For many people in the United States, Veterans Day is just another federal holiday, a reason to be off work. For some people, this is a day of observance and a day of memorial.

Read more: Veterans Day Thoughts

One of the many changes coming with Joomla! 1.6 is a new release cycle. Until the stable version is released, Betas and Release Candidates will be released on a two-week cycle, and once declared stable, Joomla! 1.7 will be released six months later. Seems really quick for a project that's seen months between updates and years between between new versions. So, is it a better plan for all?

Read more: New Joomla! Release Cycle

Believe it or not, I've had this domain since either January or February of 2008.  Until I migrated it to Joomla! a few weeks ago, I had no reason to advertise it's existence.

For almost two years, the domain sat dormant.  Until I started using the domain as my primary e-mail, nobody knew it existed.

Read more: How Came To Be

A part of me feels as though it'd be appropriate to discuss my beginnings with Joomla and what has brought me to where I am today in my work with the Joomla! Bug Squad.

My first experience with a Joomla! site came in 2008 when I volunteered to maintain my organization's pages on our intranet. All I knew of the site was that it was built on Joomla! (come to find out later on that it was 1.0), so I figured that with the little knowledge I had with HTML, things would work out OK. When I first started working with the front end interfaces, I won't lie; I wasn't impressed.

Read more: My Start On Joomla! (and a site showcase)