Well, I can clearly see that I maintained things here. I'm not sure why I don't blog anymore. I feel like I have less time these days, and I'm not sure if that's reality, or if I'm just not very good at time management. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle.
So what are the key deltas for me?
Burning Man 2009 was amazing. Best vacation I've had in 4 years, since I went and saw all of my old-time friends back in WA. There are plenty of people and sites that can probably explain Burning Man better than I can, so I'm not really going to try. If you want a quick, passive way to experience it, try this video.
I still work as a Linux admin (primarily). It's sad to say, but I'm beginning to feel that some of my predictions from a few years back are beginning to come true. Mainstream Linux distributions are in a sad state. We've payed the price for many of the features that have been added, and now things that I once took for granted (sound that reliably worked, peripherals that, once set up, worked consistently, etc.) It's time for some real clean up, and so much crap has been contributed in the last few years with minimal oversight, the task is going to be grizzly. As for me, I'm now contemplating switching to either a less fast-moving Linux distro, or chucking it all in favor of Free or OpenBSD.