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johanv


Host ID: 233

email: johan.vervloet.nospam@nospam.gmail.com
episodes: 5

hpr1641 :: The real reasons for using Linux

Released on 2014-11-17 under a CC-BY-SA license.

I am a Linux user since the end of 1999. Which is 15 years already. I've also been trying for almost 15 years to convince other people to try Linux. And I must confess that I very often used wrong arguments doing this. After 15 years it is time to ditch some fake arguments, and to tell you the real reasons why you should switch to Linux. :-)

I apology for the bad audio quality. A full transcript of this episode can be found on my blog.
http://blog.johanv.org/posts/why-linux.html


hpr1607 :: Migrating from Drupal 6 to Nikola

Released on 2014-09-30 under a CC-BY-SA license.

I talk about the migration of my blog from Drupal 6 to Nikola. I explain why I wanted to migrate, and I tell about the script I used.

Details and scripts can be found on my blog: http://blog.johanv.org/posts/drupal-nikola.html

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hpr1517 :: The set of prime numbers is infinite

Released on 2014-05-27 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this short article I want to talk about prime numbers. In praticular: about the fact that there exist an infinite number of prime numbers. This has been proven more than 2000 years ago, but I noticed that a lot of my friends that don't have a mathematical background, aren't aware of this fact.

Yet it is rather easy to prove. So that is what I'll be doing in this article. If you are afraid of math, don't worry, it won't take more than 10 minutes.

A transcript of this show can be found on my blog: http://www.johanv.org/node/211


hpr1238 :: Word processors are overrated

Released on 2013-05-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Word processors are overrated. Too often they are used instead of better alternatives. For example: to write a report, to describe a workflow or a vision, a lot of people just grab Microsoft Word. Which is a bad idea. Should you use LibreOffice Writer then? OpenOffice? Maybe Google docs? They are not much better.

If the focus of your text is on its content, if the structure of your text is important, if the way the text is laid out is less important than the consistency of the lay-out, or if you want to collaborate with other people, you should not use a typical mainstream word processor.

Read more on my blog http://www.johanv.org/node/204


hpr1164 :: About git

Released on 2013-01-17 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this show I talk about the git version control system. I won't give example commands, but I discuss concepts like commits, branches, merging, push and pull, and rebasing. I also talk about the git workflow I use.

I will put some more info on http://johanv.org/node/200.


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