Just WOW. Over the years you've certainly been bangin' out fun AND experience! I have not yet started...any day now I suppose since the 17"er is just sittin' there. I guess I should get over gunking it up or brickin' it 'cause would it really matter? Still need to decide what to try first. And wondering if I shouldn't have a hack at a flav of Unix first or Linux...maybe the former gets me to play around with my Mac under the hood in the future as well.
That's actually not a bad idea at all. Set up iTerm2 + Homebrew, play with some open source software (like mpv). It makes working on OS X very pleasurable. I highly enjoyed that workflow whenever I was stuck in front of a Mac every blue moon, and really, there's a big realm of *nix-y stuff opened up to you as a result.