Easy: Stop trying. Get some paper and a nice pencil. I went a little overkill and got one of those smartpens. Either way, paper > computer in this case. Spend less time thinking about writing/input and more time about the problems at hand.
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Direct loans were cheap, and the consolidation brought them down to ~5% afair. I know the new loans are not as cheap, but thats because some idiot decided having non-direct loans and promising a profit to everyone who serviced them. Doh!
Contact some modern art facilities like Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, they often have 'new media' as part of their holdings and must have some sort of solution for this sort of work that they use when they obtain them. Lastly, contact the Internet Archive folks and see if you can work out a deal for it to be put into storage in wait for when it will hit public domain. Perhaps they could hold it for public domain use for free if you were willing to voluntarily reduce your copyright term to something more reasonable than a habajillion years past death.
Let me get this straight, amazon sells PD books while Sony has free PD books powered by google and epub support. Yikes. Happy I didn't get a kindle now.
I used it last weekend -- Obama was in town and the area near the stadium was covered well enough to use before going in. Sadly it didn't make it into the stadium, but it was useful outside.
You've never written software for airplanes, missile or missile defense, or nuclear plants, then! I'd wager that each of those have actual pitfalls rated in human death rather than merely some pissed off administrators because the money wasn't pushed around they way they want it to.
Except its also a-ok on Mac OS X. I use it to backup my home mac server just fine. It appears to use some hack based on rdiff-backup.
Which, you are completely, utterly, incorrect.
If that doesn't scare the hell out of you, how about you go find some H5N1 and let us all know how happily safe it is!
Because they can't. If you've never dealt with PTC, wolfram, matlab, etc. You don't know how obtuse these licensing agreements are. I remember one of them saying you had to use all the active licenses within a X mile radius of the center of campus, etc.
in the past given month, find the top 10, assume these cause the vast majority of the congestion and ask them to find ways to knock it off or they'll have to upgrade to a professional tier of bandwidth. Then, in theory if you keep doing this every month there will be less of the problem of congestion.
Otherwise, implement some sort of automated controls to ratelimit those who cause congestion. Do it based on total traffic volume, not by service.
Seconded, again. They are perfect for this. I've used mine at the Minneapolis library back in the stacks at least once too.
Where I work they offer both Moodle and WebCT, a non-insignificant amount of classes use moodle.
Something like 800 classes use it, it appears.
Agreed, the sheer amount of free stuff Microsoft gives away at large schools is scary. I get a copy of windows for $5 as a student, Office for $10-15, etc.