Good Years for

I started this blog back in 2007, more or less for fun. Later, I got more serious as I found many popular forums on the web quite biased against FLOSS. Hard work pays off. Thanks to all who contributed.

The data points are statistics for the site and the smooth curve is an exponential growth curve for 261% per annum. This month is the best month ever and there is still a day left. This is beginning to look like full-time occupation. I hope I have some time left for gardening, hunting and fishing in 2012.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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14 Responses to Good Years for

  1. Thanks. It’s been interesting at times.

  2. twitter says:

    Congratulations, Mr. Pogson.

  3. oldman says:

    “Oh yes. ”

    Chuckle. As I suspected.

    I fear that we may lose you to blogging now that your wife is making up for lost time.


  4. Oh yes. Yesterday I had to lug a table saw out onto the porch to rip a 2×4 to make supports for the rhododendron. She didn’t want the sawdust in her house. Then I set up a new cordless telephone array and educated her on NimH batteries v the others. The old phone wanted 1.2V and none other. I’ve missed a lot of this “quality family time” while working in the North for so many years.

  5. oldman says:


    A heartfelt congratulations on your retirement. May you have many years of “gainful unemployment” ahead of you.

    So has your wife presented you with the “Honey Do” List yet? 😉

  6. Kozmcrae says:

    “Not only that it ain’t “hard work”, it’s also utterly unproductive.”

    Oh, I get it. You’re not taking credit for his hard work, just for his regular work. Yeah, Hanson takes credit for Robert Pogson’s blog.

    Your ego must be almost as big as Clarence’s.

  7. Hanson wrote, “Perhaps Pogson should get out more often, to see if there’s any “hard work” to be found in Winnipeg.”

    I’m officially retired and drawing a pension. If I take other work it will be because it interests me. So far I have not seen any sufficiently interesting work. The blog still interests me and it will continue.

  8. Hanson says:

    Besides: since when does scouring the web day and night, finding laughable information sources constitute “hard work”? Not only that it ain’t “hard work”, it’s also utterly unproductive. Perhaps Pogson should get out more often, to see if there’s any “hard work” to be found in Winnipeg.

  9. Kozmcrae says:

    “Because when you post something, it’s useless “me, too!””

    Just as I thought, people like you Hanson.

  10. Hanson says:

    “People like you Hanson?”

    Well, I can’t have been talking about you, Kotz. Because when you post something, it’s useless “me, too!” drivel. I wouldn’t deem it impossible that you are Pogson’s son.

  11. Kozmcrae says:

    “Without all those other people your blog would be an exercise in futility.”

    People like you Hanson?

    Hanson takes credit for Robert Pogson’s hard work.

    What is it with the Cult of Microsoft and their too big for the World egos?

  12. Hanson says:

    By the way, Pog, I was wondering: will you continue your “Fun with Debian” videos? Much to learn I still have. And there should be definitely more mention of “that other OS” in your videos.

  13. Hanson says:

    You mean that the hard work of those who take time out of their busy schedules to disprove your mad ravings pays off for you? You got that right. Without all those other people your blog would be an exercise in futility.

  14. JairJy says:

    Good news Mr. Pogson! I think is time to go foward, you could add some ads on this site to make some profit, or you can get a job as a columnist (just like SJVN, but better).

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