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  1. Going the wrong way

    So clearly I have lost my open source mind. I've installed Windows 10 on both my desktop and laptop. Before you write me off as a traitor or something worse here me out.

    There are a couple of things that motivated this:

    1. I've just passed my ham radio basic license …
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  2. Being a bit mean

    I never really feel like I've ever really arrived as a leader. For over 28 years I have been in leadership positions in two different universities. Over those years I have learned far more than what I got in a Master of Arts in Leadership degree.

    There is good leadership …

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  3. Life at 56

    I just turned 56. While there is nothing interesting about being a given age until it allows one to drive, vote, or drink (I am part Scot after all). In the last few months, there is an intense sadness that has come over me from time to time. It's not …

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  4. Depression

    About a year ago I turned from hiding the fact that I was once diagnosed with depression, to simply adding when appropriate to a conversation. I do to simply acknowledge it before others, and try not to use it gain some attention or sympathy from others. I still rarely raise …

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  5. iOS and Android

    While I don't hate freedom usually, I do appreciate the iPhone for utter reliability of the device. It works. The platform is constraining though with limited choice in the configuration, types of applications, and other general things that us open source folks tend to want to do with our devices …

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  6. Living simple

    I freely admit that I come from a privileged middle class upbringing and then continued to live a comfortable middle class lifestyle once I reached adulthood. It's rather ironic that we in western societies think that we suffer much materially given all that we have. Sure I have felt "want …

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  7. KDE Neon

    The joys of the Linux desktop is choice. We have choice on an almost embarrassing amount of riches. Things like our packaging type, community, and desktop environment. Some see this as a fault, but many of us see choice as benefit both to the enthusiast and the first time Linux …

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