What's the best way to keep up with the Linux technology?
Here are my options:
- Endure Slashdot or Linux Reddit
- Atone for all my humanly sins by reading OSNews.com
- Pay LWN.net to read stuff that I can read in a week or find on my own.
- Gank my friend's LWN account.
- Do nothing, and wait for the next Ubuntu to break my box.
- Subscribe to 300 mailing lists and process 30000 messages a day. 80% of which are along the lines of "Hey, I'm trying to run Linux on my wife's dildo, but I can't seem to get it to wake from ACPI sleep"
- Read planets
Let me focus on that last one. Cuz you know, Linux is a community thing right?
Every Linux drone that tried subscribing to planet feeds, and I'm sure 99% of then unsubscribed less than an hour later, because they'd rather look at Linus porn. When I think about it really really hard, I realize that hand-in-hand with my interest of Gnome also comes my interest in the boring lives of all the developers, like the matchstick trains they make, or their pan-handling (i.e. their pathetic "business plan" to make money from free software), or grotesque photos of their family. Please write more about how you ate a rotten burrito and it gave you diarrhea but somehow shitting all over your keyboard fixed a bug in some useless feature that you're adding to libfuck which will break it's ABI. Cuz I want to know. Knowing you suffered physically will make me feel a little bit better.
Besides, I don't want to expose myself to unsavory language.
If you want to find out about cool new innovative products and technologies? go read blogs by people who build technology for a living. You know, those people who actually make products that people are willing to pay for? Interestingly, those same people don't seem to feel the need to tell everyone about their dreary lives.