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I figured it was about time for a followup on my systemd post. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while but time hasn’t allowed.

Software Empathy

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Over the past several months, I’ve written a lot of blog posts that were critical of various software. If it wasn’t clear from these (sometimes) incoherent ramblings, there was a common thread that bound them all together

The End of Linux

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I’ve done a lot of tweeting about systemd lately. My internal conscience constantly reminds me of John Allspaw saying that twitter is just pretty much perfect for snarky comments (paraphrase).


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Note this post has comments disabled. This is a first for me but if someone wants to ask me anything else, there are multiple personal ways to contact me.

PaaS for Realists

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I realize I was pretty down on PaaS the past couple of days. Lest I send the wrong message, I figure a clarification is in order


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I’ve been a pretty big proponent of omnibus. I still think it’s the right way to go but recent changes have removed the primary reason for recommending it

Stop Fighting Distros - Part 2

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I’m a pretty harsh person. My wife and I have this discussion all the time about how things I say get interpreted. As the communicator, this responsibility lies squarely on my shoulders.

So before I start, I don’t “hate” distributions or the packaging format they use or the people doing the work. To this even of you who toil to track countless security reports or maintain some software package in an upstream repository because of your love for that software, here’s to you.