Rants and Ideas


Where I’m at in life.

For those who don’t know me personally, I have been working full-time as a systems administrator for more than 15 years. I’ve worked for transit companies, medical companies, colleges, and a scientific research non-profit. All those years, I have followed and implemented open-source software everywhere I can. Also, in the middle of the Covid Pandemic, I returned to school and am working toward my BS in Computer Information Systems.

Over the last ten years, I have also worked with a group called the Software Freedom School. SFS aims to teach the world “Why to choose, and how to use libre software.” At this point, we’ve taught hundreds of students how to use various open-source software and operating systems.

I have recently started to get overloaded with work. My volunteer time at SFS has diminished as my full-time job, and school become more demanding. I have also started having issues with celebrating people that say and do horrible and inhuman things just because they have done something they like to use. I also feel more like an employee than a leader and teacher within the school. All these are leading me to seek out other possible projects or ways to share

So What is Next

As both a systems administrator and a teacher, one of the most amazing resources these days is YouTube. Unfortunately, while it is a great resource, it could translate better for use as a guide. I have been caught scrolling back and forth through videos because referencing specific parts is almost impossible.

I am going to start transcribing some of these videos into valuable guides. It will be slow to start, but I plan to build a decent library over the coming months. Please let me know if you know of good videos I should transcribe/transform into a written guide.