GNU+Linux sysadmin of many years. Dedicated Gentoo user. Ask me about my USE flags!

Daily IRC user for ~15 years.

Amateur keto chef.

Born and raised in the city, but a country boy at heart.

Dog-dad to two rescued mutts who changed my life.

Technological redneck, in the sense of "why yes I rewrote that in bash, why?"

I never did very well with rules.

Live free (as in software) or die.

@gentoorebel

Welcome to ! I may very well take you up on the offer of asking you about your use flags—I've been pretty happy with for a while now, but I'm seriously considering switching to gentoo next time I distro hop. (Maybe , but probably ).

@codesections @gentoorebel I really like the sound of , and the tinkerer in me is very intrigued by , but I'm just so spoiled with the package availability in ...

@kungtotte @codesections if you're big into the AUR, check out Portage Overlays, which is the Gentoo equivalent.

You can search the overlays here to see if something is readily available.

gpo.zugaina.org/

@gentoorebel

Also, on the subject of "why yes I rewrote that in bash, why?", you might be interested in one of my side projects: , a full passphrase generator based off similar principles to diceware or other word-list based passphrase generators. It's pure bash and plays well with standard input/output.

passgen.codesections.com

@codesections will definitely check it out. I've been (happily) using pwgen for some time, but mostly just for pure entropy and randomness.

@gentoorebel Welcome! Don't run into a lot of IRC people these days anymore!

@gentoorebel hey there. gentoo user since i dunno, on funtoo since 2011. lchf, cooking stuff sometimes. welcome to mastodon 👋

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