Current Residence: Warner Robins (Atlanta, August 30), GA
Favourite genre of music: Anything that fits the mood.
Open-Source GovernmentOpen-source....Man, how this term has been buzzing in people's ears since Linux, Mozilla, and quite a few other phenoms first entered onto the computer scene within the last decade or more.Open-Source Government by RayneNamibia
Basically, the term itself says it all: the allowance for developer wannabes who, mind you, have the skill, tact, and resources to have their way with the development of a particular computer feature, be it a simple application, script, plugin, extension, or maybe an *entire* operating system. Or, if the guy or gal is *that* ambitious, he/she can use the source code (which has been posted for all the world to gaze upon in awe) as the basis for the creation of a whole 'nother feature of his/her own (or, even better, his/her fellow developers).
It doesn't rely that much on money, and it doesn't usually use money as a linchpin for further development. In fact, with the further decrease (and, in many circles, decrying) of the importance of proprietary rights, money will sooner or later be thankfully pha
A tribute to NWITonight, I'm sad. I'm angry. I'm emotional as hell.A tribute to NWI by RayneNamibia
NWI, or Newsworld International, probably the only reason for why we (me and my Mom) continue to keep Directv, is signing off as of 12:00 am tonight.
I found out a month or two ago the fate of this network. Al Gore (yes, the former VP) heads the group which bought NWI last year. Unfortunately, the group decided not to renew NWI's contract, and decided to replace it with its own news channel, Current.tv. Its a news network which, expressly, will dedicate most of its content to the 18-to-34-year-old audience in the United States. Personally, considering that this is the same group to which is dedicated most of the content on the MTV Networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET, etc.), I would like to designate this demographic as the D.F. (dumbf**k)...hold...hold on a minute....
(goes to the television, does a long salute to the TV as all of the NWI staff make their last and final goodbyes to their American and Caribbean audiences)
(TV goes bla
The Torn-Down SoulEver know of the immediate frustration to your nervous and audial systems which are caused by running your nails (if you have any) across a chalkboard?The Torn-Down Soul by RayneNamibia
Ever encountered slower-than-usual traffic jamming, although you may be more than personally familiar with any length of what Lagos, Nigeria natives call "go-slows", even for your own good? Couple that with the fact that you are already late, by the way.
Or, let's find something that is more immediate: does your computer, despite its apparent functionality and speed, slow down to a halt because of that one program that you are using? Say, Firefox, which, after using the tabbed browsing feature a bit too much, can become the dominating process of the computer, with a tendency to jump from 40,000 to as much as 200,000 K in only a couple of minutes.
Well, when it comes to such slow, tedious grinds, I find such to be damn near unbearable.
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