Category Archives: Open Source Software

Blender Re-Branding Scams

Blender, www.blender.org, is one of the great open source programs. It is a 3D modeling package which includes its own game engine and compositing tools. It really has everything you need to develop professional looking animations and graphics from start … Continue reading

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My new Nexus One

I just got my new Nexus One smart-phone, a nice bit of tech powered by the open source Android operating system. I chose the Nexus One because it’s a phone developed in close cooperation with Google and Google is the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Device Drivers Come ON the Hardware?

Many of us, if not most, have had to struggle with finding device drivers that would let us use the brand new bit of hardware that we just brought – that device that will complete our life. We are stricken … Continue reading

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Using a Latin Dictionary in Open Office

I write science fiction, and I use Open Office to do my writing, since I don’t have the money to shell out for Microsoft Office and can’t find any compelling reason to do so if I did have the money. … Continue reading

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Why We Shouldn’t Allow Patents On Interfaces

These days, it seems like we try to patent everything, even stuff that really should not be patentable, like software and genetic sequences. (Let’s face it, genetic sequences are not invented, they are discovered. Don’t even get me started on … Continue reading

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