I don't think discourse is a bad solution, I read about it a while back on atwood's thing, and it sounds pretty cool. it wouldn't be a pro or a con for me vs this forum, but I don't consider myself a regular.
I randomly log into identica though, and my last visit here was in Sept 2011 (my username doesn't even match up!). I've found I tend to only login/search forums when I either need information or need to sell things. my online time is erratic in general, and I focus mostly on news sites. For communication I prefer email.
Identica is ok (but maybe status net is going away?), and G+ is ok, but not open source or privacy aware and definitely not for everyone.
jamba wrote:jezra wrote:
For the most part, I don't really give a shit about a distribution's code of conduct since I will *never* be signing it or agreeing to it in any way.
didn't you have to sign Ubuntu's to use launchpad for heybuddy?
75% of my commit messages probably violate the UCoC... fucking commit messages
hahaha good point, didn't think of that.
shows how much I know about launchpad, I had to check if I agreed to it just now--turns out I didn't. sweet.
I hear Ubuntu (and Fedora) fanbois love the CoC
I have a Seiko Coutura kinetic perpetual that my wife got me several years ago when we were dating. it is currently non-working in need of some service.
I also have a chinese fake Omega Seamaster planet ocean. I need to get a new band for this one as the pin fell out and I lost it (and the band is too small).
I've been looking at some Seikos recently, some automatics like the 5 series. Looking at G-shocks and stuff like that too. generally stuff <$200
I think watches are fascinating. I would like to learn watch repair as a hobby at some point in my life.
Looking the silver lining of this ugly Bryan cloud, it was nice to see the boost in activity in the forum. It's already dying down again though . . . I can only hope that Leo says something horrendous about Fab on TWiT. I suppose I ought to switch over to identi.ca, but I just don't like it.
I tried once again last week to make heads and tails out of Identi.ca. Just can't seem to get the hang of it.
I'm registered there, and seem to have my own page, or wall or whatever you call it.
I see the outlaw group, and see Fabs page, but where is all the conversation? Where is all the fun, that I'm hearing about?
you probably have to follow some more people, that is when you see the things they say
in the linuxoutlaws group (!lo !linuxoutlaws) you get to see any posts pinged at that group
Lots of people from here are on there, add some of these guys and you'll wind up with lots of cross-talk and conversations :-)
a terminal :-)
a window manager with programmable keybindings (openbox)
a web browser (Links + chromium or firefox...been using firefox primarily again since v4)
-gnash-plugin usually works for what I use. my wife needs adobe flash
a battery monitor
an app launcher
a way to display the clock and battery monitor
a text editor (geany)
a PDF viewer
a bitorrent client (transmission)
IRC client (irssi or xchat)
a package manager (apt, yum, pacman)
That's really all I ever use.
I use LXDE most of the time, currently on Fedora.
LXDE doesn't have packagekit
Sadly, I just confirmed that the F15 LXDE spin DOES install PackageKit by default. Grrrrrrrr.
Fortunately, yum remove did the job without removing anything else!
Possibly related, F15 LXDE does NOT install the incredibly useful yum security plugin. WTF?
After 'yum install yum-security' is successful, you can run 'yum --security update' to install all security updates. Yay!
BTW lxdm looks pretty good - it includes a DE select option at login. Wonder why Ubuntu had to reinvent it (see LightDM)?
thanks for the correction, and the info!
if you stick with fedora, don't deviate too far from the default.
I miss arch sometimes, maybe I will reinstall it one of these days. I like debian a lot too though (sid or testing)
right there with you. 90% of what I do is windows-involved. I have a MS SQLServer db, and we write programs for test and data analysis for Windows. Luckily none of us software guys in my group (currently @ 3) are big fans of MS so we have been slowly injecting open source solutions. Git, Fossil, and SQLite to start with. Oh, and instead of going with .NET like the rest of the company, we went with a smaller Basic compiler--yeah it's not open sourced, but it is cross-platform and not one of the big guys.
Unfortunately I have seen a trend with some of our measurement equipment. Most of it used to run embedded Unix/Linux, but in more recent years everything has XP. Causes a lot of problems... but now the screens look pretty! :-/
I listen to LO at work as well, when I actually get to sit at my desk.
at work I use a lenovo x200 (windows 7). I love the size of it, I think it is 12" widescreen. the keyboard has all normal sized keys, which is nice.
Daily I use an acer aspire one, which is a good size for a netbook. I definitely wouldn't want to use anything smaller. it runs fedora 15LXDE (gnome3 was on here, but was a little sluggish). keyboard is a little small, and screen could be slightly bigger, but those are my only compaints.
asus eeePC 900A -- this is an older one, and I use one as a server running debian. the other one I have meego installed on for the kids. these are pretty slow, though (altho the server is quick since it has no desktop environment or x)
we also have an acer aspire revo nettop, which runs fedora 15 gnome3. it runs well, but it isn't a laptop. I haven't played minecraft in a while now, but this is what I usually play on.