One score and One

Posted by Jim Jagielski on Wednesday, August 29. 2007 in Personal

Has it really been a whole 'nuther year already? Sure has. Eileen and I have been married for 21 years now. We have a son in college, one in high school and one in elementary school. And it still feels like only yesterday when we exchanged our vows. How can time fly by so quickly when so much has happened during that span of years...?

Let's help out Greg

Posted by Jim Jagielski on Tuesday, August 28. 2007 in Personal

It was just early this morning that I found out that Greg Stein was mugged and seriously injured last Friday. Greg's is personally a good friend, but also one of those rare people who have shaped the open source community in numerous ways. His contributions are many and varied, from being Director and previous Chairman of the ASF, to the driving force behind several open source (and related) technologies, like WebDAV, APR, Subversion, Python, etc... Greg is home now but, as he says, "I'm alive, but not feeling well at all". The truly sad and shocking thing is that Greg was already on crutches before the attack, making this recovery even harder... I'm sure had Greg not been previously injured, the muggers would have been whomped so badly that they would have needed to crawl back to the gutter they came from. Kevin Burton has started a fund to help Greg out, a fund fully authorized by Greg. It's time for the community to rally together; Let's all help Greg out, someone who truly, truly deserves it. Donate Now to the Greg Stein Fund


Posted by Jim Jagielski on Wednesday, August 15. 2007 in Personal

I admit it; I'm a Mr. Fixit. It's something that I picked up from my Dad and something that I hope I pass along to my sons, but if something's broke, I'll fix it. It's a good skill to have, but it's worthless when you're trying to find a replacement thermostat in your dryer, or that weird hose on your washing machine, and can't find the "just right" part. I've used PartSelect numerous times, and they've always help me find the exact part I need, have always had it in stock, and I've always received the parts very quickly. Just a plug.

IRC client

Posted by Jim Jagielski on Tuesday, August 7. 2007 in Personal

Since it's been "discontinued" for months now, I've decided to, finally, drop Fire as my primary IM client. I was also starting to use it as my IRC client as well, moving away from old but ugly ircle. However, most good IM clients now (including the one I selected as a replacement: Adium) are "just" IM clients, and don't support IRC. So that means I'm back to 2 clients for "chatting". And it also means I either go back to ircle or try something else. So I'm testing Snak and Linkinus, with the latter being the front runner... Strange for someone who's tried to avoid IRC and IM for ages... But, today, there's simply no getting around either of them as useful tools.

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