Hello all, I’m Trevor. I am a self-taught programmer and Arch Linux enthusiast. A few years ago I decided that I wanted to try linux. I had used Ubuntu (back when it was on 5.10) and Sabayon before but I never really got into them. I started playing around with the Ubuntu flavors (Ubuntu Desktop, Mint, Gnome Shell Remix) for about a year and while I did like them, the experience never really felt quite right to me. While Ubuntu was easy enough to figure out and offered a nice introduction to linux, I found myself removing and replacing a lot of the default packages and wanted more control over my system. I started doing some research on different linux distros and stumbled across Arch Linux. Arch Linux is a very clean and minimal distro. This means that there is no graphical installer and very few packages installed by default. Unlike more “full featured” distributions such as Ubuntu, which includes a lot of packages by default (desktop environment, login manager, etc…), it is up to Archer to install and configure everything themselves. Coming from a minimal base of experience with linux, the lack of a graphical installer was intimidating at first but I decided to download it anyway and plunge myself down the rabbit hole so to speak.
I’ve now been a happy “Archer” for about a year now. Arch Linux is more of a hobby than just an OS to me now. I am constantly trying to find new and better ways to improve my system (it really is a never ending process). This blog will contain my “random” thoughts about linux, programming, and whatever else I want to write about. Though I doubt anyone will ever read my posts, I look forward to my continued journey into linux and programming and blogging about it on the way