Earlier this summer I went through a dry spell. I had the time and motivation to write for this blog, but I couldn’t think of anything interesting to write. There were a couple of times where I typed in 6 or 8 paragraphs of drivel then deleted it because it wasn’t worth posting. Now I’m busy with work and enjoying the summer so I don’t have a lot of time to blog, and I have about a dozen ideas that I think would make great entries. That’s the way it goes, isn’t it?
The Simpson’s Movie is coming up. I think it opens today or tomorrow. Man, this is about a decade overdue. I’ve been a Simpson’s fan since day one. Literally. I remember watching the first episode. They’ve gone down hill lately, but I can’t miss the movie. I don’t have high hopes, but I can’t handle skipping this movie. I’ll write a review.
Its been a full year since I wrote about gas prices. Since then gas prices have hovered just under $3 per gallon in my area, and analysts are predicting that we’re due for a price hike. I think its worth revisiting that topic.
I’ve been an open source software participant over the past month, and I love it. I’ve needed some tools for my job lately, so I set up a Ubuntu server at my desk to do some experimenting with and finally installed MediaWiki for document collaboration and redMine for project management. Since completing the installs I’ve been participating in a few forums to answer others’ questions and show my support. I love the software, I love that its free, and its pretty fun to get to help others along the way. I hope to write an installation guide or two, and reviews to go along with them.