Daily Archives: December 14, 2010

It’s Good to be Needed

I left for Christmas break a week early because of housing problems and Monday morning got a phone call: no Internet access. I suspected students would try to work around my barriers to the Internet or turn off the teacher’s … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education | Leave a comment

ARM, Android And Christmas

It’s Christmas for sure this year with small cheap computers everywhere and they are not running that other OS. 2010 was the Year of ARM and GNU/Linux got a big shot in the arm because of the diversity of products … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Leave a comment

Crime and Punishment

Assange is getting no contact with the outside world. His punishment has started already and he has been convicted of no crime: “The lawyer said the only correspondence his client had received was a note telling him that a copy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

RMS and Trust

RMS has been a stalwart promoter of Free Software. His take on cloud computing is that it is “worse than stupidity”. In principle, he is right; trusting someone is worse than stupidity but we humans do it all the time. … Continue reading

Posted in technology | 5 Comments

No, M$, We Will not Pay You $6K to use Our Servers

SBS has been released with prices for the standard version including $72 CALs and a higher price and $96 CALs for the chocolate-icing version. We are not locked into M$ where I work so we can save a ton of … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, technology | 5 Comments