Edansys

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Feb

22

What is the big deal about Twitter?

I’ve looked at Twitter in the past and just never got what the big deal was. I would try to read other people’s streams and it just seemed like a lot of noise. Well, after seeing more and more people whose blogs I read start Twittering, I finally created my Twitter account. I figure that trying it out is the only way I’m ever going to get it. I doubt I’ll do much tweeting, but I’ll try following some others for now.

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Apr

29

Simply del.icio.us

I’ve been using del.icio.us for bookmarking for a little over six months now. Since that time, I haven’t bookmarked anything new in any of the numerous browsers that I use throughout the day. No more scattered collections of bookmarks. I love it! Now I just need to work on the organization of my bookmarks. I see a new feature over at del.icio.us called Your network. It allows del.icio.us users to track bookmarks that others are adding. I just started trying it out. Seems cool. I’ve really liked the inbox feature for some time now. Your inbox is where you can track bookmarks being added with tags that you specify. Checkout […]

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Apr

26

Mapping Linux

A friend of mine recently pointed me to an interesting map of current Linux distributions. This got me thinking about my quest for Linux nirvana and all the distributions that I have tried over the years. What I find important in a distribution has changed throughout the years. Initially Linux was just a hobby OS installed on spare hardware or a secondary partition. Then it started filling special needs. Like a dedicated combo router and firewall. Now I use it as one of my primary desktop OSes. I especially like Linux for most development stuff. Criteria that is important to me now is getting a distribution to a completely useable […]

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Apr

22

It started with a question

It started simple enough. One weekend morning my then six year old daughter and I were making pancakes. She always helps with mixing the ingredients. She must have been thinking about growing up and what you do as a grownup when she asked, “Dad, what did you want to be when you were my age?” I thought for a second or two and told her that when I was her age I probably wanted to be an astronaut or fireman. She mulled that over for a little bit and then the question came. I should have been better prepared! With a little bit of confusion in her voice, she asked, […]

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