I just started the website for LinuxQuality
and announced it to the linux-kernel mailing list.
I'm curious to see whether they still like this idea or
think it's an imposition on their process. I didn't clear
the idea with Linux or alan I just
suggested it and decided to go ahead with it after a few
people responded positively.
If you'd like to participate, please see the web page for
instructions on subscribing to the linuxquality-dev mailing
Today I'll be mailing in my first payment for my new house
in Maine, the first I've ever owned. I'm not actually
living there yet as I'm spending Christmas with my in-laws
at the End of
While I suppose I could feel sad about all the payments yet
to come I feel quite happy with what I got, especially
considering the price differences and availability of space
compared to where I used to live in Santa Cruz, near Silicon
The house cost about one-sixth the price of what the
equivalent house would be in Santa Cruz. My house payments
to own a four-bedroom house on nearly two acres of land with
a two car garage are about two thirds of what I used to pay
to rent two bedrooms in half a duplex with one car garage
and only a tiny front yard in Santa Cruz.
Of course it's in Maine (we picked that because it's near my
wife's friends and family in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia,
but it's easier for me to operate my business in the U.S.)
but because I'm a consultant I can work pretty much
My original reason for becoming a consultant was so I
wouldn't have to commute to Silicon Valley anymore but once
I made the break to working at home it wasn't that big a
deal to working at the other end of the continent.