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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.
Tag Archives: garden
I know spring has finally arrived. I was out shooting this morning and planted 24 young trees this afternoon. It felt good except that I am still fighting off a persistent cough. Thanks to my son fetching and carrying we … Continue reading
Or, perhaps not, but it won’t be for lack of trying. I bought a bunch of tree seed this winter and “stratified” (soaked in moist earth in the refrigerator) it for 2-3months. Recently, I planted them all in trays and … Continue reading
Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve probably had the last snowfalls replaced by April’s showers. I’ve started hundreds of tree seeds sprouting indoors. A bunch of trees from nurseries and other perishable stock are being queued up to ship … Continue reading
See Yang Ming MovementMy new alternator is on the way, by ship, of course. It should arrive in my yard in May just in time for the first summer storm to deal with local flooding or power outages. This time, … Continue reading
When I was a kid, prunes were for old folks who ate so little they needed bran and prunes in their diet so they could remain “regular”. Now that I’m old, I appreciate all Prunus plants. For one thing, many … Continue reading
Today, I invested a little time and got my hands dirty to plant some seed for the garden indoors. We have an inch of snow on the ground outdoors… Tomatoes, bell peppers, and marigolds I planted in bulk in pots … Continue reading
“According to the Consumer Price Index, food prices increased by four per cent from Jan. 2015 to Jan. 2016. But fresh vegetables alone were up 18 per cent. For example, just in December, the price of tomatoes shot up by … Continue reading
“Scheduled Delivery: Wednesday, 02/10/2016, By End of Day Last Location: Departed – Concord, ON, Canada, Saturday, 02/06/2016Chuckle. I just ordered a bunch of peanut butter and jam from Walmart.ca, just to avoid a trip with the car and to see how … Continue reading
I’m so old a new year is becoming tedious but I have plenty of reasons to embrace 2016. I’m not so old I can’t have ambitions and achieve them in a new year. Last year, TLW and I got a … Continue reading
I’ve been shopping at Aliexpress.com and Alibaba.com for a while now. It’s an adventure. It’s full of surprises and it can save me quite a bit of time and money. Recently I ordered a bunch of items including mousetraps, a … Continue reading
“Autumn could be described as the time of plenty with fruits, nuts and seeds everywhere. There is a dazzling array of colours, shapes and methods that plants employ for spreading the next generation for the following year. These delights are … Continue reading
“The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.” See Popular Security Software Came … Continue reading