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Karen S. Kenworthy Passed Away April 12th 2011

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 29 2011 02:41 zulu

Albeit I neither met nor spoke with Karen Kenworthy (original web page); which I often thought of doing yet hesitated for precisely the reasons I started this sentence, I received and read her newsletters and source code for well over a decade. Before that, her articles in "Windows Magazine" which ended publication many years passed. The photograph of her in that magazine initiated my fondness for Karen; there was something there which I simply liked.

Toward the end of the first decade of the 2000s, her newsletters became infrequent and I worried that she believed no one read them; in response to which I wanted to write and reassure her that I read each one.

Regret is born of unfulfilled intentions. I received one last issue of "Karen's Power Tools Newsletter April 25, 2011" in which Karen's brother wrote of her death on April 12th 2011 for which I felt as if struck in the chest with a baseball bat.

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Google as the Defender of Open-Source

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 22 2011 23:14 zulu

This exposes the hypocrisy which constitutes the foundation of Google, a business against which I refuse any patronage. Google presents itself to be sanctuary for the admiration of open-source zealots and; when challenged, Google marches forth as the defender thereof. More...

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categories: google | opinion | oss

Certain Unalienable Rights

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 18 2011 23:40 zulu

With the ascendancy of this nightmare presaged by Orwell, Rand and Huxley; each day is more discouraging than those passed. The citizenry has forgotten all are "... endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ... " Rights unalienable for each individual, from the vivifying breath of god for the faithful to the most malignant humanist for whom his creator is the singularity of his conception. More...

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categories: government | opinion | rights