Monthly Archives: June 2007

scholar.google.com

I did not pay particular attention to the Google service at scholar.google.com until I read Luis Villa’s <a href=http://tieguy.org/blog/2006/06/18/crowding-out-of-intrinsic-motivations-aka-the-bounty-problem/blogblog about that site. For kicks, I typed in my name, and viola, a blast from the past – my MSEE thesis … Continue reading

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Can I have the spoon please?

I like what gregdek observes about the fact that sometimes, to get things done just that little bit guicker, we need to go to the command line. I think the challenge of staying only within a GUI environment is something … Continue reading

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Tactics to distract national standards bodies

While I still think that the OOXML has to be given a fair hearing, I think we should be constantly vigilant about their primary backers strong arm tactics. See the long list of boiler plate submissions to ANSI. The national … Continue reading

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Giving OOXML a fair hearing

I am sure the folks at MS monitoring this blog would be glad to read the heading. Yes, by all means, give OOXML a fair hearing. There are well meaning engineers who have spent considerable intellect to work on this … Continue reading

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Common Criteria’s EAL 4 certification for Linux

Or more specifically RHEL 5. To see RHEL 5 gain this type of certification is really remarkable. It is a 100% FOSS OS which has both SELinux as well as Multi Level Security enabled and acceptable at the highest types … Continue reading

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MS is upset with moi? What me worry?

It appears that the fiasco of February 5th is not sitting well with our friends at MS Singapore.Their tactics in trying to bulldoze a cleverly misnamed “Office Open XML” document format specification as an ISO standard is being found out … Continue reading

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digital restrictions management

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new Sony Playstation 2 – the thinner slicker vesion for S$298. I have been resisting this for a loooonnnng time – my sons had inherited a PS1 from their cousins and while … Continue reading

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