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The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode III : The Microsoft 'x86 Monopoly'

Posted 08-11-2016 at 08:45 AM by cynwulf
Updated 08-12-2016 at 10:33 AM by cynwulf

Foreword

And here we go again with another opinion piece and long awaited 3rd installment in this acclaimed series... As with the award winning "decline and fall of the linux forum" and it's sequel, this is merely a platform for some theorising and surmising and exploring just what drives people to participate in such mediums. The fact remains however that we can surmise and theorise all we like and it won't change a damned thing.

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The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode II : Initiation rights in the Linux dojo...

Posted 11-03-2015 at 09:21 AM by cynwulf
Updated 08-01-2016 at 11:22 AM by cynwulf

Foreword

Yet another opinion piece, so be warned. This is what happens when someone has spare time in between the usual chaotic stupidity known as "the working day".

Introduction

I read - and I expect some of you did as well - jkirksey1889's thread "I found a simple fix to all of my Linux problems".

It took me right back to the 80's in that it reminded me of Daniel waxing on and waxing off. Daniel as you may recall...
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The decline and fall of the Linux forum

Posted 10-26-2015 at 09:51 AM by cynwulf
Updated 10-26-2015 at 12:08 PM by cynwulf

Foreword

As this is a blog, you may find some comments offensive. If this is indeed the case, then I would strongly advise against reading blogs - or grow a thicker skin. The comments or examples in this article are not directed at anyone or any particular forum. I may allude to some forums, but won't name any names - if you make the connection, you might have made the right or the wrong connection. This is mainly because, it's not fair to those sites to just single them out and...
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Keeping OpenBSD up to date with security (errata) patches

Posted 10-19-2015 at 07:09 AM by cynwulf
Updated 10-22-2015 at 04:26 AM by cynwulf

Introduction

I've seen people struggling with this on the web and decided to write a short 'blog' on the subject - hopefully some will find this useful. Before we begin, please note that this is not a professional guide, wiki, manual, documentation, nor am I providing guarantees of any kind. If you stumble across this article in a few years time, follow it and break your system - or hose your employers server(s) and get sacked - it's your fault.

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