Hello everyone,

I just joined the Linux community on Lemmy.

Love Gnu/ Linux. Would love to create my own custom Linux servers and machines one day, and I’m already on that path.

(Maybe only a quarter of the way though. 😁)

I don’t know what else to say, other than that the goals and admirations and aspirations of Gnu/ Linux fall in line with my personal endeavours in creating a collaborative and supportive environment that drives creativity, freedom, and independence.

This initiative comes from the beautiful but encouraging and supportive community that I had the chance to speak to and talk to (in matrix), which focused on the social values of providing free and opensource resources to people around the world - which is unfortunately neglected by many, if not exploited and abused, and not mentioned, around the world (or at least the society that I have been in contact with in my life, including in the academic aspect and the organisational aspect).

Of course, I also listened to Linus and Richard stallman respectively (I do not endorse any of RMS’s political, religious, or ideological beliefs).

The building blocks upon which helped create Gnu/ Linux what it is today. The ankle point that holds many organisations and companies around the world. The hard working and faithful people that strived in creating values in all of their forms to support such initiatives.

And it reminds me of a beautiful qoute, said by [childhood] friend, Mr. Fred Rogers:

“L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux”.

“What is essential is invisible to the eyes”.

Originally written by good sir story writer: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. (Recommend reading chapter 10).

My nickname here (or username) does not reflect my real name, but I do find joy in nicknames too. You could call me Engelbert, for casually-endorsing-social-conversations’ - sake’.

And I am here to learn, and exchange knowledge and experiences with others too ! Help and give advice, and seek out challenging issues the community may be facing.

Talk to me about anything. Religion, culture, history, politics, some good philosophy, but mostly Gnu/ Linux, Rust, design philosophy !

(If you feel that the subject is too sensitive, we may have a private council together 😀).

My goal is, as a gesture of goodwill and thanksgiving, to give back to society and give back to people who helped shape and create this society the way it is today, all things regarding Gnu/ Linux and the opensource objectives.

I have read more than 5 books in rust, and I’m still nowhere near perfect. I had more than 50+ projects in rust (small to medium, nothing crazy), had experience in C, C++, and C#.

On final note, I would like to mention these beautiful words by imam Ali: “Hide the good you do, and make known the good done to you !”.

Thank you for having me !

Sir Engelbert.

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    • kurumin
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      5 months ago

      Hey, do you plan to upgrade the instance? I just upgraded mine to 19.1, it is going very well.

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        5 months ago

        Thanks for the reminder, somehow I missed adding the point to my todo list :/

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          5 months ago

          No worries buddy. I thank you for keeping this awesome place.

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    6 months ago

    I edited the original post because I thought some points would have been better articulated in expressing myself, now that I took a look at it a second time. It’s only paraphrasing changes and minor grammatical details, however. I assure you.

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    6 months ago

    N. I have always wanted to join Reddit, but didn’t find much purpose or reason to do it. There seemed to be a bunch of people already commenting and making reasonable propositions on posts. I also didn’t see it reasonable for me to take from my own time and others just to say something that may not always be correct or valuable to anything.

    I have been using an app called ‘Stealth’ to scroll for major news and events around the world, and I surprisingly found it valuable on its own, just seeing what people say and whatever the news are about. But I thought maybe it is time to change that and switch to a Lemmy server where I could actually add my input.

    I have always thought that a time like this would have come, sooner or later. So I choose now.

    And I personally thank the maintainer of this Lemmy instance, for making a Linux server instance on Lemmy available and possible.

    I do not know how long it will stay up (here’s hoping) so I may as well create my own host server too. I don’t know when either. 😁


    So that’s the other part of the story, if my dear readers would have liked more insight. But my intentions and goals will remain the same so long as I am here.