The blog of David Wickes, software developer

Interview at ‘My Linux Rig’

A few months ago Steven Ovadia over at My Linux Rig spotted my post about the night I installed Linux and asked me if I’d like to do a quick interview about, well, about my Linux setup. Sounded like a good idea so I answered his questions. He posted the interview today if you’d like to look at it.

If there’s any amendments that need to be made now that I’ve been using Linux for, oh, about 20 times as long as I had been, it would have to be that I find myself wrestling with the system more - but in a good way. I know that I can make it do the things I want it to if I just invest a bit of time and effort to find out how. Linux doesn’t make me ‘put up and shut up’ - it actively encourages me to fix things, make it suit me. This sort of experimentation and investigation takes time, but it’s ultimately very rewarding - I know my way around my Linux machine better than my Windows set up.

In addition I rarely touch ST3 any more, spending most of my editing time on Vim as previously mentioned. And Guake lost its novelty rapidly. Right now I’m sifting through five years of Gmail using Mutt. Now that’s something. And using irssi to dip my toe into the community with IRC.

Probably the most affecting bit is to see the phrase ‘David Wickes, Software Developer’ at the top. I’m not a software developer - yet. But I will be soon. And reading that, well, it made me feel pretty good about myself. Something to aspire to.