So, I am sitting in my apartment in the North East Georgia mountains, an unlit cigarette is hanging out of my mouth, I have no idea what to write, and I am realising that this unfortunate bout of writer's block is likely due to the fact that nothing is really going wrong with my Linux box(es).
It's funny in a way. I used to "distro hop" constantly because nothing ever seemed to work quite right (and I got bored easily). As I became more knowledgeable, more experienced, and most importantly more comfortable with Linux, I realised that the distribution choice is rather irrelevant. At the end of the day, packages are available (or at least source tars) and most things can be accomplished in any distribution (though the work everything may take is of varying amounts).
Of course, there are things that I would like to see change. There are things that I would like to see various projects achieve and/or simply implement. There is still a lot that I wish to learn. All of these things can and will one day happen when I find the motivation, but for now... things work. I can't really say that about any other operating system. I certainly can't say the same about OSX or Windows anyway.
I have VIM, Firefox, GNAT, XAMPP, VirtualBox, Mutt, hotplug support, stability, relative security, some video games, and an office suite (since I never got around to setting up LaTex, antiword, and sc). My Palm Pixi acts as my media player and portable document reader (among other things) and I can drag and drop my files to and from that, and it syncs with GMail which I can access through the web and through Mutt. So, at the end of the day, everything works and I have no need to change anything.
I guess, the only enemy left is peace... and boredom. With nothing broken, my validation of endless tinkering is all kinds of messed up. Heck even the Via Chrome chipset drivers are working relatively well. Intel chips are working well too. Did Hell freeze over?
I finished my cigarette. Change tracks on cmus. Cool.
I guess, similarly to the former Mutt tutorials, I could start a series of tutorials on other topics: Vi, Ada, PHP/MySQL, Linux distribution development... who knows?
Did a new Gentoo release just come out? I guess I'll go f--- around with that.