Let's just kill the silly myths

I know that Ubuntu 22.04 is out and everyone's all fired up about everything and there's discussions on the net about snaps and flatpaks and appimages and all this stuff, so I'm tired of just reposting the same things so let me get the basics out of the way.…

Catching up with openSUSE MicroOS

It's been long overdue for me to check in with Team Green, so I spent some time this evening catching up on my openSUSE MicroOS desktop. If you're unfamiliar with it check out my awesome-immutable list, which has links to introductory videos and basic concepts. Also sorry to my geekos…

Desktop upgrades don't have to suck!

Sometimes when people ask me about image-based desktops they look at their existing setup and say "But it's been running awesome since 2009!". Since I know how to Linux I can reasonably upgrade a traditional distro like Debian or Ubuntu and be ok. For lots of people, it can go…

Day-to-day differences between Fedora Silverblue and Ubuntu

I've talked about setting yourself up for success trying Fedora Silverblue in a prior post, and I thought I'd keep a running log of things that I find useful, interesting, different, etc. Since I come from over a decade of Ubuntu usage I thought it might be useful for people…

Headphone/Speaker fast switching with Pipewire

EDIT: Oh no, IDs don't survive reboot(!?!) This post will need some work as I figure this out. Keep reading though. I've recently gone all in on Fedora Silverblue, and while I was able to modify the initial setup to fit me as an Ubuntu ex-pat I was missing one…

Literally just care

There's this meme on twitter where now-famous developers and other tech people post all the jobs that they applied for and got rejected from and then maybe that will help with my impostor's syndrome. I’ve been soft rejected from more companies than I can remember (no reply) I’ve…

SteamOS 3.0's Potential: The Living Room PC Strikes Back

Do you have any predictions for the Steam Deck? — Gardiner Bryant (@gardiner_bryant) July 24, 2021 Ok so I always have too much to say so I figured this time I'll write it down! The Steam Deck has a desktop mode, so everyone's excited to see that come to…