I’ve been having a devil of a time with correlatives in Esperanto, so have made up some flashcards and thought I would share. Download both PDFs; print one on one side of letter-sized cardstock or heavy paper and then the other on the flip side. Cut along the guide lines. The cards will be the… Continue reading Esperanto flashcards for learning correlatives
I’m very pleased with the new release of the Firefox browser. While I’ve generally been pleased by Firefox’s features, it has become slower and more demanding of computing resources in recent versions. The new version corrects the lag, and adds a new feature besides: the ability to embed audio and video without a separate plugin.… Continue reading Please try Firefox 3.5
And open — that is, non-proprietary — standards, too. No secret blend of herbs and spices here. We’d certainly no Web as we know it. Not even close. Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the deed of software by CERN — “the supercollider people” — for the software that makes the Web work. Here’s the… Continue reading Without free software, there would have been no Web
No, I’m not preparing for a robotic mission. But after years of rejecting having a cell phone, I gave in — and did so with an Android phone. (After reading how a significant plurality of homeless persons have a cell phone, and how it is a leading entry-point for Internet technologies for persons in developing… Continue reading Bible for Android?
David of the Central Midwest District of the UUA writes about Audacity, a cross-platform free (libre) and open-source audio editor for their Virtual Accessibility — for their virtual office –Â project. That’s good news! And a great model of administrative transparency.
Have you successfully used the free and open-source software GNUCash to run the finances of a nonprofit organization, like a church? Not so great a blog entry, but I’m hoping to attract the attention of someone who has done such a thing.
Notes from my scanning workflow from yesterday. I’ve had my Epson Perfection 3490 Photo scanner for years — a gift from Hubby, Christmas 2003 or 2004, I think — but it never played happily with whatever Linux set-up I had at the time. But there’s a maxim that Linux distributions (editions) work better with older… Continue reading PDF scanning the booklet
What a sharp looking piece of software, with several improvements that I already appreciate. For instance, I am writing this blog post from within the dashboard — no burrowing down a couple of levels to do the one thing that brings me to the admin side of my blog the most. Can zap spam from… Continue reading Upgrading to WordPress 2.7
My favorite lightweight distro (edition) of Linux is Philip Newborough’s young CrunchBang Linux, an unofficial variant of Ubuntu Linux using the OpenBox window environment. Now that it’s moved past its wobbly fawn phase, Newborough’s moved it from his CrunchBang blog to crunchbanglinux.com. Bookmark and savor. But who would make the most of this distro? Perhaps… Continue reading CrunchBang Linux gets own home
Like Michelle Murrain, I’ve been using the free and open-source office suite OpenOffice.org “before it was OpenOffice.org” — thanks to the good example of the Labarum military chaplaincy liturgy site, which released some of its files in the older Star Office format. I’m also glad the new version of OpenOffice.org has, for the first time,… Continue reading OpenOffice.org 3 is out