Monthly Archives: February 2017

Juneau, Alaska

“The City and Borough of Juneau (/ˈdʒuːnoʊ/ JOO-no; Tlingit: Dzánti K’ihéeni [ˈtsántʰì kʼìˈhíːnì]), is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city … Continue reading

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Ventspils Controls Costs With FLOSS

“the city has replaced more and more costly proprietary software solutions by open source alternatives, gaining substantial savings, says Raitis Roze, deputy director at the city’s IT department. “We also implemented open source IT management tools, enabling us to manage … Continue reading

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Dodged A Bullet Today

“Eleven years ago or thereabouts, the Linux kernel got support for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol – and also got a privilege escalation bug that has just been fixed.…Users are advised to update the software on their system as soon … Continue reading

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Reason Number One Why I Need A Solo EV

I buy a lot of stuff on the Internet. It saves me time. It allows easy comparisons of prices and products. It saves costs for transportation. This weekend two shipments of my stuff arrived at a post office in a … Continue reading

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I’m a Linux Geek And Proud Of It

“While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many … Continue reading

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Austrian Schools

“As well as all the small problems with our Windows installations, hours lost in updating Java, Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight and so on, Microsoft turned off the KMS server in Vienna and this introduced new problems with the key management service. … Continue reading

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Even My Nearest Pharmacy Gets It

“Patient Advocate Pharmacy PlugScore9.0 Ports EV Plug (J1772) Custom Ports 240V 40A Level 2 Address2595 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R2V 4W3, Canada Phone(204) 338-5135 HoursAvailable 24/7 Description Southeast corner of Patient Advocate Pharmacy (around back). ClipperCreek 240V 40A Level 2 … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Solo Charges Ahead

“February 15, 2017 – Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., (EMV), a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of the SOLO, an all-electric single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, opened its first retail Intro Store today in downtown Vancouver. Located … Continue reading

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Pride And Prejudice

There’s more than enough of both to go around here. When I proposed to play around with some new hard drives and RAID 0 and XFS on them, I was roundly criticized by several commentators. I wanted better performance and … Continue reading

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Munich’s Fake News On GNU/Linux

“”Employees are not satisfied with our IT,” Reiter told a council meeting on Wednesday morning, citing a report he had commissioned from Accenture. “More than half are not happy.” Accenture’s report, which included a survey of Munich council staff, did not … Continue reading

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ODROID-C2 Update

“ODROID-C2 List Price : $46.00 Dispatch : in 30 days” See ODROIDHmmmf! I was thinking of ordering a couple of Odroid-C2s soon and visited the maker’s site. I was surprised to find the price had risen… Perhaps it’s related to the … Continue reading

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Peavey Mart – Doing Good Things

I checked out PeaveyMart’s Store Finder and I’m pleased to see that 26 out of 37 locations in western Canada have charging stations for electric vehicles. They’ve committed to having stations in all stores so they are working on it. … Continue reading

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