It is a function of the free time we have, among other things. Work, commute, tiredness, house maintenance, etc. have taken over other things in life, and this is even without kids.
The best friends we made in America are all from rural/semi-rural Indiana. We rarely make close friends in our new home in suburbia, even though we're surrounded by about a thousand times more people. We're all "busy".
@kensanata @JordiGH @technomancy I have a feeling that it is a western and urban thing. I have never felt that way back home in India. My father, retired and active in his various communities there, keeps making new friends all the time.
(Robert Putnam explores this topic in "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community". Great book, should be gold standard of writing about social sciences for the public...)
@jamey Well, in my case, I am just doing some software archeology. But I am sure shops that still use CVS or RCS exist somewhere. :-)
To be fair to GitHub, it is not quite obvious how to decentralize their other services such as issue tracking, technology-wise and usability-wise, or is it?
@sajith I had pretty good reasons for using CVS as my proof of concept demo for Corrode. 😅 I picked it after browsing Debian's "orphaned packages" list and comparing their "popularity contest" statistics. CVS is one of the most widely-installed, unmaintained, network-exposed, C projects out there. (Also it has a fairly comprehensive test suite which was a huge bonus for me.)
@jamey CVS was pretty great, as opposed to carrying code in a floppy disk to your colleague's computer, or putting code in a NFS share, or having a separate tarballs for each revision you made...
This happened in a real shop with real programmers whose exasperated sysadmin had already set up a CVS server and bugzilla. :-)
On hindsight I am also amazed by the amount of progress that folks made in the years in between. Kids these days don't know what to do when GitHub goes down. ;-)
I just did a "sudo apt install cvs"
@um Do you also recommend replacing an entire car when it gets a flat tire? How about when people get sick? ;-)
I've found that testing works the best for my every day desktop usage, and it's been usually quite reliable for me. I run stable on servers.
I don't mind switching desktop to stable, but doubt that'll help: no one else has reported my issue, and it's looking like it could be faulty RAM or SSD. I wouldn't know what the actual problem is if I just replace OS. :-)
Just donated 20€ to #GnuPG for keeping it real. They have only received 41€ in May so far, which is ridiculously low given the importance of that project. Please help out if you can:
(Really angry to see this shit blowing up on mainstream media now, this will be a frustrating week...)
Is it just me, or did Firefox on Debian testing become crashy all of a sudden?