Posts tagged "open source"

Snow Computing

In a post I wrote last summer on cloud computing, I shared my thoughts on the vague usage of “cloud computing”, within both technical and non-technical audiences.  It’s finally becoming generally accepted that the cloud is more or less a marketing term today.  I like the seasonal approach–perhaps snow computing during the anticipated Snowpocalypse?  We seem... Read more »

Take Cover IT: Attack of the Millennials!!!

Attack of the Millennials Being born on the cusp of Gen-X and Gen-Y (aka Millennials), I think I relate to both generations pretty well.  Although I was born in ’79, technically the periods collide around ’82–though I’ve always been a bit immature for my age.  And I’m sure both generations will probably agree that they too occasionally hear Super Mario music... Read more »

Why Open Platforms Over Traditional Technology?

Customers ask us all the time, "why do I care about using 'open' technologies versus proprietary?"  For many years this has been a challenge to illustrate due to the open source world having somewhat of an identity crisis. So many people think of "open" as open source, which is somewhat of an enigma in the... Read more »

Dell Streak Unboxing

Check out this beast that arrived last week.  It's incredibly massive with a 5" screen, and many friends now make fun of me and call it an iPad.  Check out the comparison with the X10 below, which has a 4" inch screen (iPhone 4 is 3.5").

Project Parole - Month 5: Running a Business on Free and Open Software

Remember Project Parole I started a while back?  Well I’m officially going on 5 months now, and I’d say it’s a success.  The goal was to move all of my personal computing/software to an open and free platform.  Not only have I successfully moved all of my personal stuff, but we have also migrated the... Read more »

iPad for Sale

Yes, it’s true.  After only having it for about three months, the edPad is going on eBay.  I’ve had my ups and downs with it, though I’ve finally realized that it’s a very expensive e-book reader. Don’t get me wrong, I use my iPad everyday.  And up until about  three weeks ago when I purchased... Read more »

Social Media is Sooo 2009

Is it me or is everybody on earth becoming a journalist/blogger/expert?  Everyday, we are seeing more and more individuals who are starting their own columns on everything from Java Beans to Justin Bieber.  It’s incredibly easy for an individual to express what they are passionate about, whether anybody reads it or not.  If they do,... Read more »

Forget Stimulus Funds, Open Software can Save the Economy

Are we in a recession?  Who knows anymore.  Every couple of months you hear about job rates improving, then huge layoffs going on the next.  It’s probably safe to say a bull economy is years away, rather than months.  One thing’s for sure, technology still seems to me an exception among many other industries that... Read more »

Technology and Education of Tomorrow

Ed or Alive is still taking shape, so you can expect some random topics for the next few weeks.  I’ll likely keep talking about general dorky technology, though this issue I’ve decided to talk about something I’m extremely passionate about.  And it happens to be something that every person that has a child (I don’t)... Read more »