New opportunity

I just arrived to my old home. Home sweet home. I gave my business to my partner and I’ll start my new job as Project Control Specialist in few days.

Everything’s fine. I miss what I’ve built already. For three years, I’ve been working twelve hours a day, on average, to make what I’ve made and today I left it. I still own it but I won’t work at it anymore.

It was hard saying goodbye to people I’ve had the advantage of knowing and working with. It was harder to say goodbye to the family members I had there. Their tears broke my heart.

It’s a new journey ahead of me. A hard one, I guess, and I hope I get passed it successfully, learning new things both professionally and personally.

Wish me luck.

Social network temptation

I just surfed Mastodon’s site to choose an instance to sign up. Chose one that suits me and has open registration and few restrictions, and opened the link to read their terms of use. Then suddenly realized I’m like an alcoholic going back to alcohol. Closed the browser and came to write this post to remember I have a personal blog that I can publish anything on.

I’m switching from Fedora to Ubuntu

Update: You may also want to read this too regarding my problem with Fedora.

I’ve been a user of Fedora for a long time but I recently noticed a statement on Fedora download page:

By downloading Fedora software, you acknowledge that you understand all of the following: Fedora software and technical information may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and other U.S. and foreign laws and may not be exported, re-exported or transferred (a) to any country listed in Country Group E:1 in Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR (currently, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan & Syria); (b) to any prohibited destination or to any end user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government; or (c) for use in connection with the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, or sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems. You may not download Fedora software or technical information if you are located in one of these countries or otherwise subject to these restrictions. You may not provide Fedora software or technical information to individuals or entities located in one of these countries or otherwise subject to these restrictions. You are also responsible for compliance with foreign law requirements applicable to the import, export and use of Fedora software and technical information.

I believe this statement is an obvious violation of freedom of software. They didn’t talk about Fedora trademarks, they have only said that some people who are determined by U.S. government won’t have the right to use Fedora “software”.

This is the end for me and Fedora. I do encourage you to move away from Fedora (if you’re using it) and install another free (libre) distro. There’s a good list of free (libre) distors on gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html.

I’m very disappointed. Fedora was one of my favorites. I should mention that I continue to use QubesOS.

I moved to WordPress

Thanks to great KABI.tk server, my weblog is now being published using WordPress. I couldn’t move everything here for now but I’m doing my best. URLs are changed and pages are not accessible the way they used to but it’s not hard to find what you want.

Currently I miss IndieWeb Webring which will be available again soon and I need to fix some metadata issues but everything else is working fine.

Being paranoid

The word “paranoid” is somehow producing a negative feeling for people but I think it should be almost otherwise, specially when it comes to technology. I’m very proud that I’m being called paranoid sometimes because it means that I’m doing my job, to protect myself, right.