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When open source is outlawed . . .

Bobby Johnson writes a nice piece here about pressure for U.S. trade representatives to consider countries using open source technology as enemies of capitalism. Here’s a great quote: “I know open source has a tendency to be linked to socialist … Continue reading

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Noise Floor

Last weekend I went on a two-night backpacking trip in the Sipsey Wilderness Area with ten scouts and a couple of other adults. We had a great time, with two nights with sub-freezing temps. For me this was a milestone, … Continue reading

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My Excellent Book Day

There’s a great second hand book shop named “Beloved Community Book Store” at the Flying Monkey Arts Center. Today my wife Susan brought me a couple of books that she found that she just knew I would like. She had … Continue reading

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Litl makes an announcement

Litl announced their product today. Since they mentioned their relationship with Canonical, I suppose it’s ok to say that I’ve had a litl bit (heh) of involvement with this. Wow, it sure does make me feel great to read “… … Continue reading

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development tools for Intel graphics drivers on Linux

I love discovering new tools. Lately my work on Ubuntu Linux kernels has had me paying closer attention to the Intel open source graphics drivers. I’ve come across a few tools that are handy to developers and people with more … Continue reading

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fldigi presentation at HARC meeting

On November 6th I’ll be helping Dave Freese, W1HKJ make a presentation about fldigi to the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club. Fldigi is an amazing open-source cross platform application for communicating using sound card digital modes on amateur radio. Dave is … Continue reading

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reverting from PPA packages in Ubuntu

PPAs on Launchpad are an amazing way to get the latest crack builds, which is useful if you track or contribute to an upstream project, or test new code to see if it resolves a problem. That’s what I’ve been … Continue reading

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