Do You Have Time Or Money?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Four]

If you’re thinking of going the open source route because it’s #FreeAsInBeer take a hard look at your resources and tell me which you have less of – time or money.

Because if you have very little money, but plenty of time, then, yes, explore the open source version.

However, if you have very little time, but plenty of money, then get the enterprise version.

These are the strongest indicators for whether to go the open source route or the enterprise route.

But first the news:

When I was the community liaison for RDO Project one of my responsibilities was demonstrations and talks and a LOT of people were interested because they wanted to save some money.

Which is completely understandable.

The popularity of open source over the past few years is driven in part by the global economic recession – when you don’t have money, then open source IS fiscally cheaper than enterprise.

However, you MUST have time to learn the technology, to troubleshoot, to administer, to hack, to play, to experiment, and PLENTY of time to fail.

Because you will fail.

And you must persevere.

And when you do, yes, you’ll have a project that cost you less money.

But more time.

And how much is your time worth?

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Welcome To Twenty Twenty One

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty Eight]

Photo by Dan Cook on Unsplash

Sit down, put your seatbelt on, and don’t touch anything.

Let’s take this one day at a time, shall we?

Sure, it may seem like this year is the answer to life, the universe, and everything, but let’s think of it more like Happy Fun Ball, okay?

But first the news:

Yes, it’s Twenty Twenty One! The year that’s sweeping the world!

Only $14.95 at participating stores! Get one today!

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Compassion vs Improvement: Adventures in Growth

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Four]

Photo by Daria Rudyk on Unsplash

That title is what I wanted to write today, but then First Minion started throwing up around three this morning and, well, it’s another rough night.

But first the news:

I’ve already done yoga, studied languages, meditated, and now I’m writing. If only I could manage the protein smoothie, but that involves the blender and First Minion is currently back asleep on the couch next to me.

You can’t always get what you want.

But back to $TITLE, yeah?

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Just Do The Things

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Seven]

Part of why the morning productivity has eroded somewhat is that I get lost in the ‘Tubes. Not just the internet – twitter, facebook, insta – but checking email / slack for work and browsing YouTube / Twitch / Periscope.

I *need* to dive directly into morning pages as soon as I get down here, but did I figure that out in time to do make this morning as productive as it can be?

Don’t be silly.

But first the news:

Yes, I’ve already been awake for over an hour and I’m just now getting down to this writing thing.

Damnit.

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Prepping For Today’s Stream And The Rest Of My Life

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Six]

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

I saw my colleague do something yesterday that I’m totally going to apply to all of my YouTube streams and, frankly, it’s brilliant, so I’m going to share it with you as well.

(Hi, M!)

But first the news:

Also I’m super jealous that he’s earned the pretty little short link [https://www.youtube.com/c/Rawkode] and I’ve got [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4OeYtPTy-PkZmPEceEsdw/]

Only seventy-nine more subscribers to go!

We can DO this!

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