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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.
Category Archives: weather
I went for a walk with my new smartphone today. It was our very first one. Yesterday, I picked it up at the post office, charged and played with it indoors. The display is much larger. The adaptive brightness even … Continue reading
I just picked up a 50 pound box of E6011 welding electrodes at the PO. Either a pound is getting heavier or I’m getting weaker but I could really tell it wasn’t a box of chocolates. The box was beaten … Continue reading
“This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with … Continue reading
Manitoba would have the least expensive vehicle fuel (electricity) on the continent — estimated at 6¢ to 20¢ per litre, gasoline equivalent Each year, thousands of dollars in savings could go back in the pockets of average Manitoban families. Manitoba’s … Continue reading
“Sea-ice extents are declining for all months, but as assessed over the period of satellite observations (1979 to present), the extent at the end of the melt season in September is dropping at the remarkable rate of 13 percent per … Continue reading
“71.1 kilomers (44.1 miles) on 50% charge in real world city/highway driving. Also 0 degrees c (32f) with the heater running on full. Good, and I think we can do even better! Electra Meccanica Solo.” See Jerry Kroll on FaceBookOK, so … Continue reading
“This animation shows annual temperatures each year since 1880 compared to the twentieth-century average, ending with record-warm 2016. Because of global warming due to increasing greenhouse gases, the maps from the early years in the animation are dominated by shades … Continue reading
“There are local, state and federal laws on the books that would protect endangered species and air and water quality. But one environmental law expert says what the Trump transition team could end up using language in the REAL ID … Continue reading
“2016 was the second hottest year for the U.S. in more than 120 years of record keeping, government scientists announced on Monday, marking 20 above-average years in a row. Every state had a temperature ranking at least in the top … Continue reading
“-24 °C-35 °C Feels like: -32 POP: 10h Snow: 0cm 24h Rain: 0mm Wind: NW25km/h Average High: -11°C Average Low: -19°C Extreme High:2.8°C Extreme Low:-40.6°C Highest Precip:6.6mm” See Lockport, Manitoba – Monthly CalendarI hate winter. It’s harder to get enough exercise, … Continue reading
Well, in the middle of a visit by family and near the tail-end of the storm our Christmas season was marred by a failure of our geothermal heating system. We managed with the stove, drier, a hotplate and some appliances … Continue reading