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Quoted, with mucho hilarity, from eug on the Pog Blog. One day eug will grow up and become a very fine SJVN.

This one is about the wacky new Ubuntu Shopping Lens. Basically, you type in a local search for something on your PC, say a document or a program or whatever … a search, yes, I’ll get back to this in a little while … and you get an indiscriminate amount of gibberish thrown back at you. Some of which may well be, hem hem, inappropriate.

Joey Sneddon over at OMGUbuntu is really pretty even-handed about this. He doesn’t ...

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Pogson seems to have been liberated by his decision to ban anybody who knows anything about IT from his site. Freed of the need to plough constantly through his spam tray, he’s been able to spare a good hour or two to prove all the experts wrong. Mythical Man Month? Not a problem. Code Complete? Written by a Microsoft $hill. And Dijkstra

As an aside I would like to insert a warning to those who identify the difficulty of the programming task with the struggle against the inadequacies of our current tools, because they might conclude that, once our ...
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Yes, it’s the inevitable result of Chandler.

But, what does it offer you?

OSAF is a non-profit organization working on Chandler Project, a Note-to-Self Organizer designed for personal and small-group task management and calendaring.

Well, that’s nice, but I think Outlook does all that. If I want to go cheap, there’s probably something in a repository somewhere. Probably.

For a view into our daily work including detailed planning and Design and Developer Documentation, visit our Project Wiki.

Y’know, I was going to go out and train for the Brazilian Olympics. But I’d hate to miss ...

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No, not the sound of an OLPC device being dropped from a helicopter: the jungle floor is too pliable for that. And before we start in, why not take a refresher course on girlish cheerleader lunacy?

Done that? Let’s begin, then. And in passing we’ll try our hardest to ignore the fact that Negroponte looks, and sounds, like nothing so much as Al Franken in a particularly wicked SNL sketch…

Seymour [Papert] made an observation in 1968 that was very simple, but very profound, and that is, if a child writes a computer program, that child is engaged ...
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Rumors of a movie portraying the Terrorist version of Luke Skywalker have caused terrorists in Egypt to riot and storm the American embassy, on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, which as we all know is when a bunch of crazy terrorists flew planes into the twin towers and before any of you go saying they were justified several thousand innocent people died in that attack so no they weren’t justified.

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Apparently, in the glorious new world of FOSS, backwards is forwards! So, let’s start counting down from a completely arbitrary seven:

7: The Classic Menu Structure. We don’t need no stinkin’ ribbon, becoz

Being less compressed, the standard layout is also easier to read for those with limited close-up vision.

orly?

6: Common Code and Interfaces. So, evidently different from its predecessor, OOo. Also, so important to the user.

Even more importantly, many dialogs are the same between applications, which makes learning easier. For example, windows for formatting text or its background in styles dialogs are identical whether ...
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Lovingly retrieved from Melancholy and the Infinite Suckiness on LHB in 2008.

A one-line comment and an absurd amount of debate over what to do with it.

Just use Debian: it’s the adult distro. In some ways.

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I’m going to shock you, and perhaps disappoint you, right now. I actually agree with SJVN here. This is the bare minimum that Linux has to do to even have a shot at “beating Windows 8”. But if history is any guide, the million man army won’t do any of this — at all.

5) Give independent software vendors (ISV)s more support.

This won’t happen, because it is that boring stuff — like having a stable API/ABI. Or it is stuff that is against their ideology — THERE MUST ALWAYS BE CHOICE IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE OS ...

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Terrorists are invading America in record numbers through America’s catholic colleges. Catholics have decided that they should welcome this dilution of our great American culture and treat terrorists better than most Americans. Pretty soon we’ll be reading about how a catholic flight school welcomed a bunch of terrorists to pilot training and they went and did another 9/11.

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It’s always sad when somebody you love and trust and genuinely admire is unmasked as a turncoat, isn’t it? Particularly when they come up with arguments you just have no answer for.

Mind you, it’s not like Miguel de Icaza has been loved, trusted, or even admired for quite a long time now. In fact, if GIMP were anywhere near the standards of Photoshop, he would have been airbrushed from the Book of Moron several years ago…

... But wait! I digress from the important stuff! This here is a rebuttal of that nasty smelly little weevil’s ...