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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.
Monthly Archives: January 2017
“Alexandre Bissonnette, the only suspect in the case, appeared in court Monday and was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm.” See Here Are All The Hoaxes And Bullshit Stories … Continue reading
“The first threat, an external one, is related to the new geopolitical situation in the world and around Europe. An increasingly, let us call it, assertive China, especially on the seas, Russia’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine and its neighbours, wars, … Continue reading
Own US dollars? Think Trump is good for business and the economy? Think again. The world pumped the value of the USD on Trump’s election but most of the air has already come out of that balloon. Almost daily disastrous … Continue reading
“During Monday’s briefing, Spicer read a statement about the attack that killed six people at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, saying “we condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms.” He went on to say, “It’s a terrible reminder … Continue reading
“Oracle’s new cloud licensing policy [PDF] says an AWS vCPU is now treated as a full core if hyperthreading is not enabled. A user renting two AWS vCPUS therefore needs to pay full freight for both, effectively doubling the number … Continue reading
“Open source is a fundamentally global activity but America has always served as the hub for innovation and collaboration. Linux’s creator, Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds, immigrated to America from Finland and became a citizen. The Administration’s policy on immigration … Continue reading
“Wall Street’s post-election surge was built on hopes of a “pro-growth” agenda getting swiftly implemented. Investors bet big that Trump’s promises to slash taxes, unleash infrastructure spending and cut regulation would accelerate the sluggish American economy. But those hopes are already … Continue reading
“Bill Gates warned against denying climate change and pushed for more innovation in clean energy, during an event Friday at Columbia University in New York.” See Bill Gates warns against denying climate changeI hate Bill Gates. The harm he’s done to … Continue reading
“Subscriber additions peaked in the first quarter of 2015, at 3.2 million, followed by 3 million in the third quarter, providing a foundation for a record 11.4 million new subscribers during the year. After Q4 2015, however, the trailing 12-month numbers … Continue reading
“Current Planned Dealerships” See Dealership Enquiry – Electra MeccanicaThere’s still no dealership planned for my neighbourhood but there is one in Calgary, AB. There are even a number of charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway which would allow me to drive … Continue reading
“Mr. Trump appears to want to reinstate a new type of Asiatic Barred Zone by executive order, but there is just one problem: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 banned all discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national … Continue reading
“Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows doesn’t care. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and … Continue reading