Happy third anniversary

Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if it’s an anniversary or a birthday. Whatever you call it, August 2009 marks the end of a third year for this blog, and another month closer to a fourth anniversary for me with Linux.

I don’t have any wisdom to impart or advice to offer — or at least, none that you probably aren’t already aware of, if you’re reading this page at all. If you’re not currently using Linux or some variation thereof, I strongly recommend it. Switching is a life-altering experience. No joke.

And that goes for starting a blog too — the part about not having any wisdom to impart, that is. ;) I only did this because I wanted someplace to take notes for future reference, and it became something gnarled and monstrous. Like a B-grade science fiction movie.

Anyway, this has all been mentioned before, and suffixed with the same thing I say every year. If you visit, I thank you, and if you find something useful, I am pleased. Starting this blog for my own benefit was the obvious thing to do at the time; if that same action has been of benefit to someone else as well … that’s a great bonus.

Cheers!
K.Mandla

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11 Responses to “Happy third anniversary”


  1. 1 stephen 2009/08/04 at 11:38 PM

    I came across your blog looking for some rtorrent rc help, and have been putting rss to work ever since (wow, it’s at least been 6 months, possibly a year now).

    thanks for taking the time to jot your ideas down in a place for us all to see and use.

  2. 2 Dennis Decker Jensen 2009/08/05 at 2:09 AM

    I came acroos your website some while ago, I cannot even remember from where, but I’m a big fan of the command line and the tools philosophy of Unix, so now I peek at your blog once a day for new small nuggets.

    Thank you very much for sharing all the tips, hints, oddities, and reminders that are now not only serving you, but so many others.

  3. 3 CorkyAgain 2009/08/05 at 5:09 AM

    Congratulations on beginning the fourth year of your blog!

    Like Dennis, I’m a big fan of the command line and the Unix tools philosophy. I’m also a fan of finding uses for old machines that otherwise would be going on the scrap heap. That’s why I subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed.

    But I use FreeBSD rather than Linux. And vifm rather than mc. ;-)

  4. 4 Vanity Vertigo 2009/08/05 at 8:52 AM

    Congratulations for surviving three years of linux blogging and documenting it all the while. I’ve been reading it for about a year and a half after I stumbled onto your site many times while looking for solutions for my linux woes. Since then I’ve eaten up every application suggestion and now I take most of those for granted. I look forward to another year of your blog. ^_^

  5. 5 K.Mandla 2009/08/05 at 9:04 AM

    Thanks everybody. Cheers. ;)

  6. 6 bandito 2009/08/05 at 11:09 PM

    Congratulations and to many years to come.

    Your blog is simply superb and being open source/linux related is only a plus.
    I believe I came across your blog about a year ago when I was doing some research on arch linux before the switch. Ever since I follow it on a daily basis. I find it a resourcefull place about linux configuration/customization, however the posts I enjoy most are about lightweight applications.

  7. 7 mrreality13 2009/08/06 at 11:36 AM

    congratulations !!keep it going i always pick up something useful here
    Thank you for your hard work

  8. 8 johnraff 2009/08/06 at 12:27 PM

    Thank you. This blog is one of my regular stopovers, and the archives have a lot of really useful stuff.

  9. 9 samspade10 2009/08/06 at 9:06 PM

    Your blog has helped me many times, with rtorrent, MOCP and other console apps. Thank you, congratulations and please keep going.
    G

  10. 10 Devoto 2009/08/08 at 6:52 AM

    Happy birthday yaaay!
    Ya que pasaba por acá, felicidades por su tercer año,
    viendo su blog me ha gustado, lo tendré en favoritos por si acaso.

    Saludines!


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