Just Say No...

Posted on: October 22, 2020 - 14:52 By: carl

I know, I know, it's difficult to do sometimes with peer pressure or FOMO being such relentless forces in our lives today... but that in itself is part of the problem and manifests itself in some truly fringe thinking being accepted as mainstream... Food for thought comes in the form of two articles, one about the US DoJ AntiTrust case against Google and the other an opinion piece in The Register about preventing the abuses the web giants of today partake in.

LibreOffice 7 - Even more betterer!

Posted on: August 8, 2020 - 15:26 By: carl

One of the things that has always mystified me is the mad rush to 'the cloud' for Microsoft Office products... they are pretty large cyber attack vectors when they are running on your PC and there is no reason to think they won't continue to be when they are in 'the cloud'... except you will no longer have control over them at all!

What New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern means by developing an "open source" app for COVID-19 contact tracing with Singapore

Posted on: April 9, 2020 - 14:59 By: tim

In today's press conference, the Prime Minister mentioned that the New Zealand government is expressing interest in collaborating with Singapore while they "open source" their COVID-19 contact tracing app that's Bluetooth-enabled.

What does "open source" mean? And why is it important?

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