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emarkay
November 23rd, 2009, 07:57 PM
We have Windows 7, Federal mandates against Firefox, "Papercuts" and Critical Bugs, a billionaire founder and an anthill of wannabees, users, pompous preachers and...

Frustrated experts, Mom-and-Pops that are sick of replacing their PC because of a software issue, college kids who are sheep to the whims of Corporations, graphic folks that will choose Macs over death, gamers in disgust, tweens with the awareness to re-invent our culture (Twitter anyone? - and I don't "tweet"!) and off in the corner, someone who just wants to make their boss happy and go home in comfort.

...And then there's me; unemployed, comfortable, with time and resources, smart, intuitive but not "into" intense "geekdom" or politics, or personality conflicts, or anything other than wanting to be able to use a tool (a pile of parts, an operating system, and a browser for entertainment, research and hopefully a career) to perform a task.

Besides the fact that my Ubuntu approved Firefox 3.5.5 crashes to the desktop frequently, and my monitor flickers often, and my Launchpad bugs are not even denied, they are ignored, and my (admitted) rants here and on the appropriate Message Boards are either agreed with submission, mocked in pomposity, diverted with stupidity or ignorance, or worst of all, ignored.

Where are we? What is our point of purpose? "Humanity to others"?

OK, so Communism, Socialism, Democracy, Apathetic Anarchy and all the other concepts of "humanistic" endeavours have failed miserably - and even the "hippie communes" collapsed....

What is the why?

Are we trying to get attention, to stomp our rivals, to just say "Look at Meeeee!", to get a job done, to learn something, to be entertained, to find a mistress, to get the most return on the Euro, to cure Type II Diabetes, to find God and/or the meaning of entropy, to pass the time while the lover snores, or to just accomplish a task?

The people WILL fail, WILL falter, WILL die and WILL be replaced, and so, because of that, the toolswill be adapted, modified, compromised, "dumbed down" and/or ignored; why?

The purpose, the point, the reason, the "rant" is that the tools should not change.

I ask, to ALL, to anyone who hears this; to the most jaded or jealous programmer, author, user, critic or passerby:

Not for any reason beyond the proverbial "hill of beans" or whatever. But, why doesn't it do what even I want it to, let alone the thousands of others here who have problems, questions, rants or unanserwed questions. (FWIW, I still can't network 3 Karmic PC's...)

SABDFL, I could send a personal email, but you, too, are only human - what can the organism of Ubuntu do to heal, to grow, and to assist, and why can it not do so?

MRK

lisati
November 23rd, 2009, 07:59 PM
Let me see if I understand properly: are you saying the "stuff" happens?

emarkay
November 23rd, 2009, 08:01 PM
Let me see if I understand properly: are you saying the "stuff" happens?

Yea, just EXACTLY what I said.

Is it really this pathetic?

alexfish
November 23rd, 2009, 08:11 PM
We have Windows 7, Federal mandates against Firefox, "Papercuts" and Critical Bugs, a billionaire founder and an anthill of wannabees, users, pompous preachers and...

Frustrated experts, Mom-and-Pops that are sick of replacing their PC because of a software issue, college kids who are sheep to the whims of Corporations, graphic folks that will choose Macs over death, gamers in disgust, tweens with the awareness to re-invent our culture (Twitter anyone? - and I don't "tweet"!) and off in the corner, someone who just wants to make their boss happy and go home in comfort.

...And then there's me; unemployed, comfortable, with time and resources, smart, intuitive but not "into" intense "geekdom" or politics, or personality conflicts, or anything other than wanting to be able to use a tool (a pile of parts, an operating system, and a browser for entertainment, research and hopefully a career) to perform a task.

Besides the fact that my Ubuntu approved Firefox 3.5.5 crashes to the desktop frequently, and my monitor flickers often, and my Launchpad bugs are not even denied, they are ignored, and my (admitted) rants here and on the appropriate Message Boards are either agreed with submission, mocked in pomposity, diverted with stupidity or ignorance, or worst of all, ignored.

Where are we? What is our point of purpose? "Humanity to others"?

OK, so Communism, Socialism, Democracy, Apathetic Anarchy and all the other concepts of "humanistic" endeavours have failed miserably - and even the "hippie communes" collapsed....

What is the why?

Are we trying to get attention, to stomp our rivals, to just say "Look at Meeeee!", to get a job done, to learn something, to be entertained, to find a mistress, to get the most return on the Euro, to cure Type II Diabetes, to find God and/or the meaning of entropy, to pass the time while the lover snores, or to just accomplish a task?

The people WILL fail, WILL falter, WILL die and WILL be replaced, and so, because of that, the toolswill be adapted, modified, compromised, "dumbed down" and/or ignored; why?

The purpose, the point, the reason, the "rant" is that the tools should not change.

I ask, to ALL, to anyone who hears this; to the most jaded or jealous programmer, author, user, critic or passerby:

"Hello, I'm Michael Kowalchuk, and I use Ubuntu."

Not for any reason beyond the proverbial "hill of beans" or whatever. But, why doesn't it do what even I want it to, let alone the thousands of others here who have problems, questions, rants or unanserwed questions. (FWIW, I still can't network 3 Karmic PC's...)

SABDFL, I could send a personal email, but you, too, are only human - what can the organism of Ubuntu do to heal, to grow, and to assist, and why can it not do so?

MRK

AAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh Cripes and holy twisted conch

JDShu
November 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
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RiceMonster
November 23rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
tl;dr

ticopelp
November 23rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
You seem to be experiencing some sort of existential angst.

ZankerH
November 23rd, 2009, 08:57 PM
I ask, to ALL, to anyone who hears this; to the most jaded or jealous programmer, author, user, critic or passerby:

"Hello, I'm Michael Kowalchuk, and I use Ubuntu."

Sorry, that's not a question. In fact, after reading your post twice, I still can't seem to discern the question, or, in fact, the point you're trying to make, beyond "The Ubuntu GNU/Linux doesn't work perfectly on my machine(s)". Apparently, it doesn't for a lot of people (I should note, it does for me), so if you would kindly stop acting like you're someone special or like we owe you anything, thank you very much.