Fear & Loathing At 3 AM


I want to talk in response to things that have been discussed about our non profit, Reglue. Many have asked about how the organization will be maintained during my one month absence early next year.

In case you’ve joined the conversation late…

For a while now, I’ve talked about my upcoming surgery in January. The surgery will be a preemptive strike against a cancer we thought was in remission. Technically, it still is. But increasing […]

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Of Distros & Donnybrooks


Editor’s note: This article first appeared in a slightly different form on The Blog of Helios on Monday, October 25, 2010.

We’re all aware of the Distro Wars. Some of us are bloodied warriors…Others sit on the sidelines experiencing mixed degrees of amusement. I’ve been both, but more the latter these days.

Arguments over who’s distro is best have subsided over the past few years. Many of us realize that arguing over which distro is […]

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Friendship & the Linux Community

Circle of Linux friends


noun 1. A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. 2. A person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony. 3. A person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?

It would seem a simple thing, defining who and what a friend is. Deciding who is your friend is a fairly simple process.

Do I […]

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition

open door stairs

In 2010, Reglue began working with the various foster care organizations in and around Austin. We were overwhelmed with the number of requests received, just in the first week. The person ageing out of the foster system here in Texas faces a number of challenges. Having a computer to begin adulthood/college shouldn’t be one of them.

The kids we focused on were those within a few months of ageing out of the foster care […]

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Kids, Computers & Wasting Time…

cutting the cord

Okay…I’ve had about enough of this.

“This” is the frenzied pitch of an argument that computers do or don’t improve a child’s academic performance or that computers may even be detrimental to the learning process. Okay…I do have some skin in this game so it’s perfectly understandable that I might lean more toward the “do” instead of the “don’t” in this verbal fistfight.

I don’t disagree with some negative parts of this argument. There […]

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