CREATORS CREATORS CREATORS CREATORS CREATORS!!!!! duuuuhhhhhh.....
God I so do not miss proprietary shit-ware.
There is a perplexing amount of GNOME hate in the top comments. I'm a very happy user. I've been using Linux almost exclusively in all capacities since about 1999 and have sampled and/or used a lot of desktop environments. GNOME is the best, IMHO.
I have a friend from China who is trying desperately not to go back. It's not a money issue - she's got huge stacks of cash - she doesn't want to subject herself and her kid to the environment - educational, and physical (namely the pollution).
"New study shows that 18-30 years of hell on earth will extend your lifespan by up to two years."
Nah I'm good.
> I'll never have kids, ever. They can fuck off.
Stay strong. They will say "You'll change your mind someday." That's not true for everyone - I haven't, and don't regret it.
Too much Fa(r)cebook.
Seriously, the number of people who spend all their relaxation time buried in that pile of steaming shite and ignoring their partner is just astounding, no wonder no intimacy happens.... Especially, I have to say it sorry, women.
Its a little more than that, but that is certainly a part of it. I blame the smart phone. I thought I had a great marriage right up until my wife got an Iphone. Now admittedly I do spend a little too much time with computers and music gear. So I wasn't that worried about it when my wife first got her Iphone, but 6 months later I was genuinely lonely, felt ignored, felt like I could not a have a decent conversation with her, and its been a battle since. I try to have a conversation with her, she has to check this thing and wont give the courtesy of putting it away for all of it. I try to go places and do things with it -- we could be at an incredibly fancy restaurant sans kids and still has to whip this one (and yes, it might be limited to a brief snap of this to post about it, but its often not), I have sex with her and 30 seconds later that blue light is on. I can't even watch a movie with her without her checking it.
I even took the step of introducing a high voltage static discharge into her prior one. She simply bought another within hours. She is not a morning person, so to see her sprint up even before I did to rush out to the Apple store was disheartening. Coming up upon a decade and I decided to file for divorce now rather than risk my retirement to it.
Some people may have a less intense reaction to it than I do. It depends upon what speaks to you about being loved and feeling loved. For me its no different than choosing crack cocaine over your partner. 16 years together, the last 10 of them married.
> video conferencing is just compensating for managements insecurity
I would have agreed with you until recently, when I started collaborating on a creative project with a non-technical friend. He was really in favor of occasional video conferencing, so we've been doing that, and it really has added an important dimension to our work.
I prefer to self-host whenever possible, so while we conduct much of our communication via a Mattermost instance, I would really like to ditch Google Hangouts for something I can host myself too, and works well on Linux (me) and Mac (him).
We have Slack at work. I recently set up a Mattermost instance for a personal project. Very much a work-alike - and of course can be self-hosted.
Though I didn't use it, Mattermost has an "omnibus" install that encapsulates pretty much everything requires to run it - web server, database server, etc.
Anything cut to length will be too short.