AI Overlords

There was an interesting confluence of news this week. Three separate stories taken together paint a broader picture that we may be nearing the inflection point where AI begins displacing more people than the new opportunities it creates. That or we just become disposable meat sacks grinding out metrics to…

APC Fault Codes

This is right up there with the worst support answers I've ever seen. So they're basically saying: our products may be faulty, but we're not going to tell you. Please just pay us for support, and trust that it's totally worth it. Thanks!…

Google Antitrust

1990 called; they want their antitrust action back. There is plenty to be concerned about regarding big tech today, including google specifically, but the the DOJ's action against google is deeply flawed. To understand why, let's start by reviewing the intro of their complaint. Two decades ago, Google became the…

The "new MS" is not new.

The new microsoft is not new, and it poses a greater threat to the open source community than ever before. Microsoft, under Ballmer, had forgotten their golden rule: "embrace, extend, exterminate." Sataya Nadella has realized microsoft needs to take a couple steps back to recapture the modern computing…

What's wrong with Gnome

Gnome3 has been a struggle. Unity has been a struggle. I've been a steadfast ubuntu/gnome user through the process. To make the desktop workable for me, I do a couple things. Disable online lenses from unity to prevent constant irrelevant upsell content from being displayed in the applications menu.…