Why ‘Free and Open’ matters

Why ‘Free and Open’ matters

Adobe is dropping Linux support for their Adobe AIR development platform. To be honest, I don’t really care. Why? Because I’ve been careful enough to not tie my efforts to a proprietary platform. I’ve had several groups offer to write applications/activities for OLPC...

I swear to god that I didn’t cheat!

Two different tests, one same outcome. Things that make you go hmmmm…   Which Transformer Are You? You are Optimus Prime! Take this quiz! Quizilla | Join | Make A Quiz | More Quizzes | Grab Code   I AM 64% OPTIMUS PRIME Take the Transformers Quiz...

Optimus Prime lives!

"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." — Optimus Prime This one throwaway line in the new Transformers film is in fact homage to the original Transformers series. As observant readers of this blog may have noticed, I am quite a fan of the Transformers...

Must-see film

A must-see film for anyone who grew up in the ’80s.  More info here. It’s a shame that the official site requires Flash 8 to run. That locks us GNU/Linux users out...

Back to school

I’ve always had a passion for computing and information technology. I remember as a kid messing around with a Radio Shack computer (with 4KB RAM!!!) which my dad had bought. After this (around 1985), we purchased an IBM PC XT (with full specs as shown here, but minus...