Penny for your thoughts?
So I got a temporary laptop while my work one is getting re-imaged (update: this
failed, so tomorrow I get to troubleshoot a boot failure with IT. Yay.). The
loaner is running Cent OS 7, and I have a love-hate relationship so far. I love
linux, but the keyboard is getting in my way. None of my shortcuts work, and I
<CapsLock> instead of
<Control> because I haven’t figured out
how to do that remapping yet. Plus, there’s the proxy (read on). Overall, a
positive experience though, because it meant I finally have all my accounts
(except possibly an
ssh account on the internal servers for doing that
Also, the trackpad scroll sucks.
/etc/environment needs to know about the work proxy through
http_proxy and the
https and uppercase variants, as well as
Then, it probably should go in
/etc/bashrc or another file that is sourced by
every shell to be exported. Finally, I still had to configure Firefox and the
network individually (and Slack still wouldn’t get through it!).
We had a big luncheon with the boss-boss today (free food!). He gave everybody a big spiel about how we need to step up, about running tests and not shipping broken or poor-quality products. I sensed there was some history there. But he also said we have some good problems (too much business), and the problems are all fixable. In other words, we all need to do better of speaking up and stepping up to work on things outside of our own areas.
I learned from this that my role in Infra is to make sure everybody else can do their jobs effectively–they have better things to do than to wait on builds to finish.
If you haven’t figured out the title yet, the first Cent is the OS, and the second is me stepping up and speaking up about things at the office.