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A little Detail in Google Groups Reveals What Social Media is Really About

For months now I have been criticizing Facebook and blogging in general wishing that blogs wold be replaced by something more like USENET with its contextual reply feature. At the same time I noticed that some sites, like Reddit and … Continue reading

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Apple isn’t that great after all!

I went out and bought a Mac Book Pro which had Mavericks running on it and upgraded to Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.9). I felt right away that support for Open Source was reduced and that the App Store was … Continue reading

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Why Knoppix 7.2 is one of the best Linux distros and how Apple can win.

As I thought about it a bit more I realize that Knoppix is a winning Linux distro in a totally different way that Apple OSX wins, but ultimatly wins for the same reason, and is what is losing about many … Continue reading

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Bunch ‘O systems, none perfect, some worse than others

Sorry, I haven’t posted here in  a while, and I forgot how much I have written here, so maybe I ought to make a bigger investment. I am not running Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop and running Ubuntu 14.04 on … Continue reading

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Gnome Metadata Tracker eats my machine on Ubuntu

I try to kil it off whenever I can and it may be enough justification to drop Gnome as my window manager, but the tracker programs eat my CPU, and yet there is no good accounting of what they do … Continue reading

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Installed WordPress on my private loopback site.

I had not been as active here as I  might be, but I happened to find a tar-ball I had downloaded of WordPress for a personal site. I run a web server even though it doesn’t face the Internet. It … Continue reading

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My Account has a Rich Text Editor, only It doesn’t adhere to the claims in the documentation about editor features that allow me to shift from WYSIWYG to text editing; especially the claim that I could get to input HTML … Continue reading

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