What Does It Take to Convince?

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Once again talking to a Windows user at work, who even in jest, claimed that Open Source software was not as good even inferior to brought software created by the large Computer Corporations regardless of the fact they use Open Source every day both at work and when they surf the internet even when they use their smart phone.

Add to this regardless of the fact I have been using purely Open Source software from operating system to packages for over a year and I have done as much if more on the computer than the average computer user. That is I am running my own web server hosting my own web site, one blog even cloud and I can even run Icecast server on the same server.

Then this is still not enough to convince some Window Users who still live under the misconception, regardless of the fact there are large number of people like myself out there use use Open Source everyday, that Open Source is not as good or usable as Corporation written Software.

It is as if they have been brainwashed by the big Corporations and an Establishment to believe that Open Source is useless, unusable and does not do what it claims to do. Once again regardless of the fact they use Open Source everyday themselves with a lot of success.

I should not be surprised by this reaction from core of Computer users who have recently gone through the education system or work environment here in United Kingdom in the past decades which has been heavily influenced by the big American Corporations to a point their propaganda machine keeps a tight control here.

So in the end here in the United Kingdom is full of Window Users who ended up with a closed minds towards anything which not produced by a Software Corporation to a point they will not even try anything else or even consider an alternatives.

Sadly the Window users have fallen into the same trap as Apple users believing their way of doing things is only way to do things and both Windows and Apple users end up accepting poorly written, expensive software with all the problems as normal state of affairs.

Rather than those more enlightened users, not necessarily pure Open Source users, who realised that computing can be far more open and it is better to use the appropriate software and operating systems for their purposes and needs which includes Windows, Apple and even Linux.

The irony in all this these enlightened and more open minded computer users, like myself, end up with a far more positive experience of computing and far more productive even more creative than those close minded Windows Users who continue to labour under the misconception their way is the only way to do things.

In the end people like myself will continue to prove them wrong by our actions even if they are not prepared to open their minds, ears even eyes. Plus people like myself will eventually move forward as we will end up using our computers far more effectively.

So in the end my actions say far more about me as does their continued closed minds say about them as people.

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The Doubled Edge Sword of Writing!

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At the moment writing is a double edge sword as far as I’m concerned as it both connects me to the world around me through my writing. But it also disconnects me from the world as I have to sit in front of my laptop to write which means I tend to be apart from the world outside as it is something you have to do alone.

So in the end my writing has become a double edged sword as it both connects and disconnects me from the world at the same time a paradox which can be difficult for myself to resolve. It does have a strange effect after I have achieved something writing I never feels like I have actually done anything.

I suppose it is the nature of writing and I as per usual over thinking things plus something I will have to reconcile one day.

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What Was Lenovo Thinking?

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With the revelations in the news that Lenovo had installed the hidden adware software Superfish as standard on their computers I for one am questioning why they really thought this was acceptable practice?

This in a background of constant attack on Window Computers by viruses and similar adware software it seams that Lenovo installing such software themselves even under the pretence of making users shopping experience easier was not exactly smartest move on their part. They should not of not been surprised that users would complain about the software on their computers.

It also explains why the major internet security corporations including Norton and McAfee where letting through pop up screen type adware software as they would have been informed by Lenovo about their adware on their machines. Something which they failed to pass on to their users.

By doing so both Norton and McAfee have caused their users hours of worry and even financial loss as the various spammers took advantage of the holes left by said companies. If anything it has not done both Norton’s and McAfee’s already tarnished reputations any good in the end.

Though what has come out of this whole sorry situation is that Lenovo have admitted their mistake and they are trying to correct their mistake by helping their users unlike certain other American Corporations who would of attempted to brush the whole sorry affair under the carpet.

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Taking No Responsibility Society of Ours!

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The one thing that I have observed in our society just that very few individuals and groups, including Governments and Corporations, are prepared to take any responsibility for their actions or things they have created. If anything they try their hardest not to take responsibility to a point they will blame everyone but themselves. What makes it worse people are angry about it but they simply do nothing or accept it as the normal behaviour as most of these people show the same behaviour themselves.

