Joseph Ottinger

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Raleigh, NC

I am a writer, musician, programmer, husband, and father. I read way too much, and probably write too much as well - but my passion is transfer of information, so that's okay. :)

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Gnome 3 vs. Gnome 2 vs. change

Exploring different desktops is a good thing. I’ve recently converted to GNOME 3 ("hallowed be its Name in all the earth, etc.") and I admit freely to enjoying it (a lot). I…

Lab of the dead

I’ve wasted a few hours finishing an odd game called “ Lab of the Dead,” a game in which you play a scientist doing experiments on zombies in an attempt to find a cure for…

I miss E-mail

I miss asynchronous conversation. I miss the ability to have an actual thread of thought preserved in something less ephemeral than memory, or in some chat log somewhere on…

Authored Comments

Paul, fair enough! There's really no problem with that - there's room for all kinds. For me, though, I don't like the inability to develop longer thought lines. I like the focus things like twitter provide, definitely, but once given the thesis that twitter forces upon us, I prefer to be able to work through it in detail.

There's a lot of room for open source hardware design - for example, I find myself lusting after an open source guitar. One example is; there're others (including and others - more than I expected, really!)