Friday, April 01, 2005

My Forking Blog

It has come to my attention that not everyone who is interested in my personal life is that in to computers, or can for that matter understand half the terms I use when I try to convey such concepts.

So, I've decided to fork my blog!

You may have noticed the nifty new bar with three links in it located above the posts and sidebar. On it, you will find three links, one to burndive (this blog), which will remain my primary blogging outlet, and one to notmeeither, which I still don't intend to use for blogging (just leaving xanga comments), but it looked pretty silly to put a navigation bar up with just two links on it, so I included that one as well.

The design isn't final. I would like to change the color, but that would involve hosting the images for the rounded corners somewhere in that new color. I might do something akin to what Caleb has.

Update: I have changed the design more to my liking. It's still in flux.

The middle link is tuxbox, which is what I've decided to call my new computer,0 and also the blog about that computer. For those of you who may not be familiar with some of this, "tux" refers to the Linux mascot which is a penguin (and therefore looks like he is wearing a tuxedo). "Box" is a way in which hackers refer to computers. So, tuxbox == Linux computer. Plus, it fits with my current blog title in that it is the concatonation of two monosyllabic words.

So why does my new computer warrant its own blog? Simply put, I don't want to bore most of you, and you shouldn't have to put up with a bunch of technical jargon that you don't understand. This way, if you want to read it, you can, and if you don't, you won't. I intend to make tinkering around with this computer a hobby, and it will also help me in my career because it will hone my Linux expertise (think of me as just like a mechanic with a hot rod in his garage).

0 Don't look at me like that! It isn't that strange. Every computer on a network has a name. Seriously. Yours is probably called "oemcomputer" or maybe even "hp2341235." Having a simple name makes it easier to access over the network, which I intend to do frequently.


  1. Thank you! =) Just please don't abandon burndive for tuxbox!!

  2. tuxbox eh? My roommate's comment is "'Figures. Every linux computer's default name is tux." I have certainly heard the term 'box' a lot from her, and gotten used to it referring to a computer (minus the moniter). Oh, and at long last, I've updated my blog :).