Ubunchu, a manga-style comic for kids about the joys of running the Ubuntu Linux operating system (this post is being composed on an Ubuntu laptop -- the only OS I've used for a couple years now*). It's a free, CC-licensed PDF, and it's been translated into a very large number of languages, and there are more editions to come.
Ubunchu! The Ubuntu Manga is now in English
*Yes, I know I haven't written up my notes on switching to Ubuntu yet. I will, someday.
Ten years ago, Apple released the Ipad. I was in a hotel room in Seattle, jetlagged and awake at 4AM while my wife and daughter slept.
Last year, the EU adopted the incredibly controversial Copyright Directive (it passed by only five votes, and afterwards 10 MEPs said they'd got confused and pushed the wrong buttons!): now, EU member states have to create rules that require online platforms to filter all user-generated content and block it if it matches a secret, unaccountable […]
Back in 2017, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved the most controversial standard in its long history: Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME, which enabled Netflix and other big media companies to use DRM despite changes to browsers extensions that eliminated the kinds of deep hooks that DRM requires.
If youâre one of the millions who regularly trudge down to a laundromat to clean all your clothes and other washables, then youâve undoubtedly wished for your own washing machine. Unfortunately, folks in apartments, mobile homes, dorms, tiny houses and other confined or restricted living situations donât always have the luxury. And to say the […]
For those in certain professions like teaching or public safety, employees are almost always required to pass a few benchmark certification courses. However, there are even more job sectors like IT, where premium level, industry-recognized CompTIA certifications are not always a prerequisite for hiring. So, why bother getting certified, right? Hold up there for just […]
The bummers of adulthood are too many to count, but one of our least favorites is the inability to sit down and enjoy a nice bowl of cereal. When you’ve got a long commute ahead, let’s face it: That extra time it takes to pour the milk and chow down is too precious to spare. […]