Since Google broke the news that it was discontinuing its RSS reader due to declining usage and “privacy concerns”, I’ve been searching for a replacement.  I looked at the web-hosted alternatives and while they each had particular appeal, none seemed …

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I love the state of KDE (currently 4.9.5) on my main laptop.  Mostly. One annoying behaviour is that when I close the lid and re-open it at a later time, there is a notification waiting in the panel that says …

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I’m not what you would call an environmentalist, but I’m trying.  I’m also frugal and pragmatic, so my life choices are sometimes guided by less noble ideals than protecting the earth. That said, I’ve recycled for all of my adult …

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This is a presentation on Open Source I created for Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD) students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Degree program (a joint collaboration between Carleton University and Algonquin College). Audio: Presentation audio (MP3 format) …

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