It’s been over a year since I lost Murphy and while I still think about him almost every day it’s time to move on. Welcome Gus, a goofy puppy who started life in a Kentucky Kill Shelter and found his way to Burlington, Vermont.  We adopted him through Peaceable Kingdom Animal Rescue in New York, a program I can’t say enough good things about. We’re told Gus is part Border Collie, Labrador and Springer Spaniel. He’s smart, loving, laid-back and a great addition to the family.

One thing about Gus is that he pretty much hates taking walks. If that ever changes you’ll probably see the renewal of iPod and Dog, a series I used to write on the interesting podcasts I listened to on my daily walks with Murphy.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have already met Gus. It dawned on me that a lot of folks who knew about Murphy did not yet know about Gus, so I needed to officially post a few pics of the little guy.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.