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Wisconsin And Open Source In Love

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I just read an article that the governor of my adopted state has just signed into law a bill that will require future touch screen voting systems to be open-source software. The code will be provided to any citizen who requests it. Also these machines will be required to produce a verifiable printed ballot in case a recount is required.

Wow, it is nice to see open source equated with accountability to the people.

Read about it here.


The Sharks And The Jets Are Scrawnier Than I Remember…
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Via Digg: You absolutely need to read this hilarious article about a drunken rumble-that-almost-was between employees of ATI and NVIDIA employees at the CeBIT conference. It appears to have started after the ATI folks showed up during an NVIDIA and started hitting on one of the female NVIDIA employees.
Are You Hip To The New Web?
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You should really take this quiz to find out. It will test your ability to decipher between Web 2.0 start-ups and Star Wars characters. I’m embarrassed to say I only scored a 31 on this, which is an affront to both sides of my geek.
Quick Post: People Search For The Darndest Things
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I was just perusing some of my Statcounter data when I came across this search string a Canadian used to find my site. It’s far from the most bizarre thing I’ve seen in my search results, but it is notable for its specificity.