Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Daily links for 04/30/2011

Tupper Lake declares state of emergency – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Saranac Lake region — Adirondack Daily Enterprise “Meanwhile in Long Lake, state Route 30 was closed from the Adirondack Hotel to the bridge over the lake, after students … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/28/2011

Review: The best Linux book available | TechRepublic “A thick, heavy book with the equally weighty title A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming may be the single most important Linux book you ever buy.” tags: linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/27/2011

Groklaw – Barnes & Noble Charges Microsoft with Misusing Patents to Further an Anticompetive Scheme Against Android “Microsoft has a scheme, Barnes & Noble asserts, to dominate Android and make it undesirable to device manufacturers and customers by demanding “exorbitant … Continue reading

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2011 Road Trip: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This last week was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries I’ll … Continue reading

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Update to scifi and fantasy reading list

I’ve updated my list of Hugo and Nebula award winners for novels to include 2010. For the Nebula, the winner was The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. This book also won the Hugo, though it was shared with The City … Continue reading

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2011 Road Trip: Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN

This last week was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries I’ll … Continue reading

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2011 Road Trip: From home to Pigeon Forge, TN

This last week was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries I’ll … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut pie

A traditional food in my family at Easter time is “sauerkraut pie,” coming down from my Slavic ancestors on my father’s side. This is is really not a pie at all, in the sense of an apple or cherry pie, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/19/2011

Apple vs. Microsoft by the numbers – Computerworld “If you invested $1,000 in each company’s stock on Jan. 3, 2000, what would you have ended up with in April 2011? Accounting for stock splits and, in Microsoft‘s case, dividends, but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/15/2011

Oracle Announces Its Intention to Move OpenOffice.org to a Community-Based Project “Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today is announcing its intention to move OpenOffice.org to a purely community-based open source project and to no longer offer a commercial version of Open … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/14/2011

Is the love affair with the PC over? | ZDNet “In the US the biggest casualty was Acer, seeing an unit sale decline of 24.9%, and Dell dropping 12.1%. It’s not all bad news though, with Toshiba seeing a 10.9% … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/12/2011

Linux Tutorial: Introduction to Git | Linux Foundation Training “Join kernel maintainer James Bottomley as he introduces you to Git, the version control system designed by and for the Linux kernel development community.  Learn about the history of Git and some of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/11/2011

Gartner: Microsoft will still be a tablet no-show in 2015 | ZDNet “Gartner projects that Apple’s iOS will hold 47 percent of the tablet operating system market in 2015 with Android at 38.6 percent. RIM’s QNX will have a respectable … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/10/2011

Groklaw – Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th “I have decided that Groklaw will stop publishing new articles on our anniversary, May 16. I know a lot of you will be unhappy to hear it, so let me briefly explain, because … Continue reading

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Gardening 2011: Getting ready to start the seeds indoors

Two months ago I bought my first vegetable seeds for this summer’s growing season here in northwest New York, climate zone 5b. On that day in February it was 10 degrees F (-12 C), today it is 49 F (9 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/08/2011

Microsoft reportedly at odds over retail store push | Microsoft – CNET News “But others in the company have apparently been crunching the numbers to argue against such a rapid expansion. In order to match the appeal of the Apple … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/07/2011

OMG Announces Cloud Standards Customer Council “OMG® today announced the formation of the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC). OMG is also announcing that CA, IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG have joined the CSCC as Founding Sponsors. The Cloud Standards … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/06/2011

Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series Comes to HBO – The Daily Beast “HBO is about to unveil an ambitious adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel Game of Thrones. Jace Lacob speaks … Continue reading

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More spring cleanup

Two weeks ago I posted an entry about checking up on the grounds around the house to see what was happening on the first day of spring. Since then I’ve had two business trips (POSSCON and NASA Open Source Summit) … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/03/2011

Ten top Linux e-publishing tools | Desktop Apps | ZDNet UK “Just because publishing has shifted from the traditional routes does not remove the need for skill. You still have to be able to edit and employ the tools and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/01/2011

AbeBooks: A Beginner’s Guide to Steampunk Literature “Steampunk is a relatively new style of writing, having only really existed as a true genre since the late 1980s, but the roots of steampunk can be traced back to the 19th century … Continue reading

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