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.
Back when the Linux desktop was half-baked and hard to use, I was a hard-core free software fanatic, and gladly made the sacrifices needed. These days, I use it because it's actually easier and better. If Windows were more functional and reliable, I would happily switch.
The same goes for big data today. I happily pay Google and Amazon with my (boring) data in exchange for excellent software and services that make my life easier.
A couple days ago I tried #KDE #plasma but was put off by a rather trivial behavior I couldn't figure out how to change. The screen lock and screen blank timeouts are separate values, so my screen stays on while locked.
What I want:
- screen is on when session is unlocked
- screen is off when session is locked, whether I locked it manually or it locked automatically
- ok if screen turns on very briefly when mouse or keyboard are used while session is locked
- basically, GNOME's behavior
My favorite writer died.