Destination status quo

A reflection on idealism and the inadequacy of things

I recently happened upon an article1 that argued against the four freedoms as defined by the Free Software Foundation. I don’t actually want to link to the article—its tone is rather rude and unsavoury, and I do not want to end up in a kerfuffle—but I’ll include an obfuscated link at the end of the article for the sake of integrity. The article—in spite of how much I disagree with its conclusions—inspired me to reflect on idealism and the inadequacy of things. [Read More]

Using Fedora Silverblue for development

I recently switched to Fedora Silverblue for my development machine. I want to document approximately how I do this (and why it’s awesome!). Fedora Silverblue This article is not an introduction to Fedora Silverblue, but a short summary is well-placed: Fedora Silverblue is an immutable operating system that upgrades atomically. Effectively, the root filesystem is mounted read-only, with the exception of /var, /home, and /etc. The system is upgraded by mounting a new read-only snapshot as the root filesystem. [Read More]

Big Distro

A plea for Debian, Fedora, openSUSE & Ubuntu

I like to read GNU/Linux hobbyist forums from time to time. Partially to keep up with all the changes that are constantly happening within the lovely world of Free Software, but mostly because I’m just very excited about GNU/Linux. It is quite possibly the world’s biggest international collaborative effort, and that’s just mind-bogglingly cool—the idea that people from all over the world come together to make this amazing tool for everyone to freely use. [Read More]

CopyCamp: Public Money, Public Code

If it is public money, it should be public code as well

This weekend, I attended CopyCamp in Warsaw. I arrived in a hurry and on a whim, because I was substituting for someone who could not attend last-minute. Erik Da Silva and I together held a talk on the FSFE’s latest campaign, Ā«Public Money, Public CodeĀ». It is a campaign that postulates that software used or created by public institutions ought become Free Software and available to the public that paid for it. [Read More]

How I do my computing

There are a lot of conscious choices and efforts I make when it comes to how I do my computing. I list them here for me to review once in a while, or for your entertainment. Devices I have five devices that I use at least semi-regularly. In order of use: Thinkpad T470. A self-built desktop computer (A10-7850k, R9 380). Some Kobo e-reader. Moto G (I believe it’s the 2015 model, but I’m not too sure). [Read More]