Moving to the Mac

Per my last post, I now have an iMac. My previous home environment was a Windows XP/Ubuntu Linux dual boot machine. Now dual boot situations work, but they’re a bit of a pain, because you often find you want exactly the other environment for some task. I know I could…

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Up and running again

We’re back! My website sutor.com is now running on a new hosting provider and I think all the pieces are up and operational. The most time consuming aspect was uploading all the photos in the album. I’ve restored the WordPress database and it really couldn’t have been easier, given that…

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Disconnected

This week seems to have been a great big challenge in being disconnected, and not on purpose. I traveled down to North Carolina to give talks at NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, and UNC Charlotte. Aside from the normal running around doing things during the day, my Blackberry wasn’t pulling…

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#4. My Favorites from 2006 – October through December

This is the fourth part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. I didn’t blog much in the 10 days before and the few days after the November 7 election since I was volunteering on my wife Judith’s campaign…

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#3. My Favorites from 2006 – July through September

This is the third part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. “Adjusting to a more open world: Understanding and overcoming resistance to open technologies” Saturday, July 8th, 2006 This was, I think, a fairly good attempt at drawing…

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#2. My Favorites from 2006 – April through June

This is the second part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. “Standards are an investment” Friday, April 7th, 2006 This is one of several short entries about why standards are important to business and how they should be…

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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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Frontiers of Intellectual Property slide: “The effect of open standards”

Another slide for discussion from my talk at the University of Texas School of Law: The effect of open standards Standardization drives software interoperability and interchangeability. This breaks the old-style dependence on proprietary methods, trade secrets, and single providers. It builds a strong foundation on which others can quickly build…

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Top ten blog entries in the last two months

Here are the top ten most directly read blog entries since I started using Mint in September to measure stats: “Is Open XML a one way specification for most people?” (this has six times as many hits as #2) “The calendar according to Excel, or why Open XML is standardizing…

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Desktop Linux: It’s the wifi adapter, stupid

I’m the IT guy of the house. My 9 year old son’s computer started having some wireless problems several weeks ago. When I finally got around to looking at it, I realized that his hard drive was starting to fail. His old drive was 40Gb but I replaced it with…

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