videoconferencing (Jitsi). We'll be adding more services soon, such as a wiki and kanban board. Finally a peaceful weekend :)
Greenhost (the company I work at) is looking for a new System and Network Engineer:
We are looking for a Linux person, with knowledge about server maintenance who is based in or around Amsterdam or is willing to relocate.
Boosts and shares very much appreciated!