I discovered just how useful FFmpeg really is today. I had always thought it was just a library that other programs use, but I can use it for command line editing too!
I discovered at the right time today that I can use rsync locally too. I’ve been using it to sync stuff across servers for years, but never thought to try it locally.
I wanted to switch things up a bit with my shell use, so I switched to Fish after reading good things about it. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, but just never did until a few weeks ago.
I am switching web hosts and the new one doesn’t offer FreeBSD as an option to install. I had to find a way to convert the Linux installation to FreeBSD. Here’s how I did it.
I’ve been trying to switch from certbot to acme.sh for a bit now and kept getting errors. As it turns out I kept typing deth,org instead of deth.org and with my vision I didn’t notice the difference. One of the downsides of touch typing for so many years is that I learn to trust finger position too much. Once I got that sorted out acme.sh works fine. I never had any problems with certbot other than when letsencrypt first came out.
KDE 4.1 became available in the FreeBSD ports so I figured I’d give it a try. Some stuff is missing but I like what I am seeing so far. I have been using it for the past week or so with no problems and no crashes or anything like that. It’s been stable enough that I could use it as my primary setup. The biggest thing that it’s missing are some of the customization options.
I see it it so many places and I just don’t understand why people have to try to make wars and that sort of thing out of which operating system to use. They all have their pluses and minuses and really in the end isn’t having multiple reasonable choices the best outcome? It’s great to have different options for different people who work differently. I just believe they all have their place.
DesktopBSD 1.6 was released yesterday. I’ve been using the RC versions for almost a year and couldn’t be happier. It has worked great for me except a few minor glitches which I was able to get figured out. It’s based on FreeBSD 6.3 and xorg 7.3. Using it has made it fun to use the computer again. It generally just works but there is plenty learn if you want. (Removed the dead link to DesktopBSD.
I’m still using DesktopBSD and still pretty happy with it. Actually it makes using the computer a lot of fun again. It’s fun learning something new and fun remembering and relearning all the different things I remember reading about UNIX. The way things are done are just more interesting to me. The things I had read are coming back to me and making a bit more sense now. I wish I had done this 10 years ago.
I’ve had no updates in a bout a week because I’ve been busy installing and setting up DesktopBSD which is based on FreeBSD. I’ve also been reading through the FreeBSD handbook. The best FreeBSD handbook is the best documentation for an operating system I’ve ever read. I like this operating system. I’ve only used windows once this week and that was to check out something that was flash which is no big deal.