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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
Last year, I was bold enough to plant 3 apple trees out in the yard near the ditch without official permission from TLW… She was furious when she spotted the tiny things. She muttered something about cutting them down or … Continue reading
Black lives matter. I know that. But I have a particular responsibility for these black lives. They sprang from tiny seeds in a packet I found in my collection of seeds. I sprinkled them on good soil in a pot … Continue reading
A string trimmer is essential for my property. The municipality won’t allow keeping goats although one has been seen in the neighbourhood… This has been a pretty good year for weeds. We had modest rains in the heat of summer … Continue reading
I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading
You know your yard is becoming sincere enough when Nature’s creatures choose to live in it… Today, after hours of digging and planting young trees in 3-gallon pots in heat and heavy clay, my son and I decided to recuperate … Continue reading
I was fiddling with my Odroid-C2 yesterday when out of the corner of my eye I saw a small “something” on the patio. Closer inspection revealed it was a young tree swallow. They aren’t great flyers on the first day. … Continue reading
Last year, TLW bought a load of broken granite rocks. We installed most of them ourselves but a dozen or so required a guy with a bucket to move them around. Today, I moved the last two into place. They … Continue reading
I haven’t been working on the new alternator because it arrived just as planting season was getting going but last night a terrible wall of storms passed by and knocked out the electrical utility again. Last year it was 5h. … Continue reading
Finding trees tough enough to grow in my yard is difficult. TLW built berms just to help the weak survive and to accent her house. The rest of the flat clay soil is mine… Swiss Stone Pine is one of … Continue reading
“The town, North Hempstead, has approved the construction of boxes that function as bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area. “Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour,” Judi Bosworth, the town supervisor, said. “That’s … Continue reading
I have one of the least successful gardens in my neighbourhood. It’s not for want of trying but most of my strategy has failed. I planted a fine lawn but because it was winter-killed twice in two successive years, I … Continue reading
“The whole patch series can be found in one patch at: kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/stable-review/patch-4.4.15-rc1.gz” See LKML: Greg Kroah-Hartman: [PATCH 4.4 00/32] 4.4.15-stable reviewI follow Greg Kroah-Harman’s output of Linux-4.4 releases closely and he has been very reliable. This time, we have an announcement … Continue reading