29 Mar 2004 dyork   » (Master)

Sickness - Emerging From The Darkness - After 11 days, the good news is that I seem to be emerging from the worst of the sickness. The bad news, of course, is that Lori now seems to have the extreme fever/chills/sweats that I had last week, along with the severe coughing fits and difficulty breathing. Fun, fun, fun. Chloe, for her part, has a cough and has had a bit of a fever. Tomorrow will no doubt be spent in part at doctor and pediatrician offices. Hopefully I am over it... I still cough a good bit... but hopefully that will pass.

Small Caps = Typographic Gravel Rash? - haruspex: You are welcome, I guess. I'm not sure if your comment is a compliment or veiled jab. :-)

I actually can't take credit/blame for starting the use of small caps in headings here at Advogato. There was someone else here who started doing it, and I liked it enough to go in and see what they were using (a 'style' attribute to the 'b' tag).

LinTraining - Approved two more submissions to LinTraining: one for a training center in Virginia and the other as an updated courseware listing for my old friends at Bradford Learning.

It was fun to see that one come through. A little bit of history... prior to moving to Ottawa to work at e-smith, inc., which was then acquired by Mitel, I worked for this little company in San Francisco known as Linuxcare. :-)dsifry and davidm hired me for Linuxcare primarily to work full time on making LPI become a reality. But I was also to help with developing courseware and training classes for Linuxcare. Over time, we had the wonderful opportunity to bring over a gentleman named Jim Lacey from CompUSA to head up the education group.

Fast forward to 2001... I was already up at e-smith... and Linuxcare had shrank back to down around where it was (staffing-wise) when I had first joined it in early 1999... it was searching for what it should be doing... and one of the things they decided NOT to do was offer training/courseware/etc.

So Jim was able to work with the Linuxcare execs to amicably spin off the work that had been done as "Linuxcare University" to develop courseware and a training channel into a new company called Bradford Learning, bringing over a number of the staff. It was quite a risk, but they took it and today they are doing extremely well as one of the leading providers of Linux training materials in the world.

They are excellent folks, and if any of you are looking for sources for Linux training materials (on a number of Linux-related subjects) I would definitely suggest you consider the Bradford Learning team.

Canadiana - With all the warm weather (i.e. around 10 degrees Celsius), we are actually seeing all the snow finally start to melt. The front lawn only has a trace of ice left while the back yard still has a good bit of cover. It will be nice to see the grass again.

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