Have you been half asleep? And have you heard voices?

It was an emotionally draining day. Today I had to face, head-on, saying goodbye to a friend. Now that I’m home, done driving, done working, done talking and listening, I can sit quietly and let some tears come, and yes, be a little maudlin on my own time. I’ve gathered …

On burnout.

Bruce Byfield has published an article on burnout in community projects, to which I was happy to contribute some thoughts. Overall I believe the thoughts people shared in that article, while not surprising or radical, can help people avoid putting themselves in a burnout situation. Moreover, they can potentially help …

New goodie on the way.

My wife has been expressing some discontent with the fact that although we share Google calendars, we still have a standard paper calendar hanging on the kitchen wall. She dutifully replaces it every year, usually with an art nouveau themed version. But she’s been so happy with her new Droid …

A fun day… for some hacking.

Over the course of the day, I: Tweaked the package complement on my workstation where last night I did an installation of the Fedora 15 pre-release tree Identified some weirdness in my local Eclipse environment and got things in better shape for later work Got a good start on some …

Soapbox for our furry friends.

In a previous post, I mentioned something I really feel strongly about — pet adoption. If you’re looking for a pet, adoption is absolutely your best bet. Many of the animals in shelters are in perfect health, have sparkling personalities, and want nothing more than to be loved and cared …

Presents for everyone!

Even though I’m on vacation, I had some fun catching up with some geeky Fedora work, like handling bugs and package maintenance over the last few days. It only took me a few minutes at a time to do something useful for (hopefully) many other users. Along the way I …