Be me... Get asked to install mid 1990's proprietary software on updated windows 10 install. Find that the last install took 3 "IT guys" 3 days to figure this program out. I grew up on DOS and Apple II computers. Im now an "old guy". Started coding and hacking in '85.
I not only got the program installed, but all scripts compiled, installed, running and working flawlessly in under an hour.... Booyah!!!
Wherein mhoye climbs back out of a rabbit hole with a story:
"But if you ever wondered why just about every terminal in the world is eighty characters wide and twenty-five characters tall, there you go."
Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.
I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.
Boosts gratefully appreciated.
The Manjaro #Linux team just made a massive announcement about its future: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/09/08/manjaro-linux-just-made-a-massive-announcement-about-its-future/#2b616c1a36f9
I'm staying on Fosstodon whether I agree or disagree with what Kev said. I'm here because I wanted to be a part of a community around one of my passions.
Thats why this place exists. There are people from all different walks... lets show grace towards each other, even if we disagree.
Some of you guys scream inclusion (which I strongly support) but in the same breath troll someone who disagrees with you on a issue.
Lets show grace, tone down being self-absorbed and keep it focused on FOSS.
You're white = you hate PoC
You're male = you are a woman hating mysoginist
You're straight = you hate the LGBTQ2 (sorry if thats missing a group).
You're a white male = you are priviledged
You're conservative = you support Trump
You're a Christian = you hate everyone.
These are the assumptions people on the fediverse have trolled me over.
No matter who you are or what you say, someone is going to disagree with you. Someone is going to troll you. There are trolls in every community.
All around Geek from Texas. I love to learn new things and meet new people.
Systems Admin by day
Volunteer Firefighter by night
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