Settling on a Blogging Platform

Choosing a blogging platform for nonLinear was not a simple task. There are some great options available. Wordpress, Ghost, etc are really impressive and fine choices for most people, but they don’t fit me.1 Being an avid listener of ATP I was inspired by Marco’s Second Crack, as well as Casey’s Camel. I briefly considered writing my own blog engine.2 So, I was intrigued when I came across Jekyll. Basically, a website compiler: you put in source code and you get out a website. [Read More]

Mars Rover Turns 11

Mars rover Opportunity has spent 11 years roaming around Mars. The above panorama was taken from the top of the “Cape Tribulation” segment of the rim of Endeavour Crater. [Read More]

S3 Analytics -

This blog is built by Jekyll and hosted on Amazon S3. Getting good analytics using the S3 platform is possible, but not easy. At least it wasn’t easy until I found S3STAT. The folks at S3STAT have made S3 analytics a breeze. They even have this great tool to simplify the complex task of configuring AWS for log collection. Their pricing is reasonable, but they have this awesome Cheap Bastard Plan for us deadbeats! [Read More]

nonLinear Beginnings

…the life which is unexamined is not worth living… - Socrates I am going to start in the middle… My 46 years provides plenty of material for examination. Years seemingly wasted and opportunity lost have resulted in deep regrets that I will carry until the end. But, I won’t dwell in the past, rather, I hope to gain wisdom and foresight from my mistakes and strive to do better. With this blog, I intend to grow through stretching out of my comfort zone and finding a public voice. [Read More]