Wow, it’s been a very long time since I last posted something. Well, I do have somewhat of an excuse, I’ve been busy and traveling.

On the busy side, I’ve been trying to get several projects at work moving or finished including: Updates to www.gridswatch.com, Developming some web-based database applications, Working on content and sessions for the upcoming LinuxWorld Summit in New York, and most recently co-authoring some articles on working with Grid computing networks (I’ll post something when they are published).

On the travel/vacation side, I took a long overdue and just plain long vacation. We left for Europe (Barcelona, Spain) late October, spent a day in Barcelona, then a couple of days in France, then a few days in Italy, then back to Barcelona where we spent a few more days before heading to Madrid and Toledo, Spain. Had some great food, met some nice people, and came back with a sword which I purchased at the blacksmith’s shop after spending an hour talking about swords with the man who made my sword. Needless to say I had a great time, and it had been 7 years since the wife and I took a real vacation together. We didn’t get back till mid Novemeber just to give you an idea of how long a vacation this was (we had just a few vacation hours saved up…).

Of course about a week after our return we then had an extended Thanksgiving day weekend (5 days for me), so Novemember has been a light month on work. This translates into me being behind in what I want to have done before the end of the year. I’m going to be busy.

I’ll have a few more updates in December (hopefully articles going live, and some info on the LinuxWorld Summit that is coming). Not to mention gripes about stupid security I’m sure I’ll see.