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Bureaucrats And Herd Followers: Forget About Trying Linux


After reading the recent Mike Cassidy column titled “Linux Could Ease Schools’ Tech Crunch” on SiliconValley.com, I couldn’t help reminiscing about the long-held fantasy of rolling Linux into schools. In spite of the sad economic climate, prompting the ever-present “using … Continue reading

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DIY Idea Sites


Sometimes do-it-yourselfers need a little inspiration.  Here are several techno-geeky sites that I like to visit, “to get my DIY mind right”. Hacked Gadgets Hack-A-Day GizMag Slashdot Geek.com Make Magazine All of these sites have pretty high traffic numbers and … Continue reading

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DIY Requires Selling


Do it yourselfers are always being tested. Family, friends, business associates, and strangers are always predictably uncomfortable buying into tackling some new, unknown, and untested DIY home improvement project or repairing something that you’ve never taken apart before.  How many … Continue reading

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A Rare Case: Not DIY


Experienced DIYers take great pride in always limping back to the garage…no matter what! On extremely rare occasions, the right call is to bring in a specialist. Today was one such rare day. I called in the Wildlife Ranger to … Continue reading

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