Monthly Archives: June 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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Driving a UHaul from upstate NY to Chicago

Several weeks ago my daughter Katie needed to move into an apartment in Chicago and we needed to help her furnish said apartment with a couch, chair, tables, bed, and various other possessions. Unlike our trips carting her things back … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/30/2010

Multiple tag / category queries | WordPress Guy “Did you know that WordPress supports multiple tag queries?” tags: wordpress, category, tag, multiple just saying no to deer, with fencing — A Way to Garden “I GARDENED WITH THE DEER FOR … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/29/2010

Add-on Developer Hub :: Add-ons for Firefox “Add-ons empower millions of Firefox users to personalize their browser’s form and function. Why not show off your smarts by creating an add-on the whole world can use? Tools and tutorials you find … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/28/2010

Reseller News > Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor “In two or three years, Whitehurst predicts, virtualisation and cloud tools will still be a minority of Red Hat‘s revenue, compared to subscription fees of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though … Continue reading

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Update on my Firefox extensions

It used to be that I tried a new Firefox extension every day. Since the Firefox browser from Mozilla became a standard tool for how I do business and generally access the web, I’ve focused less on trying new things … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/25/2010

Linux as a Catalyst for a Smarter Planet | A Smarter Planet Blog “Editor’s Note: Following is an essay co-authored by Bob Sutor, vice president of open source and Linux for IBM, and Jean Staten Healy, director of cross-IBM Linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/24/2010

Linden Lab Announces Management Changes — SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ – “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the … Continue reading

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What happens when I go to a conference

I’m spending a few days this week in Boston attending the Red Hat Summit in Boston, a large and very professionally done conference about their Linux, virtualization, and middleware offerings. Earlier today, IBM‘s Jean Staten Healy and I gave a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/23/2010

Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet | opensource.com “In this morning’s Red Hat Summit sessions, Jean Staten Healy and Bob Sutor of IBM presented on the solutions that communities around the world are implementing using Linux as a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/22/2010

Traveling abroad with a cell phone? Do these things first “It’s the first day of summer, and if you’re planning on exploring the world, you should start thinking about your wireless phone options now. You can get help from two … Continue reading

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A day with iOS 4

Yesterday around 1 PM ET, Apple released their latest operating system for the iPhone, iOS 4. Though I was about to head out to the Red Hat Summit, I decided to go ahead and install the new operating system, thinking … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/21/2010

Ubuntu v iTunes: the music playoff for Applephobes • Channel Register “So which Linux music app is the best? Well, that’s up to you. There is no such thing as the best piece of software, just the one that’s most … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/18/2010

WordPress › Blog » WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” “Normally this is where I’d say we’re about to start work on 3.1, but we’re actually not. We’re going to take a release cycle off to focus on all of the things around … Continue reading

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10 ideas about integrating open source into your IT infrastructure

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) this year I did a presentation called “Asking the hard questions about open source software.” I’ve been expanding on some of the areas I mentioned and have previously posted the blog entries “10 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/17/2010

Not using desktop Linux? You’re wasting your money | Linux – InfoWorld “Let me be blunt: If you’re not using Linux on the desktop in call center and other fixed-purpose computing environments, you’re doing your company a disservice. It never … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/16/2010

I was wrong about Apple iPad | Betanews “The world does need an Apple tablet — and perhaps others — contrary to what I asserted in late January. Gloaters will circle my admission like vultures pecking a carcass, but that’s … Continue reading

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Almost summer in the garden

We have less than a week to go before summer here in northwest New York, climate zone 5b. A lot has happened bloom-wise since my last update at the end of May, and here is some of what I saw … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/14/2010

Can Fedora be the new Ubuntu? | Linux and Open Source | TechRepublic.com “But with the release of Fedora 13 Fedora has done something that, in many peoples’ eyes, is much more important…they have released an amazingly rock-solid operating system. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/10/2010

Brazil Wants To Be The Next India and Open Source Is Their Secret Weapon | NetworkWorld.com Community “Though Brazil has several disadvantages they must overcome to compete with the likes of India and China as an outsourcing world power, they … Continue reading

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10 considerations for maintaining open source in your organization

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) this year I did a presentation called “Asking the hard questions about open source software.” Last week I expanded on one of the areas and discussed it in the blog entry “10 elements … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/09/2010

Counting the Cost of Free: What Value, Linux? | COMPUTER ZINE “Your study found that it would cost $1.4 billion for a company to build the Linux kernel from scratch today, and $10.8 billion to build an entire Linux distribution … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/08/2010

Novell Celebrates 10 Years of Market Leadership with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM System z “In recognition of the 10 year anniversary of Linux* on IBM System z*, Novell today announced customer adoption, open source product innovation and ISV … Continue reading

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A month with an iPad

I’ve now had my Apple iPad for a bit more than a month, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts on what I think of it and how my perception of it has changed during that time. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/04/2010

Ballmer says Windows will shame iPad • The Register “It was a standard Ballmer-and-Microsoft defensive play on the PC’s place in the future of technology, a defense that conflates the idea of the computer with machines that run Windows. And … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/03/2010

Converting ODF to ePub “With ODFToEPub everyone can write an e-book with full control over how it will look. All you need is a word processor that can produce a document in a format suitable for OpenOffice.” tags: odf, ePub … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/02/2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Lucid Lynx Benchmarked And Reviewed : Introduction “Lucid has also shown itself to not only be a worthy successor to the previous LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron, but also an overall improvement to our previous favorite Linux … Continue reading

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10 elements of open source governance in your organization

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) this year I did a presentation called “Asking the hard questions about open source software.” One of the areas I touched upon was open source governance: Do you have proper legal controls and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/01/2010

For some companies, IE6′s ineptitude is a feature, not flaw “In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large … Continue reading

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