It occurs to me that I never introduced myself on Fosstodon. I'm a 40-year-old guy from Pittsburgh, PA who's been using Linux for 20 years now. I've been a professional sysadmin since 2007 and generally don't need docs to get most of my job done any more. I've used almost all of the big distros and a bunch of the smaller ones.
Besides that, I'm interested in science, philosophy, political theory, history, rare coins, and written sci-fi.
@queuedhub My tips for new Debian desktop installs:
- enable contrib and non-free repo sections
- install firmware-linux package
- edit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and change flat volumes to no (and uncomment)
- mkdir /var/log/journal
- add your account to adm and systemd-journal groups
- edit /etc/bash.bashrc and uncomment bash-completion and fancy prompt
- consider removing unattended-upgrades package if you want to manage updates yourself
Lately I've standardized on full system encryption everywhere, even on my stationary and physically secure desktop. But that makes installation of "expert" distros like Arch and Void not worth the effort. I miss the fun of those systems. I wonder if the encryption isn't important enough to be a hard requirement?
Paypal just texted me that my card declined my monthly Patreon payment. And that apparantly "none of my alternate payment sources worked either". But none of my payment cards that are in Paypal are alerting me about it. Multiple payment methods don't all just start silently declining charges. Feels more like Paypal is the problem.
I've been reading a history book of Chinese philosophy. I read about all these old masters who tell you to take things as they come, be natural, don't have strong desires, etc. And then I notice, they don't tell you how to work, because there's no mention that these guys were actually employed. So yeah, if I didn't have to work either, I too might find it possible to become one with everything, or achieve nirvana... Just about all of my worries are forced on me by my employer.