Friday, October 24, 2008

On Voting

I just saw Google tell everyone that "Democracy works best when we all participate." Lately I have come to believe that this is not true. For instance, a lot of young people are registering to vote, and yet they can't name any real reasons why they're voting for their candidate of choice.

Please, if you don't know what you're voting for, don't vote. Democracy works best when the electorate isn't ignorant.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Docx Annoyances

I had a client call me with a Ubuntu EEE PC who was unable to open .docx files in OpenOffice. Fortunately, I found a couple solutions:

First, a web site that emails you converted docx files: http://docx-converter.com

Second, a plugin for OpenOffice (yes, it works on Linux).

We Need to Teach Critical Thinking Again

One thing most people don’t realize about tech people that are roughly my age (plus or minus five years, let’s say) is how many of the dark ...