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vwbusguy

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Do you use your powers for good or for awesome?

Senior #DevOps Engineer at a major research institution (views/opinions my own) and a severe #Linux and #opensource enthusiast. Also into #retrocomputing, #fountainpens, #Volkswagen, #music, and #cooking. #fedi22

Hoosier currently living in California.

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vwbusguy, to random
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What do you call a father's day present delivered to the wrong person?

A faux pa gift!

#dadjoke

vwbusguy,
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@nicholas_saunders Even the hashtag is a pun! It's a dad joke dad joke!

vwbusguy, to random
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Is there anything more magical in the kitchen than a well seasoned cast iron skillet where eggs just slide around on it without sticking, leaving them with a nice satisfying crisp and nothing much to clean up afterwards?

vwbusguy, to random
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From a personal tech perspective, one of the best decisions I ever made for myself was setting up a server to store my family pictures a decade ago. It's been absolutely rewarding to be in control of my own data, having data backups I can rely on, and a way to securely share files/media with others - all on my own replaceable/upgradable devices!

vwbusguy,
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@Monstersx I use a bunch of stuff now. My journey with it started by wanting a place to store family pictures.

vwbusguy, to random
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jzb, to random
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Someday I will stop typing :wq in other text editors / programs to save and quit my work.

Someday. That day, apparently, is not today.

vwbusguy,
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@jzb I've managed to commit that, breaking some xml, and failing some tests more than once.

vwbusguy, to music
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This song is not what I thought it was going to be about. Not used to mullet referring to the fish.

vwbusguy, to random
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Back when everyone else was discovering Apple iPods, I rocked a "Dell DJ". I might have been the only one that bought one of those..

vwbusguy, to mastodon
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What devs imagine the bookmark feature is used for: Maintaining a list of posts you want to easily find in the future.

What mine actually represents: All the posts I've accidentally bookmarked while scrolling through my feed on my phone.

alexseifert, to linux
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Switching to Fedora from Windows full-time on my main PC was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

vwbusguy,
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@alexseifert Very glad I made this move as well! 😎

vwbusguy, to random
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Did you know that the reason why many lizard marriages don't last is because so many of them are anole'd?

codemonkeymike, to linux
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users, what do you think is the most intimidating or confusing part of someone first getting into Linux?

Where do you see people get stuck or dissuaded?

vwbusguy,
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@thestrangelet @codemonkeymike Just use the default btrfs on Fedora and you don't have to think about it beyond that. Whatever operating system or file system you use, always back up your stuff.

If it's a laptop, I definitely would encrypt it.

vwbusguy, to fedora
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It's surprisingly difficult to find options for laptops shipping or any other supported non-ChromeOS flavor of from the website.

vwbusguy,
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It's not even in their OS search filters anymore 😔

vwbusguy,
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The option definitely exists if you happen to know a model that supports it and take the time to hunt and peck for the option, but this is definitely a regression in the experience.

vwbusguy,
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@codemonkeymike I don't see any that ship Fedora by default. It looks like it's on select sub-models that offer a customize option, AFAICT.

vwbusguy,
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@thefossguy @tuxedocomputers I'm still several months out from ordering an upgrade for my work ThinkPad (which I absolutely love), but Tuxedo is unfortunately not a registered vendor for my $DAYJOB, which doesn't make it impossible in my particular case, but it isn't a trivial consideration, either.

vwbusguy,
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@thefossguy What I was really hunting for when I started down this rabbit hole is if the T14 Gen 6 supports with the new Qualcomm offering.

So far, I've yet to find info either way on that one.

vwbusguy,
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@thefossguy The current status is that is touting support for these Snapdragon X ARM procs and is shipping two laptops with them, but neither with a Linux option. 😕

https://www.qualcomm.com/developer/blog/2024/05/upstreaming-linux-kernel-support-for-the-snapdragon-x-elite

vwbusguy,
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@codemonkeymike @thefossguy Weird that we might get full mainline support for the Copilot+ machines before Raspberry Pi 5.

vwbusguy, to random
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Me, watching a YouTube video of a guy explaining how donuts in Japan vs America are different and saying American donuts are for dessert and I don't have the heart to comment to let him know they're for breakfast.

Image from Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard

vwbusguy,
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@Mirppc Look, man - I ain't here to police your donut eating, because if I did, I'd certainly be a hypocrite! 😂

nixCraft, (edited ) to linux
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Poll: Which clone of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise ) are you using? Please boost for reach. TIA.

vwbusguy,
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@alihan_banan @nixCraft Correct. Fedora is the upstream of RHEL. RHEL and CentOS are based on Fedora.

vwbusguy,
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@PedroSC96 @nixCraft Nah. My home server runs Fedora. Fedora makes for an excellent server if you're OK with regularly upgrading it.

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