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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.
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When I was a teacher, one of the things I did was teach students how to save and to invest. I mostly left my savings and investing to TLW. She did OK, albeit with a bunch of amazing successes and … Continue reading
“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing. Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America [but] you have shocked the entire planet … Continue reading
“Google’s data editor, Simon Rogers, alerted the world to renewed interest. He noted a spike of 350% in searches over a four-hour period for “how can I move to Canada” coming from the United States.” See When did most Americans search … Continue reading
“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has easily won the US state of Nevada, cementing his lead in the race for the party’s nomination.” See US election 2016: Donald Trump sweeps to victory in Nevada – BBC NewsGoodbye, GOP. You’ve been hijacked … Continue reading
Chuckle. No sooner than the late justice Scalia’s body cooled than “conservatives” in the Republican Party“What is less than zero? The chances of Obama successfully appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia?” See Moments After Scalia’s Death Is Confirmed, GOP … Continue reading
“It is time for those who care about the moral standing of the United States to say that this policy is shameful. If the United States and its NATO allies allow their inglorious new partners to encircle and starve the … Continue reading
I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading
I don’t have a dog. I don’t like dogs and they usually don’t like me. I’m a walker. On my walks I’m often accosted by dogs being territorial, despite the municipal by-law stating dogs must not demonstrate aggression on or … Continue reading
Slashdot is carrying another story about the rise and fall of Wikipedia. (especially, see the comments: Is Wikipedia’s Popularity Causing Its Decline?) I loved the idea of Wikipedia in the early years. I used to read encyclopaediae, the dead-tree-kind, as … Continue reading
The other day, when I was clearing the driveway of snow for the Christmas Dinner, the snow-blower quit working. Oh, it would push snow but the auger would not turn. I could not see any jam or lump of ice … Continue reading
“French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said European countries must “wake up” to terror threats, following the attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead.” See Paris attacks: France calls on EU to ‘wake up’ to threat “The killing of a Chinese … Continue reading
“The Army of Conquest (Jaish al-Fata) alliance had made advances in the north-west in recent months, taking Idlib from pro-government forces. The alliance includes al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria and the hardline Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham, as well as several … Continue reading