Given all the hype flying around regarding social networking software, I feel obligated to give LiveJournal[edit: in 2017 I moved this blog to WordPress] a try. I’m not sure if I will write much here yet, but I am interested in lurking and seeing what people I know are doing. It’s clear that LiveJournal has taken over as the main online social space for people that I know, taking the place of the old social mailing lists that had their peak five to seven years ago.
For the past few years, I’ve been working mainly on three things: raising my two kids (Patrick, 3 years and Audrey, 10 months), running my small for-profit software company, PKR Internet, and turning The Obscure Organization into a real 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
PKR is busy doing R&D on some new products, the first of which we will probably have ready this summer. We are working with Linux and J2EE, writing applications using Tomcat, Ant, and PostgreSQL.
Obscure incorporated in 2002, and got its 501(c)(3) in 2003. Now, we’re firming up our governance structrures, getting more people involved in running the organization, and starting some new programs. Things go very slowly because it is an all-volunteer organization.
The kids are growing like weeds. Patrick is very interested in drawing and painting, and is starting to learn how to use Corel Painter on my computer. Audrey is constantly in motion, a real dynamo; she is getting close to walking, though she crawls so fast she may not have as much incentive as some babies.