Monthly Archives: November 2009

Deviant Linux? Normal Microsoft computer?

This was on a mailing list and thought I should publish it here for posterity. (Tech Support | California, USA) Caller: “I need to report a very serious computer crime! The local university is running an illegal computer system!” Me: … Continue reading

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The Singapore Dilemma

So, the PSLE results came out today, November 26 2009. My son did well (got 3As and an A*) and his “aggregate” is 241. Next step is to apply for secondary one. In a way, the system is freer now … Continue reading

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Fedora 12 launch at Singapore Polytechnic

Happy to have helped with the launch of Fedora 12 at the Singapore Polytechnic. It was a lunch and learn affair and we had about 120 or students in attendance – including about 10-20 faculty. Nice to see the interest. … Continue reading

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Good to be recognized

Quietly pleased to be recognized with a Merit Award from Spring Singapore for “meritorious service and contribution to the Singapore national standardisation programme”. Thanks, ITSC for giving me an opportunity to serve. Spring Singapore Merit Award 2009

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Acer Aspire One D250, Fedora and Android

My Mom was asking me for a small laptop for her to use and I figured that the best thing would be to get a netbook. With my sons and nephew in tow, we trooped down to VivoCity to see … Continue reading

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US PTO Fail – approves sudo patent

I truly wonder how the US PTO can even grant US Patent 7,617,530 in the first place. It is not so much that Microsoft got the patent, but the fact that it was approved. Looks like the US PTO is … Continue reading

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Seeing excitement in the eyes of instructors! – Morning of Day 4 of POSSE.

It was a real delight to see the level of excitement when we did the document creation and editing at the POSSE day 4 session this morning by Karsten Wade aka Quaid all the way from the ether (aka Santa … Continue reading

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