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Origin of Common UI Symbols

Here’s an infographic of some interest: by sofyay. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. If that embedded version doesn’t work for you here’s the big-huge version that is very readable but also big. And huge.

The Google Dr. Who Game

Have you played the Dr Who game on Google yet? It’s the google logo. Which they call a “Doodle” at Google. But since this is a Dr. Who “Doodle” it’s called a “Whodle.” The Google Whodle. The game involves going through a series of steps to retrieve each letter in the word “Google” from various…

What to do after installing Ubuntu 13.10?

So, you’ve installed Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and now you want to fix it up real nice? Here’s what I did. Enable Additional Drivers. Software Sources –> ’Additional Drivers’ in search box, and install the thing called “Additional Drivers.” This is over 100 mb of stuff and may take some time. Run a full update…

The OS X Mavericks is an important and useful upgrade and at some point you should do it. I think (feel free to disagree) that OS X upgrades have tended to be relatively clean and bug free, compared to Microsoft Windows upgrades, though not nearly as clean as Linux upgrades which are usually trouble free.…

Linux Shell Scripting

I just finished “Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook” (Second Edition) by Shantanu Tushar and Sarath Lakshman. This is a beginner’s guide to using shell scripting (bash) on linux. Usually, a “cookbook” is set up more like a series of projects organized around a set of themes, and is usually less introductory than this book. “Linux Shell…

Major Computing Entities as Public Goods

What if you went to drive to work one day and the highway on ramp was closed, and a big sign across it said “Highway is closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.” Well, you would find your way to a different highway entrance. But say that one was closed as well.Then, you check around and find…

A new book on Markdown

Markdown is a language that anyone can make good use of if you write material that has to be formatted in any of a number of ways, but without the downside of using a word processor (which is likely to mess up your material) or writing detailed code (like HTML or whatever you’d have to…

On this blog. Below is the relative percentage of operating system use by the readers of this blog from a four month longs sample form the middle of the year last year compared to the most recent six months this year. There is not a lot of change, but notice the nearly five percent drop…

Intelligent Design Sort

The following is an entry from the Esoteric Programming Language project (see link below): HERE is the site. If you go check it out, don’t miss the programming langauge designed for Orang Utans, called Ook! Hat Tip: Ryan Jean