This little venture has been a long time in the making. Starting with the ‘slowly-being-phased-out’ resource eElementary, I really started to see software (proprietary) as not ‘getting’ it for educators. First off, you pay $20,000+ for a district wide site license, usually paying that annually. $20 K is in the low range too. Then you cannot adjust it to meet your needs, hence not using the software to its fullest potential.
So slowly, both personally and professionally, I began to explore Open Source. It began with Firefox 1.0. That browser just made so much sense–and the plugins and the about:config command just worked for me. I could tweak it for me. What a concept. Then in the classroom, I began using Audacity for podcasting. Open Office came next. Finally, last March, the big plunge–a Linux operating system. Yes, I use Ubuntu. I do it proudly and with no regrets. I love the aspect that I can add to it, take away from it, and so much more.
So my love and passion for Open Source will come through in this site. I hope to add podcasts eventually, along with demos of open source tools like Moodle, Gallery, and more. So tune in, capture the RSS into your reader, and enjoy the ride!