Maintaining an empty inbox

The joke runs like this: When you have something you need done, give it to a busy person. It’s very true, and for several reasons. Busy people have multiple projects, demands on their time, and responsibilities. They are trusted with increasing responsibility because they’ve proven themselves capable of handling tasks efficiently and competently. Part of […]

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Dream gizmos

There’s a refrigerator that runs Linux now. That seems like a bit of overkill to me, but there are a few devices around the house that I think could use a bit of OSS ingenuity. We have hibernation features for most laptops; is there a way to hibernate, say, a kitchen? Energy vampires like toasters […]

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Should the past haunt Julian Assange?

I see that Julian Assange has been awarded the Sydney Peace Medal. I’m not sure whether to be concerned or not; this may turn out to be something like awarding Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize before he started bombing hell out of Israel again. There are still outstanding rape allegations against Assange, and unfortunately, […]

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