Nicholas Johnson Greetings netizen! Enjoy your stay.
Posts with the tag free software:

Why I Left ITS

This is the story of how I learned about free software, wrestled with my conscience and ultimately quit my job as a labs and classrooms technician at SIUe because I couldn’t justify supporting the proprietary software anymore.

Exposing Zoom

Since COVID-19 spread everywhere, the world now relies on Zoom to provide video communication for job meetings, university classrooms, courtrooms, government meetings, mental health services and personal interactions. It is based in China, a surveillance state country with little government/corporate separation currently committing cultural genocide against Uyghurs. Zoom itself has an awful security and privacy track record and contains known malicious features. What could possibly go wrong?

Rejecting Visual Studio

This is my free software story. This semester I took Intro to Artificial Intelligence at SIUe. Artificial Intelligence is a senior level course. I’ll call the professor, “Professor X” to preserve anonymity.

Inception - Rejecting Discord, Draw.io, and Visual Studio

This is my free software story. In the spring of 2018, I took software engineering at SIUe. Software engineering is a junior level CS course. In my view, it serves as preparation for the more demanding two semester development effort that is the senior project. I’ll call the professor, “Professor X” to preserve anonymity.

Rejecting Discord and Google Colab

This is my free software story. This semester I took Deep Learning at SIUe. Deep learning is a senior level CS elective course. I’ll call the professor, “Professor X” to preserve anonymity.

The Tipping Point - Rejecting Windows, Zoom, Lockdown Browser, and the Lockdown Monitor

This is my free software story. This semester I took networking at SIUe. Networking is a senior level CS course. I’ll call the professor, “Professor X” to preserve anonymity.