I've read an article today, in ZDnet, mourning how desktop distributions seem to wax and wane. It really made me think about how to properly convey what I feel to be the root issues with desktop adoption of Linux (and the wider CS industry), and why I think most people are very, very wrong about … Continue reading The state of FLOSS and the tech industry
I've just spent the better part of three hours arguing on IRC about Let's Encrypt clients. After speaking with two others, I realised that nobody who I spoke with before knew their facts were facts. Different people all told me various incorrect information, such as: No ACME client supports doing a manual DNS TXT record … Continue reading Speaking with authority
I'm going to tell you a secret. Most computer users cannot write computer code. (Shock!) This is not anything new, and I would dare say this is not even necessarily a problem that needs to be corrected. In a similar vein, a great deal of first-world citizens use cars daily, but I doubt many drivers … Continue reading The problem with “patches welcome” culture
I've never been a big fan of stores being open on Thanksgiving Day, because I feel that American culture already emphasises consumerism and unhealthy obsessions with work enough. However, I rarely say anything, because what are you going to do with big-box retailers? They want some of that Black Friday money, and they typically don't … Continue reading Happy Workaholic Day!