Category Archives: Programming/Computers

Generated with Samuel L. Ipsum I gotta piss Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show’s called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they’re going to make more shows. Some pilots get … Continue reading

Based on a very recent experience, I believe open source projects offer students a very good way to learn real world programming practices and improve their skills for the job market. Recently I inherited maintenance on a project that was originally developed by some computer science professors and their students. It’s a pretty in depth … Continue reading

There have been tons of rumors and speculation about Apple switching to Intel processors. Well it appears to have become a reality, and it’s a real blow to IBM. But what does it do for Apple? Well, for one it probably lowers costs, that is one of the primary reasons why Apple would make a … Continue reading

Excuse me while I sit here laughing my ass off….. Linux and OpenOffice save Microsoft Presentation

About 7 years ago I had a nice Sony Viao Laptop. This baby was top of the line at the time, with 150MGhz Pentium processor, 16MB RAM and a 2GB hard drive. Good stuff. The laptop used to sit on a TV table at the end of the bed (I was living with my girlfriend … Continue reading

Time to do a little dance, or a jig, or something happy. My favorite linux distro is coming out with a new version. Guess I’m going to have to find some way to scrape together $60 for the upgrade.

Over the weekend I have been setting up and configuring my new network attached storage. I now have 160GB of fresh space to store all my music files and downloads. A much needed upgrade from the 30GB hard drive that was being used (28 GB were already in use). I can now continue my project … Continue reading

Here’s a quick public service announcement from Novell:

Over the past few weeks I’ve been playing around with a copy of Knoppix Linux. Knoppix is a Live CD distro, that means it runs directly from the CD and installs nothing to your hard drive. This makes it perfect for someone who might want to try Linux without commiting to it. I am quickly … Continue reading

There have been a couple of big announcements today in the Open Source world. To start with Eben Moglen, counsel for the Free Software Foundation, has agreed to help run the new Software Freedom Law Center. The Center will offer free legal services, including asset stewardship, licensing, license defense and litigation support, and legal consulting … Continue reading

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