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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. 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. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.
Daily Archives: March 31, 2011
Catch-22 was a work of fiction about a guy who could not win because there were rules against that. Now the Swiss Supreme Court has ruled that the lower court erred by not allowing FLOSS providers to object to giving … Continue reading
A comment on Groklaw alerted me to the fact that M$ raised prices in Australia when Australia’s currency was low but has not dropped prices now that the currency is on par with US$. The current price of “7” Ultimate … Continue reading
The USA, in spite of wealth and ingenuity, is sadly lacking in technical excellence in IT. They have saddled themselves with the burden of supporting Wintel instead of innovating. Google and Kansas City have a joint project to change things. … Continue reading
I stumbled upon a puzzle. The greatest minds consulted by the FBI could not solve it. It is not certain that two notes are not just gibberish but the FBI wants them decrypted if possible to solve a crime.
Google knows what’s out there. That knowledge is what they give away in order to collect revenue on ads. Part of their knowledge is the state of FLOSS and they shared that at a conference: “DiBona said that according to … Continue reading
Search engines are a necessary part of the web. They shift the burden from users of the web to scan IP address space for servers. M$ and many others laughed at Google for creating a business of providing search as … Continue reading
Just as IBM and Intel made x86 a standard of which that other OS became a part. Google and ARM appear to seek standardization of Android 3 + ARM. This could be a good thing as it will reduce time … Continue reading
2010 was tough for Acer. They slipped a bit in market share. The netbook stalled where they had been a leader. Now