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Tug of war
by zcal on Thu 16th May 2013 18:26 UTC
zcal
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2012-07-27

For as much of a personal interest that I take, I feel that my relationship with open source has been made tenuous by the hard truths of my professional and academic careers.

At work, I provide support for and develop solutions on Microsoft SharePoint. *raises shield* I'm chained to Internet Explorer, I'm dependent on OneNote, and I carry around a laptop running Windows 7. At school, I complete assignments that require the use of Visio and view class notes saved as .pptx files. And then I come home to a laptop running Arch Linux, spectrwm for a window manager, Conkeror for a web browser, and urxvt for a terminal. Heck, I don't even have any closed source games installed.

You know those people whose passion is sailing and their pipe dream is to leave everything behind and sail around the world forever? I guess that's my dream, too.

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