Bridge Over Troubled Waters; Romanian Villagers Build Bridge Without Permission

Romanian villagers, in Suceava, who build their own bridge because they were tired of of waiting for authorities to replace a bridge swept away last July by floods have been taken to court. The problem was that they didn’t have a permit. So now they are under criminal investigation.  Prosecutor Viorel Damu said Friday that […]

The UK Government to Accelerate the Use of Open Source Software in Public Services

The UK government has said it will accelerate the use of open source software in public services. Tom Watson MP, minister for digital engagement, said open source software would be on a level playing field with proprietary software such as Windows.  Steve Shine, European vice president of Ingres, an open source support vendor, said the […]

Launch of, video-podcasts of what is happening on the net

I have just launched a video-podcast site with news and reviews about what is happening on the net.  The first video is a review of the blogging service:  And the next video is about Apple’s Safari 4 web browser which was released as a beta yesterday.  I hope you like it!

My “entertaining video animation” gets mentioned by DistroWatch

DistroWatch have picked up on my FreeNAS interview movie that I made with Xtranormal. It is mentioned in DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 291, 23 February 2009 about half way through the “Miscellaneous News” section.  Many thanks DistroWatch… Here is a snippet:  Still on the subject of BSDs, but switching to FreeNAS, a minimalist, FreeBSD-based operating […]

More catholic churches than casinos in Las Vegas

This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas, but there are more catholic churches than casinos. Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed. Since they get chips from many different casinos, the churches have devised a […]

FreeNAS Interview – An Xtranormal Movie

I have put together an interview on Xtranormal. In the interview, set in a TV studio, the guest talks about FreeNAS, what it can do and where you can find out more information.  You can watch it at:  Thanks, Gary.

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence…

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. Thestatutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  — Psalm 19:7 (NIV) Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. Theresult of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns butforgives. It restores–more than abundantly–what it takesaway.  … Jim Elliot (1927-1956)