opinion

Life after RHCE

career opinion

I sometimes see questions like "Which certificate should I get?" or "I'm planning to get X, does it worth the price/work I invest?" in forums/reddit. Most of the time I also can't answer it, because I am not really sure if my RHCE certificate helped me or not. It will also expire few months later. And after giving some thought, I've decided to let it. Even though I understand "It will be a clear sign about how well I know what I am doing" theory behind it, if I were hiring someone technical, a certificate wouldn't slightly change my idea in any way.

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The Holy Data - Part 1

opinion

On this post, I just want to rant about how internet sees you: A significant, yet unimportant data mine. Oh, also this topic is popular nowadays, thanks to the report from The Guardian. I just read the statement of Zuckerberg, which somewhat feels like babysitting. Whatever, this is a way bigger problem than Facebook. Every service we use today, is either run by: A company who sucks every bit of data from you; information, behavior, interests, social interaction, personal preferences for every situation (political, economical etc.

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Leaving Turkey

career opinion

Working at a corporate environment is appealing; awesome benefits, relaxed working environment, first-class vendors and support, high-end hardware etc. Of course YMMV, there are always unbearable times/positions somewhere. In my case: Lately I was sitting dull and waiting for someone, either one of my co-workers (which are nice people by the way) or some developer/application guy, needs me. This may also be appealing if you are satisfied with your town, country, career progress and overall you know.

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Install X (software) to Y (distro) [rant]

opinion

Hello, In this rant, we'll install X software to Y system. You are here because you are a bit desperate finding the right package you need. Maybe the software and/or the system is a bit old. Let's start! First, download the software here: software.tar.gz Yes you saw damn right, a big blue TARBALL. You might not care about your system's file integrity and be a moron to not to think about that COMPILING thing!

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Portable servers w/ questionable security benefits

linux opinion

I've discovered systemd added a container utility called systemd-nspawn. It's basically chroot on steroids. (No, don't think Docker) I decided to give it a shot even they don't consider it stable yet. I tried to implement encryption a bit. Data normally sitting duck on bare-metal unencrypted servers (mainly because encryption seems hard or you trust your data center & country). If someone reboots the server and adds "rescue" to grub kernel line, (s)he will get a root user prompt, bye to personal/commercial sensitive info!

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The routine..

opinion career

Some inmates say that violence is the worst thing we gotta face. For me, the worst thing is the great yawn. How do you fill day after dull ass day? We got these routines that are supposed to give our lives order and meaning. But I'm here to testify that I'm less afraid of getting shanked in my back than the routine. Cause the routine, man, the routine'll kill you.

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Copying Is Theft!

opinion

I saw some *opinions* (maybe there are some organisations behind these ideas, i dunno) says "copying is not theft! i don't steal the software, i'm just copying.." and supporting the idea with: "if i steal an orange¹, the original one disappears, but if I copy it, there's no problem". Well, Mr. moron. I don't want to make you sad, but it's pure theft. People are not selling oranges in software world.

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