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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.
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“According to French press reports, by switching from a proprietary tool to Zimbra, the city avoids having to pay EUR 700,000 for renewal of proprietary licence fees. The city has earmarked EUR 200,000 to cover the exit costs and to … Continue reading
“AV 30 Amp – 15ft Cable, UL- ListedPrice: $749.00 $539.00″ See AV 30 Amp – 15ft Cable, UL- ListedOK, so the quotation on the right is an ad for an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. I just gave that as an example of … Continue reading
“Gigabyte Technology is expected to see its motherboard shipments fall under 13 million units in 2017 from 16-17 million units in 2016, and could struggle to maintain the 10 million level in 2018, due largely to the dwindling desktop PC … Continue reading
This has been a pretty good summer, compared to a winter with very little snowcover, rabbits eating my orchard and high winds killing my tomatoes in the spring. Much of it has been spent preparing my yard for grass, again, … Continue reading
In my previous explorations of the web to find charging stations for my new Solo EV, there were a few hops on the highway that exceeded the nominal 160km range. One of these was from Peavey Mart at Regina, SK … Continue reading
It’s interesting how the wave of adoption of one technology affects another. The old Wintel monopoly acted as if it was an island and a single monopoly controlled the world. Things are more complicated today. The main sign of life … Continue reading
The on-off-on status of the LeMaker Cello makes my original plan to replace my current energy-guzzler with that motherboard difficult to say the least. There isn’t a single ARMed motherboard on the market that matches my needs. In addition, I’ve … Continue reading
“Canada does not even really have a national education system, it is based on autonomous provinces and it is hard to think of a bigger contrast between a city state such as Singapore and a sprawling land mass such as … Continue reading
“The Cello was announced in early 2016 as a $299 USD developer board with the A1100 ARM 64-bit SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores @ 1.7GHz. The Cello features two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots capable of ECC RAM, two Serial ATA 3.0 … Continue reading
I want to charge my Solo EV from Sun rather than using Manitoba Hydro. Hydro works. It’s reliable. It’s renewable. However it costs a bit of money, perhaps $300 per annum to charge my Solo (15000 miles X 2₵ per … Continue reading
“Of all renewable energy technologies, utility-scale (larger than 1 MW capacity) solar PV has experienced the most rapid decline in the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), driven by reductions in module prices and balance of systems costs . Between 2010 … Continue reading