Adam Israel

Adam Israel

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One habit I’ve gotten into over the past few years is to keep a daily journal for work. This is composed of an Obsidian vault with a few plugins (Daily Notes + Templates) enabled so that I can quickly create an entry and track my work for the day.

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During my adventures learning Rust, I’ve been writing an implementation of coreutils (arch, base64, basename, wc, etc). It’s been an interesting exercise, working to recreate these GNU utilities in a new language, but today I got to learn a whole lot about architectures and Universal Binaries.

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There have been a couple bugs in Fedora Silverblue 36 relating to gnome-software, both of which broke the ability to install. One of them was patched a few days ago but the second bug persists. I spent some time digging through the logs, and while I don’t know enough about the internals of gnome-software to identify the exact root cause, I have found a workaround.

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I’ve been a diehard user of Ubuntu almost since its inception. My home servers, laptops, in the data center, in the cloud, at the edge, it’s Ubuntu all the way down. But then someone I trust suggested I try out Fedora Silverblue. I fired up a virtual machine, installed it, and gave it a spin. Before long, I was hooked.

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