November 2011

Editing Text Files: The inherent problem with Linux server tutorials

As I've thought about how to write up a tutorial on setting up a FTP server using Linux, I keep coming back to one, glaring problem: it's difficult to edit text in Linux. This is actually an amazing oxymoron if you know anything about Linux systems. There are probably thousands of commands and software tools available for text manipulation. Programming languages were developed purely for text manipulation. The entire Linux operating system is developed to be configured via simple, plain text documents.

I'm a terrible blogger

I have to confess that I'm a really terrible blogger. It's not that I don't have any good ideas for blogs, I have ideas all the time. And it's not that I can't write, it's that when I do write I want to do it right – See how I turned a phrase there? Don't tell me I don't have incredible literary skillz.