Saturday, May 27, 2006

Linux User Groups

Ever since about 1993 I have been a member -- for want of a better description -- of the LinuxSA User Group. The group was set up many years ago to provide a community, technical focus for Linux users in South Australia.

That said, recently I've decided to take a small break. Many reasons there are, however I will allude to one of them: I will not at this point in time be a member of a group that supports people who I deem to be fundamentalist, right wing red necks.

There's a small discussion between me and another member about whether the group supports such people or not. On a technicality, it does not; the majority of the group doesn't support the majority of these people's views.

But these people are still apparently free to spread their views about the place.

Guilty by association it is, at the moment. I have better things in my life than to listen to these types of people. Sure, to be fair I can be an annoying, cranky bastard -- many picture me as a grumpy old man -- but I have actually done many useful things for Linux in South Australia.

And I would defend the statement: DSL (aka lloy0076) has done more things for Linux in South Australia than all LinuxSA's rednecks combined.

That's my post for the day. I wish 1PM would hurry up, going out for Yum Cha and I haven't had breakfast.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Blogger is Slow


It seems that blogger is slow. That is possibly a little unfair because they more than likely they have many, many users but it should go slow for people other than me!

I thought I'd just drop in -- if that is the correct term -- to say that I'm finally catching up with all my bills. Absolutely amazing! Charming! If you don't care, then neither do I!

Anyway, enough for to check my messages and see what dramas are unfolding.


Friday, May 12, 2006

At Least It's Not Friday the 13th...

This is my first post using this peculiar looking editor. I don't know what's it's based on but it seems to be quite useful. Mind you, I know that I'll be cursing it by the end of the week.

Note to self: If you can borrow it to use for some of your own work, David, borrow it...

Let me tell you a little about my interests - they may seem a little, well, eclectic:
  • Open source for:
    • Business
    • Education
    • End user
  • Religion and spirituality:
    • Christianity
    • Islam
    • "Paganism"
  • Divination, I understand:
    • Tarot
    • Numerology
    • Astrology
      • Note: I mean reading birth charts and interpreting them; not the "play" astrology one reads in newspapers
  • Online games:
Did I mention that I am the project manager for a small company in South Australia called Bull Media?

That said, I've returned to playing Achaea from a break that I took primarily because I'd become a little too stressed at work to have any outside activities. Things were mostly recognisable but a small number of things had changed.

I'm still the Minister of War in Cyrene and a member of the Order of War; I'll talk about this later. For some people online games are just that, games, but I actually find that when I am playing Achaea it's more like being in a different reality than playing a game.

Anyway, it is time for me to walk into town IRL as one might say. Sometimes, it would be nice to be the Minister of War in Adelaide and be able to declare war on STUPID people, but alas!

Until later!