Rich Bowen is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, working
primarily on the documentation for the Apache Web Server. He lives in
Lexington, Kentucky, where he spends his free time GeoCaching. He also enjoys flying kites and reading stuff by Charles Dickens and his contemporaries.
Rich is a coauthor of Apache Administrators Handbook and Apache Cookbook.
Last week I attended the Red Hat Summit in Boston. It was, for me, equal parts pep rally and intensive OpenStack training.Jim Whitehurst's keynote was just great, because it reemphasized how much RedHat really *gets* Open Source, at all levels of the organization. So, this part was pep rally for… read more
I just bought, returned, and bought VuPoint MagicWand scanners.Here's the story.The first one I bought was this one, which is a hand-held scanner wand thingy that scans to a micro SD card. That part works great. The other feature was that you could transfer the files wirelessly. There wasn't much… read more
This weekend I attended the OpenHelp Conference in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, I was only able to go to one day of it, as we had to be back for something Sunday morning.It was smallish, and so there was a lot of good conversation and brainstorming.The focus was both documentation and support,… read more
Useful information about accessing a Mac OS X Time Machine backup disk on Linux: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20080623213342356This information has proved very helpful over the last few days - although what I ended up doing was plugging the drive into a Mac and scp'ing the data across the network, since that was less… read more
Today I'll be leaving SourceForge and taking a role at RedHat. Please don't think for a moment that it's because I don't like SourceForge. I continue to think that SourceForge does community *way* better than either Github or Google Code, and while there are places where the platform can improve,… read more
Today I discovered Maqetta - http://maqetta.org/ - which is exactly what I was looking for about a month ago. It's a browser-based HTML5 editor for creating mobile web app thingies without having to actually know anything about mobile CSS. read more
This evening I returned the FitBit I purchased a few days ago. It wasn't what I was looking for.So I guess it's best to define what it is that I was looking for. Basically, I want everything that Strava does without having to lug my phone around. I thought that… read more
Disclaimer: I don't require, or even particularly care about, your approval of my parenting style. I will cheerfully ignore any parenting advice you offer. Unless you're my parents.My kids are very goal-driven. My son wants to save for a new iPod. My daughter wants a particular pair of shoes. These… read more
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