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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 repaired the bent strut on the tail-wheel and operated the rototiller by walking behind the thing and it worked like a charm. I was still breaking it in and used a shallow cut at low power but it was … Continue reading
I think it’s going to be a great year for gardening. My garden is ploughed and soil temps are already up to 12C in my area under grass. A light rain is forecast for tomorrow with no frost forecast for … Continue reading
I finally have done all I could to the new tractor before taking it out for a trial. Today, after a trip to town, I fired it up on the driveway and tried it out. There were still a couple … Continue reading
I’ve spent weeks dodging the weather and supplying equipment I lacked to bring my new tractor up. The assembly required waiting for warmer weather as I worked outdoors or in my unheated garage. It went pretty smoothly once I had … Continue reading
My tractor which arrived in January is still in parts. I’ve been delayed by cold/wet weather for weeks in building a hoisting-frame outdoors to lift the engine up to the frame. I will try to finish the welding today because … Continue reading
My new Chinese tractor finally arrived. There was no apparent damage. I was surprised to find things not bolted down but they were packed in tight and with their weight nothing bothered them. Everything was clean and dry.
OK, I’m not a farmer but I do have a tiny bit of land that has killed off two roto-tillers and a mower in a few short years. I decided to move upscale… Here’s the ship that will move my … Continue reading
When I was a boy back on the farm and later in Winnipeg, I loved to “browse” various hardware stores and departments in the city. There were hundreds of them scattered every few blocks so homeowners could buy paint or … Continue reading
Last year, ladies in the family returned from some affair with a few marigold plants in small pots. I immediately planted them in two large planters by the front door. They did well. They were fruitful and multiplied. I collected … Continue reading
I bought some equipment from a company with a great “brand” a couple of years ago and it stinks. The clutching is very jerky and the drive belts get chewed up. Wanting to find any further information which might help … Continue reading
Here we are in June when we expect the odd thundershower. Last year and the year before we had months of drought. Now, Nature is trying to fix the average in one year. We’ve had two weeks of frequent rain … Continue reading