This evening I was driving through one of the inner suburbs of Melbourne when a man flagged me down. He said that his mother was dying and he needed a taxi ride to some hospital far away and needed to borrow $200. He was saying something about his phone, I wasn’t sure if he was […]
A friend who’s a long-time iPhone user just asked for my advice about whether to get a Samsung Galaxy S3, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or a iPhone 5.
Advantages for Android
I think that liberty should be the first consideration, I’ve previously written about how Android phones won’t necessarily give you as much freedom […]
To convert video files between formats I use Makefiles, this means I can run “make -j2″ on my dual-core server to get both cores going at once. avconv uses 8 threads for it’s computation and I’ve seen it take up to 190% CPU time for brief periods of time, but overall it seems to average […]
The above two pictures show me holding a Samsung Galaxy S3 which has a 4.8″ display in my left hand and a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 which has a 4.0″ display in my right hand. I am holding both phones in a manner that allows me to touch the top opposite corner with my […]
Aaron on Software wrote an interesting series of blog posts about psychology and personal development collectively Titled “Raw Nerve”, here’s a link to part 2 . The best sections IMHO are 2, 3, and 7.
The Atlantic has an insightful article by Thomas E. Ricks about the failures in leadership in the US military that […]
Brianna Laugher wrote a blog post about the speaking stack used in the free software activism BoF at LCA 2013 .
Occupy Wall St uses what they call a progressive speaking stack – this means that white men step back in the queue and people from marginalised groups step forward .
During the free software […]