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Archive of posts filed under the Rants category.

Arguing on the Internet….

Quick and dirty, because, well, gaaaaaaah!! (After the jump, click for bigger and be careful of who’s looking over your shoulder)

So You Want to Start an Online Community…

Image via Wikipedia This is going to be a very non-specific post.  A thread I have been posting in over on LinuxQuestions.org has made me think – and you know what happens when I start thinking?  That’s right, I get sleepy.  And then I get writing.  This being the internet and bandwidth and server space [...]

Things That Make You Go “Grrrrr” – Part 2

God, what a flipping week.  The first thing that got my blood boiling was that some scumbags decided that it would be a great idea to break into a locked area and try to steal electrical cables.  Or whatever was stored in the secure area.  So these utter fucking geniuses took their boltcutters and their [...]

Short Thoughts on Easter Monday

I am not smarter than a 10 year old.  On the other hand, I can quite easily beat one in a fight and I can get served in pubs.  So who wins now, eh? Google may be far more evil than Microsoft and Apple put together.  But they have convinced us otherwise.  Which doubles their [...]

The Churner Prize

Back in February, I discussed a book called Flat Earth News.  If you still haven’t read this book, please do so.  You will find yourself nodding your head and agreeing with so much of it; the book is all the more powerful because it is written by a journalist about journalism.  The snowball started by [...]

Picking the Best Open Source Project

I’m pretty sure I’ve addressed this before in some way or another, but I think it bears repeating. I’ve been seeing a new influx of posts on “which is the best distro?” and frankly it’s getting a bit dull. Newsflash: there is no “best” distro. Every one has their strengths and their weaknesses and every [...]