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…)

What's Coming In Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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Posted on 22nd January 2010 by Krow in Ubuntu

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Now that Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is out and stable I thought I would look into what is on the horizon for the next release of Ubuntu. There are a lot of questions that I have about the next release and I have found some solid answers, rumors and a lot of speculation as to what the next release will have.

Ubuntu has committed to have a regular release schedule. I came across a lot of mixed feelings about this idea/concept. Some people feel that this regular release gets in the way of how users see the distribution. Some users like to be on the edge of technology and what the developers have made for the release. Once people get used to that release it is about time for another release that uses new ideas and concepts.

On the other hand, Ubuntu wants to offer what they call a Long Term Support version (LTS). An LTS is released every two years. This is so that instead of jumping on every release, you can upgrade only when an LTS release comes out. LTS releases are supported by Ubuntu with security updates available for five years for servers and three years for desktops. The stability and longer life cycle of the LTS releases make them appealing to hardware makers and organizations that are rolling out large Ubuntu deployments.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx release will be the third LTS release just two years, as promised, after the last LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron. What this means for 10.04 is that with the increased focus on stability there won’t be a long list of new features.

So what is 10.04 going to have? Let me explain what I found out. (more…)