Another Reason I Switched to Open Source

Another Reason I Switched to Open Source

Another Reason I Switched to Open Source

@PacificDT Editorial Blog:

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, October 5 | Symphony

Encore of Revival: America, October 5 | Symphony

This Week:

Rush’s Monday comments on the Pope fooling people: There is nothing wrong in what the Pope is saying. There could be a danger, however, if people decide that the Pope is “good” or “bad” based on this—if people judge the man rather than the message. Never trust anyone based on their words. Judge the message separately from the messenger. That will provide us with the clarity to discern such the times.

The Desk:

Moving completely to Ubuntu. Proprietary software companies don’t only want to control where you install their software—they want to control what you do with the stuff you make with their software. It includes, pictures, letters, fonts, logos… So, if I use free, open source software, such as SIL or Apache licenses, then there is no problem.  · · · →

Sunflower Movement: A Day on the Ground (photos)

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Lonely Morning SunflowerThe sun sets on several thousand gathered in Taipei. Police stand guard with riot shields and batons blocking roads and entrances. Streets overflow with students—some standing, most sitting on cardboard, Mylar heat blankets, or interlocking foam pads. Tents and booths line walkways. Traditional Taiwanese food vendors sit at the outskirts. Projection screens and stages can be found at the corner of every block, each with a different guest speaker. Sweepers patrol, armed with brooms and dustpans. The scene is clean. No one litters. Everyone is a volunteer but the police. Sunflowers and yellow banners are everywhere.

Yellow Ribbons and Projection ScreensThis is a movement unlike anything I’ve seen. Anyone who has personally encountered a head of Sate understands the term “electricity”. If you’re standing outside the White House, for instance, not even paying attention, you may suddenly feel an enormous “jolt” of emotional energy, even with no noise or activity.  · · · →