Monthly Archives: November 2004

Thanks, Steve, for your endorsement!

It is interesting to read about what Steve says about using Linux. He actually says that it is OK to run Linux for – “If Linux works best sometimes, you should use it.” Thanks, Mr B. You are a champion! … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Microsoft?

People have asked me why is it that I have a problem with Microsoft, for afterall, I did work in MS in the late 1980s. It is really quite simple. Time for a small story. I first started using PCs … Continue reading

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KA9Q – what a awesome piece of engineering!

Back when I was in MS, I was trying to find out how best I could add TCP/IP to the computer I had – we had LANMAN but that was it. No TCP/IP to the outside world. My “internet” email … Continue reading

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Straits Times – less than World Class? Really?

A note came to me earlier today about some things that have happened at the Straits Times that, perhaps, one does not have to be surprised. I was told about this incident by a former ST journalist a few days … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

It is the last Thursday of November, and in the US it is Thanksgiving Day. I think the American tradition of Thankgiving, is a very meaningful activity that we should adopt globally. I think as Singaporeans, we should take a … Continue reading

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The Singapore Computer Society’s revamped The IT Society publication

I am rather excited to see that the SCS has decided to rebrand it’s publication and call it The IT Society. This is long time in coming and shows a degree of maturity of the society which today has about … Continue reading

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Microsoft screws up again!

Ballmer said last week in Singapore that Linux users will face suites for patent infringements in the kernel etc. As predicted, his own PR had to issue a correction (although he did actually mouth those words – CNBC Singapore carried … Continue reading

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