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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 05/31/2011

Linaro: Now a Year Old, the Linux Effort Begins to Deliver | PCWorld Business Center “Linaro was launched at Computex in 2010 by ARM, IBM, Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and TI with the mission of reducing fragmentation, increasing optimization and making it easier for OEMs and ODMs to develop Linux-based products.”…

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Boat in the water, mast almost up

Today is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. The weather this spring in northwest New York has been unusually wet with rain at least five days out of seven every week. Gardening is delayed, lawn mowing is catch-as-catch-can, and it’s been a chore getting our sailboat Amanda ready and into…

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Daily links for 05/26/2011

How to choose a license for your own work – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF) “People often ask us what license we recommend they use for their project. We’ve written about this publicly before, but the information has been scattered around between different essays, FAQ entries, and license…

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Daily links for 05/25/2011

Microsoft Skype breaks open-source partnership | ZDNet “I told you so. I knew that Steve Ballmer could talk all he wanted about how Microsoft would continue to support non-Microsoft platforms, but that there was no way he’d actually do it. The first proof is here. Digium, the company behind the…

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iPads in math classrooms?

I just received an inquiry from a reader who is looking for fellow teachers who are now using iPads in math classrooms for middle or high school. If you know of any, please comment here (or on reddit) and I’ll pass along the info. Thanks.

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Daily links for 05/23/2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America hold annual convention – The Washington Post “The winner in the main-event novel category was Connie Willis, a celebrated favorite — and former teacher of Swirsky’s — whose two-part “Blackout” and “All Clear” chronicles a group of Oxford historians who become stranded amid…

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Daily links for 05/20/2011

CDC EPR | Social Media | Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse – Blog “There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read…

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My lilac festival

This last week was the annual Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY. Even though they had several rainouts, the cool and wet weather preserved the shrubs and their flowers. In some springs, early hot temperatures can cause the blooms to peak too early, but that was not the case this year.…

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May 18: Open Virtualization Alliance news roundup

Here are some of the stories around the Open Virtualization Alliance that was announced yesterday. Open Virtualization Alliance launched – The H Open Source: News and Features “The KVM virtualisation technology uses the Linux kernel as part of the hypervisor; it can run Linux, Windows and other guests and has…

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