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HARLEY HAHN NEWSLETTER
December 29, 2009
"A very important skill is to
be able to feel ignorant without
-- Harley Hahn
I love learning, and I love explaining. Within "Ask Harley"
I will explain things you may have wondered about but never
really understood. I have just added answers to the
* Why is there no Channel 1 on broadcast television?
* How many different types of football are there?
* What color is insect blood?
* Of all the classic, science-fiction movies which
are the ones I must see for sure?
When you get a moment, check out "Ask Harley",
where you will find a collection of fascinating
questions and answers covering a variety of
Writing+Art: Rita Greyson
Recently, I came across a poem that — in a strange
way — seemed to resonate with one of my recent
paintings, a large mural I created for an art
festival, so I put the two of them together.
The poem is a bit strange, but then so are my
paintings. See what you think.
"All and every solar systematic rotation system
within a system
Within a system condensed to a concentrated nucleus of
Electrons protons and neutrons in a complete
Solar central nuclear mass of time and space..."
"The Solar System Solution of Planet Earth":
The painting by itself:
Linux, Open Source Software, and Enterprise Computing
Linux is the name of a large family of
operating systems, widely used throughout the
world. In fact, Linux controls many of the computers
that run the Internet, including millions of Web
Closely tied to Linux is the idea of open-source
software: programs whose internal workings are
open to anyone (that is, not secret). Such
programs are often distributed for free. This is
the case with almost all Linux systems, as well as
with many other programs, for example, the Firefox
These technologies are so widespread, there is a
good chance — whether you know it or not — that
you already own a Linux-based, open-source device:
if not a personal computer running Linux, a
cell/mobile phone, a PDA, a video game system, a
digital video recorder, a GPS, a router, a
security system, or perhaps even a robot.
At the other end of the spectrum, Linux is often
used to run the very largest computer systems —
the so-called enterprise systems — used by
large organizations around the world.
If any of this touches your life in any way,
you'll enjoy reading a special two-part essay
explaining Linux, open source software, and
Indeed, if you are at all curious about what large
companies do with their computers, you can now
satisfy your curiosity.
Part 1: Understanding Linux, Open Source Software, and
Part 2: How Does Linux and Open Source Software
Fit Into Enterprise Computing?
-- Harley Hahn
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