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September 11, 2002.

Its been a year. What a year it has been. I was up early this morning and watched and listened to the wailful keen of the drum and bagpipe corps that passed through the boroughs of New York. That sound will stick by me for awhile I think.

I found a fireman today on duty at some minor accident and thanked him for being there. These are certainly the heroes.

There are many things we could ask of ourselves, our children, and posterity. But the most important one is:

never forget.

27 Aug 2002 (updated 27 Aug 2002 at 05:54 UTC) »

Been awhile since I did a journal entry and I guess I figured I could not just walk away from advogato because I enjoy reading it too much and seeing what friends are up to from my days at Linuxcare.

The first day at LWE was very nice and I got to see so many people that I worked with and we even got a group Linuxcare-alumni picture taken which was a lot of fun. The second day we had a Linuxcare Labs reunion and were joined by ianmacd .

It sure was nice to see the original labs crowd. Most of them have traveled to new places for work but being able to see all of us gathered for a meal was extra special. That night, I went out for beers with a few people including davidw and enigma which was great! I also met up with Vern and Shawn at the Thirsty Bear at 3d and Howard. Very good times!

We are planning a get together at our favorite BAR over by Linuxcare at some point. That should be a lot of fun as well!

bytesplit and others... I have not posted here since 12 April 02 since I decided to start using my own web diary. I have followed several threads in diaries here and I am no bigtime developer or coder and I am mis-cast as a "master" I do believe. A few people have given me that "rating" here on advogato but I am assuredly not a master in open source that I can see. I am more of an apprentice and happily so. I don't have a favorite in any of the agreement or disagreement I see being waged here on a daily basis.

I do think that we need to move past a lot of this though. Nothing is being served by this and, in fact, I think something is being damaged. As I watch the proceedings here unfold, I can only recommend or request that the participants in the rather acrimonious discussions put down that acrimony. Let the things that have happened in the past fade away or this will forver rend the fabric of a thing I cherish; namely this website and its contributors. Instead of being a voice of the community, it will change to some other milieu. I don't want to see that happen.

Another one of my instructors told me a few times as I labored through graduate school in a field far removed from computers, "those who live in the past are condemned to repeat it". Don't let this be the word of the day when we all can move past it.

Thanks for reading this.

Many weeks have passed by and as my notes say, I am pretty much unemployed these days. I am working as a consultant for some ex-Linuxcare friends that do not do Linux except as a server platform. My time at Wild Open Source kind of ended on a mutually agreeable note; so I am moving on to other things.

I cannot see that I will have too much time moving forward to keep up this journal/diary. I am moving on to other things which seem very interesting to me but these things are a different reality and occupy a different place for me.

Its been fun reading the diary entries and seeing how some friends are doing. Best regards to them. New roads call and I have always believed that one should travel the road to see the terrain and the noteworthy places along the route.

I still maintain a weblog which I will add to my notes. The weblog gets updated more often but its more of a personal reflection of mine.

After noting it has been awhile since I posted anything here, it seemed like I should make a few comments about things.

Things seem like they are going pretty well. I have been doing a bit of consulting on non-Linux things which have allowed me some freedom and I work for Wild Open Source now in a management capacity I guess you could say. I enjoy the people there since they are people I have seen somewhere before :).

Other things I have been doing is picking back up some minor bits of consulting work in the systems and software deployment areas. I used to do a fair bit of systems and software deployment at this little clothing company I worked at for awhile.

Other stuff is learning a bit about Apache, PHP, and other things which strike my fancy. I am no bigtime coder but I do like to learn how things work and how I can make things work differently.

I was very sorry to see Lokigames fade away; I was a very happy and challenged customer of theirs and I would like to thank them publicly for their Sid Meier stuff especially; but I also have spent many an enjoyable hour with SimCity and a few other titles.

I have not really played much with my IPAQ running familiar linux lately unfortunately. I noticed that the crew released a new version which I should definitely try. My IPAQ works so well now as a mp3 player with an IBM 1g microdrive in it, its kind of a shame to reflash things. I also have been using dillo on it and playing a bit with the ion window manager both on the ipaq and a desktop I have.

I don't know that I will become more timely posting here since I seem to not get to the site so often of late. I was very sorry to read of the troubles that hacker had with his relocation. I never had that level of destruction but once in the military all my stuff ended up going to the wrong military base. Nothing to compare with his story about the destruction of stuff.

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