Remember me? Yeah, me, Troels Milinda Just.
Well, if you don’t, don’t sweat it, it’s understandable. After all, I haven’t blogged since November of 2006. I’m sure you’re wondering why. Well, I have had a huge amount of stuff to work out. Not so much school work, but more like emotionally and mentally. Don’t worry, it’s not like I am in need of a psychologist, it’s nothing like that, it’s more like issues of questions you ask yourself. These questions are quite hard to describe, I think one of them would be “Who am I?”, and even though that might be an easy one, for me, to answer, it’s still one that need to be answered. However, I have most of these “questions” sorted out by now, I think. In addition, I have also wanted to try to concentrate on school, and that has already shown quite good results!
I’m not very good at math, but I got a decent grade of 9, which I was really happy about. I received a score of 11 in something called “nature class”, which is a weird abstract combination of physics, chemistry, biology and geography. In English, which I consider myself quite good at, I received the best grade possible, which is 13! I was extremely pleased with that, and also somewhat gratified, because I have spent over a decade now, developing my English skills, I don’t consider them perfect by any means, but not exactly inferior either.
I have an exam coming up in 10 hours is Danish. This one might be somewhat challenging. The reason is that Danish isn’t just about the actual language, but also about using the language. You not only have to show that you can read, write and talk Danish, but also actually use it to do various things that I won’t bother going into here. Since Danish is not one of my weak points, I am not too worried, but I am a little “concerned” I guess, that I have all the necessary information needed. I’m hoping that that concern will show to be unfounded, and the resulting grade will be good.
As you might have guessed, I’m almost through this year’s semester. In fact, the exam 10 hours is the last one. Once that sucker is nailed, it’s two months of summer holiday! Which I am looking forward to a lot!
Besides all the school and personal stuff, I think the reason I haven’t blogged is plain laziness. Let’s face it, human beings like being lazy! However, I think I’m almost back on track. I think a month or two ago, I forgot the exact date, I did publish an article that I wrote, about free software, free music and free knowledge. That started getting me back into the mood of blogging. I wrote this article as a school project back in October. As with my other writings, I have published this article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. So you’re free to copy, modify and redistribute the article, as well making derivative works, as long as you give attribution, don’t use it for commercial purposes (If you’re a newspaper and wanting to include it in an upcoming issue, email me and we’ll talk about it ), and make your modifications, if any, available under the same license. Classic copyleft, which I like. Also, if you do use this article of mine for something, please feel free to tell me about it.
Before this blog post turns into too much of a novel, I would like to mention, that while the usual hosts are taking a four week break, I am doing The Linux Link Tech Show. So once I’m done with my Danish exam, I need to hurry home to make preparations for the show, which is streamed live, and later podcasted. I plan to do a tutorial on FreeBSD jails, and talk about how to avoide common proprietary software.
I expect that from now on, I will be blogging regularly, and since my summer holiday is only hours away (12 hours to be exact!), there should be a lot of geek stuff to blog about!