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Monthly Archive for February, 2007

Texas and OpenDocument

The Texas Legislature has before it a bill, SB 446, which will mandate that: (b) Each electronic document created, exchanged, or maintained by a state agency must be created, exchanged, or maintained in an open, Extensible Markup Language based file format, specified by the department, that is: (1) interoperable among diverse internal and external platforms [...]

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CUPS-PDF

I ran across a neat cups driver today, cups-pdf. What it does is print pdf files from any application. The following discussion assumes that you have sudo set up to allow you to do most anything root can do. Fedora Core On Fedora Core 6, I used “sudo yum install cups-pdf” to install the driver. [...]

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John Lopez of the Houston Chronicle wrote an editorial in the Feb. 4, 2007 paper which opened my eyes. While not taking anything away from what Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith have done throughout their careers, he points out what he sees as hypocrisy. Tom Flores was the first Hispanic coach in the Super Bowl [...]

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Copyright Law and the NFL

Sport’s Illustrated has an article about the NFL prohibiting a church in Indianapolis from showing the Super Bowl. Initially, the church agreed to not charge and drop the trademarked term, “Super Bowl”, but the NFL still refused. According to the article, But the NFL objected to the church’s plans to use a projector to show [...]

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