Why Not Have Open Hardware As Well?

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Open Source software is taking the world by storm and changing everyone’s business model to one degree or another why not use the same model for hardware as well. I think many manufacturers are missing the boat on this issue and the one who steps up now can stake their claim as the industry leader […]

TheOpenCD project

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TheOpenCD project aims to introduce users of MS-Windows to the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We include only the highest quality programs, which have been carefully tested for stability and which we consider appropriate for a broad audience. We provide a description and screen-shots of each program, so you can get an […]

OpenSSL gets NIST certifications

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Agencies setting up sensitive virtual private networks now have an open-source alternative. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has certified OpenSSL, an open-source library of encryption algorithms, as meeting Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Level 1 standards, according to the Open Source Software Institute of Hattiesburg, Miss. ?This validation will save us hundreds of […]

2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards

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The to the first annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. Voting closed on March 23. Winners were announced at the Slashdot Lounge at LinuxWorld Expo, Boston, April 5. SourceForge.net is the world’s largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, […]

Everyday lessons on security

I went to a BLX Luncheon today. The Pittsburgh Business Leads Exchange is a great networking group that I highly recommend. Today’s speakers were addressing security, something I have a keen interest in. First, John McCool spoke about ID theft and there were some interesting ideas. John’s talk got the next speaker Paul Gatto of […]

Why Hire Me?

One of the many advantages of hiring me is that you get all the original work, in an open source format. A quality file in a format that’s readable, so you can use it as you see fit. I’m a one man shop, this protects you. Any art or logos that I make are made […]

What Toyota Should Do

If you have read my posts you’ll know that I am a proponent of open source. Toyota keeps trying to tread water and defending themselves. I recently saw a post on Yahoo called Toyota disputes critic who blames electronics. I’m usually one to blame the code in situations like this. I don’t know how many […]

More Things That I Like

I recently wrote a post called New Year’s Recommendations Here are a few more of my favorites. I like The GIMP It’s a great photo editor with many more features than I’ll ever use. As good as any professional program, it works on almost any machine and it’s free. How cool is that? Irfanview is […]

New Year’s Recommendations

I hope everyone that celebrates it had a very good Christmas and New Year. I like to look for good free things. I use quite a bit of freeware and open source programs so to celebrate the new year I’m writing this post with a few of my favorites. #1 – I like Firefox. You […]

Some Great Free Image Tools

I am currently working with a customer who wants to set up a store. They had a spreadsheet of the items that they want to sell. There are over 3,000 of them. Creating a database if items for a shopping cart is not that unusual, but in this case the item images were in the […]

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