This behaviour has become worse since the 1990s to a point it is ingrained into the whole fabric of our society especially here in the West and it is crippling and destroying society from the inside. Because this lack of taking responsibility for our actions both as individuals and as society as a whole means we are not facing the major issues which blight our society and lives. Such issues being racism, hate and the general apathy which are currently holding our society back from progressing forward again.

But as always what I have just said will fall on deaf ears as large majority of the people who read these words I write will not want to take responsibility because it sounds like too much hard work to do so.

So the world will continue on its present path with Governments and Corporations dodging their responsibilities causing unnecessary suffering to people who simply want to improve and live their lives. People will still not take responsibility for the issues in their society will continue blame everyone else, for example immigrants, for these issues rather than themselves who are the real cause of these issues.

So nothing will change and society will eventually destroy itself from its core simply because everyone will simply not take responsibility. I know taking responsibility is hard but it has to be done even on individual level for us all to move forward!

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The First Salvo of the Elections!

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The major three Political Parties have fired their first salvo of their political campaigns of the General Election in May here in the United Kingdom.

It really looks like these Political Parties still sound empty, hollow and spent as political forces they are still as remote from the General Electorate as they have always been. They simply seam incapable as groups to change even after time and time again they have been told by growing majority of people they are out of touch!

So it looks like the General Election in May is going to be a close thing not because in truth there is now very little difference between the Political Parties because a large number of people here in the United Kingdom simply will not vote because they believe there is no point voting as nothing will change by voting.

This really suits the three major Political Parties as they will get back into the halls of power and the MPs will once again be on the gravy train doing nothing but making a good living acting as Politicians without actually doing anything to run the country as they are paid to do by us the General Electorate.

So it looks like we are in for one of the uninspiring General Election campaigns from the three major Political Parties who will make the same empty promises and lies to get us to vote for them. Then to make this mix even more worse we have to suffer the right wing and hate filled campaign of the United Kingdom Independence Party.

It might be idea if we as a General Electorate actually voted but not for the three major Political Parties or right wing parties like UKIP or BNP but for a real change either Greens, Republican or other minor political parties who actually have real different policies or spoil our ballet papers to send the a message we are not happy the way the current major Political Parties have been running the country and we want a change their attitudes!

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Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXXXIII

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Today I have a quiet day enjoying the isolation of my own mind hiding from the cold weather outside and the stress of the world of people around me. The last week at work has been a very stressful week not because of the amount of work I had to do but because people around me were not exactly good at organising themselves which meant they ended up getting stressed with rubbed off on me.

So today my plan is to sit and relax in front of my laptop and write ignoring the world around me fro a short while which is always helped by a cold, wet and windy winter day outside. Plus being a Sunday it is a nice luxury to have a peaceful Sunday doing little other than be a couch potato.

I also aim to get some writing done today on my various Role-Playing backgrounds and journal. I am still getting used to the fact that I can write though with some very rough edges especially after a life of being told I was no good at English even incapable of such things. Life currently is taking an interesting direction for me and currently I have no idea where it will lead but all very exciting for me.

It also helps that my confidence about myself and my abilities is starting to grow again even to a point I do not feel embarrassed about them or allow insecure people to put me down because of them. Also helps I am starting to actively fight my fear about life and death which has always held me back from my full potential.

But still small steps currently but at least I am moving forward again!

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Bullying: The New Management Technique!

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A worrying trend I have noticed in my working life especially in the recent years is the about of bullying which takes place at work most of it is very covert and I suspect some people who are doing it do not even realise what they are doing is bullying.

Then there are those who think that bullying is a perfectly acceptable practice at work even a valid management technique dealing with people. So a disgusting situations occur when someone is having either home difficulties, physical or mental health problems is bullied out of a job by managers who believe they are not putting 100% into the job rather than should be doing as good managers asking why someone is not performing.

But some managers simply find it easier to bully people than actually do the job they are paid to do that is manage people. This could be due a lack of training given them by companies or more likely they are part of a general corporate culture which encourages managers to bully people rather than manage people as they should.

This is a real sad reflection of our modern business practice in the West and yet another indication that it is high time we started to question and governments to investigate business practices as bullying is not acceptable anywhere full stop!

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