Humour, Language, Life Skills

Why the Crapital Letters?

So there I am typing an email to someone who sits somewhere between a friend, an acquaintance and a business partner.  I had begun the email typing very quickly, not even taking the time to hit the shift key to capitalize his name. At the end of the email, as is customary, I nailed the shift key and typed my…

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Life Skills, Ubuntu

How do you pronounce the word Ubuntu?

First, why does it matter? One time a woman named ‘Pam’ got very angry at me for calling her ‘Pamela’.  It didn’t matter to me, but it mattered to her.  It’s kind of like when you’re talking on your phone really loudly but don’t realize it until other peoples’ eye daggers start piercing your vital organs.  It’s kind of like…

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Humour

May I Take Your Order?

I was trying to take a break today from my week-long prolific string of posting but I was reminded of this Chinese Menu that some dude had found in China.  I only remember laughing so hard that I almost peed myself.  You have to understand that it’s rare that something makes me laugh that hard. I went on a search…

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Technology, Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Phone (U-Phone)

I don’t usually get excited much these days because all advancements in smart phone technology seem to be coalescing to a very dangerous point – monopoly of your life and complete control over your privacy. In Randall’s article he announced the first thing that excited me in this arena since Angry Birds – The Ubuntu Phone. He explains well about…

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Ubuntu

Do You Commit, Man?

So there I am talking to the Bitter Barista.  The Bitter Barista (aka Bitter or BitBar), if you don’t know him, runs Ubuntu Central, a nick-name given to this branded cafe that hosts many of the Ubuntu Loco meetups in Vancouver.  He feels it’s his job to train the public to become better people.  He also believes it’s his job…

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Business, Ubuntu

Smack Me Again, Baby – I Like it

People who use proprietary operating systems (OS) are like those people who like physically abusive relationships. I was having a business conversation with a non-profit organization on another topic. During the conversation I noticed that they had older computers. When I noticed the somewhat dated machines, she explained that they don’t want to waste the donor’s hard-earned money on new…

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