Tagged: open source

Now How Do I Use This Old Scanner Again? NAPS2!

Now How Do I Use This Old Scanner Again? NAPS2!

I have an old beast for a printer/scanner. It is nine years old in human years, which is like one hundred in technology years, but it gets the job done. One problem I’ve run...

Why the Healthcare.gov fiasco SHOULD teach us to Open Source Government Application Development.

Why the Healthcare.gov fiasco SHOULD teach us to Open Source Government Application Development.

We Spent How Much?! According to The Daily Beast the United States Government has spent $118 million to build Healthcare.gov and another $56 million in fixing it…and based on the fact that the site...

Tech News Summary for May 8th, 2013.

Tech News Summary for May 8th, 2013.

Stephen Walther. “April 2013 Release of the Ajax Control Toolkit.” Scott Hanselman. “One ASP.NET: Nancy.Templates for Visual Studio.” Shawn Holmes. “Discourse as Your First Rails App.” Discourse Blog. David Brakginsky and S. Alex Smith....

Interview with Open-Mesh.

Interview with Open-Mesh.

Introduction I’ve been using Open-Mesh for several years now, first at Calvary Community Church and more recently at a consulting client’s location. Recently I decided to reach out to Open-Mesh and ask if they’d...

A Social Search Engine Proposal.

A Social Search Engine Proposal.

Overview: IMHO, the current state of search is depressing. This is not a new realization for me. It is seven or eight years ago now that I first imagined a social search engine which...

10 Beautiful Owls (Creative Commons – Attribution License)

10 Beautiful Owls (Creative Commons – Attribution License)

Here are a collection of beautiful images of owls licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution License. (by Gabor Kovacs) (by w.marsh) (by Joe [CmdrGravy]) (by Brisbane Falling) (by Rhys’s Piece Is) (by Brisbane...

KeePass – Free Software for Keeping Your Critical Information Safe.

KeePass – Free Software for Keeping Your Critical Information Safe.

KeePass is a free and open source password manager that easily outstrips the commercial alternatives I have encountered. I’ve been using KeePass for several years now and can’t complain one bit. What For? You...

7-Zip – A Compression and Decompression Application.

7-Zip – A Compression and Decompression Application.

Today the need for compression and decompression applications is not nearly as widespread as it once was at the consumer level. This is because we have increased our ability to store information – moving...

My Platform as a Service (PaaS) List.

My Platform as a Service (PaaS) List.

Some people are going to be up in arms over this list – because it isn’t truly a PaaS (platform as a service) list. I’m sure some noticeable entries are missing and some non-noticeable...

Bible.org – For studying and living Christianity.

Bible.org – For studying and living Christianity.

For those who are Christians or who are interested in understanding Christianity, there are few sites on the internet more valuable in learning and growing than the Biblical Studies Foundation (bible.org). While the resources...