Open source


Open source and free do not mean the same thing at all cc-by lemasney
John LeMasney interviewed by Rich Kazimir on WDVR on Open Source

Open Source Primer: John LeMasney interviewed by Rich Kazimir on ...



When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything. cc-by lemasney 1
Hacking is the art of understanding something in a complete way, mastering it, for the sake of changing it to meet a need. Usually the result of hacking is innovations not introduced or intended in the original designs. Open source systems promote and benefit from hacking. Proprietary or closed systems make it harder to do that. Information, knowledge and recipes should be free, as in freedom.

My philosophy regarding the benefits of hacking



Losing Weight: John LeMasney after picture 2
27 questions asked by students in an interview on being a technology consultant with John LeMasney

27 questions on being a technology consultant: A high school ...


Love makes your soul - Zora Neale Hurston cc-by lemasney
On Zora Neale Hurston: “Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara. In 1975, Ms. Magazine published Alice Walker’s […]

Love makes your soul crawl out – Zora Neale Hurston ...


You do not have to be good - Mary Oliver cc-by lemasney
These are two takes on illustrating a part of the lovely poem by Mary Oliver below. Incidentally, I also decided to use Prezi to see if I could animate the quote: WILD GEESE by Mary Oliver “Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine…”   You […]

You do not have to be good – Mary Oliver ...



All the world is made of - JMBarrie cc-by lemasney
These are two takes on the same quote, J.M. Barrie’s All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. This is very much a shared philosophy of mine. I feel that as I remove and reduce the things around me, removing the noise, that other truths become especially […]

All the world is made of – JMBarrie cc-by lemasney


Walk as if you are kissing - Thich Nhat Hanh cc-by lemasney
Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. – Thich Nhat Hanh “Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through […]

Walk as if you are kissing – Thich Nhat Hanh ...


Act without doing work without effort - Tao Te Ching cc-by lemasney
“When people see things as beautiful,  ugliness is created.  When people see things as good,  evil is created.   Being and non-being produce each other.  Difficult and easy complement each other.  Long and short define each other.  High and low oppose each other.  Fore and aft follow each other.   […]

Act without doing work without effort – Tao Te Ching ...