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Open Source in Government

What if officials of a government publicly stated something along the lines of: “proprietary formats will no longer be acceptable in communication between citizens and


I’ve been travelling a lot lately, and in some cases I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find free wi-fi access in some of the hotels I’ve

Geek Pranks

I’ve heard of this kind of thing before, but really only when people hand-crafted bogus research papers. Jeremy Stribling said on Thursday that he and

Jewelry for Geeks

How many of you played with LEGO when you were a kid? OK, better question – how many of you still play with LEGO? That’s

BlackBerry 7250 Review

I’ve been a BlackBerry user for over 4 years now, and in that time I’ve seen the handheld units improve from being a “new thing”

Social Networking Hardware

OK, check this out. As the population ages, many elderly people end up living in “isolation” for lack of a better word. As friends and

The Alarm Clock that won't Quit

Been working all night on a geek-like project? Been playing WoW for 16 hours straight? Worried that you’ll instinctively keep hitting snooze on your alarm

The Unix Philosophy

I’m not one for rules, but I found this gem the other day that I found to be quite a good read. In Basics of