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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 24, 2012
Armageddon Ar`ma*ged”don ([aum]r*m[.a]”j[e^]”d’n), n. the final, decisive battle between the forces of good and evil, as foretold in the Apocolypse of Saint John. Amen. I have often pointed out that there is a huge inventory of PCs running XP on … Continue reading
I have been writing software since 1968. I can remember the day I first wrote a few pages of code that was correct on the first draft. It took years to accomplish that for simple codes. Humans just are prone … Continue reading
Porting M$’s office suite to ARM is one thing. Porting it to Apple’s iPad is another. Amid accusations of fake images but not outright denials of the existence of a port to iOS, one thing is clear. M$’s empire, like … Continue reading
There was a lot of political, human and monetary capital expended during the Arab Spring. Now Syria has boiled over. There are few options: ignore Syria, increase sanctions gradually, increase sanctions rapidly, arm the rebels, and support the rebels. None … Continue reading
Apple is not one of my favourite companies. I don’t like their products, their way of doing business and their hype. It’s not the right way to do IT. Lately, Apple has been suing the world over smart thingies like … Continue reading
The government of Australia previously expressed a desire to standardize aspects of 250K seats to enhance reliability of IT. They had stated that M$’s OOXML would be the standard file format and received a wave of comments. Unexpectedly, it resulted … Continue reading