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Setting Up Our Voice-Over-IP Phone System
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Setting Up Our Voice-Over-IP Phone System

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: As I mentioned recently on Google+, I've recently installed a telephone system for Meshed Insights using a Raspberry...

Bitcoin Commodity Exchange
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Bitcoin Commodity Exchange

Turns out you can buy and trade Bitcoin mining capacity as well as Bitcoin. As I’m gradually learning more about the Bitcoin world, I’m finding a rapidly maturing...

2013 in review
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2013 in review

WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people...

Adding Bitcoin Subscriptions
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Adding Bitcoin Subscriptions

If you’d like to support my writing, I can now accept donation of Bitcoins.  You can subscribe to make a monthly donation, or make a one-off donation.  I’m using...

Chocolate Martini Redux
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Chocolate Martini Redux

Almost ten years ago I posted a recipe for a very different style of chocolate martini. Most of the variants of this drink I have tried have had a chocolate taste...

Personal URL on Google+
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Personal URL on Google+

I’m pleased that Google+ now offers personalised profile URLs – mine is https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SimonPhipps/ All I need now is for them to allow me to have...

Ballmer to leave Microsoft
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Ballmer to leave Microsoft

Honestly it’s about time and exactly what the company needs if it’s to get fixed. Let’s hope they get someone who will truly embrace open source rather than firewalling...

Virtual Choir 4 from Eric Whitacre
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Virtual Choir 4 from Eric Whitacre

Unexpectedly awesome. When he described it (“synths”, “pop feel”) it sounded like it might be a step down from the previous 3, but it’s actually very good. And...

A Change in License for Berkeley DB
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A Change in License for Berkeley DB

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: Perhaps you didn't spot it, but last month in their new Berkeley DB release Oracle changed the license associated with...

IRS Blocks Open Source Non-Profit Status
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IRS Blocks Open Source Non-Profit Status

Open source Foundations have a great track record for good governance of open source projects – think of the Apache Software Foundation, the Document Foundation...

Community Foundations at OSCON
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Community Foundations at OSCON

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: OSCON is approaching and the schedule's looking great. On the Tuesday morning Simon will be one of several open source...

MariaDB Progress
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MariaDB Progress

I just posted a State Of The Sea Lion report on the MariaDB blog detailing where we have reached with implementing a community-centric approach for the MariaDB...

Brazil Protests Peaceful, And Not About Bus Fares
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Brazil Protests Peaceful, And Not About Bus Fares

In preparation for FISL (where I hope to be speaking next week), I have been continuing to try to understand the protests in Brazil, which are now regularly bringing...

Endangered Downloads
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Endangered Downloads

I’ve posted an article in a few places commenting briefly on the implications of Github, Google and others (but notably not SourceForge) deciding not to offer downloads...

Too Much Power?
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Too Much Power?

In InfoWorld this week, I’ve reprised my views about contributor agreements. The trigger for this was seeing Oracle erroneously change the license for the MySQL...

Brazil’s Half-Miracle
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Brazil’s Half-Miracle

On all the social media networks, there’s a hashtag that I have kept seeing the last few days: #ChangeBrazil, associated with unrest across Brazil. Since I may...

Porn Summit Actively Harmful
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Porn Summit Actively Harmful

The government clearly wishes to be seen to be doing something about the issues of children viewing pornography and of child pornography. To this end they have called...

Don’t Stop With The Trolls
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Don’t Stop With The Trolls

My article in InfoWorld this week rounded up the news of the White House initiative to deal with patent trolls and repeated some proposals I’ve made before on other...

Resurgent CDB
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Resurgent CDB

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: What does the Woolwich murder teach us about the need for the Communications Data Bill? Nothing at all; the security...

Can Ubuntu Phone Succeed?
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Can Ubuntu Phone Succeed?

On FLOSS Weekly this week, Jono Bacon told us all about the Ubuntu Phone. I’ve summarised the most interesting points on InfoWorld today, but the key take-away...
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