Thanks for ghacks.net for pointing me towards GnoTime, a time-tracking tool for independents, freelancers or just about anybody that needs to keep track of time when working on billable projects. GnoTime can keep track of time spent on projects. It shows flexibility with support for multiple rates. When you are ready, you can print out an invoice that can be sent to clients. GnoTime is already in the Ubuntu repositories. All you have to do is install: sudo apt-get install gnotime. Give it a try.
Archives for December 2009
Unix Turns 40
Here’s a great article about Unix turning 40 years old. The article takes you back to late 60’s when Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie joined Bell Labs to its current state where three manufaturers dominate the Unix world of HP-UX, Solaris and AIX.
Many of us still remember that Byte Magazine article in 1990 that wondered “Is UNIX dead?” The timing was around the impending release of Windows NT®. Twenty years later, most IT directors would rather chew on glass than run their mission-critical applications on Windows servers. What is it about UNIX that keeps it going?
By the way, Unix still has a great future.
The UNIX market exhibited strong growth quarter over quarter with a revenue increase of 30.4% ($3,741M to $4,877M) and a unit increase of 8.3% (114,845 to 124,346). UNIX was the largest OS segment by revenue last quarter, eclipsing Windows, which slipped to #2. Also on the processor front RISC systems themselves saw a 32.7% increase in revenue and a 15.3% increase in units shipped.
A New Webhost
If you noticed some strange behavior in this site the last day or so, I was in the middle of moving from one hosting company to another. What a difference a day makes. Notice how fast and responsive the site is now! It’s like night and day. It’s all good. The move was a lot more involved that I thought it would be. Learned something new about the move.
Moving WordPress was a bit tricky since I had way too many plugins. I had 32 at one point. So, I cut the plugins by 1/3. I’m running 12. Still too many plugins in my opinion. I’ll cut it down some more. I’m trying to limit the number of plugins since they tend to slow the site down.
I installed WordPress using Subversion. I need to update my shell script to get ready for WordPress 2.9 which is just around the corner. Anyway, the site is back faster than ever. Thanks to my new host.
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