This week, Stephen Foskett’s Virtual Field Day (VFD4 to be exact) was in Austin. One thing I noticed right away is that I didn’t know most of the delegates. I think I upset some of them, but in all honestly I was so excited to see that. This week I added 8 new blogs to my RSS reader: I have a new woman in tech to follow (y’all she is the real deal..if you are
So once again, I have been inspired to try something because of Scott Lowe. He migrated his blog from WordPress to Jekyll hosted on GitHub. I’m super interested in what GitHub can do wrt content, collaboration, etc. So I’m trying it as well. So I started out with Jekyll — on my hosting service (where my domain currently resides). I actually first have tried Jekyll bootstrap. Basically — you have to set up a GitHub repository,
It’s early in the morning January 1, 2015. OK it’s 9:30, but I didn’t get in bed till 1:30 so it seems like 7:30. I’m eating codfish and potatoes, traditional New Year’s breakfast in Bermuda (my kids are 1/2 Bermudian). I had a little bowl of black-eyed peas when we got in last night, so I got my Southern tradition in. Since the more black-eyed peas you eat on New Year’s Day the more luck
Last month I participated in the #vDM30in30 challenge, in which a group of bloggers were invited to write a blog post every day for the month o of November. I joined late, and wasn’t able to keep up at the end of the month, but it was a great experience. Go check out the blog posts from everyone here. I’m finally getting around to writing about what I learned from this project, even though I’ve been thinking about
I hear this all the time – my backups are taking too long (alternative – my backups are too slow). Most of the time, the backups take too long because of the massive amounts of data the people back up. Why are we backing up so much data now? Well, it’s because we store more – and one of the reason we can store so much more data is because storage is cheap.
I’ve always been the type of person whose mind just refuses to settle down. It’s always going, thinking, planning, imagining. I think that’s why I’m addicted to lists….I think of all this stuff to do and in my head it’s awesome…but if it doesn’t make it to paper it never happens because I’m always thinking and planning. Infinite loop. I started meditating a few months ago, and I’m getting better at calming my mind, about
How is the history of the Native nations taught to us in America? I think people are more informed on the origin of their Indian sport mascots than they are on the history of this country. This is via Indian Country Today. Be sure to go to their site to get all the details to this list: Columbus NEVER landed in the Upper 48—Ever Basically Everything About Pocahontas The First Thanksgiving What is a Redskin?
We all talk about backups. We all know we are supposed to have backups. But what are backups? Here’s my definition, from experience and talking to lots of y’all: Backups: Copying the data created and captured by applications and devices to a different location, so that it can be restored in the case something happens to the original copy of the data. So backups are pretty easy right? All you need to do make a copy
I’m writing a blog post right now, and totally jamming to a concert on AXS – All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman. Man this show is amazing, you need to check it out. Perfect for a cold dreary Sunday morning – jamming out, drinking coffee, cuddling with Fred the Dog, and writing. If I’m working and plowing through things, Rush is my go-to music, and I’ve also been going to
My daughter Brianna asked me this morning what is the first story I didn’t want to leave. She blogged about it, and challenged me to do the same. And I’m sitting here trying to get started – but I don’t want to feel the feels. Darn kids. My first stories were books. Back in the olden days, we had movies, but we had to wait for them to come on TV once a year, we didn’t