Monthly Archives: November 2010

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The trip that wasn’t

I should know better than try to travel in November. This last Saturday I was scheduled to travel to Europe for a business meeting. It was the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, so I wasn’t surprised when I got to the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/30/2010

16 Music Players for Linux | TuxArena “Linux came a long way concerning music players in the last couple of years and if in the past there were only few choices for users – XMMS has to be mentioned here … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/29/2010

AppleInsider | Sony adopts, then drops, Cocoa-like GNUStep plans to rival Apple iOS “Sony unveiled plans to deliver a mobile development platform based on an open source version of Apple‘s OpenStep and Cocoa technologies, shortly before announcing the project was … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on baking apple pies

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating it today in the US or elsewhere! My first cooking task of the day was to bake an apple pie, something I’ve been doing for many years. There are many recipes for the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/23/2010

Novell acquired by Attachmate, sells some patents to Microsoft “When Novell turned down an offer to be acquired by hedge fund Elliot Associates earlier this year, it seemed like the Linux vendor was looking for a better deal. The company … Continue reading

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First impressions of iOS 4.2

Yesterday Apple released the latest version of their operating system for iPhones and iPads. iOS 4.2 is not radically new and different for the iPhone, but does bring new functionality to the iPad. The primary thing I’ve been waiting for … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/22/2010

Apple releases iOS 4.2 with free Find My Phone for some “Apple on Monday released the promised update to iOS 4.2 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The update brings a number of long-awaited iOS 4 features to the iPad … Continue reading

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Photo: Tux gets ready for holiday baking

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Daily links for 11/21/2010

Why Are Business Analytics Important? Because You Think You’re a Better Than Average Driver – Forbes “When it comes to business analytics – using information to better-run your business – many successful executives have similarly high opinions of their skills.” … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/20/2010

Open Source Makes Debut in Health Care – Zina Moukheiber – Healthworks – Forbes “So far 200 software developers have expressed an interest, and 45 are signing on. Allscripts is also talking to major hospitals willing to share their intellectual … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/18/2010

iPad’s business use soars as HP backpedals on Slate’s fit “But although Hewlett-Packard has marketed its Slate 500 on its website as “the ideal PC for professionals who don’t usually work at a traditional desk, yet need to stay productive … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/17/2010

The Linux desktop may soon be a lot faster – Computerworld Blogs “Now there’s a Linux kernel patch that may give you a faster, much faster, desktop experience. The patch by Linux kernel developer Mike Galbraith adds a mere 233 lines … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/16/2010

SugarCRM Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee SugarCRM and Open Invention Network (OIN) today announced the signing of SugarCRM as an OIN licensee. OIN’s mission is to enable and protect Linux. By becoming a licensee, SugarCRM, a leading provider of open source … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/12/2010

Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X “Oracle and Apple® today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS® X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/11/2010 – RHEL 6 Edition

Red Hat Sets a New Standard for the Next Generation of Operating Systems – MarketWatch “Red Hat and IBM have collaborated for over a decade to optimize Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM platforms for the needs of our joint … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/11/2010

Web developers tackle advanced font controls | Deep Tech – CNET News “The Web, ever more sophisticated, is feeble as a publication medium when it’s compared to what can be done with layout software such as Adobe Systems’ InDesign. But … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/09/2010

RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites) “If you are going to create a new browser from scratch and go up against the Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple, you might as well make it … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/08/2010

$2000 bounty for open source Kinect drivers “Adafruit industries offered a reward of $1000 for the first open source drivers for Microsoft‘s Kinect hardware. Microsoft wasn’t pleased at the idea that its hardware might be diverted to some other purpose … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/07/2010

Why MIT switched from Scheme to Python | Wisdom and Wonder “Costanza asked Sussman why MIT had switched away from Scheme for their introductory programming course, 6.001. This was a gem. He said that the reason that happened was because … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/06/2010

Study suggests Android handset makers will suffer the fate of PC makers | Technology | guardian.co.uk “The average cycle time for handsets first sold in 2008 based on Qualcomm’s QSD8250 chipset and Android‘s Donut 1.6 release was a brief 8 … Continue reading

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ApacheCon keynote presentation

Here are the slides I used today during my ApacheCon 2010 keynote. The presentation was called “Data, Languages, and Problems” with the abstract Much research work over the next decade will be driven by those seeking to solve complex problems … Continue reading

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Being more explicit about “open cloud computing”

I just had a chance to read David Linthicum’s article in InfoWorld called “What does ‘open’ really mean in cloud computing?”. In the piece, David argues that open needs to be more than a marketing term. I agree. See for … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/05/2010

lingtech : Remove your PDF metadata “At least in Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard), there’s a pretty quick fix. Here’s how to create a little droplet application that you can dump your PDF on to strip the metadata out. If … Continue reading

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ApacheCon keynote preview

I don’t give my ApacheCon keynote for 24 hours, but here are a few bullets I’ll address in my presentation: For any programming language I mention that does something, there will be 10 that do something similar that I won’t … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/04/2010

Verizon iPhone Threatens to Disrupt Android, Windows Phone 7, Motorola, HTC Sales – Mobile and Wireless News & Reviews “The Phone has captured a quarter of smartphone market share in the U.S. in three years. But it has seen its … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/03/2010

Fedora 14 vs. Ubuntu Maverick: Distinct Differences — Datamation.com “However, comparing these recent releases does show some distinct differences in emphasis that might affect your decision about which one to use. The difference is not just that Ubuntu is more … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/01/2010

Apple Files Lawsuit against Motorola to Defend Multi-Touch – Patently Apple “The inevitable: When Motorola preemptively launched their declaration judgment action against Apple earlier this month, we knew that Apple was likely to launch multiple patent infringement lawsuits against Motorola … Continue reading

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