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Wal-Mart Returns To FLOSS, Sort Of…

“This past week, Wal-Mart Stores WMT -0.37%, one of the largest retailers in the world proved it once again when they announced that they would make their application lifecycle management tool OneOps available as an open source project. Why give … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Returns – TLW Requires TOOS

“Whenever we opened an Office application it would crash. But also, every time someone in the company updated a file in one of the folders we had open – which tended to be the folders that were most active, so … Continue reading

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A Reminder Of Why I Hate Ubuntu

Yesterday I was reminded why I hate Ubuntu. I suddenly was unable to SSH into Odroid-C2. From Odroid-C2 I could do everything as normal. It turned out the IP address had changed despite my HOST declaration in Beast’s DHCP server … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Work

I know. I’m retired, but I still do a lot of work. TLW has me on a short leash sometimes with some nasty jobs like planting her rocks or trees. I humour her because she keeps me supplied with pots … Continue reading

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Free Radeon

“Based on the Polaris GPU architecture, the Radeon™ Pro WX (workstation experience) graphics cards employ the latest advances in AMD’s fourth generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture are optimized for an extensive list of ISV applications. And they are fully … Continue reading

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Yes, This Is The Droid For Which You’ve Been Looking

Chuckle a day after a near-disastrous storm with power-failure and rising waters, all is right with the world of IT in my home. The new Odroid-C2 intended for TLW has arrived. There were a few surprises:

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Yes, The World Can And Does Make Its Own Software

“Google hopes to reach 2000 universities and train 4000 faculty in its bid to train some 250,000 developers each year.” See Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018Anyone still believing that the M$s and Oracles and Adobes … Continue reading

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China Thinks Thin

“Greatly reduced electricity cost and IT management & maintenance cost are key factors favoring thin clients. With developments at the technological level, thin client solutions will show greater advantages for enterprise customers. Compared with traditional PC terminals, thin clients are … Continue reading

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ARMed Entry

Many years ago M$ and Intel invented Wintel a software and hardware platform that made them $billions, often without having to work for it after they eliminated competition. Times have changed. With smartphones and tablets we saw new platforms emerge … Continue reading

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All Is Forgiven, Crucial

Yes, it is a good time to buy RAM. For my IT-migration in progress, I need a bunch of SODIMM DDR3 RAM and Crucial supplied it at a great price through Amazon.ca. The last time I bought a product from … Continue reading

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There’s No Time Like The Present To Buy DRAM

“DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports DRAM prices were on a decline from October 2014 to June 2016, with the average contract price of DDR3 4GB plunging 62% from U$32.75 to US$12.5. “After being on a downtrend for almost two … Continue reading

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Is Your OS Working For You Or Enslaving You?

“The Redmond software giant confirmed today it will start showing dark blue screens urging people to install the latest version of Windows. The full-screen ads will pop up on Windows 7 and 8.1 desktops from now until July 30, when … Continue reading

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