Category Archive: Editorial

Oct 08 2014

Link: Systemd Dev Slams FOSS Culture

The open source community is “quite a sick place to be in,” Red Hat engineer and Systemd developer Lennart Poettering said Monday in a post on Google+. “The open source community is full of [assh*les], and I probably more than most others am one of their most favorite targets,” Poettering added. “I get hate mail …

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Sep 20 2013

If you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter in school, please read this: To my daughter’s high school programming teacher

If you have ever wondered why there are so few females in computer-related fields, it’s probably because of experiences such as the one that this woman’s daughter went through. What makes it worse is some of the idiotic comments posted under the article. Some of those comments really make us wonder about the future of …

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Jan 26 2012

I no longer recommend using Asterisk’s Google Voice support — try these methods instead!

This article was originally written in January of 2012, and has been heavily edited in an attempt to update it a bit. Not that anyone probably cares what I think, but anyone who regularly reads this blog (or any of the other VoIP-related blog that cover Asterisk) may have noticed that prior to the release …

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Oct 10 2011

Link and comment: Slate Reprints Blue-Box Article That Inspired Jobs

From a post on Slashdot, posted by timothy on Monday October 10, @05:09AM: Slate has reprinted the piece that Ron Rosenbaum wrote for Esquire in 1971, explaining to the world that there was an underground movement of people hacking the phone system. (Rosenbaum is now a columnist for Slate.) According to the article’s new introduction …

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