Check With The Man

I was recently listening to the Ubuntu Podcast.   The hosts did their usual great job and on the episode in question they were interviewing David Britton of the Ubuntu Server Team.  For years I’ve repurposed old computers to run as servers for various purposes in my home.  Ubuntu allows me to run the same…

FileZilla Reenters My Workflow

I recently acquired some old hardware and was working on giving it a purpose when I felt a particular set of problems could be solved by using a physical disc to install the operating system on one of the machines. So, I burned a DVD. This particular set of projects began in part with my…

The Value of A Library

 A number of years ago I was traveling through Heidelberg Germany and decided to visit the castle and gardens. A tour was offered and I was escorted by a very nice young lady around many of the castle features and legends that had emerged over time. She talked about the construction process and different phases…

A Colmar Conversation

The clouds which hovered all day finally started letting go of a bit of rain on the town of Colmar, France.  My wife and I ditched the kids in front of the television at the hotel and went downtown for a date.  As we wound our way through the streets of wooden framed buildings we…

Mycroft & The Need to Tinker

Mycroft is one of the key building blocks of the internet of things that is missing and this year it’s coming.