I'll refrain from posting over the next couple of weeks until the content freeze is finished and my cutover is complete. My 'opal' URL will remain the same. New followers may not know the history behind the name. This blog was started when I was in the Linux group working solely on PHP. The OPAL acronym stood for Oracle PHP Apache Linux, i.e. a play on 'LAMP'. The little image I've used in my 'About' box is one I took in Coober Pedy, an Opal mining town in Australia.