Raspberry Pi – Blank screen at bootup

If you have a Raspberry Pi and you have installed one of the linux distros on your memory card and booted up to a blank screen, then this may be your problem. For what it’s worth, I have connected my RPi to a monitor via a HDMI to VDI converter cable. When I...

Death of the phone call

A couple years ago, I was in New York, visiting a good friend.  As we stepped into his building’s lobby, my cell phone rang.  It was a good friend I have in Colombia, we communicate by instant message regularly; we talk by phone maybe every one or two years. ...

Open source fails when it most matters

So I was looking for alternatives to the Mantis issue/bug tracking system. I am pretty much fed up with its lackluster usability.  Simple things take several clicks.  There is no ajax anywhere.  You are redirected to pages just to be told that an operation completed...