This takes the cake (and make mine chocolate!)
Oct 04, 2009 GMT
I heard recently, and could not really believe it until I saw it, that Microsoft was encouraging people to throw "Tupperware(R) parties" at their homes in order to launch the new version of Microsoft's products.
That is right...plain old down-to-earth "homies" extolling the virtues of quickly going to Vista...er...ah...Windows 7.
I knew that Microsoft... more »
What Have We Learned?
Sep 20, 2009 GMT
The Ohio Linux Fest is September 25th to 27th, and one of their major themes is the 40th "birthday" of Unix. Two of their major speakers will be addressing this topic, Dr. Peter Salus and Dr. M. Douglas McIlroy. Why is forty years of Unix important?
During a chat session one night, one of the chat members said that they did not think the topic of the 40th year of Unix was relevant to anyone. I want to take this time to respectfully disagree.
We tend to take for granted various things around... more »
Don't let the Swine Win!: Enecomp 2009, Curitiba, Brazil - September 4-8, 2009
Aug 20, 2009 GMT
I love going to student events. Particularly well-conceived events organized by students and run by students. Of course events run for business people and governments are important too, and I like it when they are all mutually compatible.
Therefore it distresses me that the current hysteria around H1N1, also known as "Swine Flu" is jeopardizing the hard work done by students in Curitiba, Brazil for a conference that otherwise would be considered... more »
Bring a Luddite To Sanity Day(TM): Ohio Linux Fest, September 25-27th, 2009, Columbus Ohio
Aug 19, 2009 GMT
This is the first year in a long time that I will be missing the Ohio Linux Fest (September 25th to 27th in Columbus, Ohio). I had a previous commitment, and I try to honor my commitments. But for the rest of you, it is time to register and (equally important) get a Microsoft Windows user to register and attend.
I have been involved with OLF for several years. I became involved through a frantic call by one of the organizers a few weeks... more »
New Videos on YouTube
Aug 16, 2009 GMT
I have some more new videos on YouTube.
First of all, as promised, is the video of Brazil's President Lula at FISL 10 in Brazil. I was sitting in the first row, and with my trusty video camera was able to capture most of it. About 15 minutes into the speech I ran out of recording room and had to switch to a new media, so I missed about thirty seconds. There have been quite a few videos of President Lula's speech on the web, but most of them have been very short segments. This is (almost) all of it.
YouTube only allows ten minute segments, so the (close to) thirty minute... more »
Winners of maddogs Colombian Multimedia Challenge
Aug 16, 2009 GMT
Well, it took me a while to do it, but I have posted two videos from the maddog Colombian Multimedia Challenge I gave at Campus Party in Bogota.
Pablo Camacho was the winner, and I think his video is very good, both from creativity and technically, given the fact he had only three days to do the whole thing, and he was using tools with which he was not completely familiar.
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All that glistens could be Chrome
Jul 10, 2009 GMT
A lot of people have been writing about Google's Chrome OS. There is a lot of speculation going on that Chrome will hurt the current distributions of Linux, and therefore will somehow help Microsoft.
What are these people smoking?
First of all I do not believe that Chrome OS will meet the needs of every desktop user any more than I believe that Microsoft meets the needs of any desktop user. There are many tasks where a browser working on a thin client will not have the capabilities to do the processing needed, and therefore stand-alone clients will be... more »