My name is Len, and I’ve been using one form of Linux or another for about 20 years now, both professionally and unprofessionally.
In my day job, I write software and wrangle CentOS servers to help make sure that hungry people get the food that they need. In my previous gig, I worked for almost a decade as a professor, so I have lots of experience explaining things to adult learners.
I’m going through a process over the next few weeks/months, and I’d like to share my stories. The basics of where I’m at: I use Red Hat-based distros professionally, but my personal laptop has been Ubuntu for the past five years. My new laptop should arrive next week, and I plan to install Fedora Workstation 33 on it. I don’t know if there’s interest in a series of articles about the various setup and configuration steps. My loose plans for what I hope to do (some of which I may write about) are:
- Install F33 on a ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen8
- Make the fingerprint scanner work if it doesn’t work out of the box
- Configure, test and validate disaster recovery solutions for the desktop
- Install several free software packages (KeePassXC, GIMP, InkScape, Firefox, Thunderbird)
- Install several non-free software packages (Chrome, Spotify, Steam, Dropbox, Slack, JetBrains IDEs, Teams)
- Install my Ruby Dev Environment
- Install my PHP Dev Environment
- Take a second look at that ol’ disaster recovery solution and make sure it works when the whole system is setup
If there’s any interest in any of those tasks, give me a heads up. I can start building up cards on Taiga if any of these things seem interesting.
In general, I’m interested in writing on the following other things too:
- Local community building and outreach events (InstallFests, Hackathons, etc)
- Cloud architecture and deployments
- Gaming on Linux
- Alternative systems (Silverblue, Fedora CoreOS, Spins, Labs, etc)
Looking forward to engaging with you folks more!