Maybe you didn’t notice, but I’ve been MIA here at FOSS Force for some time – since the first part of April to be exact. During that time I’ve basically been missing as a writer and editor and other than a couple of much appreciated articles by Ken Starks, FOSS Force has been a silent site.
Without going into too much detail, it started when I fell ill.
Nothing serious, but it zapped me of my energy. I was still able to perform my duties at my “day job” at a local university library, but left me without the energy needed to write and edit the site.
During this period, FOSS Force lost a couple of good volunteer writers who’d written articles for us but which I was unable to edit. Eventually they grew tired of waiting for me to reply to their emails and quit our site. For that, I am most sincerely sorry.
By late June I had recovered enough that I was making plans for a reboot of FOSS Force, with the idea of getting things rolling again on July 7, the first Monday in the month. Unfortunately, on July 4, I was the passenger in a car that was involved in a pretty nasty accident, which resulted in my taking only the second ambulance in my life.
Luckily, my friend who was driving wasn’t injured at all, nor was the other driver. It turned out that I suffered no serious injuries either, just some ribs that were bruised badly enough to make sleep difficult for a number of weeks. Other than that, I seem none the worse for wear.
So now I’m back. Due to some scheduling problems at the library, I won’t be able to do as much as I would like for the next couple of weeks, but after August 18th, I should be back running at full tilt boogie (for you NASA nerds – that’s 104%).
Anyway, it’s good to be back in the saddle, or in the drivers seat – or wherever in heck I’m supposed to be when working on FOSS Force.