“Oh, this has been one of my better Decembers …and that included chopping off part of my finger.” was my summation of the holiday season to a friend of mine last night. Kinda sums up what I think about Christmases in general. I boycotted the whole thing this year; vastly improved my quality of life.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hanging out with Protospace geeks it’s: Don’t let ignorance stop you from trying to do something cool.
Two very cool and very geeky things have happened to me this week. One: a very benevolent soul has traded me an old acer laptop (this thing is vintage baby! – the wireless network card is externtal!) just choc-ful of open source software. I’m composing this piece on it right now, on OpenOffice of course! … More The Power of Open Source
Yeah, so… my efforts last week to plug back in took the last of the stuffing out of me. I’m now faced with the reality I have to let go of even the last few threads of things I was holding on to. Including this 100 day project. I was pretty wrecked up about this … More Day 93 – meh, call it 100
So one of the most valuable things I’ve learned from hanging out with hackers so far (aside from: “Don’t put the lead in your mouth.“) is: When you break something you get to put it back together in new ways. I broke me – into a thousand sparkling pieces. I now get to put my … More Day 85 – the cool thing about breaking something…