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Actively looking for work now.

Mainly in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, but a challenging position with good COLA-adjusted pay compared to that might tempt me further afield.

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I am definitely available for projects.

Got something weird that's causing irritation in your team but nobody has the time or energy to deal with?

"It is a mistake to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends.

What the public wants is their own individual comfort."

-- Isaac Asimov

Hundreds of people went to the funeral of a WWII veteran after learning that he had no surviving family to attend.
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your daily reminder that the sudden elimination of a capitalist state will not address homophobia, racism, ableism, and other implicit biases

even if the revolution was tomorrow, we would still have work to do to get to an actually equitable world

one of the reasons that white anarchists frustrate me is this belief that if you topple the state, the goodness of people will float up and all that pesky racism stuff will melt away.

this is a dangerous belief. the revolution doesn't end at revolt.

Gah! Too many things I can do, and not a hard bead on what I should be doing.

"When looking to hire a new accountant, I check out their Google Drive. If they don't have at least a few public side project spreadsheets, they are not passionate enough."

That's how stupid it sounds...

Rule 1 for new Linux users:
Don't try too hard.

If something looks more difficult than you think it should be, take 5 minutes and look at the documentation again.

A hardcopy of a current Linux guide is probably a good investment, but even the forums for your distribution of choice will help a lot.

I've been using Linux professionally since 1994, and personally for a couple of years before that.

I have programming skills from bare-metal assembly to CSS, a broad familiarity with the Open Source ecosystem, and I'm still learning new things all the time.

Actively looking for work now.

Mainly in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, but a challenging position with good COLA-adjusted pay compared to that might tempt me further afield.

For instance: on init systems, does your embedded device even need one?

So, on the loose now.
I get the server stack, which I might be able to unload some of for some cash.

I apparently am more comfortable with *deep* Unix and Linux architecture than a lot of people who are currently influential in the area.

my great-grandfather worked in a whoop-ass cannery. a gentle man by disposition, he'd come home with little flecks - we'd call 'em microaggressions nowadays - clinging to his face around the edges of where he'd been wearing his safety goggles. he felt bad that you could hardly get a kind word out of him until he'd had a bath, but it kept food on the table and a roof over their heads

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