Corporate vs. Community in Open Source Software

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
linux
arch linux
opensuse

Earlier this year I went all in on Arch Linux. I had long desired a rolling release system that would provide me with the latest and greatest software that the free and open source software community had to offer. And it’s been about 3 weeks since GNOME 3.26 was released […]

The easiest way to engage your readers

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
blogging

I blog. I have some readers. I try to be engaging. I may not always succeed in being engaging but I do try. Thing is, it’s pretty freaking easy to engage with your readers. Assuming you have comments turned on at least. If you have comments turned on, perfect, all […]

When your ESP embarrasses you

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
blogging
jekyll
email

If you’re on my mailing list, you probably noticed that you have been receiving duplicates of my newsletter. My bad, many apologies for that. Unsure why, MailChimp, my ESP (email service provider) started double sending posts from my RSS feed this week. Fortunately, they only cost me 3 subscribers. This […]

Using ssh-copy-id with an alternate SSH port

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
security
linux

If you’re anything like me, you’re somewhat paranoid security-minded. Because of this, you’ve most likely moved the SSH port on your server(s) to something other than the standard port 22. Nothing wrong with a little bit of security through obscurity on top of all of the other crap you’ve done […]

Don't stay in your own lane

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
startups
introspection

Don’t give me that disconcerting look. I’m not talking about while you’re driving. I’m talking about roles at a startup! In a small organization that is strapped for time and resources the last thing you want to be is as Alton Brown would say, a unitasker. Staying in your own […]