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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: trolls
A recent failure of a router has been diagnosed as a NIC failure on the motherboard. I can install another NIC to solve the problem. Along the way, I considered converting the rackmount server to be a NAS device for … Continue reading
My recent migration to Debian Jessie, which required fixing my local tweaks for web-applications ended with some examination of Wikipedia, of which I have a snapshot from 2004 or so. I have edited it a lot and customized it for … Continue reading
I just read a trollish/clickbaitish article, you know, one of those “umpteen reasons to use that other OS…” things. It was sickening. All the usual arguments evanglists of M$ use wrapped in a “user-friendliness” package with a ribbon were there. … Continue reading
In spite of the trolls who proclaim that other OS and its “partners” are essential to IT, another city announces that it has been using a lot of FLOSS for everything for years. “Karay was one of the presenters at … Continue reading
M$ and “friends” are unleashing the Nortel patents against Google several ways. A recent barrage in court seeks to undermine Google’s whole business. Expect it to annoy the world for a decade. On of “The patents describe "an advertisement machine … Continue reading
“My personal decision is to get off of the Internet to the degree it’s possible. I’m just an ordinary person. But I really know, after all my research and some serious thinking things through, that I can’t stay online personally … Continue reading
More than a decade ago when I used Hotmail, I was getting more spam than normal e-mail. I can’t remember the details. It was the shear weight… Now I get only rare spam via GMail but I have a blog … Continue reading
Some trolls claim wireless N does not work with GNU/Linux. That may seem plausible in that few drivers were available but ath9k is in Linux 2.6.27 at rc7 and working and some are using it in Ubuntu Intrepid which is … Continue reading
Some twit wrote an article recounting five myths about why one should not migrate to Ubuntu (read GNU/Linux). 73 comments and counting, he is blown away. The article is full of innuendo and half-truth and irrelevant information. Skip it and … Continue reading