Archive for September, 2006

Just a quick little note of triumph: I have installed Ubuntu linux on my Mac Powerbook laptop and am happily writing this note from linux. I’d like to take credit for this as an act of technical prowess on my part but the fact is that the whole process was very smooth. That is, “smooth” […]


As part of my commitment to commons, I have decided to take the plunge and install Linux on my Mac Powerbook laptop. I’ve held off on this for a couple of years now, since I am not a computer guru and god knows there are other things to do with your time than install computer […]


Today in the San Francisco Chronicle, there was a good article about how efforts to increase the use of renewable energy for electricity generation were being stifled by excessive regulation and red tape. I had two responses to the article. First, while it is admirable that the state is setting goals for increasing the use […]