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Category: Programming

October 10, 2010

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The wonder of open source software

by Nori
Categories: Programming, Wising up
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If you aren’t a geek, you probably don’t know there’s a world of software out there written by voluntary communities of programmers.  The open source software often works better with fewer problems than the software designed and programmed by paid programmers.  Part of this has to do with the collective mentality of the open source […]

October 5, 2010

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The hubris of programmers

by Nori
Categories: Government, Programming, Wising up
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It appears we aren’t yet ready for internet voting. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened an Internet-based voting system for a week-long test period only to shut it down a few days later.  Hackers were invited to take a whack at the security and some bright soul was able to “improve” the programming, […]

May 10, 2009

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Xampp the brilliant

by Nori
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As I’m a bit geeky I try a lot of different software, pretty much whatever interests me. In researching an unrelated problem I ran into Xampp and had to give it a try. It’s brilliant. Okay, it’s brilliant for geeks like me who have a tendency to laziness. Let me explain. Because I program, I’m […]

May 7, 2009

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WordPress

by Nori
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I don’t know if you noticed, but this site uses WordPress.  If you look at the bottom of the site you’ll see credits for who produced this theme.  I’ve tweaked it a bit, reordered stuff, changed colors and images and added a Adsense Google bar, but it is essentially the template as it was written.  […]


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