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πŸŽ“ I’m a recent grad from RIT focusing on how people use technology to engage with culture

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Latest Posts

πŸ“ FOSS in Design: An introduction

This project stems from an in-depth discussion (explained here about the lack of FOSS being used within RIT’s design programs. More specifically, this project will be aimed at students, who have a very short time frame for work and already have some base knowledge of relevant concepts. I intend for this project to be applicable outside of students but when making priorities the student audience will be the most important consideration (when relevant). I feel that trying to bridge the gap is the most effective way to beget usage, as opposed to trying to completely retrain users or rewrite software.

(27 Mar, 2018 - 3 min)

πŸ“ FOSS in Design: Some background

This project started from hearing a rumor (via a professor) in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts & Sciences that free (both as in cost & as in freedom) software was not allowed to be installed on the lab machines for use (with an asterisk for where it’s too popular to not install).

(27 Mar, 2018 - 4 min)

πŸ“ [HFOSS] Eghbal "Roads and Bridges"

Nadia Eghbal’s “Roads and Bridges” is an investigation into the Free & Open Source code that backs the digital world we know today, and the troubles that it faces. Eghbal’s analysis takes a very in-depth look at the various forces involved in this code, and what the results are.

(5 Mar, 2018 - 2 min)

πŸ“ FOSS Talk: Mel Chua - "Universe Hacking"

Reflections on Mel Chua’s “Universe Hacking” talk for [email protected]

(17 Feb, 2018 - 6 min)

πŸ“ Server Setup pt. 4-3 - Guacamole (VNC/RDP/SSH)

Since I’ve been playing with a bunch of distros in VMs lately, let’s set up some (more) convenient remote access… After all, remembering semi-arbitrary strings isn’t fun, and I’m currently running 6 VMs that are just to see what various distros are doing, in addition to theΒ other 9 I have for other things.

(17 Feb, 2018 - 3 min)

πŸ“ Server Setup pt. 4-1 - Nextcloud, Collabora, Let's Encrypt

After more work than I’d like, I have NextcloudΒ & Collabora Office set up. I had a lot of issues running Collabora as a package during this.

(17 Feb, 2018 - 3 min)

πŸ“ Choosing the distro for my laptop & workstation VM

Currently, I’m running Windows on my laptop, and it’s well overdue that I switch to Linux (for a variety of reasons even beyond FOSS… security & resource usage for example…). Additionally, I need a workstation VM for heavier lifting that I can remotely access to do stuff. Here’s the thought process that went into choosing the distro & desktop environment combos that I’m going to be switching to:

(14 Feb, 2018 - 4 min)

πŸ“ FOSSing Gmail

Gmail has become a go-to place for email, and with good reason. It’s free (as in cost, not freedom) and due to Google’s backing, it’s stable & comparatively safe. Additionally, you get the power of Google’s AI to make your email life easier. However, from a FOSS-friendly point of view, these features aren’t particularly accessible… but with common standards (such as IMAP) and a little effort, we can take full advantage of Gmail’s abilities while allowing ourselves a FOSS client.

(13 Feb, 2018 - 6 min)

πŸ“ Server Setup pt. 5 - DMZ

A DMZ (“Demilitarized Zone”) is an isolated network segment, usually used for public-facing servers to keep anything that may go awry on them from being able to damage the rest of the network.

(6 Feb, 2018 - 4 min)

πŸ“ Server Setup pt. 4-2 - Running Collabora Office as a package (also a "Late Night Rant")

In addition to being a guide on running Collabora Office/Online as a package instead of a Docker image, this is the first blog version of my late night rants in the #rit-foss Freenode channel.

(27 Jan, 2018 - 5 min)