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Editor, writer, and developer. I wear many hats, including the red one. Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism; long-time interest in all things geeky. Editor of Red Hat Magazine and grizzled industry veteran, including time as an archivist for SunSITE UNC (now and ten-plus years at my current gig. I love:

  • vidya games and other dubious online experiences (Second Life, WoW, DDO, Rift--started out with Zork, IRC, and old-school BBS and MUDD/MOO/etc. groupings... old school nerd!)
  • cooking, crafting, and creativity
  • smart people
  • openness, transparency, honesty, and trust
  • coffee in all its delicious forms

I loathe:

  • giving the web a version number
  • social media "experts" (who send me spam)
  • proprietary thinking about thoughts and ideas
  • soggy cake or bread
  • greed, selfishness, and a lack of humility

Authored Content

Louis C.K. and the DIY DVD experiment

The answer to stabilizing content and price is letting artists retain greater control of their work. Louis C.K. likes to do things himself. He likes having control over his…

Z: The open source generation

Generation Z is beginning to join the workforce. This age group--born between the early 1990s and early 2000s--has never really existed in a world without the web or lacking…

Authored Comments

Do you mean Antitrust? I seem to remember some hubbub about GNOME and KDE desktops in it, and a brief search of the internets provides this thread:

Someone down the thread posted an image of the scene with the red fedora (it does look a little like ours...):

With a naked ping, I generally assume the priority is low. If it was important, the ping would bother to get dressed before showing up at my door.