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Ralsina.Me — Roberto Alsina's website

This is why I like having a blog, also, I am **old**.

These are the vis­i­tors of this site in the last 10 min­utes or so:

visitors1

Let's see: Bel­gium, the Nether­land­s, US­A, Turkey, Brazil, Thai­land, Aus­tri­a.

I know most peo­ple are not im­pressed by this kind of thing any­more, but I am old enough to have had to buy ftp sites on CD (Re­mem­ber the In­fo­mag­ic col­lec­tion? I had like 10 of those).

In 1994 I was one of the first ten or so to have a mail ac­count in my uni­ver­si­ty ( in fac­t, since I had root, I could have been the first one ;-) and the web was a waste­land ... you could not even find porn!

So, know­ing that my blog has some sort of a fol­low­ing, even if it's a hand­ful of peo­ple and that it's close to be­ing 10 freak­ing years old, and it comes from a time when they were not even called blogs... is mak­ing me feel strange to­day.

This blog is one of the spe­cif­ic things I have done longer.

  • I have been a hus­band for 4 years.

  • I have been a dad for 3.

  • I was ac­­tive in KDE for 4.

  • My com­­pa­ny is about 2 years old

Of course there are ob­vi­ous and/or fuzzy things I have done much longer:

  • I have been in­­­volved in free soft­­ware 15 years.

  • I have worked with com­put­ers 18 years

  • I have pro­­grammed 30 years (s­­tart­ed on pa­per, kid­s!)

  • I have in­­haled and ex­haled reg­u­lar­­ly for 38 years

But a spe­cif­ic thing, I can point at and say "that's mine, I did it"? This blog is proob­a­bly my longest-lived projec­t.

I don't see my­self not hav­ing it. I see my­self not post­ing for a month or so, I do that ev­ery now and then, but not hav­ing a blog? I can't see it.

I have added things though, so it's not a stat­ic dead­end thing.

I am lov­ing screen­casts (thanks to qt-record­my­desk­top and youtube). I en­joy twit­ter and iden­ti.­ca very much.

So, this ram­bling post is just my un­fo­cused way of say­ing that what I love about hav­ing a blog is that some­one reads it. So, let's do some­thing worth blog­ging about ;-)

btami / 2009-09-24 16:51:

Congrats for your blog from a regular reader. Nice post!