Open Skies, Open Nets

Hello happy readers, Today I’m writing briefly about net neutrality and, specifically, about a mechanism the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany has devised for testing your broadband connection for packet bias. What I mean by packet bias is the practice of blocking certain types of internet traffic based on the port assignment or […]

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The (Ever?) Expanding Sun

Hello happy reader…back in March, I wrote about Sun’s acquisition of MySQL and the xAMP collection of Open Source Software that powers much of the web. Well, Sun has gone and done it again. Sort of, anyway. The actual event was announced back in February of this year, before Sun purchased MySQL. OK, I don’t […]

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Maia’s Grab Bag

Hello, happy reader…I can say, with some conviction, that it’s good to get away from the ordinary. I’ve been on holiday and, in keeping with the current green–centric furor as well as the rather sudden onset of summer (we have only two seasons here), I’ve been thinking about the environment. So, I’m gonna throw several […]

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