Monthly Archives: May 2010

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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily links for 05/30/2010

Top Open Source Tools For Writers “In the open source arena, there are many great writerly applications available. Here are some good resources for finding them.” tags: open-source Will an open-source alternative to Facebook actually work? | NetworkWorld.com Community “Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Weekend images, before the work

Before my son and I started working in the backyard on Saturday I took a few photos related to the work to be done. One of my first errands in the morning was to go to the farm market and … Continue reading

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Life in the garden, end of May

There are two days left to May, but it feels like Summer here in northwest New York State. I will be planting the vegetable garden tomorrow, but there are plenty of plants in bloom or making good showings before Spring … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/29/2010

MeeGo 1.0 Arrives for Linux Netbooks – www.enterprisemobiletoday.com “After three months of development, the 1.0 release of the MeeGo open source Linux mobile operating system is now available. MeeGo is joint effort led by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nokia (NYSE: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/28/2010

The Spring 2010 Linux Distro Scorecard | Linux.com “Which Linux distro should I use? It’s one of the most common questions for new and aspiring Linux users. There’s so many to choose from, how can you pick the right one? … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/26/2010

The Wesnothian Ambassador to the App Store, Feature Story from GamePro Game designer Kyle Poole discusses ‘falling in love’ with Vietnam, getting legal threats from Nintendo, and what a huge task it was bringing open-source strategy classic Battle for Wesnoth … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/25/2010

iPads banned from Yankee Stadium | ZDNet “The iPad is turning out to be quite the unwelcome guest in many locations. The latest one is Yankee Stadium, which has banned the flashy 9.7-inch tablet computer from the venue.” tags: ipad, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/23/2010

Novell’s SLE update adds full KVM support, improved clustering “Novell announced SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 11 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in server and desktop versions. SLE 11 SP1 advances the server version’s virtualization capabilities with full support for KVM, while … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/21/2010

Television – As ‘Lost’ Ends on ABC, Mythology Trumps Mystery – NYTimes.com “The mood among many of the show’s followers as they confront Sunday’s finale seems to be a mixture of regret and relief. Whatever happens to Jack and Kate … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/20/2010

iPad apps: Get ready for the second wave – Computerworld “My mandate to most iPad developers — at least those who are working on productivity apps, such as word processors — is simple: Pack me a lunch. I’m brown-bagging it … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/19/2010

7 Best Free and Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) | TechSource “A content management system (CMS) is a software used to simplify the management and publication of HTML content such as documents and images. It provides authoring and other … Continue reading

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Life with Linux: Notes on installing Ubuntu 10.4 LTS

Last night and this morning I installed the latest Ubuntu Linux desktop, version 10.4 LTS Lucid Lynx. LTS stands for “long term support,” though I usually update to new versions when they come out every six months. This was on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/18/2010

451 CAOS Theory » Alfresco’s new Activiti en route to Apache “Interesting news from open source content management vendor Alfresco this morning, which has launched the Activiti business process management project and hired Tom Baeyens, founder and architect of the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/17/2010

Digital Domain – World’s Largest Social Network – The Open Web – NYTimes.com “ON its Web site, Facebook says it’s “giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” But the online world outside of … Continue reading

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Reading list update

I just finished reading A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., winner of the 1961 Hugo award for Best Novel for science fiction and fantasy. (You can see all the Hugo and Nebula award winners in my Science … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/16/2010

Adobe, You Brought An Advertisement To A Gun Fight Interesting because of the range of opinions expressed in the comments. “Adobe, no one seems to want to say this to you, but I will. Stop it, you’re embarrassing yourself.” tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/14/2010

How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account – wikiHow “Facebook makes it pretty easy to deactivate your account which will temporarily hide your information. However, if you want to permanently remove your information, the “permanent delete” option is much harder … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/13/2010

Comcast to Make Your IPad a Giant Remote – PCWorld Business Center “Judging from the press release, “remote” may be a bit of a misnomer for this app, considering the slew of features it comes with. In addition to controlling … Continue reading

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Munich, early May, early evening

After I had finished my meetings in Munich last week but before I started my 48 hour adventure to get home from Germany around the volcanic ash cloud, I had a chance to walk around the city a bit and … Continue reading

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12 days with an iPad

Twelve days ago I got a new iPad with WiFi and 3G and promptly took it on a one week business trip to Europe. Generally, I think it lived up to its hype and is quite elegant. I very much … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/11/2010

Diaspora Project: Building the Anti-Facebook “Why can’t privacy and connectedness go hand-in-hand? That’s the question being raised by those behind the new Diaspora project, an ambitious undertaking to build an “anti-Facebook” – that is, a private, open source social network … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/09/2010, Rogue Edition

Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative | Epicenter | Wired.com “Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with … Continue reading

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My least favorite volcano

Eyjafjoell, let me go home. I’ve been in Europe this past week on business and was scheduled to return home to the United States yesterday. I’m still here though I hope to get out later today. My Saturday morning flight … Continue reading

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No, I don’t want to store my data on your site

Flickr. Diigo. Evernote. Everybody wants me to work on my machine but then synchronize my data to their site for safekeeping and social functions. I can understand this for situations where I want others to see my photos or my … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/07/2010

10 Reasons Why Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Dominance is Ending – Enterprise Applications from eWeek “The bad news just keeps coming for Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer platform. After being forced by the European Union to give Windows users the option of downloading … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/05/2010

iPad Templates and Stencils – Emily Chang – Designer “While consumers await the arrival of the first generation iPad on April 3, designers and developers have been working on apps in anticipation. Here’s a list of free iPad templates and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/04/2010

Gamers Mad at Sony for Yanking PS3′s Linux Compatibility “A group of Linux users has filed suit against Sony, upset about the company yanking Linux capability from its PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console. When PS3 made its debut in 2006, … Continue reading

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ODF, the OASIS standard, turns 5

The Open Document Format (ODF) became an OASIS standards five years ago on May 1. The ODF Alliance has prepared a document called “ODF Turns Five: A Look Back on the Journey to a Mature Open Standard Document Format” that … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/03/2010

How-to Become a Linux Gamer | Linux Journal “The Linux Gamers project is very unique in that the entire project is encapsulated within the confines of a live distribution (aka distro). Version 0.95, its most recent offering, of the project … Continue reading

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Getting started with e-books on the Apple iPad

Can the iPad work for me as a viable device for reading certain kinds of books? What are the characteristics of such books? I sat out the first wave of iPad shipments in order to get an early birthday present … Continue reading

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A sight not often seen in airports

Two outlets, both unused. Most airports have pathetic coverage for power outlets, and it’s especially frustrating after they remodel terminals. I understand that they might be trying to drive people into the airline lounges, but some, like Boston Logan, are … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/02/2010

lovemachine » Blog Archive » Off the Grid “The solar cell that made this all possible (on the right in the picture) is a flexible cell – folds up to the size/weight of a book – printed with some sort … Continue reading

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End of April flower status

It’s been three weeks since I last did an update on the state of flowering things in my yard, and I did manage to sneak out yesterday to survey where things were. We’re at the end of the daffodil season … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/01/2010

AppShopper.com » Blog Archive » Number Crunching: Calculator Apps for iPad “As we mentioned in last week’s article on iPad weather apps, the iPad does not come with all of the same apps as the iPhone out of the box. … Continue reading

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