Apple in chaines, Byte The Big Apple

Byte the Big Apple, don’t mind the proprietary screws and all the glue and solder. Why my love affair with Apple may becoming to an end, and will others fall out of love as well is the question of the day.

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Django Python Adventure

This has nothing to do with the movie or the snake. Although I am a fan of both. What I am setting off on is an adventure in programing language and web frameworks. I will be learning about the programing language Python and the web framework Django. I hope to document my journey here as I go. I will share what I have learned, what I found difficult and maybe through the sharing help me understand it a little bit better. They say the best way to learn something is to teach others what you know.

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Better Safe or Sorry? The NSA Way!

Is the NSA listening in on you? Are your phone calls recorded? Is your meta data safe? Has your meta data fallen between the cushions of your couch into the nether world of lose change, dog hair, TV remotes, and popcorn dust? Who knows for sure, and thats the point, you don’t know. Is Edward Snowden full of shit, is he part of a disinformation op, or is he genuine? It really doesn’t matter does it?

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Bees, Bites, & Monoculture

What do honeybees, computer operating systems and software have in common? They all suffer from the same problem. Its a product of our desire for minimal effort with large returns. Today’s industrial agriculture and the computer infrastructure are dominated by a very dangerous monoculture. It makes us vulnerable, lazy, and stagnant.

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Linux Goes To War!?

The Navy is going Linux. It was reported that the Navy’s newest, $3.5 billion, high-tech war ship, the USS Zumwalt will be powered by off-the-shelf server hardware, various flavors of Linux, and over 6 million lines of software code. Along with the USS Zumwalt other high tech assets the navy has will also be powered by Linux. Apparently Raytheon has signed a contract worth $15.8 million to upgrade the Navy’s drone control systems to Linux based systems.

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