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Monthly Archives: July 2013

What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Cloud Computing Jul 18, 2013

Casey O’Donnell’s recent post at Culture Digitally reminded me of a conversation I had not long ago with another researcher, in which we realized that, although both of us were speaking about “the cloud,” each of us were talking about … Continue reading

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“I have to share the credit. I may have invented it, but I think Bill [Gates] made it famous.” Jul 13, 2013

—David Bradley on his invention of the Ctrl-Alt-Delete shortcut for resetting a crashed computer

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Emacs Keybindings for LibreOffice Jul 9, 2013

As I wrote recently, I’ve had a difficult time finding a Linux word processor that meets my day to day needs and also allows me to easily use Emacs keybindings. After that post, I finally bit the bullet and manually … Continue reading

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A Feed of My Shared Links Jul 8, 2013

A while back, I mentioned that I’m now using Tiny Tiny RSS as my news reader.  I share some of my favorite quotes and items on this blog, but if you’d simply like a minimalist feed of my shared links, … Continue reading

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“RSS represents the antithesis of this new world [of proprietary APIs]: it’s completely open, decentralized, and owned by nobody, just like the web itself. It allows anyone, large or small, to build something new and disrupt anyone else they’d like because nobody has to fly six salespeople out first to work out a partnership with anyone else’s salespeople.” Jul 3, 2013

—Marco Arment, “Lockdown”

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“Being interested in both natural and programming languages, I decided to expand on this analysis of profanity in git commit messages per programming language.” Jul 3, 2013

—Ramiro Gómez, “Exploring Expressions of Emotions in GitHub Commit Messages”

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In a Bind: Word Processing in Linux Jul 3, 2013

The year is 2013 and as far as I can tell, there is no good solution for word processing in Linux—at least according to my modest standards. Perhaps this is unsurprising, given that some early Linux FAQs concerning word processors … Continue reading

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My Linux Desktop(s) Jul 2, 2013

You know those days where something about your operating system is bugging you?  The inability to drag and drop some piece of information from one place to another, some process that always wants to run in the background, slowing down … Continue reading

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