Scotty just can’t get beamed-up

August 1, 2008
Elon Musk’s latest failed rocket launch sends Scotty’s remains into Pacific, not space
Nicholas Carlson reports that we need more power, captain, to beam Scotty up.

“The Falcon 1 owned by Musk’s private space exploration company, SpaceX, left the ground and stayed off it for 2 minutes and 20 seconds before second- and third-stage rockets failed to ignite.”

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Novell: Paging channel chief Pat Bernard, where are you?
he VAR Guy
The VAR Guy is wondering where newly former Novell channel chief Pat Bernard is off to.

“The more The VAR Guy reads this, the more it seems like Novell is in reaction mode – perhaps issuing a statement very quickly because of a surprise change in Bernard’s career commitments. Of course, that’s complete speculation from The VAR Guy – a trait of his that most readers have learned to deal with…”

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A GeekDad Goes to Nigeria
Russ Neumeier loads up the gadgets and heads to Africa to help a school.

“Why did I go? To help out a school there that my church has supported for many years. They are slowly growing their computer use, so I went to help physically where I could, and came to observe to help with suggestions in the future. I had no idea what to expect, so I brought a fair amount of gadgets.”

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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