Have faith in Linux

Nothing in Windows 11 seems not to have been “inspired” by Linux and the Mac. The new look and feel are very similar to Gnome and KDE. The minimalist approach is also so similar to Mac OS. I hope we see more innovation from the big tech companies instead of mainly taking significant chapters from… Continue reading Have faith in Linux

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Vacuum cleaner

Yesterday, our vacuum cleaner was no longer working as it should, so I started troubleshooting it. I found dust clogged in the tube due to a vacuumed needle and a coin blocking the pathway. The whole process of disassembling, troubleshooting, reassembling, and testing took only minutes. To the consumer, which in this case is me,… Continue reading Vacuum cleaner

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Focus

One word that Apple iOS 15 upgrade reminded us, the technologists and the tech-savvy consumers, to commit ourselves to is: Focus

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RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair, an Engish genius who helped shape home computing in the late seventies and early eighties. He invented the first mass computer for under 100 pounds, the ZX 80, and produced technologies that were far ahead of his time such as a 1975 computer watch and 1985 e-vehicle. He single-handedly launched the… Continue reading RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

60-year-old transistor radio

Japan has always played a significant role in the development of computers and electronics. For the computer history passionate, such as myself, the Information Processing Society of Japan website is a gold mine for historical resources. Their computer museum at https://lnkd.in/gWRB8z5 provides the development history of computers in Japan and its key pioneers. Recently, I grabbed a… Continue reading 60-year-old transistor radio

Mahatma Gandhi

Inspiring quote from Mahatma Gandhi“ Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it because you can’t know. You can’t ever really know the meaning of your life. And you don’t need to. Every life has meaning, whether it lasts one hundred years or one hundred seconds.” Mahatma Gandhi.

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Keeping The Planet

Saw this outside a gallery. It reminds me of the baby in Stanley Kubrick Space Odyssey 2001

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The Linux Kernel

Some interesting stats about the Linux kernel (the core component of Linux rather than entire Linux-based distributions with bundled apps): it started with one developer Linus Trovalds writing ~10,000 lines of code in 1991, then it grew to around ~176,000 lines of code with community help in 1994, and now over it has 30 million… Continue reading The Linux Kernel

Out of the Box Thinking

Innovation, creativity, reuse of discarded items, and most likely out-of-the-box thinking at its best. I saw this “car” close to my house the other day.

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Working Hard

When I was a kid, my dad once told me that it is essential to work hard to rest later. During my youth, it never crossed my mind that resting later means at the end of one’s life. For me, to do your best means to be up there working or learning each day and… Continue reading Working Hard