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Tina Turner performing the Peace Mantra

This is a video of Tina Turner — yes, that Tina Turner — and a bunch of young people performing the “Peace Mantra.” Great to hear her voice again, great video.

(If you happen to know my mom, you’ll notice that there’s a young girl near the end of the video that looks like her.)

Lil iMac - 120 days later

As an indicator of how weird my life has been lately, back on December 1, 2015 I bought a new, little iMac. The most important things in my life at that time were that I wanted to be able to run Sarah, and I wanted to be able to run a series of new stock market apps I had written, and my old 2007 iMac wasn’t cutting it any more.

Then my mom had an accident and ended up in the hospital for eleven days with a head injury. Then I ended up in the hospital myself. She was on the 3rd floor and I was on the 4th floor, or vice-versa, I don’t remember, I was pretty out of it. After that there was a long series of doctors’ appointments and tests. Now, about 120 days later, Lil iMac still sits there in its original box. Funny how priorities can change so fast.

Mom, look what OpenSSO did to my Login Use Case

My normal Login Use Case -- and what OpenSSO did to it.

When I first start working on a new project, it's often hard to get customers to talk about a new web application. They tend to vaguely know what they want, but when I ask them specific questions things can come to a grinding halt. It's like they realize they need a software application, and they've thought it through partially, but they just don't know how to get started.

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An operating system for all

Well Steve, it's taken seven years, but it's finally come true.

Seven years ago I stood on a stage, taking random questions from an audience, when someone asked what I thought of the new operating system from Apple, Mac OS X. I said "It will be the first operating system my mother and I will both be able to use and enjoy."

This week, when my mom (and my sister and nieces) open the Christmas present shown below -- an entry level iMac -- that statement will finally come true.

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Linux locate and ls command examples

Today is my mother's birthday, but she's in Greece, so happy b-day from a distance mom.

In the rest of the world news, here are a couple of short tips on using Unix/Linux commands:

 

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