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My Top 17 Favorite Posts of 2007

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

The first question is, “If you are the only person who laughs at your joke is it still funny?” If your answer is “No,” then I strongly advise you not to read this blog entry.

They Might be Giants

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Did you ever see the move They Might be Giants with George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward? It is a great movie.

Infrastructure 2.0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Last Sunday, the day after BarCampNashville, I had lunch with Luke Kanies, the owner of Reductive Labs and the author of Puppet. It became a working lunch due to all my questions about his product. I first met Luke at OSCON 2007 during his Puppet session. I hadn’t planned to attend the Puppet session because [...]

My Views on OSS ESM (Part 3)

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Coincidentally, I had a conversation yesterday with two of the ten largest banks in the world. Both told me that 2008 looks to be a possible greenfield for some of their ESM initiatives, or, in other words, a do-over. Before I could even ask, they started talking about open source. One of the executives told [...]

What do O’reilly, Shuttleworth, Fogel, Wales, and a bowling alley have in common?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

At OSCON 2007 I asked Tim O’reilly and Mark Shuttleworth a question in the Q&A in their keynote. Being an instructor by trade affords you an extra sensory skill set in asking questions after presentations. I asked this question “Where is the free, going on here? I see a small few making a lot of [...]

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