When the World Wide Web was a bunch of pages not-well organized by a couple of search engines (Yahoo and Altavista), one project appeared on the net: the Dmoz, the well-known as the “Open Directory Project”. That project was maintained (like Linux) by a group of volunteers, editors, and it was a static list of links organized in categories, topics, languages and schemes, to allow users an easy research of sources on the internet.
I am kind of passionate about Linux since I was 19.
I started with a RedHat 6.1 found in a CD annexed to Linux Journal. I used to live in Italy at that time, and my first reaction was something like “finally I can understand what my computer is actually doing on a daily basis”. Top, probably, was the first cli command I tried when my graphic card didn't allow me to have a proper gui. And then I started to explore the file system with cd, tree, and a new universe appeared in front of my eyes.
I needed a manual... A proper one
The Linux Documentation Project, for example, was a good start. And its “Introduction to Linux” was a good reference.
Does Linux have a future?
Today, Linux is ready to accept the challenge of a fast-changing world
Through the time, I remained strings attached to rpm based distributions (basically because of Scisoft and Planet Ccrma), first with Redhat, then Fedora and now, after some years, with Centos. For some reason, Debian, and its popular fork, Ubuntu, were not the right distributions for me.
I like systemd. But, shh... let's keep the secret ;)
Music: I'll Be The One
Artist: Scream Inc. || Album: Inception
Long time ago, in BBS far far away, a “guru” user put a disclaimer on a science chatroom
please do not share your personal details
Roughly 10 years later, another “guru” user put another disclaimer on another science chatroom
please briefly introduce yourself
good manners are required
Who was right? Who was wrong?
Both of them. But through the time, the idea of privacy changed a bit, and that modification had an impact on the idea of keeping your data for yourself. No, it's not a Facebook fault. All happened because of us. If you open the door, it's quite easy to understand that you allow anyone to cross your borders.
Here starts is my journey of being the owner of my metadata.
Linux, Tor and the Fediverse will be part of this analysis.
And maybe more...
Music: Not Alone
Artist: Rude || Album: Brainspin