Can I just say I’ve missed command line? I didn’t realize just how much. I picked up a smattering of Linux in the 90s. Just enough to play and code for a Mu*. (I miss the multi-user shared hallucination, y’all.) Then in my 20s I worked with a mainframe environment, with COBOL and JCL, and also a Unix box. I saved up and got a little house that I loved. I was on a good track. Then I got twitterpated, got foolish, got married, got manipulated into leaving my career (AND WENT ALONG WITH IT. What was I thinking??), and now I want back in. Badly.
The OS class I’m taking is all about PowerShell and Linux, and my brain loves it. It feels a bit like that first sip of coffee in the morning. Like slipping into a hotsprings on a cold night, under the stars. Like a heated blanket when it’s subzero outside.
Yep. I’m definitely getting a dopamine hit from working with command line, again. Oh, brain, why? Why? This is hilarious. I hadn’t quite realized until just now.
Two sections down. Four sections to go. Twenty days left. Infinite opportunities for dopamine between now and then. Apparently.
Here’s what I finished between November 6th and 10th (today).
Section 2: Users and Permissions – Finished: November 10
15 videos, 3 readings, 1 quiz, 2 assignments.
Video: Users, Administrators, and Groups, Oh My!
Video: Windows: View User and Group Information – Nov 6
Video: Windows: View User and Group Information using CLI
Video: Linux: Users, Superuser and Beyond
Video: Windows: Passwords
Reading: Supplemental Reading for Windows Passwords
Video: Linux: Passwords
Video: Windows: Adding and Removing Users
Video: Linux: Adding and Removing Users
Video: Ben Life as a CIO
Video: Windows: File Permissions
Reading: Supplemental Reading for Windows ACL
Video: Linux: File Permissions – Nov 8
Video: Windows: Modifying Permissions
Video: Linux: Modifying Permissions
Video: Windows: Special Permissions
Reading: Supplemental Reading for Special Permissions in Windows
Video: Linux: SetUID, SetGID, Sticky Bit – Nov 9
Discussion Prompt: Your File & Folder Permissions
Practice Quiz: Permissions
Create, Modify, and Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows
Create, Modify, and Remove File and Folder Permissions in Linux