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"a look at how Ubuntu can power financial institutions" How about we take a look at how financial institutions go against everything the word "Ubuntu" means? How about we look at the way these places maximize harm on their own customers for their own profit? How about we look at how they screwed over everyone […]

Well That Was Quick (and low on RAM)


Firefox 57 is so much smaller and quicker than the previous release, that there's nearly no difference in responsiveness between Freedom and Beast now. :O I may have to set up a Firefox-only session and see how it performs as a "Foxbook".

Artful Aardvark comes out THURSDAY. UPDATE.


It has been a long time since I was this happy about an OS update. :) Freedom looks great on it, and damn the kernel is NICE. I'm running it on my GPD WIN and stuff works. Not everything, mind, the screen dimmer isn't quite there yet but everything else is quite sweet. I'll have […]

Make that 2 systems


So, I got two systems that even together were less than one system from Lenovo or Alienware. First is Beast, it's an ASUS gaming laptop. GTX980/4G with 3.3THz i7, 32 GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB of 7200 rpm hard drive. It's 17.3" screen, and 10 pounds, so it is a monster. Ubuntu runs […]

Well, yes.


It's amazingly cool to be able to sit in front of a Unix workstation that you helped build, using open-source apps to design 3D parts to be printed on an open-sourced 3D printer, then flown on your open-sourced quad drone. DIY is 1000x better when you get the help of an army of other DIYers. […]

On A Recent Suggestion


If C is really too hard and you need Rust to manage memory for you, if managing the lifetime of your data is too difficult, how could you possibly handle data that changes type at runtime? Why isn't that too complex? People talk about how great C++ and Java are, but there is literally nothing […]