Quitting IT / Technology?

Submitted by devblog on Sun, 08/03/2020 - 00:00

Sysadmin Docs:

I think I may be quitting IT/Tech to pursue a creative career.

Most of my IT interests have tended to involve monetizing my personal interests in tech, but I think given the state of tech I am not that interested anymore.

IT has not evolved as I wanted and I find doing so many things backwards, like there is no progress in the basic IT Admin toolset. Programming is or probably was my original interest, but I kind of switched to IT Admin, mostly on the Linux side, and Unix shell programming quite frankly is an acquired taste, and I probably didn't learn Python well enough.

On the Funding of "Free" Software Tools

Submitted by devblog on Mon, 25/12/2017 - 00:00

I was involved in a reddit discussion on the funding of free open source software tools, and made a note on how software developers in the contemporary open source environment have adopted a completely wrong approach towards the funding of the tools to use. I noted that there seems to be an agenda driven by corporate interests to deflect the efforts and the proper approach for developing such tools. Naturally I had a critic who responded in the expected manner, only strengthening my beliefs. This is just a note on my opinions.

Blogging - Asciidoc, Emacs Org-Mode

Submitted by devblog on Sun, 02/07/2017 - 23:29

Blogging can be quite tedious. Why can't it be as simple as creating a Microsoft Word document and uploading it to the page? I have no idea how the internet industry managed to inflict the clusterfuck of HTML and CSS on normal human beings. Drupal developer community did not make it easier for mere mortals by inflicting all kinds of restrictions for people who just wanted to churn out a short note in 5 minutes. Things like making inline CSS difficult, with the expectation that you hard to use CSS files stored on the file system, or even CSS injector did not help much.

The Electronic Brain

Submitted by Carlos Quinto on Sun, 28/08/2016 - 19:55

(from Advaita Musings)

Thinking along similar lines as the Direct Post Processing Induction let us consider a different case. In this one consciousness arises as an effect of the states in an electronic computer, rather than those in a biological brain.

In this example the whole world is modelled right down to the quantum level in a computer and the sentient aspect of the brain models the biological brain exactly, only in this example consciousness arises from the electronic states.