I want to share my apprice to getting something down and what think helps to write every day. I believe every poet has a particular type of poetry in which they excel most at writing and can dig into more effortlessly or without much struggle.
How do I tell if I am already a hacker? Ask yourself the following three questions: Do you speak code, fluently? Do you identify with the goals and values of the hacker community? Has a well-established member of the hacker community ever called you a hacker?
If you can answer yes to all three of these questions, you are already a hacker. No two alone are sufficient. The first test is about skills. You probably pass it if you have the minimum technical skills described earlier in this document.
You blow right through it if you have had a substantial amount of code accepted by an open-source development project.
The second test is about attitude. If the five principles of the hacker mindset seemed obvious to you, more like a description of the way you already live than anything novel, you are already halfway to passing it. Here is an incomplete but indicative list of some of those projects: Does it matter to you that Linux improve and spread?
Are you passionate about software freedom? Do you act on the belief that computers can be instruments of empowerment that make the world a richer and more humane place?
But a note of caution is in order here.
The hacker community has some specific, primarily defensive political interests — two of them are defending free-speech rights and fending off "intellectual-property" power grabs that would make open source illegal.
Some of those long-term projects are civil-liberties organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the outward attitude properly includes support of them. In the far past, hackers were a much less cohesive and self-aware group than they are today. But the importance of the social-network aspect has increased over the last thirty years as the Internet has made connections with the core of the hacker subculture easier to develop and maintain.
One easy behavioral index of the change is that, in this century, we have our own T-shirts. Sociologists, who study networks like those of the hacker culture under the general rubric of "invisible colleges", have noted that one characteristic of such networks is that they have gatekeepers — core members with the social authority to endorse new members into the network.
Because the "invisible college" that is hacker culture is a loose and informal one, the role of gatekeeper is informal too. But one thing that all hackers understand in their bones is that not every hacker is a gatekeeper. Gatekeepers have to have a certain degree of seniority and accomplishment before they can bestow the title.
How much is hard to quantify, but every hacker knows it when they see it. Will you teach me how to hack? Even if I did, hacking is an attitude and skill you basically have to teach yourself. Learn a few things first. Then go to the hackers you meet with specific questions. If you do email a hacker asking for advice, here are two things to know up front.
How can I get started, then? The best way for you to get started would probably be to go to a LUG Linux user group meeting. You can find such groups on the LDP General Linux Information Page ; there is probably one near you, possibly associated with a college or university.
LUG members will probably give you a Linux if you ask, and will certainly help you install one and get started.
Start reading code and reviewing bugs. Learn to contribute, and work your way in. The only way in is by working to improve your skills. Another interesting possibility is to go visit a hackerspace.You have the great poetry and have even imagined it being published in a magazine. The problem is you don't really understand how you would actually go about doing it.
Well, don't worry! This article will show you how to pitch, publish and get paid for your poetry. Tragically, on 29/9/10, my 25 year old son suddenly collapsed and died. He had been on his own at the time and it was 12 hours before he was found.
It would have been instantaneous the Coroner told us. He wouldn't have known anything about it. I suppose that was said to give us some comfort, but how can you find comfort in the death of your child?
As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one.
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