Daily Archives: May 11, 2019


Can I Talk To You About Bernie Sanders?

The 2020 campaign for Bernie Sanders has an app for volunteers to use when contacting potential voters. It is aptly named BERN.

As a volunteer with access to this app, I’d like to use it to interview you about your opinions of the campaign so far. I’ll show you the forms the app gives me to demonstrate how easy it is to be interviewed.

As a user of the app, there are two modes.

One is for friend to friend contacts. It is really so minimal, that there is nothing at all to fear. One could even do the “interview” over the phone, through email, or private messaging. If you are willing to let me fill out a from for you as my friend (someone I know how to reach), you can let me know in an email – steve@ssgreenberg.name.

The other method is the community canvass. If I don’t know you well enough, I can use the community canvas form which is just a tad more involved. There you can give contact information to the campaign, if you want to. You can also select the issues that concern you.

Friend to Friend Form
Friend to Friend Form

Community Canvas From
Community Canvass Form

Support Choices drop down menu
Support choices for Friend to Friend Form


How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop

PC World has the article How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop.

Both Windows 10 and Chrome OS are embracing the Linux kernel and the software that runs on it.

This might be enough to get me to finally switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Ironically, it was my failure to realize I had to delete my virtual Linux machine from Windows 7 before I went to Windows 10 and reinstalling Linux that made me switch back to Windows 7. However, knowing Microsoft, I might just keep my virtual machine around long enough to see how badly Microsoft mucks up its version of Linux.

When I worked at Digital Equipment Corporation we had our own version of MIT’s X-windows. I jokingly called it our value subtracted version.