Opinion

Yes We Can Music Video

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The will.i.am music video "Yes We Can" hit the Net on Friday and by Tuesday it had been streamed a staggering 10 million times on YouTube and the website www.yeswecansong.com.

Watch it.

The Yes We Can Song
by will.i.am

I was sitting in my recording studio watching the debates...
Torn between the candidates

I was never really big on politics...
and actually I’m still not big on politics...

What Makes Windows Deteriorate Over Time

I've been using Microsoft Windows since version 3.1. One consistent issue I've faced is that the operating system becomes degraded in some way with normal use over time. Usually, after about a year of normal use I have to reinstall WIndows - and that means reinstalling all my applications and reconfiguring all my personal preferences and customizations.

Over the years and over all the versions of Windows since 3.1 through the latest the specific issues that have resulted in forced re-installations have been different. But some common symptoms include these:

The Problem of Open Source in the DotNet World

If you missed Oren Eini's (a.k.a. Ayende Rahien's) post on The Problem of Open Source in the Microsoft World, I would highly recommend it. He makes a lot of points I wish I had made in my earlier posts on open source in the .NET community.

One of the commenters on Ayende's post said, "This is the most well-written explanation of the dillemas which are caused by MS lack of support for OSS." Ayende's post is definitely worth reading if you are interested in this subject.

Vista Licensing

Koroush Ghazi of www.TweakGuides.com wrote an article (here) on Vista Licensing from the PC enthusiast's point of view. I happen to think he makes some excellent points.
Here is one quote that particularly resonates with me:

Google Groups Sorry...

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You cannot reply to this topic because it is more than 30 days old...

Sometimes I sure wish I could reply to Google Groups topics that were more than 30 days old. This is especially true if I see an unanswered thread and I have some helpful info on that topic.

I know I often search for and find useful posts that are a year old or more.

In fact, I used to get responses on threads that were much more than a year old. Maybe this 30 day limit is a response to comment spam. Damn spammers.

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