Because I think SOPA Sucks (and so does PIPA)

No, it’s sadly not a day for shopping. Today, some of the most visited websites are dark to raise awareness of two bills now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), pose such a great threat to all of us who […]

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Please Vote for My SXSWi Proposal and Go Behind the Scenes at LinuxJournal.com

Please Vote for My SXSWi Proposal and Go Behind the Scenes at LinuxJournal.com

If you are one of the thousands of people who attend the South by Southwest Interactive conference each year, you could have the opportunity to hear a little about how things work around here, as well as my perspective on the seemingly endless debate about the future of print and online publishing. Steve Evatt, one […]

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Upcoming: Texas Linux Fest and DrupalCon San Francisco

Upcoming: Texas Linux Fest and DrupalCon San Francisco

It’s that time of the month again.  Ok, not *that* time.  Like I would blog about that…  Eiw. It’s (almost) time for me to go to some more conferences!  SCaLE was February, SXSWi was March, and April is all about Texas Linux Fest and DrupalCon. If you’re in or around Austin on April 10, come […]

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Ode to Ensui Uni

Ode to Ensui Uni

Tonight I got my second shot at Kata Robata‘s Ensui Uni sashimi, and it was well worth the $14 for a wee bowl of the jiggly goodness. I sampled a bit of this yellow-orange treasure a couple of weeks ago at Kata Robata, my favorite local Japanese restaurant.  Chef Hori introduced the uni, which is […]

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Back from SCaLE 8x

Back from SCaLE 8x

After a long weekend at SCaLE 8x with some of my favorite people, Linux Journal‘s Kyle Rankin, Bill Childers and Shawn Powers, I have officially become a huge fan of the annual Southern California Linux Expo. Shawn, Kyle and I had the opportunity to give talks at the conference, and were able to talk with many readers and meet lots […]

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A sad day, but we can all help

A sad day, but we can all help

UPDATE #2: 1. There is more info on the actual Chipin page here: http://helpshawnpowersfamily.chipin.com Also, Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi blogged about Shawn’s fire.  They have far greater reach than most of us, and I am so glad they also know how awesome Shawn is. UPDATE: Here’s a status update from Shawn’s blog. http://www.brainofshawn.com/2010/01/17/an-update-on-our-house/ Today, […]

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In Honor of Ada Lovelace Day: These Chicks Rule!

In no particular order,  here are some awesome women in technology: Marianne Masculino Angie Byron Liza Kindred Maria Webster Carlie Fairchild Marla Trevino Carrie Pacini All of these women are building things, making noise, improving the world and kicking ass, so go check them out.  If you have the opportunity to meet them, do it. […]

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Upgrading Ubuntu to the Cutting Edge

This is Tech Tip Video Contest Week (March 9 – 13) at LinuxJournal.com! Want a free 1-year digital subscription to Linux Journal? This is your lucky week. Watch the daily Tech Tip videos this week and collect the secret letters hosts Shawn Powers and/or Mitch Frazier announce during the videos each day. Come this Friday, […]

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Texas Chili – No Beans!

I made chili for dinner tonight.  I know, I lead a very exciting life. I don’t normally get so excited about my own cooking (ok, except for the tenderloin, but I digress), but this chili was SO good I have to share. I found the recipe on this random Texas Chili site, but made a […]

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Post-election Blues?

We all know one of these people, don’t we? Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are Once again, the fine folks at The Onion make my day a little more fun.

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