IBM/Lotus, Canonical/Ubuntu, and your Linux desktop

Today IBM and Canonical announced the next phase of their program to deliver Lotus desktop- and cloud-based software to users running on Ubuntu Linux. Here are a few links that sum up the announcement: IBM and Canonical Launch Linux- and Cloud-based Desktop Software in the U.S. Reuters Today IBM (NYSE:…

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More thoughts on using WordPress for antisocial bookmarks

Several weeks ago I mentioned that I had stopped using Diigo for saving and then posting digests of links into this blog. Long before that, I had stopped using delicious for that functionality and switched to Diigo. The reasons I gave were: I don’t really need my saved bookmarks available…

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Weekend progress on the website: using Drupal and WordPress together

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress. This weekend I made some progress on the grand website unification: how to use Drupal and WordPress together while achieving a relatively consistent look and feel across both environments. To recap, I had been using…

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Saturday morning housekeeping: my basement and CSS

I slept in a bit this morning since it was an exceptionally long work week. Much to the frustration of others in my family, I sometimes wake up on Saturdays with an annoying urge to get more efficient and to organize things. There is no special reason why this couldn’t…

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Wiki thoughts

As long time readers may know, I’ve occasionally raised the spectre of adding a wiki to this website. Every few months I would look around at what was available, check out and install the famous ones like Mediawiki, as well as the smaller and less well known packages. Sometimes the…

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Optimizing the site

At lunch I found myself reading the ACM Queue article “High Performance Web Sites” and wondering how sutor.com would stack up. Obviously it’s not a site that gets millions of hits, but it does all right for itself. So I read through it and author Steve Souders’ ten recommended best…

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Blog remodeling

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress. This last week I experimented with a couple of different ways of reorganizing this blog and making it easier for me to extend the website in the future. The first thing I looked at was…

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links for 2007-06-05

Open Source, Open Standards internetnews.com: Open Solutions Alliance Takes Aim at IP Risk “Interoperability, intellectual property and security are among the perceived barriers to adoption for open source software.” (tags: opensource) Open Sources | InfoWorld | IDC: This open source market is getting big | By Matt Asay “He has…

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How my website was built and how I might do it differently today

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress. It’s Saturday morning and I thought I would take a bit of time out to discuss how this website is built. It might be instructive for any of you who are thinking of doing something…

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links for 2006-12-01

Open-source group wants educational patent reversed | CNET News.com “A legal center is trying to overturn a patent it says threatens three open-source educational projects, a sign of the tension between patent holders and the collaborative programming community.” (tags: opensource patents education) Microsoft Vista: Companies Can Wait “Corporate buyers may…

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links for 2006-10-10

Regarding Documents Massachusetts CIO change worries ODF supporters Not me, according to what I said in the blog and am quoted on in the article. Who writes these headlines? (tags: odf massachusetts) tecosystems: Presentation Tools: Offline, Online and Something in Between Steve O’Grady returns to the ongoing discussion of presentation…

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links for 2006-09-02

PrettyPrinter.de, an online pretty printer for PHP, Java, C++, C, Perl, JavaScript, CSS (tags: php javascript programming) Microsoft tries to patent system ‘for selecting and conjugating a verb’ (tags: microsoft) OpenOffice goes Premium “Now, a group of OpenOffice enthusiasts have released OpenOffice Premium, a new bundle that includes the OpenOffice…

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links for 2006-08-18

CSS and Standards IE7 and standards compliance – Microsoft’s Chris Wilson charts progress | Web 2.0 Explorer | ZDNet.com “Yesterday I interviewed Microsoft‘s Chris Wilson, the Group Program Manager for IE, to address the issue of whether Microsoft’s latest web browser IE7 is – and will be – CSS and…

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InformationWeek article + some thoughts

David Gardner just published an article based on an interview we did this morning about the ODF Alliance and recent ODF news concerning Google and Microsoft. It is up to Google to say what they want about this, but, as I noted last night, ODF Alliance membership jumped by 20…

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Jon Udell picks up the presentation software thread

Last month I posted a couple of entries about alternatives to commercial presentation graphics programs that we are very familiar with using (“Where’s the killer open source presentation software?” and “More on presentation software – look at Opera Show“). The comments didn’t make it over from my IBM developerWorks blog,…

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First day of the rest of my blogging life

As I’ve announced several times over on my IBM developerWorks blog, effective today I will only be blogging on my sutor.com site, both in this “Open Blog” as well as over in the “Personal Blog.” This should make my life a little easier since I won’t have to publish the…

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My WordPress plug-ins

Periodically I do a post about which Firefox extensions I’m currently using and I just noted two that I’m trying out. (Colorful Tabs will stay, not so sure about Performancing.) I thought today I would mention which WordPress plug-ins I’m using for this blog. First of all, there are hundreds…

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How open will you be in 5 years? More than now, I hope.

I just finished my second full day on this trip and I’m pretty tired. I’ve talked to a lot of people on the general themes of open standards, open source, OpenDocument Format, and innovation. One question I like to ask people with whom I speak is what they think their…

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More on presentation software – look at Opera Show

Late last night I put up an entry asking where was the killer open source presentation software. Sam Hiser responded with a comment as did a couple of other people and Sam has a longer piece on his blog. Sam discussed Dave Raggett’s Slidy and also mentioned presentation support in…

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