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A Trip to Lexington, Kentucky

My wife and I are both born in Massachusetts and met and got married there, but in 1981 an offer from the University of Michigan to fund my doctoral studies proved to be irresistible and we moved to Michigan. So … Continue reading

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Activism 101

As someone who first got politically active in the 1960s as an anti-war activist, I have learned a few things about how to do this. And it starts with the observation that some amount of effort is required to have … Continue reading

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Turning Off Comments

It has gotten to the point where pretty much every comment I get is spam. I was manually moderating the comments, in addition to employing filters, but I don’t really see the point any longer, so I am turning off … Continue reading

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Review of Open Sources

Open Sources by Chris DiBona My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is for people who like to go back and revisit the early days of Open Source. When this was written, Google didn’t even appear, Yahoo was the … Continue reading

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Review of Zero Day

Zero Day by Mark Russinovich My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mark Russinovich is the developer of the Sysinternals suite, and moved to Microsoft when his company was purchased by the Redmond Behemoth. And this matters because this is a … Continue reading

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Review of Making Things Happen

Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand project management on a practical level. The author, Scott Berkun, was a project manager … Continue reading

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