Writings of a techie wizard
Category: rants - Page 2
Wed, 23 Nov 2011
Tue, 22 Nov 2011
Sat, 10 Sep 2011
Having spent enough time using all three of the major OS's to have a decent understanding of their flaws, it's easy to explain why I use Linux whenever I have a choice: its flaws are much easier to manage.
Mon, 08 Aug 2011
Fri, 29 Jul 2011
Wed, 27 Jul 2011
Today I had one of those experiences that make you wonder how anything ever gets accomplished in our society.
Sun, 24 Jul 2011
I recently came across two articles talking about whether a traditional college education is really worth it any more, and they awakened a pet peeve of mine.
Wed, 29 Jun 2011
The answer can be summed up in one sentence:
Sat, 25 Jun 2011
This is the first of what will no doubt be many dispatches from the "what's up with that?" department.
There was much rejoicing by many at the news yesterday that New York has passed a law permitting same sex marriage. This post is not about that issue, though I will say that I support such laws; "equal protection" is supposed to mean what it says, and if the state is going to provide special benefits to people who make life commitments to each other, it has no business saying that some couples can get them and some can't. But that's for another post someday.
While watching coverage of the event on CNN, one item struck me: it will be 30 days before any same-sex couple can actually apply for a marriage license under the new law.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011
It's a well-known custom for Linux users to rant about some aspect of their OS. Unlike the Mac community, which gushes about how wonderful their OS is, or the Windows community, whose writings about their OS often read like soldiers' letters home from a war zone, we Linux types view ranting as a force for change. Or at least, as an explanation of why we personally no longer use the festering pile of dung we are ranting about.
The particular festering pile under the microscope in this post is KDE 4.
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