In my blog links below, you’ll see a link to “Robins Rants and Raves”, a blog that (until recently) was written by a bright young man who many of us in various Linux circles knew better as “DixieDancer”.
A few days ago, Robin went to be with our Lord and Savior, brought down at the age of 18 by a genetic condition beyond medical help. I recommend anyone to read through the last month or so of his posts, to hear the voice of a young man facing his pending death with the confidence that he will be entering the new life.
We have lost something down here, but he has gained everything now. Rest in Joy, brother.
Was sad to see that Dennis Ritchie died this week. Between creating Unix and C, Dennis’s influences on modern computing are probably second to nobody. Here’s a pretty good writeup on him: Remembering Dennis Ritchie, Creator of the C Programming Language and UNIX Co-Creator.
After years of not blogging much to my geekblog, I’ve decided it’s time to join the herd and get a real blog engine behind my writing. True, I may still not find much time to blog, but at least I can get some experience playing with WordPress — a worthwhile bit of knowledge for a web developer / Linux admin / advisor-on-all-things-computer-for-my-family-and-friends.
So here I am tinkering away on this WordPress thing. Maybe I’ll write more. Maybe I can link this in with social networks and such, or feel more like writing about things other than just computers and tech. Who knows. Maybe it’ll end up with three way-out-of-date entries like every other WordPress blog out there.
Time will tell…