This is my fifth or sixth year exploring Bodhi Linux and sensitive money matters aside, I am thankful of my time here and still prefer keeping a low profile. I felt obliged to contribute to this community moving forward in monetary terms by affording a paid membership even though I have gone back to using Microsoft Windows after completing some key modules of my M.Divinity course in Buddhism. Monasticism is not my cup of tea, but I needed to take some moral precepts after all, this year with a Korean lineage. Intuitively, it is a voluntary effort on my end to take sides with South Korea - not really bodhi, but - in case the DMZ breaks out during my lifetime i.e. I needed to take precepts and study bodhi, not exactly become a Master of ministering followers.
As my good degree qualifies me to complete my PhD, this quarter I have applied for two programmes in Information Studies and / or Computational Science, possibly with a sponsorship. Even though I was a programming geek during my teenager years, as I age I can hardly code anything anything more than what comes off my memory, which means even though my ideal was to establish either Bodhi Linux, Moksha or a supplementary feature as my primary research effort, my point is that I will build a teaching curriculum along the way for my local university syllabus potentially that revolves around Bodhi Linux. For instance, if I am admitted in the PhD in Information Systems, along the way if a masters coursework is necessary I will be building some tutorials and orientations on Youtube or social media as well as tidying up the Wiki that are basically what we were talking about sometime back. If it were research, my gut feel is that whatever is on GNOME or KDE4 can be installed on Moksha too, inventing the wheel is the last thing on my mind usually. Ultimately, I may check out some bodhi sources from Git and publish a couple of research papers on Bodhi here in Singapore mainly to keep the project savvy, while also paying for my USB stick with a subscription membership.
This is something longed to do since Bodhi 2.4.0 but it took me five years (more like eight) because I wanted to go beyond carnism voluntarily and completely launch the 84000.co Tibetan Kangyur whilst studying the Mahayana till Access to Insight libraries many of which have since been preserved as a legacy database as well as on Git.
My fantasy is seeing Bodhi Linux being used in applied agrotechnology, but I am quite clueless about going about it all. May let serendipity take over.
I quite like Midori. In fact, this is a pain point because I ever considered doing my own cross platform browser on Xamarin Mono as Midori was too light for Facebook & Youtube while Firefox was too "aged" for new ideas, I got stuck exploring Vivaldi and Opera and Yandex then at a certain juncture I forgot all about it until this thread revived this old affliction.
Wayland imho is a bottleneck where Enlightenment inspired Linux distributions are concerned, which is why imho it has not been a bad idea that Jeff got started with Moksha sometime back.
My take on ranking matters.. eight worldly winds: with praise comes blame, with success comes failure, with pleasure comes pain, with victory comes defeat. Take ladders with a pinch of salt perhaps, and enjoy the good natured linux community here.
Glad hearing. We spent a fair amount of effort experimenting with micro greens, it made sense to the rest but not really to me, and only in the recent weeks did we decide that we would go back planting what offers bigger leaves and hence more filling in our tummies. Had some home grown vegetables as a soup with anchovies this week too, helps with the digestion when we eat less meat.
harvested around 250-270 garlic, 275 onions, beans, slad materials, herbs, tons of potatoes, and still more to dig, tomatoes already and peppers enough that i am making a big pot of spaghetti sauce right now, strawberries and blueberries for fresh eating and jams that i made, cukes, raspberries, figs are all over the tree, carrots, bunching onions, chinese cabbages, and a few more.
earliest we have ever gotten tomatoes and the onions yellow candy and red candy - the yellow candy a lot of them are the size of a softball and even bigger. what a year for my onions. 3-5 eggs everyday. apples and asian pears are doing nicely.
some ales and porters i have made and a decent looking binch of grapes n the vineyard for wine!
For some reason beyond conceptual thought here in Singapore, the keywords that Bodhi Linux uses as well as how the voluntary welfare organisations are intertwined at times make magical sense. I am not in charge of this but this is one of my social services team with the retirement Swami Home this year, whereas Little Bodhi Student Care started by my alma mater's Buddhist Society - which I was a member of - they are all within the same neighbourhood here in Marsiling-Woodlands. I would love to help out with the coding and documentation, failing which, I will be offline doing more voluntary roles practising metta instead imho.
Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Thanks in going green. Awhile back at the theravada buddhism inclined Firefly Mission in Singapore we would refurbish these workstations and ship them in support of orphanages and underpriviledged boarding schools in developing countries across South and South East Asia. Ever since the rise of Communist China we paused doing a lot of such shipping since the 2010s focusing on more humanitarian supplies such as food and sanitation because the logistics at times are too costly.
I am MicroSoft averse and so have very little experience with .NET and the rest of the MS stuff. Thus, I am ignorant of most of what you refer to. I have one laptop with MS10 on it just so I can help my wife out with some of her tasks. Her work laptop is of course MS...
Don't say sorry please, likewise I am sorry because I did not know that they were two similarly named yet different IDE platforms until I saw a post by Jeff on this forum two years back. I am equally if not more Microsoft adverse than you, yet I keep Windows around because it reminds me of my suffering and I truly love my suffering. Just this morning I was doing cyber courses at Microsoft Virtual Academy, and each one that I kept failing I kept laughing. I remember paying thousands of dollars for Microsoft certification courses back then. I attended MS lectures and the tutors did not understand software development better than me, in fact one Filipino that was teaching me how to code in Visual Studio 2008 had never coded a commercial or enterprise project in Visual Studio 2008 before outside of her classrooms. I still remember going in for the several MS certification examinations and each one that I went in I just failed, presumably for the sake of failing.
It was a phase of life when I was doing something without really knowing why I had to do it. I had to fail Microsoft certifications for the sake of failing, I had to attend nine state arranged blind dates for the sake of fulfilling a dating quota because we were facing low fertility rates. As I reminisce the past, I just cannot help but keep laughing. Thank goodness I failed all my Microsoft courses and still do! I never figured out why I can never pass a Microsoft examination my entire life.