I bought two Raspberry Pi's in October. One of them is currently doing duty as an IRC server inside of one of my Broadband-Hamnet mesh nodes (formerly HSMM-MESH), the other is for use as a backup, and for experimenting.
From Rustlers' Rhapsody:
Rex O'Herlihan: You're not a good guy at all!
Bob Barber: I'm a lawyer, you idiot!
I found that programming for a living does tend to take away the passion I used to have for it. To compensate, I tend to code for myself on my off time. I'd like to get into an open source project one of these days, but for now, I just write my own programs and enjoy the process.
You could get into an open source project, see if that might re-kindle your passion for programming. Make sure you check you company policy for code you write after work, you wouldn't want to run afoul of that.
I wish I had mod points, that made me laugh!
I don't know what "UNIX" you use, that has bash as the standard shell, but the two "UNIX" variants we have at work... Solaris and AIX, both use the Korn shell (ksh) as the default and standard shell.
Hey Oracle, you and Larry Ellison can kiss my hairy ass. It will be a cold day in hell before I use any of your products again.
As a friend of mine is fond of saying, "if you want an argument, pick another subject".
I'm just providing one potential solution to the submitter's question.
Well, you could get your Amateur Radio license, then you could use Winlink 2000 to send and receive emails while at sea.
Of course, I personally despise Winlink 2000, because of the robots that never listen to see if other stations are transmitting, before they transmit, but that's just my personal opinion.
I still have a lot of used floppy disks from back in the mid to late 80's. Lots of files (including source code) on them.
I graduated from high school in 1977. The very first time I saw a calculator was in "A" school in the Navy, later on that year. I bought one at the Navy Exchange, can't remember the price. It was a Casio calculator, I can't remember the model number. We used to get drunk and use it to play music on our stereo in the barracks room. Tune an FM radio to an unused frequency, lay the calculator on top, and just press the buttons. The radio would pick up the frequencies, demodulate them, and play them back.
It was fun, but the music was somewhat limited
... having to get up at 6:00 AM to provide communications assistance to the local parade, then going back out at 6:00 PM until midnight to provide support for the local fireworks show.
If it weren't for these, the Fourth of July would be nothing more than a long weekend for me.
That's funny, I was born in 1959, and I say the exact same thing all the time!
Slackware was my second distro, after Red Hat. I tend to flit around and change distros almost at will, but I am running Slackware 13.0 on my main desktop at the moment. I also ordered the 13.1 CD set, and will install that when it arrives.
I have to agree with the parent, I have certainly learned a lot about Linux from Slackware.
Just freakin installed 13.0 on my computer yesterday!
That was awesome, thanks for the link!