Only the lonely

Yesterday, a new CrunchBanger named Alain posted an item in the Off Topic/General Chat forum section entitled CrunchBang Loneliness. To paraphrase briefly, he says he’s got CrunchBang set up just the way he wants . . . so what to do now? What do we spend most of our time doing?

I can only speak for myself, and did so in the thread. First, I’m usually never finished with my CrunchBang setup. From time to time, search parties have had to look for me once I venture into the monthly Screenshot Thread in the Artwork & Screenshots forum (here’s November’s listing), and the same can be said for The New Monster Conky Thread here in the Tips, Tricks and Scripts section.

Then there’s just hanging out in the forums, helping out where I can when a question I can answer — those few-and-far-between rare ones — comes up, or welcoming newcomers to CrunchBang or just learning a thing or two reading through some of the past forum posts.

Yeah, it’s almost as bad as Facebook, but not quite.

So, Alain and others in the CrunchBang realm, there’s never a shortage of things to do around the CrunchBang world.

[Now to post the song mentioned in the title in the “What are you listening to right now?” section in General Chat/Off Topic before fellow Roy Orbison fan VastOne does . . . ]

This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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One response to “Only the lonely

  1. What to do now? Loneliness?
    Ya gotta be kidding me.

    If you seriously like the way things look on #!, then you’ve had to tinker with things a lot! You’ve explored with modifying menus with XML. Maybe some BASH scripting to automate repetitive tasks. If you can do that, it’s time to look at learning Ruby or Python. There’s still more out there.

    Even if you don’t tackle anything new, hang-out on the forums and answer some questions! Any linux distro is a daunting place when you first get into it, but #! is a place designed to be tinkered with.

    I have my posts set to e-mail me when something is going on in the forums. It’s not unusual for me to pull out my Android phone twice and hour and spend 30 seconds looking at what’s happening. In depth answer wait until lunch-time, and the day is nicely sped along…

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