Pick two distributions of Linux and write a short comparison (origins, target groups, development/licensing/business models, leadership/community/supporters, software choices etc).
Write a short opinion piece about the practical applicability of the ideals described above in the modern world (the 2020s).
“Remember the human”, the first commandment of Netiquette by Virginia Shea. In the online world it is very important to remember that you are talking to actual people when you post/comment on social media. This is often something most people learn as they get older as, to my knowledge, there isn’t much education on this during primary school in most countries. In my own experience that’s definitely the case and it took me a long time and many years to mature on the internet, but I learned that it pays off to be nice to people, both in real life and on the internet. Keeping a good tone not only keeps threads/posts/chats from derailing but also gives you more respect from other people, especially if it eventually derails and turns into a “flame war”. Keeping your cool in those situations is of utmost importance in the online world.
In Denmark, an IT professional would be required to have both certain technical and social skills depending on their role however I think there is too many different IT roles to generalize too much. In general though, an education or certain certificates are required for most IT positions and the “hax0r” / nerd type is sort of looked down upon as many roles requires great social skills like speech and presentation skills, there do however still exist craftsmen roles, but even these require way more communication skills than before with agile frameworks like SCRUM.
In 2012 Christian Engström and Rick Falkvinge, members of the Swedish Pirate Party, published a proposal called “The Case for Copyright Reform”. A proposal most of us who has an interest in the internet / tech can agree with. Many would maybe like to go even further but being the politicians they are, Christian & Rick tries to meet the copyright industry halfway as they don’t want to abolish copyright but reform it. They summarize their proposal in six points: Moral Rights Unchanged, Free Non-Commercial Sharing, 20 years of Commercial Monopoly, Registration after 5 Years, Free Sampling and A Ban on DRM.
The internet gave everyone a voice and with that came a lot of “user written media”, written media could now be done by anybody, not necessarily professionals, and reach millions of people. It changed journalism and written media in general, blogs are free from the constraints of journalism and allows writers to break news as soon as it occurs, anyone can, for good or bad, now publicize anything at any time.
For each success story there is a couple of failures, in the IT field there is many of both. In this post I’m gonna talk about the three interesting failures (imo) and why they failed.
Inspired by people like Daniel Miessler and several guides which suggest you create a website/blog I finally decided to make one myself after a friend of mine showed me Jekyll. I was sold. It provides me with all my needs for a website/blog while being very easily accessible.