You have your Windows in my Linux by Paul Venezia Peter Molnar Photo of Peter Molnar

You have your Windows in my Linux by Paul Venezia

Go ahead, kids, spackle over all of that unsightly runlevel stuff. Paint over init and cron, pam and login. Put all of that into PID1 along with dbus. Make it all pretty and whisper sweet nothings about how it’s all taken care of and you won’t have to read a manual or learn any silly command-line stuff. Tune your distribution for desktop workloads. Go reinvent Windows.

Ultimately, that is what systemd looks like to the rest of us. It’s not pretty.

The Unix philosophy

  1. Small is beautiful.
  2. Make each program do one thing well.
  3. Build a prototype as soon as possible.
  4. Choose portability over efficiency.
  5. Store data in flat text files.
  6. Use software leverage to your advantage.
  7. Use shell scripts to increase leverage and portability.
  8. Avoid captive user interfaces.
  9. Make every program a filter.
    Mike Gancarz

Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
Henry Spencer

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If you’d decide to ignore Facebook, delete your account, how many of your friends would respect this decision and would reach out on other channels?
Same here, just a fraction of them.


We had some moss groving in the same pot the red mint is living in, so I took a few shoots. The colourful spots in the background is the mint itself.
Shoot with an 50mm 1.8 + Raynox DCR 250.
PENTAX K-5 II s,ISO 100,50mm,f/2.8,1/50 sec


Unfortunately I have no idea what species this plant is, but the shape definitely caught my eye. It’s living in the "Conservatory" of the Barbican, which is not for music, but a place which looks like a dystopian sci-fi where nature had took over the brutalist concrete building.
PENTAX K-5 II s,ISO 400,35mm,f/5,1/80 sec


This was taken at an unnamed little forest somewhere around Cambridge, in a forest where anyone comfortably could shoot a gothic horror movie; these are branches of a pine.

For years I had trouble cropping my pictures – it felt like cheating. This is probably due to my exposure to film photography, where you would not really crop the negative.

Lately I realized there is nothing wrong with cropping to different aspect ratios. I still don’t like ‘zooming’ with cropping, but aspect ratios, that’s a different situation. If the picture is much stronger in a different framing, I believe it’s ok to make that cut. The original 2:3 landscape framing didn’t really fit for it; it’s much better the square way.
NIKON D80,ISO 200,90mm,f/4.5,1/30 sec

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