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#1 2013-05-09 19:36:09

MartinRF
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-01-23
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#! on /.

Video interview at LinuxFest Northwest.

Which may explain way this place is so laggy tonight.

/Martin

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#2 2013-05-09 19:54:44

th3pun15h3r
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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 525

Re: #! on /.

Hey I really liked the video thanks for sharing the link!  I hope to find such linux conferences or gatherings where i live hopefully.

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#3 2013-05-09 20:29:36

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,223

Re: #! on /.

Larry is a star! & (what a bunch of whiner-comments on that lil slashdot site: "But I allready run my Debiam and opembox").

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#4 2013-05-09 21:18:02

mbemboom
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Registered: 2013-03-30
Posts: 102

Re: #! on /.

Cool video.  The comments below it are comical.


"Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man. "  - The Dude

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#5 2013-05-09 21:25:54

lcafiero
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From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,205
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Re: #! on /.

I swear to God, Tim Lord (the videographer) said he had his 50-pounds-less lens on the video camera. big_smile

Thanks, guys. I would like to hope someday I can stop from being periodically tongue-tied as the tape is rolling, and the hands thing -- I'm of Italian ancestry, there's nothing I can do about that. But I hope I represented CrunchBang well and I'm open to suggestions to what else I (and anyone else) should say about #!

th3pun15h3r and everyone else: If you can get to a Linux show, you should go.

(Yes, mbemboom, the comments are pretty laughable.)


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#6 2013-05-09 21:39:07

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,223

Re: #! on /.

Now that you mentioned it, Lord should actually do some (serious) reading on mics/lights and DOF in general before doing its next videography, thats a pretty terrible approach to portrait (I think focus is actually on that back-door for example). The clip is still amazing thought smile

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#7 2013-05-09 22:25:35

corenominal
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Re: #! on /.

lcafiero wrote:

Thanks, guys. I would like to hope someday I can stop from being periodically tongue-tied as the tape is rolling, and the hands thing -- I'm of Italian ancestry, there's nothing I can do about that. But I hope I represented CrunchBang well and I'm open to suggestions to what else I (and anyone else) should say about #!

You did a grand job, much better than I could have done. Great work, Larry, and thank you! You're a superstar and a true community hero! smile

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#8 2013-05-09 23:40:17

lcafiero
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Re: #! on /.

Nah, corenominal -- the real superstar is that guy who puts together this great distro that I can't shut up about smile


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#9 2013-05-09 23:53:02

th3pun15h3r
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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 525

Re: #! on /.

lcafiero wrote:

Nah, corenominal -- the real superstar is that guy who puts together this great distro that I can't shut up about smile

I concur!

Good News!  I finally was able to get added to the olug mailing list and finally will get to meet up with other linux lovers for a luncheon at Whole Foods!  Representing with my Laptop rolling #! Statler...(too much gangsta slang?)  roll

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#10 2013-05-10 00:26:09

lcafiero
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Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,205
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Re: #! on /.

Cool, th3pun15h3r -- keep us posted.

I keep threatening -- er, promising -- to write a how-to about "How to Promote CrunchBang at Linux Events," and I should get on that. In the meantime, anyone who feels like going to a Linux event and signing up for a table (or submit proposals during various Linux events Call for Papers to talk about CrunchBang) -- heck, even proposing to talk about CrunchBang at your local LUG -- should give it a shot. I'm an old hand at this from doing it for years for Fedora in my pre-CrunchBang days, so I can help you out.


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#11 2013-05-10 01:10:34

stanna
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Registered: 2013-05-10
Posts: 16

Re: #! on /.

You can thank the /. article for bringing me here and after 5 minutes of poking around the site i have now installed #! in a VM and so far so good. cant wait to get home and install it on my desktop so i can have some real fun!


batmans a scientist!

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#12 2013-05-10 04:38:26

DebianJoe
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From: The Bleeding Edge
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 1,207
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Re: #! on /.

Mr. Lcafiero, thanks for taking the time to go and represent a distro that you obviously feel passionate about.  I believe that you did a fantastic job of representing #!, because you seemed to keep smiling the whole time you explained what Crunchbang is all about.

I enjoyed the video.

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#13 2013-05-10 05:20:24

th3pun15h3r
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 525

Re: #! on /.

+1 to what DebianJoe said.  I've showed my friends but one of them is a mac user and another is a windows system/network admin...so ya....  But one of them wants a raspberry pi there is always pibang which can brign them to the source smile

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#14 2013-05-10 09:10:27

MartinRF
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 401
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Re: #! on /.

