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Yesterday, at night, I get a lot of weird disk activity from the OS and suddenly there's the "this win copy not genuine" crap on the desktop. How charming.
I'm like alright, that's enough. Let's get rid of this shit and hop on whatever GNU/Linux distro isn't too tough for an idiot like me to install*
*ended up on the fucking Arch wiki, go figure. But actually, it makes sense; perfectly documented, I have no questions about the install process.
So I took notes, made a list of shit I'd install on top of Arch, looked at which files on my disk I want to backup, all of that good stuff. Then look at the clock, it's 8 AM.
Okay, so let's go to bed and I'll install this shit when I wake up... you know, to make sure I'm rested and don't make dumbass mistakes.
And now I boot up Windows for the last time to start backing up my shit and notice that the "not genuine" slap-on is gone. What the fuck? How? Did the OS sense it was pushing me to migrate rather than paying?
Anyhow, too little too late, Microsoft. You had twenty fucking years to *win* me over, so this won't cut it.
I'm going to miss some of my games but whatever. I'm an obnoxious r/unixporn normie Arch user now. You pushed me to become one!!!!11
And so, let the pain begin.12
That might seem a bit random, but I started off this year with a nightmare (a literal dream) where I've fallen victim to remote code execution, because I cloned someone's git repo.
Is such a thing even possible? The closest thing I've found was this blog
(and the info on it was already worrying enough), but that shouldn't have affected my dream computer.
Some details I more or less remember:
* The execution happened right after git clone
* The uri to the repo was a custom domain (no github, gitlab or anything)
* no submodules
0* becoming the most obnoxious, elitist and stereotypical ar/GNU/Linux/libre-butthole user ever conceived, or as I've recently taken to calling it, ar slash GE NOO plus Linux slash libre butthole
libre butthole, also known as ar slash ge noo slash linux slash libre butthole is a minimalist distro where all you have is a fucking dick up your ass. wiggle around in your seat to echo fuck to the console and suck my cheescake covered balls to redirect stdout into a file of my choosing.
also you have no sound drivers.