Feb 192012

This is the inside story on a Linux distribution known as SimplyMEPIS.

Like a lot of stories, there is more to it than meets the eye. And while on the surface, this is a story about a Linux distribution, there are some life lessons that can be found in it.

As with many other people, my life saw a lot of dramatic changes in the year 2001. For me, it started in January 2001. I should have been keeping in mind the words of wisdom from the world champion athlete Dan Millman. He wrote The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and other books. One of his statements is all accidents can be attributed to one of three reasons:

  1. Someone is upset
  2. Someone is not paying attention.
  3. Someone is not physically ready.

On the evening of January 27, 2001, I was seriously holding on to positions number one and two. That led to option number three, in the dark and snow both me and my mountain bike became seriously FUBARED. The mountain bike did not live, and certainly I should not have. Continue reading »

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