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Do you use your powers for good or for awesome? Sr. DevOps Engineer @ University of California (views my own) and FOSS Enthusiast. he/him
Apr 9 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
CentOS Stream 9 is already better and more "community" than what a CentOS Linux 9 would have ever been. Yes, I'm currently running it in production. For one, community members can for the first time contribute to CentOS to do excellent things, like Hyperscale SIG! There wouldn't have been any chance for btrfs in CentOS Linux 9.

sigs.centos.org/hyperscale/
Apr 8 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This is a bad take. With the popularity of CentOS Stream, Alma, and Rocky, not to mention Amazon Linux rebasing to Fedora, Red Hat has managed to become even more relevant. I'm disappointed to see Corey digging up this FUD from year old irresponsible headlines. It shows he hasn't really kept up with this space since then.
Nov 25, 2021 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
I hope this was useful for improving the dialog and gives some pause for assumptions about what user experience must be like for other users. Plenty of introspection has happened in the Linux community after @linusgsebastian examined the opposite scenario of this.

I intentionally did not @ him and please do not attack him. Others are now copy catting it in obnoxious ways and I won't give them publicity.
Nov 24, 2021 • 24 tweets • 5 min read
Why don't us longtime Linux users start livestreaming ourselves trying to install and use Windows and MacOS and highlighting all the annoying things as we go, especially 3rd party software oddities? We can all be like,

"You have to install how many .NET framework versions? How many reboots so far?"

"My Adobe version doesn't support this version of MacOS? No wonder people have so many have trouble taking MacOS seriously. Apple needs to fix this."
Oct 24, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
One of the most infuriating things about this is we've cooked the planet with this for nothing. Imagine if all that compute could have gone to BOINC projects like @RosettaAtHome or @WCGrid. 😔 The greed is literally killing us, both through global warming and opportunity cost for better public research into things like cancer and pandemics.
Oct 24, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Cryptocurrencies are pyramid schemes. It's Amway for tech bros. It's often the same wishy language and hypotheticals given by MLM salespeople. Yes, it does make some people very rich - at the expense of a whole lot of other people.
Oct 24, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
This is a great analogy. All that to say, there's no problem with at all with learning python first, but you'll understand how python works much better coming from C. To be clear, while I believe learning C first is useful, I do not at all believe it's required nor always helpful to suggest.