Monthly Archives: July 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 07/29/2010

Amanda McPherson’s Linux Foundation blog · New Benefits for Linux Foundation Members “So if you care about the protection of Linux, please consider joining as an individual member or feel free to email me with your thoughts and ideas for … Continue reading

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Sailing: Not wet yet

I’ve been doing a lot of running around for business trips over the last few weeks, so haven’t had much of a chance to post updates here. I did pick up the used 1988 Catalina 22 sailboat that I mentioned … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/27/2010

Ubuntu’s two big advantages over Windows and Mac | ZDNet “I’ve been using the latest version (10.04) of Ubuntu Linux since April and there’s a lot to like about it. I announced earlier this year that I was giving desktop … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/23/2010

Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System | Business | The Moscow Times “The government is hoping to launch the first version of a “national operating system” for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/22/2010

Ubuntu Linux brings IBM DB2 to the cloud – Computerworld Blogs “Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has always had many user and developer fans. Enterprise business fans? Not so much. Canonical hopes to change that with today’s, July 21, launch … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/21/2010

Canonical bundles Linux, IBM database for the cloud | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld “Canonical is offering enterprises a chance to try cloud computing via a virtual appliance that bundles Ubuntu Linux with the IBM DB2 Express-C database running on the … Continue reading

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Sailing

One the things about having a blog is being to write about the various hobbies and recreations I pick up. I started blogging in August of 2004, so you all missed my starting fly fishing, which I still do but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/20/2010

Java’s team of rivals: Conflicts and alliances in the Oracle era “Oracle may be Java’s new proprietor, but SpringSource, Apache, and Eclipse are driving the development agenda too” tags: java oracle eclipse apache Social Media Draws a Crowd – WSJ.com … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/19/2010

Mozilla Ups Security Bounty from $500 to $3,000 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com “Fancy a bug? Mozilla has upped the cash bounty it’s awarding industrious users that find security-threatening bugs in its Firefox, Thunderbird, or Firefox mobile products. As … Continue reading

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Searching from the Firefox address line

One of the nice things I liked about the Chrome browser was searching from the address line, that area at the top of the screen where you would normally type in some URL like http://www.sutor.com. Firefox has a search area … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/16/2010

RIP OpenSolaris – Computerworld Blogs “Good-bye OpenSolaris. It’s been fun knowing you. Unfortunately for you, it’s become all too clear that your new parent company, Oracle doesn’t want a thing to do with you. “ tags: opensolaris oracle open-source Posted … Continue reading

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Flowers in the summer heat

We’re fully in the middle of summer here in northwest New York State, climate zone 5b. In another month the nights will start getting quite cool, though we’ll still have some very warm days into September. A month ago I … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/15/2010

Standards ODF 1.2 Begins Final 60-day Public Review “A major milestone was reached for the OASIS ODF TC last week. The latest Committee Draft of ODF 1.2 (CD 05) was sent out for a 60-day public review.” tags: odf oasis … Continue reading

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Installing (and reinstalling) Linux on your desktop

Yesterday I set up a laptop with a Linux distribution, including everything I needed for work. Today, I’m doing it again. My reason for repeating the process had nothing to do with Linux. I decided to do something to the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/10/2010

Firefox 4 beta 1 is a smart-looking, snappy performer – Computerworld “The just-released first beta of Firefox 4 takes some smart design ideas from Chrome, mixes in a few of its own and throws in a few new features and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/09/2010

An introduction to Linux kernel programming “This is Crash Course’s first offering of a multi-week, online technical course; in this case, a series of 24 (or more) lessons to gently introduce one to the joys and intricacies of basic Linux … Continue reading

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Mementos (photo)

Some objects from my travels and experiences, mixed in with some scifi books.

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Daily links for 07/08/2010

ISO/IEC JTC1 Revises Directives, Addresses OOXML Abuses “On July 1st, 2010 a new set of rules (directives) took effect in ISO/IEC JTC1 including new processing and voting rules for JTC1 Fast Track submissions. If these rules had been in effect … Continue reading

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Revisiting math software on the iPad

Now that the iPad has been out for about 3 months and I have had mine for a bit longer than 2 months, I’m going to revisit math software on the iPad. I previously did a couple of blog entries … Continue reading

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Search on my website is fixed

I just confirmed that search was broken on my website. Better yet, I just fixed it. The input box and search button in the upper left corner should now properly return search results from the current blog, archived blog, and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/07/2010

User interface overhaul arrives in Firefox 4 beta “Mozilla on Tuesday released the first official beta of Firefox 4, the next major version of the popular open source Web browser. Mozilla has completely overhauled Firefox’s user interface and added several … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/06/2010

Keyboard shortcuts “This is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox. “ tags: keyboard shortcuts firefox HP Donates Battery Recycling Patent To Eco Scheme | eWEEK Europe UK “The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced late last … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/05/2010

A Youthful Market Spurns the Wares of Microsoft – NYTimes.com “In particular, the Kin debacle is a reflection of Microsoft’s struggle to deliver what the younger generation of technology-obsessed consumers wants. From hand-held products to business software, Microsoft seems behind … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/03/2010

Waiting for the fluid book format: KMWorld “The big weakness in EPub is that it is so darn finicky. If you thought XHTML was fussy—make sure you close every door behind you, and don’t you dare butter your bread from … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/02/2010

Firefox to become IBM’s new default browser – The H Open Source: News and Features “The Firefox community also has another reason to celebrate. On Thursday, Firefox add-on downloads crossed the 2 billion marker, further emphasising the popularity of the … Continue reading

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Setting Firefox as your default browser

On Linux and Windows, setting Firefox as your default system browser can be done within Firefox itself. From Preferences, go to the Advanced tab and look down at System defaults. Click the Check Now button and then make Firefox the … Continue reading

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Around the web: IBM adopts Firefox

Here are a few links to stories and blog entries about IBM’s announcement that it is adopting the Mozilla Firefox browser for internal use. IBM embraces Firefox, adopts it internally – Ars Technica “A recent change to IBM‘s internal IT … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/01/2010

What the hell is going on at Microsoft? | ZDNet “The sudden rise and fall of the Kin is a clear pointer to the fact that Microsoft has no clear mobile strategy. The company is flailing wildly, throwing money about … Continue reading

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Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser

I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that. I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and … Continue reading

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