It is almost fall and plenty of things have changed.
- Linux Project scratched
- Forums purged from life
- Almost all video games and other forms of entertainment purged from life.
- Work and money became first priority
I have been busy with work and balancing it with my personal life, hence the lack of activity. The new healthcare laws has made so many impacts on the hospitals in America that I begin to think that there is no such thing as job security.
There are two fanboys: Ignorant ones and enlightened ones. Both support their idol/item/deity wholeheartedly. They proudly advertise their beloved product to everyone and consistently back it up with subjective evidence about how it has improved their life. The only difference between the ignorant ones and the enlightened ones is that the enlightened one acknowledges the drawbacks of the item in question. The ignorant fanboys merely aggravate the more educated ones and tend to drain morale, progress, and creativity.
Example: Enlightened Nintendo fanboy acknowledges the fact that the majority of their games are mediocre and child-oriented whereas an ignorant one would dodge the question by supporting his or her standpoint with nearly irrelevant facts, simply because he or she does not have the in-depth background information. In other words, the ignorant fanboy has limited knowledge and understanding to even provide an adequate argument or debate against the debater.
Please be aware that the example above may or may not be particularly true to the nature of Nintendo fanboys in real life.
As far as life goes, a very small minority of the human population reside in the educated section of fanboys, especially on the internet. In order to enlighten the less-informed individuals, one must go back into the cave as Socrates has foretold in the story of “Allegory of the Cave” and convince them that what they believe in was simply just a shadow of a puppet show and that there are far better things in life. Unfortunately, this ordeal is highly trifling and time consuming, where one wonders if the ends would justify the means.
For the truly stubborn and unenlightened, leave them behind because they are rigid in their ways. They refuse to change, because they fear of change and possibly lack the mental strength to handle the shock. Also, it is not worth fighting the stubbornly ignorant fanboys who rage against the obvious facts, because they tend to think that they are inherently right. Make one attempt to show them that they are wrong and present concrete objective evidence and let them come to their own conclusions. If they still refuse to change their ways, then so be it.
Therefore, we are left with these options:
- Press forward and keep trying to educate them
- Ignore and leave them behind.
- Fuel the fire by retaliating like a boss (such as ostracizing or making a laughingstock out of the person)
Of course, watching this music video can immensely ease the suffering.
Happy Valentine everybody! New stuff has come to my attention and kept me busy.
- Dropbox experimenting their new build with automatic uploading of photos and videos (up to 5GB free space)
- Finding an adequate group collaboration tool for my new linux project
- Configuring Alpine to work with Lavabit
- Scrounging up money to somehow finance my techy endeavors
- Catching up on Movies, TV Shows, Comics, and Games.
- Enjoying the most out of my current job and social life.
For the bachelors/bachelorettes, this is prime time to setup blind dates or sabotaging other dates (not recommended). Just to make things clear, alcohol is not a suitable love companion. Same applies to food.
I have just done a debian netinstall over the week and I was surprised at how straight-forward it is. Anybody could literally pick up the netinstall cd and install it without any prior experience and still get a functional system. Say goodbye to downloading distros and hello to netinstalls. No more bloat and built exactly the way I like it.
The only parts that I think a newbie should consult first are wireless drivers, apt commands, bash commands, and how to setup a window manager. Other than that, it is pretty much smooth sailing.
I browse the web religiously with keyboard, and the firefox extension “Pentadactyl” allows me to do so. Unfortunately, this extension has some kind of bug or error that I cannot fix at the moment. The extension “functions” like it is supposed to but it will not open the site that I want in the window. The inability to navigate the web with just a keyboard is rough. Once a person has learned how to navigate the web with just the keyboard (like Vim), one does not want to go back to a keyboard and mouse setup for efficiency sake.
For the time being, I’ll be experimenting with Opera and Chrome until I fix my Palemoon installation.
Info: Palemoon is a Windows optimized Firefox.