I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately. There are things that I know I need to abandon, like Facebook, although I have to keep a skeleton account available for Oculus and to handle a couple of Facebook groups I may or may not keep open.

The urge to drive things back to shell as much as possible is becoming much greater, and I even tried to move toward a CLI Twitter client, but they've gotten smart and choked that off. Slack has also removed the IRC support from it's platform, and if I didn't have to have it for work, I wouldn't even use that.

Now it is really that old idea of just making the common things more quick and usable out of sheer laziness. Larry Wall would be proud.

A news flash in the middle of this late post:

IBM has purchased Redhat for $34B.

Yes, you saw that right. I might work on Redhat and CentOS, but I am a Debian guy, make no mistake. You are reading this blog on a Debian variant. I am getting really sick of everything diverting from the place I started back in 1994. When software was free and I was in amazement at the community. I'm going "backwards". Maybe it's actually forwards.

I'm going where the freedom is.