The Three Rs

No, I’m not talking about reading, writing, and ‘rithmitic, I’m talking about the three Rs that are critical in creating and keeping a software organization strong. The three Rs in this case are Rigor, Resources, and Raison d’etre. Let’s take a look at each of these in turn. Resources I begin with resources because when … More The Three Rs

Democratic Primary 2016: I’m committed to Bernie, but concerned.

2016 Democratic Primary – I’m Committed but Concerned When push comes to shove, let there be no doubt about the fact that I think we, as one of the wealthiest societies on the planet, should be doing everything we can to help the poor and under served enjoy a standard of living that gives them … More Democratic Primary 2016: I’m committed to Bernie, but concerned.

Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion

Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion [Note: I originally wrote this for Quora but am reposting it here with slight embelishment. Introduction In hard core technical circles, discussing the relative merits of these two editors is pretty much verboten. In the past, debates around this issue have actually become vicious (which is ludicrous when … More Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion

The One Feature that Keeps Me Addicted to Chrome

I’ve been using Chrome for the last few years, and generally speaking I’m pretty happy with it. However recently Google has made some decisions (notably the on by default voice search features) that make me question the wisdom of that choice. I also very much enjoy using Firefox, a 100% open source browser that’s very … More The One Feature that Keeps Me Addicted to Chrome