From Gentoo Wiki
Jump to:navigation Jump to:search
Ramon Fischer
5983 98DA 5F4D A464 38FD CF87 155B E264 13E6 99BF
Contact info
keks24 (IRC)
Social network
Additional information
Gentoo user since 2017
deThis user is a native speaker of German.
en-4This user is able to contribute with a near-native level of English.
Buy me a cookie
write a wiki article about phonon (troubleshooting: gstreamer-vlc: stuttery playback, gstreamer: fluent with audio gain and visualiser)
write a wiki article about the lenovo g510: technical information, kernel settings and so on

About me


  • impassioned Gentoo user
  • improving content here and there
  • likes to document
  • thinks OpenSource is awesome!
  • Linux user since 2011
    • Linux > Windows > Mac
  • Tea is the way
    • One apple a day
  • Cat factor "Schmusi" included

Long version

To be dated on: 1st January 1970 00:00 UTC


Allan Watts

It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.

Andrew Lewis

If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold.

Lao Tzu

By letting go, everything happens by itself. The world is mastered by those who let go.

Bruce Lee

Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside yourself.

It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.

Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.

Brian Tracy 1944

Humankind always works for a certain goal. But the ones who don't have any, work for the goals of others.

Bob Carter

Poor planning on your part does not necessitate an emergency on mine.

lo_zamoyski - HackerNews

If you know the address, it is a matter of figuring out directions. But if you do not know the address, no directions may be discovered. How do you figure out the address?

If you cannot determine what needs doing, you cannot determine how to do it. How do you determine the what?

The answer is in the problem statement, but first you need the problem statement. How do you get to the problem statement?

It is easier to follow orders than it is to determine what the orders ought to be. How does one determine the orders?

How shall we live?

A solution is a response to a question asked within a context of presuppositions and facts. But this is not necessarily a one-directional process in practice. In practice, we do not know the context entirely and in the needed resolution. Thus, we often learn from our attempts at a solution that something in the presuppositions is amiss. And indeed, this is how science functions and how Socratic dialogues proceed. A critical experiment can reveal that something is wrong, but it cannot tell us necessarily what. The needle in the stack of theories, and common or philosophical or merely technical presuppositions, is not necessarily in the theory being tested, though that it where we begin for economical reasons.

You need prudence, the heart of practical reason, to know what to do.

And then you need to actually do it.

Matt Walker

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.

Ramon Fischer

There will be no state to be the best of all ever, there is always a step forward.

A true system administrator has no social media account at all!

There are no excuses, only solutions!

Having regrets will only hold you back!

It is neither right nor wrong; it is more about doing or letting go.

Self-reflection on a regular basis is the way to success.

Using your ten-year-experience as your only argument is invalid. It is indeed possible to do things in a wrong way for ten years.

The faster you climb up the career ladder, the more incompetent you will get, due to the lack of skill.

Maintaining servers is like parenting:

You set up a server (birth), you configure it (gaining skills), until it has a working state (child), but it still has issues here and there (childhood illnesses), so you have to continuously improve and maintain it, so it gets stable (adulthood) and when its job is done after years and not needed anymore, you either shut it down forever (death) or it gets some other trivial tasks to do (pension).

New software or hardware releases, which are announced as stable, are still in beta phase. Waiting for half a year or so, you might consider them as stable.

Software should be planned and released like the moon landing of Apollo 11.

You cannot maintain 10,000 different operating systems as good as 1 operating system, which was distributed 10,000 times.

Positive- and optimistic-thinking will lead to positive experiences!

Everything you do in a quick and dirty way now, must be done slowly and properly later on. The long-term consequences will slow you down anyways.