I'm going to graduate in May!
Just wanted to share a quick status that my graduation plan has been approved. That's "academic-speak" for "I'm going to graduate in May!" I've been in the M.S. program for about two years now, and it's been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. I really enjoy learning. And I've had some great classes, and a few that have inspired me to do new things, such as my interest in Open Source Software & Usability. I'm looking forward to commencement in May, then seeing what comes next!
An update from Jim
As many of you know, I am in graduate school, working towards a M.S. degree in Scientific & Technical Communication at the University of Minnesota. On top of that, I'm the IT Director/CIO at a small university, so I'm already pretty busy. I've been checking into my FreeDOS email, trying to keep up, but it's getting really hard to stay up-to-date. I'm about half-way through my M.S. program now, and I'm only going to get busier in the next year as I get closer to presenting my thesis.
So I'm going to "go dark" for a while. I'm still around, but I don't expect to be very reachable. If I don't respond to you right away (or at all) please don't take it personally. I'm just crazy busy, and trying to stay focused on my M.S. program work.
In my absence, I'm hoping others in the FreeDOS Project will be able to pitch in. Rugxulo and Eric have already been doing a great job responding to questions, doing email list maintainance, posting news to the website, updating the software list, and mirroring new software versions to our ibiblio archive. Please look to them while I'm away.
Are you looking for my blog?
I used to write a FreeDOS blog, but I haven't updated it in a long time. An archive is available at Jim Hall's FreeDOS blog.
You may also follow my other blog about Leadership and Vision in IT and Higher Education at Jim Hall's blog, but this will move to my new Coaching Buttons blog sometime over the summer so people can post comments again (looks like an update to Wordpress broke comments).
Or, you may be interested in my blog about open source software and usability. I started this blog based on work I am doing in my M.S. program.