Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
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Holiday break 2014.

Like many people who celebrate holidays around this time of year, I’m taking some vacation time to spend with family and friends. This time helps me relax and recharge for the next year, which promises to be full of energy and new challenges. That’s especially important in a fast paced …

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 …

Passing it on.

Today I’m meeting a nice couple from up the road in Bristow to hand over our much loved minivan. I was never ashamed of being a minivan owner. We called it our “golden funk machine” because it was so often used in service of bringing asl the band gear to …

Playing hooky, no. 20.

As some Fedora Project folks already know, this coming Monday is a US holiday, and it’s often celebrated with outings or travel, so you might not see some of your fellow Fedorans around that day. (Also, Red Hat is closed for that holiday, and I imagine many of the Red …