Category Archives: Computers

Libreoffice password opens locked Microsoft Office files

Hi all, for the last few years I’ve been using Microsoft Office365 for business reasons. But since Microsoft took 5 years to update office for mac, we’ve decided most of us can switch back to Libreoffice. We’ll outright buy Microsoft Office … Continue reading

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Evernote V Onenote: Onenote wins for my purposes!

I *had* given up on Onenote. I thought it would let me do everything I wanted (like ‘Find & Replace’) with the Onetastic extension, but I use Mac and Onetastic only works on Windows7. Mac doesn’t even seem to let … Continue reading

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Cheap internet to the rest of the world

Great use for solar PV: bring the internet to the remaining billions who don’t have it! Solar PV powering 20km high balloons!

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Attention Open Source fans: what have I missed

What fundamental argument for a worldwide Open Source standard have I missed?

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Aaron Swartz dead

The ABC reports: Amidst many other farewells and epitaphs, a favourite Science Fiction author and digital activist of mine, Cory Doctorow, says: Fellow technology activist Cory Doctorow met Swartz at age 14 or 15. “In so many ways, he was … Continue reading

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