I'll be honest: it's been tough deciding what to write for my last blog post of 2021. Not because this year hasn't been eventful, but rather because in true douche bag writer style, I couldn't come up with any kind of theme to tie all the things I wanted to say together. So after musing over this for awhile, I decided to just give y'all a good old fashioned brain dump.
For starters, I continued last years trend of playing and loving weird ass games from 2019. Now while I didn't mention Death Stranding on this blog, I did start playing it at the end of 2020 and finished it in early 2021. It was an awesome experience. One of the most creative, interesting and perplexing games I have ever played. Sad to say that its not my favorite game made in 2019 / played in 2021 anymore and that's because about a week ago I discovered and absolutely devoured Disco Elysium.
So part two of the LTT Linux Challenge video series just hit and I gotta say: I'm done. After watching Linus slander Linux because of things that are totally out of control of Linux or were the result of his own obvious half-assery, I no longer have any intention of patronizing any of his business ventures.
Let's address the awkward part of this first. My wife and I both have LTT water bottles and I have an LTT Keyboard Pad. Thankfully those are decent products and aren't exactly screaming LTT in terms of branding, so we are going to keep those. The two plushie Linus' dolls in my office though? Ug. Buying those was a bit over the top. Gotta figure out what to do with them... short of burning them in effigy.
So here we are, living in a world where Linus Tech Tips has released its first Linux challenge video. Of course while it all seemed like good fun to most people, a lot of negative and some positive consequences came out of that video. The purpose of this post is to discuss some of these consequences.
For starters, one of the most prominent developers for Pop! OS, Jeremy Soller, has decided to step back from it and work on other projects at System 76. Well that sucks. He was a valuable resource for Pop! So what happened? The Twitter hate train happened after the release of the video. The reason why is because Linus ran into serious problems with Pop! during his portion of the video. The long and short of it is that he tried to install Steam, but Pop! was currently suffering from a bug in which certain dependencies for that package were missing so it refused to install Steam. The GUI told Linus no.