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By Richard on November 22, 2006
Read this and this. I’ll have a follow up soon.
Posted in Technology
By Richard on November 21, 2006
Books such as “Unlocking the Clubhouse” have asked the question of why there are so few women in computer science. Even while other subjects such as math and physics have reached gender parity (actually, women have exceeded men in both numbers and aptitude), computer science, along with other engineering subjects, remains the elusive subject that […]
By Richard on November 10, 2006
Well, it looks like the Democrats have pulled it off. Now the challenge is for them to figure out how to govern effectively enough to maintain their majority. That’s a bit of a problem, however, as common wisdom says that Democrats are better at governing while Republicans are better at winning office. We shall see […]
By Richard on November 6, 2006
Tomorrow is the day when Americans will make a fateful choice about the direction of our country. I’m favouring the Democrats on this one not because of their policies (they’re as bad as some right-winged parties in other countries that I’ve lived in), but because we desperately need a change from the current corruption. Tomorrow […]
Posted in Politics
By Richard on November 5, 2006
Friends, it saddens me to be the bearer of terrible news – Firefox has sold out. The once glorious darling of OSS has gone corporate on us. I’m sure that you’ve all heard about the unannounced earnings in the tens of millions (all revenue derived from a contract with Google that pays Mozilla Corporation a […]