Trying out the Chakra Project

After a little bit of pressure from the people responding to my previous post (My search for the best KDE Linux distribution), I have finally given in and tried out Chakra. The Chakra Project starts with Arch Linux as a base but, instead of forcing you to build your own distro piece of piece, Chakra…

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My 5 minute iOS 4 review

There has been far too much iPhone related news lately but I feel as though I should at least weigh in with my thoughts on the new iPhone OS. I have been running iOS 4 on my iPhone 3GS since it was officially released about a week ago. Rather than write a lengthy review I…

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Fixing gnustep-devel in Ubuntu 10.04

When Ubuntu 10.04 was released it represented the most modern incarnation of Canonical’s premier Linux desktop distribution. However not all things were better in this release. For myself I immediately noticed a problem while trying to install the gnustep-devel development libraries for GNUstep and Objective-C. I was greeted with this oh so lovely error message:…

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The Case for Objective-C

For my iPhone Application Programming course I have become quite accustomed to using Objective-C; mostly because Apple strongly recommends requires that you write all of your code in it. Let me just begin by saying that Objective-C can be one of the most confusing and, at least at first glance, poorly designed programming languages that…

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Canada’s encryption debate

Canada still imposes restrictions on encryption. Who knew? Today I happen to read something that Michael Geist had written about Canada’s state of encryption laws and I was floored. In it he referenced this article which discussed the Government of Canada’s new public consultation on encryption laws. From the article: Encryption controls have been a…

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