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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
Daily Archives: February 1, 2012
Bloomberg has opened its API, providing a Software Development Kit (SDK) so developers can import Bloomberg’s financial market data into any application. This is cool. It shows the idea of openness in IT is mainstream. The short-sighted thinking that one … Continue reading
The flooding in Thailand in 2011 knocked out many factories and caused a huge shortage of drives which peaked in December 2011. Seagate said, “Shortage of drives by the end of this year is likely to be about 150 million … Continue reading
There is a petition asking the government of the USA to increase usage of FLOSS. While I agree with that general goal the wording of the petition is a bit strange: Lower the national debt by expanding the government’s use … Continue reading