Why Year of the Linux Desktop is Bullshit

The title of this alone speaks volumes greater than the exposition that’s to follow, and I’m sure that some of my peers are already bounding from the sheds with pitchforks and torches in hand, but I’ve never been one to not voice a concern even when the house is burning down. Yet again, we inContinue reading “Why Year of the Linux Desktop is Bullshit”

RHEL 8… Y U No Werk Bruh? (Again)

Yet again I’ve stumbled onto a workflow breaking issue with RHEL 8. RDP is a major component of a lot of workflows for engineers and Remmina has traditionally been a great solution for these situations. All up until getting Remmina through Flatpak is the only reasonable method for obtaining it, and that RDP connections won’tContinue reading “RHEL 8… Y U No Werk Bruh? (Again)”

How to Learn Linux, Addendum

I swear, I’m not exclusively picking on CompTIA lately. I just happen to be really interested in what they’re doing, especially within the context of Linux. Also, since my last post, I’m suddenly receiving emails from their mailing list even though I never explicitly signed up for one. Weeeee. One such email included a listContinue reading “How to Learn Linux, Addendum”

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Thoughts

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of steam about the CompTIA Linux+ exam. Evidently they’re separating away from the LPI partnership that’s long been in place – not sure if that has anything to do with the bruhaha – but I thought I’d dig into the exam outline to see what the competency focuses were,Continue reading “CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Thoughts”

Basic firewalld

As someone who dreaded having to interact with the esoteric networking gatekeeper that was iptables, firewalld presented an opportunity for mere mortals to feel like more of a badass when crafting ingress rules. Although firewalld manages iptables, some abstraction is most welcome, if incomplete. For example, playing in the firewalld arena will only handle ingressContinue reading “Basic firewalld”