Ubuntu and the Unity Paradigm

Copyright © 2011 by Eric Bright. All rights reserved.

The first few days with Ubuntu 11.10 and its Unity

My system crashed completely. Everything in my Win7 installation is useless now. After saving my documents and whatnot from my dead Win7 installation using Ubuntu, now I’m thinking of giving up on Windows. I’m sick of it now. I’m sure Linux is going to give me a lot of headache and nightmares too, but in a long run, I think it’s the right decision to move away from Windows. I’m going to need a lot of help with stuffs in Ubuntu in near future and I’m counting on you. Wish me luck. read more...

Please cite this article as: Eric (2011) Ubuntu and the Unity Paradigm. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2011/10/ubuntu-and-the-unity-paradigm/

The big brother…

It’s time to download and use the tor browser again, and some e-mail encryption apps. Welcome to the police-state of the federations of Canada a.k.a. 1984.

Please cite this article as: Bright, Eric. (2011) The big brother…. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2011/09/the-big-brother/

Know Thy Target Audience

On Why Marketing Researches Can Benefit the Society

I am a philosopher and by nature care a lot about morality and ethics when I give philosophical counseling to my clients. My clients are businesses who care how they run their organizations. They care about ethical operation of their businesses. Since I am specialized in international business as well, I always want to make sure that my clients would see the importance of the big picture. And what is the big picture? I always have the hardest time when it comes to make my clients understand “the big picture.” The reason is that to understand what it means to operate a big organization in an ethical way in an international environment, one needs to know what it means to be ethical and what it means to be operating internationally. By international, for instance, my clients usually presume that the business has to have overseas branches and by being ethical they commonly mean ‘causing no harm.’ Nevertheless, having a business, by virtue of residing on the planet earth, requires a greater deal of understanding of global effects. The holistic and global features of our interactions with the world is the big picture that seems to be very hard to grasp for most clients of mine. read more...

Please cite this article as: Eric Bright (2009) Know Thy Target Audience. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2009/07/know-thy-target-audience/

How to digitally sign an e-mail

Written by Eric Bright

How to sign an e-mail message

Last update on August 29, 2013

2nd updated on August 25, 2011

First published on Feb 3, 2009

[UPDATE: This solution would not work with Gmail any longer, because the Firefox add-on that I was using at the time is not supported any more. Read the instructions for the updated method of signing your email here]

Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Win XP, Vista, or 7
  • Softwares: GnuPG, Firefox, FireGPG (it’s a Firefox add-on), GPGshell
  • A gmail account
  • Enough time

Go to Tools > Add-ons > Get add-ons

Search this: FireGPG [UPDATE: this extension is discontinued. It will not work with Gmail any more because the Gmail support is removed from the extension. Here is the blog-post explaining the discontinuation.] read more...

Please cite this article as: Bright, Eric. (2009) How to digitally sign an e-mail. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2009/02/how-to-digitally-sign-an-e-mail/