The Unix Curmudgeon in residence is Larye Parkins. This is a place to ponder all things Unix and the state of the ‘Net in general, along with comments and opinions on Life, The Universe, and Everything. Discussions welcome.
When the Unix Curmudgeon is not blogging, he is working on developing and maintaining other folks’ web sites, writing custom code, pondering the complexities of high performance computing clusters, or otherwise giving in to a 49-year-long serious computing habit. On those rare occasions when he stumbles, bleary-eyed and cramped, from his computer, he can be found designing and sewing quilts, learning to weave, riding his bike, working on his homebuilt airplane project, or tackling one of the growing list of unfinished tasks on the “honey-do” list.
The Unix Curmudgeon lives in the Pacific Northwest with a very nice creative person (his wife Judy) and one cat, surrounded by sewing machines, several looms, a spinning wheel, and as many computers as the circuit breaker panel will support. Fabric, yarn, fiber, and books compete for wall space, and the stable of bicycles competes for garage space with a half-finished homebuilt airplane.
When not busy keeping the 85-year-old bungalow Chaos Central in one piece, they are trying to keep their tiny off-the-grid homemade cabin (formerly the Y2K Bunker) in Montana habitable for that next getaway or the End of Civilization As We Know It.
All of the articles in this blog are based on personal experience. We do not advertise any product other than our own skills. We discuss topics of interest to us, friends, neighbors, clients, and future clients. We research topics to try to ensure accuracy of facts. All else herein is opinion, of which curmudgeons have no shortage of supply.
This we believe: Strive to live in harmony with the environment and your fellow man. Big business serves shareholders before customers, though customers are a necessary means to the end. Caveat emptor. Open source software creates useful things and expands knowledge and innovation through cooperation and sharing. Life is short–but open to endless possibilities. Observe, learn, and act.
Data are facts. Information is organized data. Knowledge is information about information. Intelligence synthesizes knowledge from existing information. Wisdom applies intelligence for the benefit of all creatures.
Header photo: Sunrise, Olympia, WA, 7.7.2014 © 2014 Larye Parkins