July 23rd, 2008


We’re Johnny and Jenn, a couple of hardcore IT geeks; the hairy, furry toothed sort that speak in TLA’s (three letter acronyms), can’t explain anything without drawing a diagram and walk around the office barefoot. After a combined 24 years in the field, we got fed up with cubical life and started plotting our escape.

You too can be a pirate!

For more than nine months, we applied the sort of intense research and out of the box thinking that is only normally seen at 3AM when the coffee and Mountain Dew are flowing and the project is due tomorrow, but seriously in need of a complete rewrite. All of that research and preparation paid off with… well… you see, we live in the back of a pickup truck. It is a large truck. For a pickup truck, I mean.

Anyhow, that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is that we got out. Now, we’re roaming around outdoors (that’s the big blue room for those of you still inside) and seeing what else life has to offer. We’re going to places where they’ve never heard of the Internet along with places that have heard of it, but think it’s something you fish with.

So, if you want to see what it’s like in the big blue room, come right on in. The beer is cold, the campfire smoke will get in your eyes and the pay is lousy.

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Happy Birthday, Johnny!

June 28th, 2008


If I had an oven, I would so make you a cake! I know, I am supposed to be using the solar oven, but babes, it wouldn’t be very effective here in the rainforest anyway. Oh, and the fact that we used up all of the sugar and eggs feeding the local folks pie doesn’t help much either.

That’s our new life hun. 🙂 I hope you’re loving it as much as I am.

Glad to be spending another birthday with ya. I am sorry that all I have to give you is this stolen birthday card.

xoxox Happy Birthday, Baby! xoxox

Are we there yet?

July 20th, 2007

Today, I’ve been looking into some of the tech I expect to use on the road. Now, I’m a bit of a UNIX geek – earned a living on the command line for the past decade. However, in my old age, I’ve adapted somewhat and I can actually use windows machines for simple things like video games and web browsing. In fact, I picked up a Fujitsu Lifebook 1510 a year or so back and actually left Windows XP tablet edition installed. At home, I run a windows machine side by side with a FreeBSD machine, using synergy to share the mouse and keyboard between them.

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