From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Introducing the website!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since the last Byobu blog post here!  How time flies :-)  I've been a little busy on the home front, as well as the work front in the last year, so hopefully you'll forgive me...

But at this time, I'm delighted to introduce the new Byobu community website at

The layout is loosely based on the same template as our site.  And likewise, here, you'll find all the usual links in an open source project website.

  • About the project
  • Download and installation instructions for:
    • Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mac OS, Mint, and Ubuntu
  • Source code links for Launchpad and Github
  • Support and FAQs
  • Documentation and manpages
  • News links

Also new...

As usual, feedback and suggestions are welcome.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Homebrew inspired by Ubuntu -- Ubrewtu

You Brew Too!?! is cross-posted from my new blog,
Shortly after starting this new blog, I read that one of my heroes,
Wil Wheaton started a home brew blog of his own.  Pretty cool.  Enjoy!

Ubrewtu is a play on two of my passions -- home brewing beer, and Ubuntu.  Ubuntu (pronounced ooh-BUN-too, though many people pronounce it YOU-bun-too), is an open source computer operating system.  It's an alternative to Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X on the desktop.  It also works on some mobile devices, in place of Google Android and Microsoft Windows Mobile.  I have personally worked on the server version of Ubuntu for over 5 years now, where the Ubuntu server is the operating system of some of the largest websites and cloud infrastructures in the world.

In the development of Ubuntu, the ideals of openness and collaboration are essential.  Ubuntu leverages and extends the best of open source software in the world.  Thousands of expert developers come together to build an operating system that's bigger and better than what any smaller group could have cobbled together on their own.

I am who I am because of who we all are.  That's an approximate translation of the concept of Ubuntu, as espoused in the ancient African philosophy from which Mark Shuttleworth initial borrowed the word.

This marvelous idea around the good things that humanity can produce when working together has been applied to hundreds of endeavors.  Famously, Doc Rivers brought the concept to the Boston Celtics, who won the NBA championship a couple of years ago.  Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have used it in their own sociopolitical efforts.

Having seen how effectively the concept of Ubuntu has worked in the open source software world, I'm borrowing those principles for use on a much smaller scale -- that of home brewing with this little Ubrewtu project.

I have a scattering of posts about my passions for home brewing, micro brews, vineyards, wineries, and distilleries -- spread across my personal blog, my family/travel blogGoogle Plus, and Facebook.

This site is intended to consolidate all of those into a single coherent home, document what has and hasn't worked well for me as well as others, collaborate and share our passions for home brewing openly.  I hope you find something interesting here, and I invite you to share your own experiences in the comments as well!