I am back

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Posted on 11th March 2011 by Krow in Miscellaneous

It has been almost exactly one year since I last wrote. To those who have continued to come back thank you. I have had a lot happen in the past year. But to those fateful followers have made me feel guilty for not writing more.

So to those followers I say: “I am back and have many things to write about.”

This last year I have learned, experienced, and thought about many things. I can’t wait to write about them all. But this post is an overview of last year, what I learned and what I hope to write about.

One of the biggest things that happened to me is the birth of my 4th son Sean. I forgot of how much work a newborn is and at the same time how much joy they are. My family has and still is the greatest thing in the world to me. My wife is so understanding of my weaknesses, hopes, dreams, desires, and faults (OCD, perfectionist) and my glutardness. My kids are great as well. I have learned so much from my children and they are truly the light of my life. Thank you for help and love.

The past couple of months have been hard as well. I have missed my mother a lot lately. I have had so much happen to me in the past month that I have missed having her to speak to. She was always so helpful by lending me an ear and advice of what she felt was best. It has been a hard month for me and I have wanted that “other person” to talk to for an outside look in. Something she was great at.

This year I have pushed my limits to the max. I have been learning and working on learning everything possible to be the project manager my job is needing. I have read 3 books on project management this year and many many blogs and opinions out there on the subject.

I have read book on SVN and learned more then I thought I would. But due to my position at work I don’t get to work with it as much as I would like. But even the basic understanding of it has helped me as the PM at work.

I have also been exploring the science and mystery of SEO. I have read only 1 book so far on the issue but have learned so much. I am excited to post what I have learned to get feedback from others.

Another issue I have now started to explore is Drupal. Just another tool I would like to try to add to my belt.

One other thing that has helped me with this learning is the start of a local user group that I and a friend has done. This group is known as Davis Open Source Group. We have received sponsorship with Apress publishing and this has been a great help.

Again thanks to everyone. I am back and will post more to share with those what I know and hope to learn more from those out there.

Here is to new beginnings.

Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 – A Newbies Look

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Posted on 20th March 2010 by Krow in Miscellaneous |Setup or Configuration |Ubuntu

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The Ubuntu team has been working very hard (I am sure of it) and they have released their 1st beta Ubuntu 10.04 code named Lucid Lynx. It is only one day late according to their plans but still it is here. I have not been playing around with the Alpha releases but I have decided that I would play with the Betas as they become available.

With that said here is a list of features I have come to find out that are changed on 10.04. I have not been able to play with it yet because as I am writing this, I am installing it on another computer. (more…)

10 Reasons You Should Not Switch To Linux

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Posted on 10th March 2009 by Krow in Miscellaneous

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I came across this post from Linuxhaxor I thought it was funny and wanted to post it here for others to see and read.

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  1. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you actually enjoy paying for an operating system that is so mired with bugs and issues that it shouldn’t even released as an alpha build. What recession?
  2. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… change is always scary. Look at Obama, he scares the shit out of me. I voted for him but he always talks about change and change is always scary even if that change will make things better.
  3. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… the only thing you use your computer for is to play games. I mean people still use computers for things other than games?
  4. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… You love to dedicate one whole day of your week just for scanning purposes. Anti-virus scan – Spyware Scan – Defragmentation scan – Registry Scan & defrag. What Fun!
  5. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… You love to pay for Anti-virus/spyware (with yearly subscription renewal) for protection that the OS should provide you with in the first place. Even though Windows Defender does a fabulous job, its just not there yet.
  6. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… most people use Windows. If most people use windows it must be good!
  7. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you realize that nothing lasts forever. Eventually your windows will succumb to a BSOD, while Linux has its version of kernel panic, you might have to wait a couple of years to experience it, if at all.
  8. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you LOVE Internet Explorer and you can only use the latest version of Internet explorer on windows. Imagine going online without IE.
  9. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you have to be a geek to use Linux and we all know that geeks don’t have girlfriends.
  10. Last but not least. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you don’t want to be a conformist and do what everyone tells you to do. You want to be unique, which is why you want to use windows. Oh wait…

I thought this was funny so if you have any funny lists please let me know by posting a comment or sending an email through the contact us form.