Most of the time I find it dire trudgework trying to get the passion out about art and design in FLOSS. It is simply hard work.
Sometimes, I am absolutely disgusted by my own clueless ignorance.
Julian Oliver is one of those moments. Originally, prior to my leaving the art team and such, I had a few readings of Julian's emails. He, like me, certainly has the ability to be abrasive.
Despite my initial reaction, I continued to read Julian's posts. Many times, I found myself agreeing with what he had to say. This led to a phase two Googling.
Julian is, for all intents and purposes, one hell of a brilliant mind. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't throw those sorts of words around together too often. In this case, that description may not quite do him justice.
I encourage all of my readers to go off now and click the link below. Remember -- this guy is one of us. After visiting and seeing his work, I'd like to say that I am elated to have found a member of the community that attacks his work with passion, education, and brilliance. Heck... even the suggestion that cartography is an area of art worthy of accolade warms a very special part of my heart.
Without further ado, I offer you:
A Link to the Blog of Julian Oliver
If we are but the sum of our clicks, he certainly deserves yours. Thanks for reading...