Plethora

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.

4 replies on “Plethora”

  1. I look forward to your review of the Simpsons movie, as I’ll almost certainly not see it until it comes out on DVD.

  2. I’m interested to hear about redMine. How much experience have you had with it. We should talk as I am looking to get some more information about it before taking the time to fully try it out.

  3. @Jonathan
    I’ve been Using Ubuntu on and off for the past year, and I love it. Linux has come a long way in the past several years. I first installed and tinkered with Red Hat in about 2000. It is so much more developed now.

    @Rusty
    We’re using it in a production environment at my company now, and I LOVE it. Its very easy to use, but it does take a bit of hunting and pecking to administer. Yeah, we should definitely talk, I’d be interested to know what other similar products you’ve tried or considered.

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