The great thing about keeping a journal, or a blog, is that you can find out how different you were X years ago. I just found a post from 10 years ago. So then the question: How different am I? Not too much. I’m no longer a full time sysadmin, but I still follow most of my discoveries made at the time, or try to. Oh, and the difference between keeping a public blog for 10 years and keeping a private journal for 10 years? If you were smart enough about it, you didn’t write anything 10 years ago that you’re ashamed to read today. I remember discussing package formats three years after that was written with the former release manager for RedHat. He was probably helping to create RPMs as I dissed it.