Season 7 of HBO’s Game of Throne has come and gone, albeit a few episodes short this time around, but Donovan feels it’s the best season so far. Now the question that is being begged: Will we have to wait until 2019 to see the final season? That would be a bad move on HBO’s part, Donovan believes.
Donovan’s daughter recently received a jury summons — her very first. As he told her, welcome to adulthood!
This is the year of the Linux Desktop! Well, that may not be the case, but it is the 26th year of its birth! Happy birthday, Linux!
In a smidge of self-promotion, Donovan talks about growing up in the south and not being exposed to church until he was 10 years old — and how that shaped his viewpoints on religion, secularism and atheism as an adult.
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- Game of Thrones — The seventh season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on July 16, 2017 and concluded on August 27, 2017. Unlike previous seasons that consisted of ten episodes each, the seventh season consists of only seven. Like the previous season, it largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, and also adapts material Martin revealed to showrunners about the upcoming novels in the series. The series is adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
- Jury Duty — Although jury duty is regarded as vital to the administration of justice and, as such, is considered a condition of U.S. citizenship, jury duty has been criticized by some libertarian groups as a form of involuntary servitude akin to conscription. Jurors are essentially conscripts rather than volunteers and are reimbursed as little as five dollars per day, well below the federal minimum wage rate; however, as a practical matter, jurors unwilling to sit in cases expected to last months are excused.
- 26 years of the Linux kernel | Opensource.com — On August 25, the Linux kernel will reach its 26th anniversary. To celebrate, I reinstalled SLS 1.05 to remind myself what the Linux 1.0 kernel was like and to recognize how far Linux has come since the 1990s. Join me on this journey into Linux nostalgia!
- The History of Linux (Wikipedia) — In 1991, while studying computer science at University of Helsinki, Linus Torvalds began a project that later became the Linux kernel. He wrote the program specifically for the hardware he was using and independent of an operating system because he wanted to use the functions of his new PC with an 80386 processor. Development was done on MINIX using the GNU C compiler. The GNU C Compiler is still the main choice for compiling Linux today. The code however, can be built with other compilers, such as the Intel C Compiler.