TEDxRochester 2010 – Bridging the Digital Divide

It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.  ~Mark Twain Truer words were never spoken!   It took me longer to put together the 6 minute slide deck for TEDxRochester than it did to prepare for any of the other talks I gave in 2010.   …

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Herlo’s blanket – Completed Project

I finally got the blanket for Herlo’s son done.  What do you think? Click the picture to get a larger image. It took a little longer than expected to finish because my schedule has been a bit busier than normal lately. My hope is that I’ll get it in the …

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Help Wanted – Fortune Hunter Math Adventure

Late last week I had the opportunity to check in with RIT to see how student projects were coming along.  To my surprise, the Fortune Hunter team has plans to push out a release by the end of the year.  But to do that, they recognize that they need to …

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Gearing up for FSOSS

This morning I received my speakers packet for the Free Software and Open Source Symposium taking place at Seneca College in Toronto in a couple of weeks.  For those of you feeling the vacuum that the Ontario GNU/Linux Fest left, this might be a good alternative for you.  Just be …

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Wanted: Design Ninjas

There’s another way for university students to participate in Open Source, and this week it comes by way of the Fedora Design bounty. Máirín Duffy writes in her blog: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a street-wearable, stylish T-shirt for folks involved with the Fedora …

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Guest Lecture This Morning at RIT

In just a little while I’ll be heading over to RIT to give a short talk on FOSS Community Collaborations. For those who are interested in the slide deck, I’ve uploaded them to the Fedora Wiki.  As you can see from this picture it has girl-y goodness through out.  Why …

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Kicking off the Fall Quarter at RIT

This morning I was able to attend the first session of RIT’s Humanitarian FOSS class. As some of you know, the class has been running since Spring of 2009, but this time around it seemed like a much better start than we’ve had over the previous quarters the class is …

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Re: Have you seen this?

On 07/10/2010 09:54 PM, D. S. wrote: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=microsoft-imagine-cup No I hadn’t seen it yet, but MS is losing ground to companies like Google and their “Don’t be Evil” stance on business. So how does a company become less evil? They start finding projects for the good of the order and …

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Week 1, Pontiac MI

One harsh reality of On-Disk.com is that while ISOs are fresh, business is booming. But, 3 months after a release, those who wanted the latest and greatest the Linux world has to offer probably have it. Then after about 4 months, those who haven’t gotten it will most likely wait …

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Why was it me?

Before you get the wrong idea, I’m not having a pity party here in my blog. Instead, “Why me?” is sort of the basis for a series of rhetorical questions I’ve been processing this morning. This morning I received an email saying that John Resig, creator of JQuery is going …

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