I have finally decided to create and attempt to maintain a blog containing my musings and thoughts, which could be interesting but are random at times. My focus will be on education, outreach, and open source. Of course I am sure I will deviate and mention space science, Christmas and other holidays, and other random things as I think of them!
Some of my goals include discussing:
- Education and how Open Source can radically change education:
- Open source as an opportunity for kids of all ages
- Open source hardware: Arduino, Maple Mini, Papilio FPGA, etc.
- Note that I contributed a monthly article to Open Source Schools about 10 years ago
- Outreach including:
- All things Open Source including:
- Open source software
- Open standards
- My thoughts and impressions on UNIX/Xenix circa 1985 and Linux circa 1993
- My early thoughts on open source and why it would be a game changer
- Technology and science:
- Hardware, software, networking, and all things Linux
- The Technological Singularity and how technological change is exponential
- Photography and photo editing
- Space science and astronomy (nope, no astrology)
- The future!
When I started this project, I posted to Facebook and asked for suggestions for naming this blog. These are some of the comments I received:
- Wade's World -- taken, but not bad
- Wade's Wacky Worls -- not bad but I want to de-wackyify the blog
- Grey matter -- Grecian Formula will cure the gray (but not the hair loss)
- FRIED ANGRY CONGRESSMEN REVOLUTION NO SPIES PARTY BLOG -- ???
I've been mulling this over in my head for months but finally decided to take the plunge. Join me on this venture and PLEASE provide feedback (positive and negative).