Apple delenda est.

A conversation this morning. "Hi I have two phones that the boys have that need fixing" "OK" "This one was dropped. It is a Motorola G. It needs a new screen. Can you fix it?" "Sure. (checks model number). It is the first model. We can fix that" "This is a Apple iphone 5. It … Continue reading Apple delenda est.

Why I wipe the OS and install Linux.

Simply put, I don't trust Microsoft. Or Apple. The latter (Apple) worries me more, because the only place I use Windows is in hospitals. I can let the hospital have the lawsuit when (not if) the NSA hoovers up confidential medical data, and then are hacked.... I tend to use Fedora based distros now: Debian … Continue reading Why I wipe the OS and install Linux.

Mutterings on presentations.

I'm lazy. When I write a presentation I want to be able to use it in three forms: As a slide show. Over some kind of projector. Using whatever is available. Given the instability of powerpoint and the fact I don't run windows, this means some form of .pdf file As handouts online. Preferably without … Continue reading Mutterings on presentations.

A small technical post, including fedora 18 beta.

Fedora 18 is almost out. I installed the beta onto a laptop a couple of days ago. The new version of anaconda looks pretty and worked well -- until I did something clever, which was try to use cinnamon as my desktop environment. That was broken on install. In the end I installed kde-openbox and … Continue reading A small technical post, including fedora 18 beta.