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I have a new hobby. For the past couple months, I've been working on SolusOS. For those who don't know, in a nutshell it's a desktop distro based on Debian Stable, with some of our own packages thrown in, and Gnome3 Fallback mode hacked up to look like Gnome2. I'd worked with Justin and Ikey on Mint, and left shortly after they did. Around the time they left Mint, they came up with the idea for SolusOS, which is what LMDE was supposed to be but never was. I love it (obviously)-- not only do I squash bugs and maintain a couple packages for it, but it's running on pretty much all my systems.

I'm basically head of bugsquashing. It's not the most glamorous job, but I'm good at it, and want to see it done right. Right now I maintain the non-PAE i686 kernel package, and I'm getting ready to package up inxi, smxi, and sgfxi. Those scripts are already included in the distro by default, but they need to be packaged for upgrade and ISO-rolling purposes.

I'm still figuring out balancing working and hacking, but I discovered last weekend I can bring work home and not let it kill my weekend. And I've also figured out to hack while my fiance's playing video games, since that's great 'me' time. So slowly but surely, I'm taking on more stuff with SolusOS.

So yeah, if you're reading this and you haven't tried SolusOS, go try it. It's awesome, I promise.

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