May 302012

By Salkat Basu at…

The success of Open Source projects has defied the old saying – too many cooks spoil the broth. If you doubt the success of the open source initiative, you just have to look at Firefox and WordPress, probably two tools that are helping you to read most of the web. Then, you probably are fixing up a date on an Android phone.

via The 10 Best Open Source Projects You Should Be Volunteering To Help With.

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May 292012

By Dave Parrack at…

We geeks know what we are and revel in our existence as our place in society grows ever stronger. We are geeks, we are proud, and we’re not going anywhere. As the Internet becomes a bigger part of everybody’s lives, we are the ones who they, the non-geeks, will turn to for help and advice. And we will offer that help and advice without hesitation.

via 10 Websites Geeks Of All Stripes Should Bookmark.

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May 242012

What a great month this is!  As we approach Memorial Day weekend Rhonda and I are headed to our annual reunion with Jimmy and Vicki Henson, and their children Haley, Harper, and Seth.

Rolling Thunder 2012 will be attracting hundreds of thousands of my best friends and I can’t wait to join them on Sunday.

Those packs of motorcycles you see heading to Washington are most likely Veterans spending their time and money to raise awareness of POWs and MIAs that remain behind in foreign lands.  Give them your support and encouragement.

headed to Rolling Thunder 2012

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May 232012

Occasionally even I need to unlearn some bad habits.  This is worthwhile as are the links to his other articles within, e-mail management and task management.

By Thanh Pham at…

A lot of people use their calendar as their daily to-do list. Most of us learned it ad-hoc that we put the things we need to do on our calendar, but we think that’s a bad approach to planning. We want to show you how to use your calendar more efficiently together with your to do list. Each has its own functions and responsibilities, but they can work great in harmony once you know how.

via How To Use A Calendar and To Do List With Each Other.

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May 212012


IT administrators, professors and CIOs are driven by the needs — and rising expectations — of students. In the world of higher education, technology is a catalyst for real growth. Topics like online learning, “bring your own device,” electronic textbooks and cloud computing are hot in the industry right now, and rightfully so.

via The Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs | EdTech Magazine.

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