This post is only intended for those who actually run GNOME and Linux, just a warning 🙂
Will a new, national insurance plan solve the essential problem of the rising cost of health care? According to Atul Gawande, it won't. What is needed is nothing short of a complete cultural shift in the community of practicing medical doctors and the organizations/institutions that provide care. From the article:
Providing health care is like building a house. The task requires experts, expensive equipment and materials, and a huge amount of coördination. Imagine that, instead of paying a contractor to pull a team together and keep them on track, you paid an electrician for every outlet he recommends, a plumber for every faucet, and a carpenter for every cabinet. Would you be surprised if you got a house with a thousand outlets, faucets, and cabinets, at three times the cost you expected, and the whole thing fell apart a couple of years later? Getting the country’s best electrician on the job (he trained at Harvard, somebody tells you) isn’t going to solve this problem. Nor will changing the person who writes him the check.
After my recent upgrade to Pidgin 2.5.5 (on Ubuntu Jaunty), GTalk mysteriously stopped working. Check out the FAQ entry on the Pidgin developer website for an explanation. The workaround, not listed there, is to change your "Connect Server" to "talk.google.com". Pidgin will then prompt you once for a certificate, and after that, it will connect fine.
Sorry for excessive metaphors related to trees, but it just seemed so fitting.
You see, for almost a year, Sachin (the other founder of Cog Tree) and I have spent every moment of our free time to the path of starting this company. We felt quite nomadic during that time — …