My avocational free software community time now is largely occupied by hanging out with the wonderful people of the Linux Users Group of Rochester, the Rochester Computer Society Linux SIG, and the Rochester contingent of the New York Ubuntu Local Community
You see a maze of twisty passages before you, all alike.
Fancy yourself a modern-day Diderot? Or maybe you just want to look something up?
Have you read "In the Beginning was the Command Line" yet? If not, I really think you should! (If you don't want to download it from the original site above, someone has put the full text online. Or, you can just buy it in a bookstore. That's a link to Amazon, of course, but I just bought my copy from the general bookstore at the mall in Ames. If you want, I'd be happy to lend you a copy. I recommend reading it in book form. Books still rock.)
So far as I can tell, the Ames Free Unix Group (aka AAFUGIT aka AmesFUG) is no longer active in any way, save for the content archive.org or domain squatters maintain. It was fun.
We made a trip to the Des Moines Farmers' Market this summer (when was that? 2003? 2004? Earlier? Dang, time flies). It was OK. What was really fun was what we found on a somewhat random drive around the area, near the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, just south of the stadium: Graziano Brothers' (map) grocery store. Very good stuff there.
I drop in on the web archive of the UCSC Linux Users' Group (SlugLUG) mailing lists, on occasion. It's good to see that they're still going strong. Plus, it's a place to keep an eye open for fun new rants from Rick Moen.
I used to have some personal pictures of family, friends, and co-workers here, but that was a long time ago, BF (before Flickr and its ilk). I mostly don't bother now, other than to send a private link or an attachment every great once in a while.
Ames' very own mass transit system, CyRide.
Click here to see Joe's favorite thinking pose (one which has engendered a bit of teasing from my co-workers.) If I recall correctly, that self-portrait was modified from an image take by an SGI IndyCam, back in the day.
I still have a slight interest in computer-mediated communications--it seems to be all the rage these days, what with the cool new kids and their IM and SMS and so on and so forth and things of that nature. My long time interest had been specifically in computer conferences inspired by Picospan.
The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz METRO) Bus Route 10 Schedule (used to be Route 1).
I am not a Dutch windsurfer :-).
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