This is the general purpose, all-around tag that goes on everything…if it’s here, it’s tech. And if it’s not tech, it’s not tagged tech.
So my parents are in Australia today…and for the next 3 months. They flew from LAX to Australia last night, and I wondered what it would be like to travel, effectively, back in time.
When I was younger, I thought that one might be able to fly at the speed of light (should such a method exist) in a West to East direction, and effectively go forward in time…or from East to West, and go backward. Afterall, if you fly on a jet plan, and go from NY to LA, less the time of the flight, you have effectively gone back 3 4 timezones, thus, 4 hours in time, relative to your previous location.
I was doing some work, and went to print, and hit the “Send email as Attachment” button instead of the QuickPrint button in Excel.
Not only did I have to unblock Excel from the internet and wait for Outlook to load a message with the attachment, I had to close the windows and hit print again.
But what if you’re able to email your docs to a printer?
I had started thinking about this today just before I started seeing articles hitting around the subject…
Neo: do you think that if msft released a open source vista that people would edit it to make it more stable? or just try to put hacks in it and release it as a error fix
wizard: both…i dont think the opensource community would trust msft to follow the GPL
Neo: hmm…well, I am refering to a genuine effort on msft’s part, for the speculation, to follow the gpl…it may not be the best os that they release as opensource
wizard: i still dont think the community would embrace it
Neo: rgr… I don’t think they would either…I think an effort like that would tank, except for the .NET fanbois
wizard: i think it would be too little too late, it’d take years for the OS to be developed into something worth using over ‘nix
Neo: yeah, unless they relased like Windows XP or something, and gave people the source to upgrade how they saw fit to fix instabilities and security flaws. I think it’d have to be something current, and useful for the people to thinker with
wizard: ..yes but also, i guarantee you that if XP went open source today, there’d be millions of hacks by this time tommorow because people just have not found them yet without getting a look at the code
Neo: I concur.
What if Microsoft actually released an open source project? What would that do for them? What would that do for Google and Linux? How would the open source community react to such a move? How would the view of the company change in the eyes of the consumer?
I’m testing a program called Flock, that has been around for some time now (however, relatively short period of time it’s been in the scheme of things). Flock is apparently a heavily modified FireFox browser that enables the user to blog/flick/delich while they are on the internet. It connects seamlessly to your wordpress, blogger, or other type of blogs (though still in beta, not all blogs are supported – how could they be?) and gives you a tool for maintaining your journals.