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!!!

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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."

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Also if you want some assorted Stickers...
This might be a good place to check out.

The big computer is dual boot. The new laptop is going to be dual boot ( both mint and window 10)

Got a new to me laptop today.. lenovo t440p. It took me a while to get into the bios so I could load linux.

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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.


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Congratulations to our good friends over at 🎉 The Manjaro leadership are building a sustainable platform for the future. We're sure this will open a new chapter for the team and their users. Join us in wishing them the best for the future! 💪

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You know you have too much gray in your hair when, at 41, you get a senior citizen's discount. *Sigh*. Happened to me last night. 😭😂😂

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Don't fucking tell me to read the man page if I'm asking for help. Shut the fuck up if you want to mock me for not getting an answer rather than actually helping out.

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I am excited about the new Ryzen 3000 series processors. It looks like AMD is finally giving Intel the thrashing they have needed for a while. Intel might have the clock speed, but AMD has cores and IPCs on their side now. It will only get better from here. Yay for competition again!

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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.

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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.

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