TRANSHUMANISM. GNOME SAYIN?
Hey Holmes, or can I call you Dave? If you are writing a book on Transhumanism, and MK Ultra, your info will be lacking if you don’t mention Gnome. No intellectual property theft allowed though. Bummer for you. You would actually have to know something more about MK Ultra, than the stuff you find on the nets Holmey.
What a shitter!
The Gnome Project.
Of course the Gnome Project didn’t use a gnome as their logo, that would be too obvious. But where there is a Gnome, there is a red hat. That’s a given.
So, here are the connections and links.
GNOME – HUMAN INTERFACE GUIDELINES
Since GNOME 2, usability has been a key focus for GNOME. To this end, the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) were created. All GNOME programs share a common graphical user interface.
One of the biggest contributors to the Gnome Project is Red Hat.
(The Gnome Project, not to be confused with Project Gnome).
“Red Hat went public on August 11, 1999, achieving the eighth-biggest first-day gain in the history of Wall Street. Matthew Szulik succeeded Bob Young as CEO in December of that year. Before its IPO, Red Hat had received some funding from Joyce Young, the aunt of founder Bob Young. When Red Hat went public, she cashed in enough stock to recoup her initial investment, then left the remaining stock to linger, “for fun”. Her return on investment was so great that, by January 2000 she was a millionaire, allowing her to donate CAD$40 million to the Hamilton Community Foundation in June 2000″
“On November 15, 1999, Red Hat acquired Cygnus Solutions. Cygnus provided commercial support for free software and housed maintainers of GNU software products such as the GNU Debugger and GNU Binutils. One of the founders of Cygnus, Michael Tiemann, became the chief technical officer of Red Hat and by 2008 the vice president of open source affairs. Later Red Hat acquired WireSpeed, C2Net and Hell’s Kitchen Systems”
Cygnus /ˈsɪɡnəs/ is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan. The swan is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn, it features a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). Cygnus was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations.
That’s interesting Sherlock…What else happened on August 11 1999?
“A total solar eclipse occurred on 11 August 1999 with an eclipse magnitude of 1.029. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide”
Remember the start date of the Mayan Calendar.
(The Gnome Project also has ties to the Fedora Project).
The Gnome Project symbol reminded me of the image on the cover of the book by Umberto Eco, The Gnomes of Gnu.
Talking About Umberto Eco…..
More on Umberto next.