Tales of a real life switcher

I assume most have seen the Apple switch ads. So being the dork I was, I wondered what a Linux person would look like, if he was invited to the meeting of this odd twosome. Well after two or three years of trying with one person I'm finally going to …

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Linus on proprietary software (BK)

There is an interesting thread in the bazaar-ng mailing list going on right now. Anyway, to make a long story short (and save you from reading ~90 posts in the thread), Linus (of Linux/git fame) said the following concerning BitKeepr which I found quite insightful. (Over a year ago …

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youtube and google

I heard from a friend last night that youtube broke even in the last quarter and was profitable last month. I had always heard that they were shelling out millions for bandwith. Interesting, so they actually had a business plan and were successful at it. The money came from old …

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The good and bad of python code

I recently made a list of things to do to improve ones python coding abilities for a co-worker. One of the suggestions I gave him (besides writing actual python code) was to read other's code (hopefully it's good code). So my question to you python folk is what code would …

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Unwanted marketing (removal with gimp)

A few years back we attended a budgeting seminar given by a wealthy Palo Altoan lawyer and his wife. I don't remember much, but I remember his wife saying that she would never buy anything with a prominent logo on it. It was an interesting idea (I admit I kind …

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Dude, where's my umbilical cord? (sis900 ethernet not working)

I seem to have no end of networking issues recently.

Last night, Andrea had to reboot an Acer 5003 laptop to do some online banking in Internet Explorer. The machine hibernated. When I rebooted in Linux this morning, the ethernet failed to work.

I rmmod'd the module (sis900) and modprobed …

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