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[ale] Gearing up for the future (wuz: boot speed, systemd, vi vs emacs, etc)



I vote for #1 but I need a backer to start up another brewery :-)

On February 19, 2018 11:24:26 AM EST, Leam Hall via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>On 02/19/2018 10:19 AM, Jerald Sheets via Ale wrote:
>> So let me interject into this conversational process a ?norm? that?s 
>> evolving out in silicon valley.
>
>
>Let me render an opinion based on Jerald's comments. Containerization 
>will change "things" as much as VMWare. SMBs will use a cloud provider 
>(AWS, Linode). Large enterprises will use thin clients or portable 
>workstations to connect to their environment. We've probably all seen 
>the signs.
>
>Griping about systemd feels good but doesn't prepare me for the next 
>career challenges. So, what to do?
>
>We have, individually and collectively, at least a few choices.
>
>	1. Change careers so systemd/boot times/containers don't matter.
>	2. Hang out with the legacy systems.
>	3. Join those moving to the "new thing".
>	4. Help enable the "even newer thing".
>
>I'd say the "new thing" (#3) is cloud and the "even newer thing" is 
>containers (#4). There are multiple container technologies and the 
>market is likely to settle on one.
>
>As I look at my career and this list the path forward isn't clear. I
>get 
>paid for #2 while #1 has been a long standing option. Would need energy
>
>and a team to do #4 while #3 is a safe forward option. However, "safe" 
>is relative; they can find younger and cheaper cloud admins.
>
>Thoughts?
>
>Leam
>
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