Sometimes I like to start my day by reading things. Sometimes I like to end my day by reading things. Sometimes I randomly start taking notes and post them.

Going through Scott Radvan's Wireless Guide draft for Fedora 12 was a nice way to start the morning - it does a good job of bringing together a lot of previously scattered information into a coherent whole that mere mortals such as myself can actually make sense of.

If I ever settle down, I'd like to think that, in addition to pets, a piano, books, a garden with foodness (or access to one, since I harbor no delusions about the utter non-greenness of my thumb) my bedroom could eventually look something like this. (Via Skud, from IRC.)

Tyler's fault: Seeing photographs of the children of your high school classmates is really weird. (They're incredibly cute, though!)

Tangentially via Brian: Epistemology is one of those topics I always thought I should read more about, so I went and did that today, and so that'll just percolate in my brain for a while too... (I think it was Tim who described testing to me as "applied epistemology" last year - that definition made me stop and think.)

Toshio had a fantastic deconstruction of a sample "how I got started in Fedora" case study (which he made up for the purpose of that exercise). I think that kind of analysis is needed more, and will be passing it on as a "look, ain't this cool?" example to some ethnographically-minded folks who might be interested.

Via my brother: an adorable marriage proposal that was an actual item on tonight.

While trying to sort through my current thoughts on "openness" (yep, broad term) I looked to see if I'd braindumped on it before, and I had - it's still an essay draft waiting to be picked apart and rewritten and done well, but Sam's comment is something I wanted to toss out for reflection again.

The opposite of openness is not privacy, but isolation.

I've got another author to read: Jerry Weinberg. Thanks to Eric Nehrlich for making me aware of Jerry's work - although the post in which he did is both a tribute and a sad one.

Quixotess offers to transcribe videos for accessibility - I've left my thanks in a comment, but it basically boils down to "wow, you offered this before we asked? That makes a huge difference! Thank you!" Now, if there are any thought-provoking videos you've ever wanted me to see (and possibly write profusely on ;-) but I couldn't understand before... (Actually, Quixotess makes me wonder whether I could offer something similar - surely my crazy typing speed must be good for something, right? But I can't hear, so I can't transcribe audio or video... maybe I could transcribe photos of whiteboards or somesuch?)

(This also reminds me that I should talk with my alma maters while I'm in town about that scholarship.)

And then I visited the library, so now I have dead trees to read as well. Hurrah!