The Next Nexus

It’s that time of year again when we all start to wonder about the next Nexus phone. Well, at least I do. There’s the usual myriad of questions that come with this. Who will make it? When will it come out? How big will it be? What will it be called? I’m currently still using … [Read more…]

Android 5.1 for the Nexus 4

I can’t remember anybody that has ever said, “Mike, you’re one of the most patient people I know.” As far as I know, that’s never happened. So when I say that I’m getting tired of waiting for Android 5.1 to come to my Nexus 4, it’s probably not that much of a revelation. My first … [Read more…]

Blackberry a Defense for Google Against Rockstar?

If you haven’t been watching the news today, a big bomb was dropped on Google. The Rockstar consortium (Apple, BlackBerry, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, and EMC) has sued Google as well as Asustek, HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Pantech, Samsung, and ZTE. Is there an obvious and easy way around Rockstar? Brief History So what happened is this. … [Read more…]

Living In Interesting Times

Actually, this post isn’t going to be about Linux. I’m sure everybody has heard the proverb “may you live in interesting times”. Well, this last couple months, that’s how I’d describe what’s been going on with me. You won’t see much interesting showing up on the blog because while there has been a lot of interesting … [Read more…]

Welcoming FOSS Advocates!

EDIT: THEY’RE LIVE! Go check them out at http://fossadvocates.org ———————————————————————————————————————————————————-   Today on Google+, a good friend of mine had a big announcement. Since he put it in better words than I can conjure, I’m just going to steal his post and paste it here. WE’RE READY TO LAUNCH! Hey guys, Myself and the rest … [Read more…]

More Apple Demands

With it’s most recent step in the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung debacle, Apple has made a surprising demand. From Google. Charlie Osborne over at ZDNet had a pretty good run down of Apple’s demands. My thoughts, both the court and Google should tell Apple to go to hell. Know what Open Source Is? First of … [Read more…]

The State of Gaming on Linux

I’ve never been much of a gamer honestly, so how games were doing in Linux really never mattered much to me. When World of Warcraft came out, my entire department bought it and started a guild, so of course I did too. Fade to black… time passes. I wrote this article last year about how … [Read more…]