Thursday May 16, 2013
You're overworked, stressed, and don't feel like you have a minute to spare. You could put your nose to the grindstone and shout, "Bring it on!" Or ... you could always take a break and procrastinate.
With five great sites to choose from, go on an open source photo vacation with us and escape to far away lands filled with magical creatures and relaxing backdrops.
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Thursday May 16, 2013
Looking at the major headlines of the day, it's easy to get the impression that all isn't well in the world financially. Today, The Wall Street Journal writes Gold's Allure Is Starting to Fade while The New York Times reports that Dell's Earnings Fall 79% as Sales of PCs Fade. On the same day, The Huffington Post asks Why Our Economy Struggles to Create Jobs and The Economist declares that, across the pond, it's Recession, cont'd.
If it seems like all is lost, you may be surprised to learn that help might be right around the corner in the form of the open source software and hardware movements.
Wednesday May 15, 2013
In a world where proprietary software, restrictive licenses, and competition through litigation run rampant, a scraggly band of rebels and visionaries comes together to fight for a new world. A world where people are free to re-use, collaborate, and share their creative works. A world where progress is community-driven. A world run on the GNU/Linux operating system. And, this summer, the epic battle will rage in a theater near you ... if Brian Thomason can raise enough funding on Kickstarter to make it happen.
(Okay, so the "coming to a theater near you" and the "this summer" parts were a bit of Hollywood-style exaggeration. But, if the project does get funded, filming will at least begin this summer.)
Friday May 10, 2013
As much as I love snow, cold weather, warming up by a fireplace, and everything else that winter brings, there is something energizing about seeing all the plants, trees, and flowers come back to life in the spring. The explosions of color, the bees buzzing around, and all those people filling up the parks and sidewalks can be pretty inspiring. If only there were a way to bring all that outdoor excitement indoors.
It turns out, there is!