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#1 Off Topic / General Chat » Pulling the plug on Facebook » 2013-07-07 05:25:35

djweber
Replies: 37

I've been a Facebook user since around 2006/2007, and recently decided to pull the plug and get rid of it. It was a mixture of several things, with the primary reasons being:

1) Having no reason to be on there, but somehow finding myself on there all the time
2) Hardly interacting with others on the site
3) Everyone is on there now, hence I have to be mindful of what I post
4) If I'm not interacting or posting, why leave myself exposed for everyone to see?

It may not be the best move socially, but even now with the recent <tinfoilhat>leaks about US government data aggregation and surveillance</tinfoilhat>, I feel it's best to just lay it to rest. Of course, it's foolish to think that any data I've posted on there hasn't already been neatly collected and thrown into the machine.

It's weird...even after I scheduled my account for deletion, I'd find myself randomly start typing 'faceb....' in the address bar to go there, almost like some sort of muscle memory. Hard habit to break.

Did any of you decide to pull the plug as well?

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Fitness/ health. » 2013-07-07 05:18:17

I typically walk or ride my bike to school, and some days I'll go for a bit of a joyride once I'm off. I'm trying to switch to a healthier diet as well. I've had phases of healthy eating during my time at university (5 years so far), but I've also had (probably more) phases of eating absolute muck. Having just turned 23, I should probably start being mindful of how much junk meals and snacks I eat.

#3 Re: Introductions » That wanna-be dude. » 2013-07-02 05:59:25

Welcome to the community!

If I could give one good, basic tip...it'd probably be to really make sure that you know what you're doing when using sudo. It's easy to tack that on to your commands to get things done, but I've broken my system before by getting a bit trigger happy with apt-get and screwing up critical system libraries. With that in mind, have fun and customize away!

#4 Off Topic / General Chat » What's your favorite GUI text editor? » 2013-07-01 04:01:01

djweber
Replies: 46

I'm currently torn between Geany and Sublime Text 2. What do you guys use?

#6 Introductions » Hello from the United States! » 2013-06-27 01:13:19

djweber
Replies: 6

I'm a college-age developer from the United States, and have been an on-and-off Linux user for several years now. I've recently been jumping (again) from distro to distro and testing them out, and I must say that I am super impressed with Crunchbang. Streamlined and clean UI, no frills, and a great feel. Seems like a good environment for a developer.

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