Sometimes it’s necessary to let go of the past, even if that’s somewhat painful.
Anyone still using MS Office should consider the advantages of moving to LibreOffice. For most single computer users, the move can be made with ease. When multiple computers and users are involved, as would be the case with most businesses, migration must be handled with care. However, any effort in this direction would quickly pay for itself in reduced licensing fees [...]
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FOSS Week in Review
Cops tracking phones sans warrants
It appears that the police in Tallahassee, Florida have been busy tracking folks by their cell phones without bothering to show up before a judge and ask for a warrant. Why would they violate the constitutional rights of their citizens this way? Evidently because they were using technology on loan and had signed a non-disclosure agreement.
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I call them Mars kids.
They are the children who will grow up to see the first human step foot on Mars. While the majority of them will watch the epic event of a human presence on Mars, some of them will have another role. They will be the ones that made it possible.
Working as the front man for Reglue, I have the opportunity to watch school kids learn, as opposed to merely seeing [...]
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What a difference a split-second decision can make.
Two possible scenarios:
You cross the street to make your bus connection, stand at the bus stop, get on the bus and go about your business. You cross the street to make your bus connection but notice an ad in the window of a corner market, advertising that the lottery is up to ten million dollars. You buy a ticket. You win.
We are faced with life-changing [...]
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The last time I looked into my crystal ball, it told me to proceed with extreme caution if I invested in Google. Their business model was shaky at best. Needless to say, said crystal ball and I have parted company.
And yeah, I’m lousy at predictions. Sure, I could pick the “safe” things for 2014…
Linux Torvalds will piss off a major tech company. Many [...]
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