Archives for December 20, 2009


A form of comment moderation has been turned on. This is an experiment. If your comment is held in moderation don’t take it personally. Just be patient. I’ll be checking the moderation tank frequently.

“The Rise of Online Hostility”

I wonder… when did it become an apparently accepted online norm to try to silence people by insulting, intimidating and attacking them through aggressive online behavior? When did such actions against individuals too frequently become the reaction of choice instead of engaging in spirited debate and passionate dissent? And when exactly did the rest of…

How To Use Linux ~ 01 Introduction

This is the first of a series of posts written for non-geeks just starting out with Linux. The idea is to provide the gist, a few important facts, and some fun suggestions. Slowly and easily. Some of the posts in this series may end up being useful references, so consider bookmarking those.