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Resources for Women in Computing

I came across this excellent set of resources for folks interested in the topic of increasing the number of women in computer science fields: http://www.computerscienceonline.org/cs-programs-for-women/  

jrn – A small bash script for keeping a journal

Whenever I write anything, I write it and save it as a simple ASCII text file.  This has obvious benefits, of course, not the least of which is that I don’t have to worry about my data files becoming outdated…

Donations for more Star Trek Continues

So, I finally understand how it is that the folks who created the first episode of Star Trek Continues, and hope to make more episodes, were able to avoid copyright infringement. If your productions don’t earn you any money, then…

Star Trek Continues!

I am a huge fan of the original Star Trek series.  I refuse to refer to it as Star Trek: The Original Series, simply because to me, the series from the 1960s is the one, true Star Trek. A group…

Social lattices and collaboration

Right now I am attending the Collaboration Best Practices conference at IBM Somers. One of the key messages arising from the presentations I’ve heard thus far has to do with the central importance of collaboration with regard to successful teams,…

Retro computing?

Back in 1986, I purchased what at that time was an absolutely wonderful, modern, and advanced piece of computer hardware: a Tandy TRS-80 Model 102. The thing was nothing more than a small box with a wonderful, full-size keyboard and…

So long, Redhat

Patrick Volkerding has released Slackware 10.2, and I have decided to take this occasion to formally wipe my disk clean of Redhat 9 and go back to using Slackware. Redhat no longer supports their non-enterprise package, and for the past…