macbook linux: deleuze and guatteri

After a long time toiling with the ThinkPad that I got (as my primary laptop) a few months back. I decided to rearrange my laptop usage. Not that the ThinkPad is a bad machine, but I felt bad because my MacBook was langishing, and I very much missed having a machine with a usable battery life. While I thought about trading the macbook for a PC laptop, it finally dawned on me that I could just linuxify it and be done with it.…

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On Not Being a Programer

This post is very much in my vein of "tycho talks about what its like to be a geek that doesn't really programmer," posts. Because I don't really fancy myself much of a programmer, I often have a hard time explaining the kinds of things that I do out side of saying "I write fiction," or "I work with web developers," or "I help people with websites," or "I write blogs about technology," which while factual in the strictest sense, is not a particularly honest capture of "what I do.…

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Is Somebody Having a Holiday on My Day Off?

I hear that some of you are celebrating today. If that's the case, good holiday to you, dear readers. If that's not the case, I hope you're not too befuddled by this very strange Thursday we seem to be having. I guess in some respects I'm celebrating. Though I often leave, the fact that no one else is working changes the way the day feels. And I'm writing today's blog post/letter this morning after having a nice fish-brunch (it's a family ritual/jewish thing) with the family.…

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The Cathedral and the Bazaar Today

Just about everyone who spends any time studying open source is familiar with Eric S. Raymond's "[The Cathedral and the Bazaar] (http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/index.html#catbmain)." So familiar that both are generally known by abbreviations: esr and CatB respectively. To recap, it was a ground breaking essay written in the mid nineties that really drew attention to how novel the development of the Linux Kernel really was, and outlined a number of powerful "open" development practices that--because of the Internet--changed the way that the open source was able to function.…

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A Cowl--(Knittting)

So rather than approach my knitting posts for tychoish like a guilty journal (eg. I haven't knit in a week, but I did yesterday and it's cool, here's my progress,) I'm going to just talk about projects that I'm working on and knitting ideas that I have. Because I have a lot of them, and I think maybe approaching knitting topics in a more granular way might be fun. And it'll give all the techie folks a sense of how all my--rapidly decreasing--knitting readership feel most of the time.…

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Keeping Time with tycho

Ok, so I haven't done a journal upate in a long time, and I think it's high time that I posted an update about my projects and stuff. It's my blog after all. I've been working a lot, which is a good thing. Also I think some pretty cool things are happening with my job. While work can be stressful by virtue of shear volume, I'm pretty excited about how things are going.…

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A Day's Work

I did some blog writing for the upcoming week today. It was good, I managed to pull off nearly two weeks the last time I sat down and seriously wrote for the blog, so I haven't had the chance to really sort through thoughts like this in a long time. It's amazing how much writing blog posts provides me the space to work through things that I'm thinking about. It's also amazing to me how much I've grown to depend and expect this space as part of my life, and how scattered my thinking is without this blog.…

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