One thought regarding pitching #!:

Emphasis is usually on how light on HW resources #! is.

Another thing is aesthetics. One guy's eye-candy is another guy's eye-sore. Linux is all about freedom of choice and here you get a visually minimalistic user interface. This appeals to me and I am not surprised to find that I am not the only font/typography geek hanging out here. Aesthetics aside there are some practical benefits of having a grey-scale desktop when working with photos and images. Your colour vision is not biased by the gaudy colour scheme of your desk top. You should be careful about the colour scheme and lightning in the room as well but that is beyond any distro maker's powers to influence.

Just my tuppence,

/Martin

I have not checked out Waldorf yet so maybe this isn't valid any more :-)

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#15 2013-05-10 09:31:10

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: #! on /.

@lcafiero
Thanks for taking the time to represent #! at shows over the pond.


Linux since 1999
Currently:  AntiX, & Crunchbang.
A good general beginners book for Linux :- http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
A good Debian read :- http://debian-handbook.info/get/now/

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#16 2013-05-10 09:31:38

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 12,678

Re: #! on /.

^ Absolutely!  I see the default very-slightly-bluish gray as a blank canvas, on which the user is encouraged to put whatever he wants.


I'm a moderator here.  How are we doing?  Feedback is encouraged.

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#17 2013-05-10 14:10:13

lcafiero
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Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,205
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Re: #! on /.

I would agree with pvsage and I usually make this point when I give talks about CrunchBang -- #! is a blank canvas with which you can do whatever you want.


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#18 2013-05-10 14:53:08

kiiroitori
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From: Tokyo, Japan
Registered: 2010-12-07
Posts: 228

Re: #! on /.

I just watched the vid, great work Larry, it was very cool. Thank you!


I love #! more than my own kids. I told them and they sympathized.

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#19 2013-05-10 15:23:37

lcafiero
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Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,205
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Re: #! on /.

Domo, kiiroitori smile


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#20 2013-05-11 23:56:07

orionthehunter
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Registered: 2011-04-09
Posts: 900
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Re: #! on /.

Another thought, came up in the comments of the video, but it could come up as an interview question:

Why not just install Debian and set-up openbox?

Crunchbang is presumably aimed at an intermediate level user who is willing to try something new, but doesn't yet know how to configure it properly on his own.  Given openbox's depth of configuration options, having these preconfigured and made easily discoverable help that intermediate level user advance to the next stage of complexity, so that he might be able to "just install Debian and set-up openbox" later.

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#21 2013-05-13 01:22:14

sqlpython
#! Die Hard
From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 930

Re: #! on /.

Why not just install Debian and set-up openbox?

Many have, I am typing right now from my own Wheezy install with the OpenBox DE. I have also imported the CB-scripts.
1. Somehow I continue to have problems implementing the CB-Exit and the dbus-sent call in them.
....bottom line is that Phillip's Scripts and install make a Very Good Debian/Openbox ..I wonder why I bothered to do my own.
2. There is also the look and feel as well as package choices..Again time and effort on your own.
#! Such a nice piece of Work  :^)


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#22 2013-05-13 01:35:04

orionthehunter
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Posts: 900
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Re: #! on /.

sqlpython: exactly.  I actually came to Crunchbang because it was a better done configuration of Openbox than I could manage on my own.  I originally was posting on these forums from LMDE + Openbox.

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#23 2013-05-13 01:35:47

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 930

Re: #! on /.

Sorry, I am late to the thread.

Great Job Larry!
You portray a regular Guy with the right answers. You sold the reason for #!
  Heck! After I viewed your Video I was compelled to install #! immediately.

I was at Starbucks! He was up getting more coffee.
    So, I installed #! on his machine and this Guy was non plused.. mumbled something about liking Windows..
        Aaahh,  What does he know?   devil

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#24 2013-05-13 01:42:05

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 930

Re: #! on /.

@orionthehunter
I agree 110%.. While I have my own Wheezy/Openbox. I also have a Waldorf installed..
The Wheezy/Openbox actually predates my first 10/2011 Statler install as I was running this Testing.
I just kept it up.
  Besides, This Community is Absolutely one of the Best!! nuff said.


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#25 2013-05-13 15:52:52

lcafiero
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From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,205
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Re: #! on /.

More on Linux Fest Northwest: Hacker Public Radio did an interview with all the exhibitors and we got in on it. I talk about CrunchBang at 27:15 and go on for a little over two minutes about LFNW, CrunchBang, SCALE and bringing Philip and Becky to SCALE 12X next year (which, actually, they don't know about yet . . . ) big_smile

http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1246


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