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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 took a tour around the yard today. Summer is officially here. We’re starting to get really hot days interspersed with gentle showers. Nature is taking care of its own. I recycled some pots, pulled some weeds and admired the … Continue reading
Well, yesterday I bought yet another roto-tiller after the beast from China proved useless in tight places. This time, it’s a Troy-Bilt Super Bronco. It’s a rear-tined tiller like the Chinese monster but it’s four or five times lighter and … Continue reading
“Two-thirds of Canada’s electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro and wind power, the National Energy Board said in a report released Tuesday.Renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015. The portion of all … Continue reading
Well, some things can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Some farmers nearby have seeded their grains already. I have been outside moving tomatoes from crowded flats into nice large pots filled with … Continue reading
“On Thursday, the Canadian government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled its plans to legalize recreational marijuana.Canadian PM Justin Trudeau endorsed marijuana legalization during his campaign. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau endorsed marijuana legalization during his campaign.If the Cannabis Act passes Parliament, … Continue reading
According to The Native Plants Database, Canada has Rosa acicularis everywhere except in Prince Edward Island. Surely, that can’t be right. Even the “Newfies” have them. PEI has Anne of Green Gables, I suppose. Perhaps that’s a compensation. I found … Continue reading
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
About now, it’s two months until serious planting occurs in my garden. To prepare for that invasion of aliens, I began to plant seed indoors: 1000 onions 50 tomatoes 25 hot peppers 25 hotter peppers 25 petunias I have ~40K … Continue reading
I felt like going for a walk today but the bitter wind didn’t like the idea. Instead, I toured the yard, inspecting my favourite trees that I planted from seedlings. I found one Siberian Apricot that’s four years old had … Continue reading
“Chocolate prices could rise if the UK does not secure a trade deal post-Brexit, according to Mars’ top boss.” See Chocolate price hike if Brexit deal fails, warns MarsBe still my beating heart! I was aghast to read the headline on … Continue reading
“Hazel nuts can be eaten raw, or roasted in the oven, at 180 C for 30 min., with oil and salt to taste. Dry roasted hazel nuts can be ground into a powder to thicken sauces or mixed with flour … Continue reading