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Linux

Happy birthday Linux!

The Linux kernel is 30 years old today. I used a Linux distribution for my desktop for a good 10 years or so starting in the late nineties. Oh, how we laughed when people said, “this would be the year of the Linux desktop”!

Linux was always strong on the server but it still struggles as a desktop OS. Steamdeck will help in a small way with that, but it really won on mobile phones as the kernel of all Android phones.

Here’s to the next 30 years. I wonder what changes those years will bring.

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WordPress

WordPress is thirteen!

You could have knocked me over with a feather today when I read Matt’s post announcing that WordPress was celebrating a birthday!

It didn’t seem so long ago that we were working on b2++, hacking the multiuser bits in and doing all sorts of crazy things with it.

Now I’m “typing” this on a mobile phone by swiping my finger across a virtual keyboard. Back then the closest to this that I could imagine would be some sort of SMS integration!

WordPress today is unrecognisable from what it was back then, especially if you use the slick Calypso interface.

I’m looking forward to seeing what the next few years bring.

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Donncha

2 candles and an apple pie

2 candles and an apple pie

So, I enter my 33rd year on this planet. Highlight of the day was our lunch in the Castle Hotel in Blarney where Adam was on his best behaviour and I was surprised with an apple pie and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by my wife and 2 of the staff!

The burger I had for lunch was delicious too. Yum.