Tag Archives: open source

The Geeks Will Never Understand

The next big war will involve some conventional weapons, and maybe even WMDs, but the real warfare will be virtual in nature. What really matters won’t be the killing of people and breaking things, but a dramatic shift in the … Continue reading

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DIY Glory Shine

Do it yourself; don’t trust outsiders. This is the watchword for our time. If you need to do a certain thing, make darned sure you cannot do it before you contract it out. Even if it’s actually cheaper and better … Continue reading

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The Cult of SJW 01

If you can’t handle strong words, don’t read this. From time to time we have to pull out the bold statements to get people’s attention. If you don’t think the prophets used crude language and brutal imagery, then you haven’t … Continue reading

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Virtual Guardians

Must we dig into the self-evident fact that corporations and marketers are greedy and generally willing to do anything to take your money? While particular individuals might own up to certain ethical barriers, you don’t get an MBA without absorbing … Continue reading

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VA Policy: Access Denied Veterans Running Linux

Can I get some help from someone with more expertise? I can code HTML on the fly, but I don’t mess with scripting; I have no use for it. Yes, I know my blogs have scripting, but someone else handles … Continue reading

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Linux versus WannaCrypt

You don’t have to read this, but I do have to write it. Some of you, dear Readers, are sympathetic to my ranting about the virtues of switching from Windows to Linux. The recent big wave of ransom-ware commonly known … Continue reading

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We Are Open Source

If there’s one thing we affirm and embrace from the nascent Networked Civilization, it is the ethics of Open Source. I’ve already stated quite bluntly that I don’t support the legal concept of copyright and intellectual property because I’m convinced … Continue reading

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