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Reading List II

September 27, 2010

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Once again, clearing up some enjoyable reading of the past few months: Books Thomas Paine. Rights of Man. One of the original libertarians, a term that has pretty much lost its original meaning these days. The core ideas that came forth from his work, radical at the time, are simple. That rights are inherent in […]

Should Educators Use More Visualisations?

September 13, 2010

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Not so many years ago, I was one of the people in the education system, spending much of the working day being lectured to. Being a geek, most of my subjects involved mathematical, scientific or computing related material, which is often complex and requires (from me at least) intense objective mental effort to understand them, […]

The Penguin and the Gnu

January 21, 2010

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Another episode of Computer FLOSS, a YouTube series aimed at educating about FLOSS. This episode is about two flagships of the FLOSS movement (GNU and Linux), how they came to be and how they relate. The Penguin and the Gnu Yes, all right. No series about free and open source software would be complete without […]

Want to Know the Facts? Turn off the TV and Logon

May 5, 2009

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I’m going off-topic slightly here, but, in a way, I still remain on it. Swine flu is upon us. Members of the public who know nothing of epidemiology want to know the facts about the virus.  Meet Thunderf00t, a YouTube user and producer of some rather excellent videos, at their best when debunking the pseudo-scientific […]

Myths and Misconceptions: What Open Source ISN’T

March 3, 2009

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The Computer Floss series continues over at YouTube. Here’s what was talked about in episode 2, “Myths and Misconceptions”: A few myths and misconceptions have arisen over the years about what free and open source software actually is. This edition of Computer Floss addresses some of these and spells out what open source isn’t. Myth: […]

What is Open Source?

January 27, 2009

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Computer Floss, the video series that aims to enlighten the general audience about free/open source software. Here is a transcript of the first episode: Welcome to Computer Floss, a series of videos all about the the open source software movement. In this series I’ll be trying to enlighten and inform you about what open source […]

In The Beginning…

January 21, 2009

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Why write a blog? Well, why not. It seems like everyone else is. I’ve been racking my brains to decide what I have to blog, or rather what is interesting enough to share with people. My field is computers; specifically research. I’ve been spending a few years researching free/open source software now, and I think […]