Tala Ko

Hello world!

Posted on: Friday, 13 June 2008

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As cheesy as “Hello world!” gets, I think that considering the spirit of this blog, I won’t change the title of my first entry. It just brings me back to grade school, when we were learning to do… ANYTHING on the computer for the first time. :)

So, the first blog post. I’ve been wanting to do a sci/tech blog since school let out in February. Back then, I had just finished my thesis; I’d set up a youth-oriented prototype website on Free and Open-Source Software in the Philippines and then conducted a brief study on the site’s audience/consumers. People were telling me that I should keep the site updated, but in the rush of preparing for graduation, moving out of the dorm, etc., I put it off. And off, and off, and off.

Recently, I realized that I actually liked learning and writing about these things more than I thought. I didn’t want to just blog about FOSS; I wanted to blog about everything I saw in the world of sci/tech. More than politics, more than show business, more than fashion, I really like monitoring this field, and it would be really nice to make a living doing just that. If only a local publishing company picked up something like Discover or Popular Mechanics.

But in the meantime, here we are.

Ah. The other day, I finally upgraded my Ubuntu system to Hardy Heron. I didn’t do that right away, when the release first came out, because I read somewhere that we should give the developers three more months to work out the first slew of bugs.

Hardy was released at the start of last month; obviously I failed that little marshmallow test. :p I had a little trouble with my administrative applications (if you’re interested, you can look at the support thread), but otherwise, the upgrade process was pretty smooth.

I’ve been an Ubuntu user for just a little over a year now, and I’m pretty much ready to jump ship on proprietary software. Yes, even though I still don’t have much of a grasp of the command line. Oh, but if only The Sims 3 weren’t coming out next year. :p

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