Thanking WannaCry

Yes, the title of this post may sound odd for an IT professional, but that is just it, I’m a professional, not just someone who gets paid to write code. I run into sooo many people who want everyone to believe “professional” means getting paid for it and nothing could be further from the truth. …

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First Look at KDE Neon 5.8.6

I finally got fed up with the sluggish performance of Linux Lite on my I7 Quad-core. I mean a box with 16Gig of RAM, an SSD and an Nvidia card having 384 CUDA core ought to run much better. Indeed it has run much better with other distros but those distros had issues I couldn’t …

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Trivago’s Major Downfalls

As a traveling consultant I do my fair share of hotels. Typically, even though it is a financial burden if things go well, it is a safety net if I don’t like the client/project/etc. Usually you can find corporate housing for far less per month than spending two weeks at a decent hotel. I say …

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UC Berkeley – Birthplace of The Fourth Reich

Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. The above quote is from “The Life of Reason” written by George Santayana and published in 1905. Perhaps more of you remember Winston Churchill’s version of it: Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Which was uttered …

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Le Frexit

In a few short days the French will cast their ballots to put Marine Le Pen in office. Yes, there are a good many people who wish to believe the investment banker running against her has a shot, they even have polling data to back it up. Just remember how well that “scientific” process worked …

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